What’s wrong with your Governor? She seems really scary.
It’s not just that she seems ‘not ready for prime time’ as she looked unsteady and contradicted herself in a confusing Friday night news conference, then goes and hides from the public for a couple of weeks. Or the news stories that she lied about signing a contract for virus testing and then said they couldn’t be used.
It’s not even the almost daily stories about her employment department that is using such out of date computer systems that they can’t process all unemployment claims and thousands of Oregonians have had no money for weeks since Kate shut down the economy (Oregon has wasted over 500 million on failed computer upgrade projects mostly overseen by Kate). I mean, it’s not like they didn’t see it coming yet Kate’s so incompetent she apparently didn’t bother to pick up the phone and call the dept to say, “hey you better get ready” for the onslaught cause I gonna shut down the economy.
All of that is bad enough but you know what’s really scary?
She obviously doesn’t have a clue…about liberty and personal responsibility.
She unconstitutionally locked us all down in our homes, shut down schools and destroyed much of Oregon’s economy because she bought into the idea that computer models (repeatedly wrong) predicted massive loss of life from an overwhelmed hospital system.
Kate Brown apparently thinks we are too stupid to live our lives without the immense wisdom of incompetent professional politicians like her.
We are smart enough to know to keep our distance from sick people and to stay home on our own when we are sick, just like we always have through other really bad epidemics, like SARS, H1N1 and the regular flu that killed nearly 70,000 Americans last year. We never infringed on our constitutional rights or destroyed our economy to deal with those epidemics either. In the end, the analysis of this insanity will reveal that it wasn’t necessary to do what Kate did.
She didn’t need to go as far as she did because 8 other states didn’t issue stay at home orders, destroy their economies and didn’t have any worse a problem with infections and deaths than Oregon did.
As other states are opening up their economies, Kate says she wants to rely on data and science in deciding when we can get our lives back, yet on March 23, Oregon’s Coronavirus cases had already peaked and hospitalizations were much lower than predicted as noted by Professor Hinkley. The data and science behind his blog post come from Oregon’s own government agencies, yet she ignores them in favor of the overhyped virus modeling.
The models Kate (including Trump ) relied on initially were never right and always wrong and now those same models are crediting Kate’s economy destroying lockdown as why it didn’t get worse.
What a crock!!!
And those same models say that opening up the economy would cause a spike in infections and that we should stay locked down. I suppose that’s fine if you’re an academic that produces these failed models and who’s job is secure but that isn’t the real world for about 400,000 Oregonians that have lost their jobs in the last month.
Nevertheless, Kopy Kat Kate takes the safe road to reopening Oregon by forming a pact with the Washington and California’s Governors rather than being original and thinking for herself. She has adopted their ideas for reopening their states rather than listening to Oregonians and Oregon businesses. In fact her ideas for reopening the state didn’t include getting any advice or data from business. And when she finally did hold a teleconference with them, she basically gave them happy talk but did nothing to help them deal with her order that shut down their businesses. Like, suspending the new sales tax that businesses can’t afford to pay, probably causing many of them to go out of business.
It’s scary to realize that such an out of touch, elite Portlander like Kate Brown has no clue that people like me in the real world know how to take care of ourselves.
Open it up Kate and give me my freedom back!