Tuesday, June 7, 2016

HD 51 Scott Biggs has Zero Integrity after Switching his Vote

By the Watchman

  Last week we indicated that we would be writing a series of articles on those House of Representative members who had changed their vote and opted not to override the Governor's veto of the Parental Choice House Bill 3016. This act would have required the pharmaceutical companies to provide a more detailed list of what was contained in each vaccine the state is requiring to give our children. They are basically performing a socialist act by enforcing a mandate that is illegal and ill-advised. It appears Bloody Mary finally made a partial payment to all the people who have kept her in office all of these years.

  The first person who is seeking re-election that changed his vote was this RINO Representative Scott Biggs - Oklahoma House of Representatives. What this particular page is the standard brag sheet called a web page for the Representative. We found it strange that he represents three of the hardest hit counties in the state during the recent series of storms, yet we never heard of him visiting his district in any news format of any kind. Does he simply not care?

  The next article of interest we found was this Oklahoma Legislature Panels OK Inmate Release Credits Bills | Times Record. This is a basic soft on crime bill. In the years that the Republicans have been in control of both chambers of the legislature and the Governor's office, the only thing they have consistently done is raise the budget and spend more than we had. Those are not in compliance with the GOP Platform nor do they come near the standards that are representative of Oklahoma Values. 

  The next item of interest we found was this More In-house News and Information | NewsOK.com. This article is well worth the time to open the link and read it. It actually gives some information on several bills and other events occurring in the legislature. Items like with only seven days to go and no approved budget, business in the House slows to a trickle to allow the Speaker and other Republican leaders to go to a party of all things. There is even an article here where they voted for SB 1150 which will actually increase the cost of insurance for the state government even while they want to violate the state Constitution by filling part of the budget gap with bonds. All of this even after they've been told they will most likely faces a larger budget deficit next year.

  We were unable to find a campaign site for his current campaign for re-election to House District 51.  We do not doubt that he is going to campaign as a Conservative.

  We next went to www.votesmart.org to see what information they had available on him. We first went to his biography page here Scott Biggs' Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. The most interesting we found on this page was his work history listed below:

•             Owner, Legal Practice, 2012-present
•             Former Prosecutor, Grady County District Attorney's Office
•             Assistant District Attorney, Caddo County District Attorney's Office, 2009-2011
•             Assistant District Attorney, Mcintosh County District Attorney's Office, 2007-2008
•             Former Legal Intern, Grady County District Attorney's Office, 2005-2007
•             Loan Officer and Small Business Advocate, Rural Enterprises, Incorporated (REI), 2001-2004

  It seems he just can't keep a job for more than a year or two at a time. We wonder if it's job performance or just him not being happy with my job.

   The next item of interest we looked at was this Scott Biggs' Voting Records - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. Now in a move we have found so often to occur in Washington politics, the vote to override the Parental Choice bill until after the budget was passed and the news was going out on it. Nobody saw this if they weren't paying attention. He voted no on that bill. The link is well worth your opening and reading. It covers every bill voted on in the House. Your review will show that this man is far from being a Conservative.

  The next section we reviewed was his ratings and endorsements page here Scott Biggs' Ratings and Endorsements - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. Here are a few examples.

Agriculture and Food
  • 2013       Oklahoma Farm Bureau Federation         100%
  • 2015       Oklahoma Farm Bureau Federation         100%
We find it puzzling that he has a rating from 2013 as he had not been elected to office at that time.

Business and Commerce
  • 2014       Research Institute for Economic Development   100%
  • 2013       Oklahoma National Fed. Of Independent Business 100%

  Once again a rating for a period when he's not even in office. Additionally these scores tell you that he's extremely pro-business and could really care less about how much things cost the individual tax payer as long as the guys who finance his campaigns keep making money.

  We next looked at his campaign finance report here Scott Biggs' Campaign Finances - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart . What we found here was mostly political action committees, corporations and unions. Less than $8,000.00 was from individual donations. This is an indication that he is a Chambercrat. In short he does what the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce wants and only pays lip service to his constituents.

  We went to www.Ok.gov/ethicscommission to see what information was available on his campaign finances. We found that he made his first attempt for office in 2012. We were unable to locate a special election held in 2013 to indicate that he had been elected that year. We did find a marked difference in his campaign finance reports. When he campaigned in 2012 he received a majority of his campaign financing from private donations. There were no major corporations associated with the State Chamber or union donations involved. We also took note of the fact that he never closed his campaign down until he opened his 2014 campaign. He spent that entire time collecting donations primarily from corporations and unions. He was building a war chest plain and clear.

  When we looked at his 2014 campaign donations there was a marked difference than his 2012 campaign had. Most of his donations did come from larger businesses associated with the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and unions. There were a lot more political action committees involved in the campaign than before too. This is when he became a Chambercrat and decided to pay only lip service to the constituents of his district.

  That brings us back to HB 3016. This vote did not appear on the list of votes that had been submitted to project Vote Smart. We did our own research on this and found that the bill passed the house on March 9, 2016 and sent it to the Senate. We put the information on the votes here Bill Information. The fact that the Governor vetoed the bill was well publicized around the 1st of May. So why did they wait to fail to override the veto until the last day? The answer is surprisingly simple. They held it as the last thing to do in order to give political cover to Mr. Biggs and all the other Chambercats that failed to have the political courage to stand by their vote. We the people got the raw end of the deal again just so politicians can pay back their donors from pharmaceutical companies.

From what we have found of this bottom feeder, we cannot recommend him for re-election this year. Next week we are going to do something we don't normally do and take a look at his Democratic challenger. We truly hope the people of District 51 are doing their own research and paying attention. This is a legislator that will sell your life and your freedom down the drain. The GOP Chairperson should not endorse nor make a donation to this man's campaign because he consistently fails to follow the party platform.

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