A few years ago Oregon raised taxes on businesses and high-income individuals. Tax-hating conservatives screamed warnings about how bad this would be for the state's economy, and how the "job creators" would be moving out.
Not happening. Here's a couple of recent headlines from the Oregonian.
Oregon economy growing at nation's second fastest rate
"Oregon's economic growth outpaced all but one state in 2011, driven largely by double-digit manufacturing gains."
Oregon payrolls continue to grow in May, but monthly figures cloud hiring picture
"Oregon employers added 6,900 jobs last month, according to the state's monthly report. That's equal to 10 percent of all jobs added in the U.S. in May, when hiring nationwide slumped to a pace less than one-third that of the first three months of the year."