Connie Page

Connie Page is chair of the Democratic Party of Douglas County. Before moving to Roseburg in 2014, she was co-owner of a lumber and milling business for 18 years in Alaska. She ran this business with Rick, her husband of 45 years. Connie is an avid hiker, volunteer, dog lover, gardener and eternal optimist. She believes each day is an opportunity to make this amazing world a better place for all.

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[lol] Spending $50 to get $5 worth of work on your bridge is NOT smart government. Democrats promote people streaming across our borders, shutting down the energy independence we recently accomplished, mandating people out of their jobs, killing people by withholding life saving and inexpensive drugs during a pandemic, allowing thugs to rule the streets of our major cities, and that's just the beginning of it. I won't bother to discuss moral issues here. So many wouldn't comprehend.


All the roads and bridges in the world don’t mean squat if people can’t afford the gas, the vehicles or the taxes needed to use them. It also doesn’t do a darn bit of good to create more jobs when no one wants to work. The progressive policies and programs seem to afford them the choice not to work, so why would they? It all sounds good in theory, but I prefer the conservative concepts of limited government and fiscal responsibility. I’m pretty sure Rep. Cliff Bentz does, too.


Most of this infrastructure bill is to bail out NY and CA...

Huge bbfan

And the delusion rolls on!

D Steel

Rolls on improved roads and infrastructure!


Exactly right. It's only fair to point out that Republicans used to support progress, building, and uniting: Lincoln defended the Union, developed the transcontinental railroad that likewise cemented the nation, signed the Morrill Act of 1862 establishing land grant colleges, promoted science and engineering, etc.; Garfield was a progressive's progressive who could have been among the greatest presidents if his doctors hadn't completed the assassin's work.

Theodore Roosevelt!

And Eisenhower/Interstates, etc.

Then came Reagan, who made an industry of governance-bashing.

At this point in time, Republicans are an anti-progress, nay-saying cult that excommunicates apostates who vote for infrastructure or defend the rule of law. (Trump had endless feckless rounds of "infrastructure week" that always came to nothing; Pelosi and Schumer came to him with multiple trillion-dollar offers, which he petulantly dismissed.)

Democrats are the only major party in America today that even believes in progress, good governance, the rule of law, and, oh: Infrastructure!


More progress to come. Stay tuned.


CJ: You just lost me with "the rule of law" proclamation. [wink][rolleyes][lol]

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