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Jim N.

"Serve God by serving others."

Molalla, OR, USA
male, age 71
married, 6 children
Speaks: Russian - Enough to be dangerous, French, English
Joined Aug 12, 2008

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Seems like it would be a pretty simple concept that if government services are decreased there would be a corresponding decrease in government expenses - yet Oregon government was compelled to raise $800 million in new taxes. The second largest Oregon State government expense is the Department of Human Services. Seems that decreasing this department by 20-30% this would produce a corresponding decrease in DHS staffing. Was there?  No.

Why can't social services be shifted back to the communities where is is best monitored and assessed? In Molalla we had a "Community Summit" to develop a strategy for collaborating and inventorying services provided by 501c(3), volunteer, faith-based, school and government organizations. The City of Molalla subsequently re-established Communities That Care as a vehicle for assisting community organizations to provide their services.

It's not a comprehensive answer to the need to cut government expenses by shifting social services to communities, but it's a start to addressing Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Employment, and Family Skills needs at the community level.
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Birthday Dec 04, 1946  
Languages Russian - Enough to be dangerous, French, English  
About Me I am right where God wants me to be at this particular time. When He reveals my next task to serve Him I will do it to the best of my ability. I have done some good things in my life and I have made some mistakes. My greatest challenge today, is in not making the same mistakes and avoiding new ones by being the kind of man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, etc., that I would like to have.
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Pets 2 Cats, TimberLion, Friskers  
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Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Christian - Nondenominational  
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My Philosophy Faith will always get me through times without evidence better than evidence will get me through times without faith.
What Gives Me Hope Everyone I ever met has cared, with all their heart and soul, about someone or something.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Get more people involved in decision-making by taking government to the people.
What/who changed my life and why The BIBLE - Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.
What Bugs Me Secular People, Inconsiderate People, Rudeness, Intentional Ignorance  
Passions Faith in God, Constitutional Rights, Justice  
What Scares Me Ignorant people who vote!  
Role Models John Wayne, John F. Kennedy, Jesus Christ  
Quotation It's important the people should know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for. -Mary H. Waldrip
Interests Constitution, Justice, Politics, Faith  
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Favorite Places Home, Ocean Beach, Mountains and forests  
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