Lasting help for consumers requires a focus on long-term actions such as lowering tariffs, improving supply chains, and building more houses
Come on Gary, you left a pretty obvious piece of the puzzle out. Open up immigration so that we can take pressure off of the labor market and increase the number of people using dollars to do business. There is a great case to be made that we could eliminate a great deal of rural poverty by just increasing the populations in these areas. I would imagine there is a good reason why Woodburn has a strong economy and Cave Junction doesn't and it starts and ends with the immigrant population. It's a much more sound economic choice than sinking money into failed projects like the Rough and Ready Saw Mill.