Oregon County Home To Portland Loses Over $1 Billion As Thousands Leave During Pandemic | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Leif Le Mahieu.

    An Oregon county home to Portland lost over $1 billion in income as the area saw a large exodus of people amid complaints about rampant homelessness and crime.

    From 2020 - 2021, a net total of 14,257 tax filers and their dependents left Multnomah County, according to IRS data analyzed by The Oregonian/Oregon Live. Most of the residents who left during the year after the pandemic started tended to have higher income, according to Oregon Live.

    "The real question is to what extent the pandemic era changes were temporary, or if they are permanent," state economist Josh Lehner said. "Unfortunately, that can't be answered until we get the 2023 and 2024 data."

    Over one fifth of people who left Multnomah went to the suburbs of Portland in nearby Clackamas County, according to the data. Other people went to Texas, South Carolina, or Washington.

    Many residents in Portland have raised concerns over crime and skyrocketing homelessness, which increased 50% from 2019 to 2022. Overall population in the city has fallen steadily over the last several years, leading Portland to have the distinction of being one of the most rapidly declining cities in America.

    "I want to cry," Christina Hartnett, a local resident, told KGW8 last year. "I just want my house back. My lawn is now becoming a public bathroom."

    "When you have grown men meth raging in your driveway, the last thing I feel safe doing is going out and saying, 'Hey, can you please move so I can go to work?'" she added.

    In May, longtime resident Larry May said that tourists no longer came to Portland. "It's like Portland died," he told Fox 12. "The tourists haven't come back like they used to be."

    May also said that crime was rising due to funding cuts for police. "I hope they get it back up again because the crime is really bad, shootings," he said. "It's not the Portland I knew."

    In 2020, amid violent protests against police, Portland's city council voted to slash the police department's budget by $15 million. The city has gradually attempted to reinstate funding, but with little results.

    Afterward, Portland's police department started hemorrhaging officers. The city has hired more police since September when the city was short 100 cops, but the police department is still down about 80 officers.

It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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Considering what has happened to our Representative Republic since the corruptive orthodoxy that led to the tolerated abomination - The Russia Hoax - where felonies were perpetrated upon the American People by the creation of the Two Tiered Justice System, in the misnomer of "Social Justice:" Where do you stand on sustaining our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms in a society where injustice is chronically sanctioned by one political orthodoxy?
  I believe in a perfected society by employing a higher governmental authority to train the behavior of the public.
  The United States Constitution does not allow just a few freedoms, it guarantees ALL freedoms promised to Humankind by God.
  Just don't take away my Social Media.
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