Editorial Oregon’s stupidity ratio

The Oregon Legislature proclaimed in 2011 that 11-1 is the right ratio of employees to supervisors in state government. Gov. John Kitzhaber signed it into law. And now that law — based on the really stupid idea that there is a right ratio — is producing really stupid government. Where did the 11-1 goal come from? Unions backed it. The law was supposed to improve state government by thinning out”unnecessary and counterproductive layers of excessive management.” Did the state carefully research what the right ratio was for Oregon? Nope. This law did not improve state government. What the law did do is push the state toward a higher ratio of union-represented employees and a higher ratio of stupid laws.


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