Stunningly irresponsible? How about a state legislature that is so entranced with their own political maneuvers, they care nothing about voter voice or fiscal accountability? That they're such dedicated public servants, they can't recall bills they've sponsored?
Stunningly irresponsible? How about awarding $200million to OHSU after voters rejected a bid for $10 million about 3 months before? That's $200 million to OHSU at a cost of over $300million to Oregonians. That's money that could have been allotted to education or *real* healthcare. Count it.
[ http://portland.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=11072 ]
Conversely, where was the state legislature when Kitzhaber was fighting to keep OHP coverage levels high? Missing in Action.
[ http://www.governor.state.or.us/governor/press/p020423.htm ]
Major news media's campaign to smear anyone who doesn't donate to their "cause" via advertising dollars, or alliances with those who do, is nothing short of disgusting. "Stunningly irresponsible" doesn't even begin to describe the collusion of media and politicians interested only in power and money.
If you want "stunningly irresponsible," throw a rock. It'll miss Gov. John Kitzhaber by miles.