Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Worst Republican Freshman In the Legislature



CONSTITUTIONALLY THE WORST FRESHMAN LEGISLATOROF THE YEAR AND SHE RAN AS A CONSERVATIVE
by the Watchman

We can understand the people of a district recognizing a name of a School Board Member that is seeking a higher office. We find it disturbing when we see candidates who run as Republicans who are really Democrats at heart. Unfortunately she even campaigned as a Conservative and won. It was painfully obvious that she needs a refresher course in the Oklahoma Constitution and a course in ethics wouldn't hurt either.

We began with the lowest scoring member in the House. We began by going to her state web site here
Representative Tammy West - Oklahoma House of Representatives. What we find interesting on this page is that she is assigned as Vice-Chair of the Higher Education and Career Tech committee. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Majority Caucus. Those are awfully lofty positions for someone serving their first term and first session in the House. We can't help but ask how many votes did she throw to get those positions? What promises did she make to the Speaker of the House?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Osborn Ignored State Constitution ... Again


THE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIRMAN FAILS TO FOLLOW THE OKLAHOMA STATE CONSTITUTION
The Watchman

We as citizens of the State of Oklahoma must ask ourselves if we are doing enough to protect ourselves from the vultures the fly around the halls of the State Capital in Oklahoma City. Judging by this year's budget battle the answer is clearly no. We remember the words of the Chair of the Appropriations Committee from May 2, 2017 in this article Tax increases can slow Oklahoma's economic growth | News OK. She also says "Energy production is a foundational element of Oklahoma's economy, but there are signs some state lawmakers are taking it for granted." She is correct. What she failed to mention is she is one of them. This is said just three weeks before they violate the Constitution and pass some of the biggest tax increases in state history. Once again they have failed to take any action towards expanding the economic base of the state. It's like nothing in the state matters but oil and gas. That is sheer lunacy.

We started by going to www.ok.gov to look at her official biography page here Representative Leslie Osborn - Oklahoma House of Representatives. We found little information available on this page. It makes you wonder what she's hiding.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

McCall's Lack of Ethics




Whadda do you mean I suck at this job?

ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP ABSENT AT
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTITIVES THIS SESSION
By the Watchman

We are living through perhaps the worst time in the history of the State of Oklahoma. At a time when the leadership of the House and Senate had within their grasp the opportunity to set a new course for the political and financial future of this state, they opted to violate the State Constitution and dare the Citizens of Oklahoma to take them to Court. Their desire will soon be granted. We found this news report dated the 8th of June, 2017 'I think it was to me just a matter of time:' Lawmakers unsurprised by tobacco lawsuit | KFOR.com. What makes this more despicable is that they knew it would be challenged and didn't care.

The Speaker of the House made a massive turn to the left when the session started this year. This is evident here Freshmen Legislators & The Abandonment Of Principles - Sooner Politics.org. There were thirty nine freshmen Republicans that entered the House and Senate this year. Out of those only four Representatives and 2 Senators voted consistently with the Constitution on two of the key revenue bills. That is disgusting. Rest assured we have a copy of those votes and those that violated the state Constitution will see their name in this column in the near future.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Schultz Screws Over The People


 HIS FIRST CHANCE TO BREAK THE LAW AND HE SCREWS OVER THE PEOPLE HE WORKS FOR

The Watchman
So here we are. The calm before the storm. The legislature failed to do its job and pass a balanced budget. That is a debatable subject. They started the session knowing they had an almost $900 million dollar gap in the budget. This was a phony budget. The gap was the difference in what was coming into the state's coffers and what they wanted to spend. Even with all their trickery and word games they still left a $400 million dollar gap in the budget. A vast majority of which was passed in violation of the Oklahoma State Constitution. We must ask if these legislators that voted for these revenue increases in the last five days of the session are intelligent enough to hold the offices they occupy? We think not.