THE GOP IN OKLAHOMA
APPARENTLY DOESN'T BELIEVE IN THE PLATFORM
OR THEY ARE JUST TO LAZY TO DO THE WORK
It appears that the legislature has a spending problem. They want to spend the money that they have been giving as corporate welfare on other items but are afraid of upsetting their bosses and controllers over at the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce. We are fully aware of how much the state spends annually on corporate welfare by the courtesy of the Lt. Governor. We spend $6.2 billion dollars a year just to keep these clowns in office. Why are we letting them get away with this? Now they want to pass a measure that will require a vote of the people to lower the required percentage of yes votes in order to raise your taxes.
The reason this will have to go to the citizens for a vote is because it is an amendment to the States Constitution. In March of 1992 a special election was conducted that included a Citizens Initiated Ballot measure. This measure was State Question 640. It amended Article 5, Section 33 of the Oklahoma Constitution to add restrictions on how revenue bills can become law. Under SQ 640, a revenue bill can only become law if (1)it is approved by a 3/4th vote of both legislative chambers and is signed by the Governor or (2)it is referred by the legislature to a vote of the people at the next general election and receives majority approval. Since it's passage only one state question to raise taxes has been approved.
They keep giving out $6.2 billion dollars a year in corporate welfare and then want taxpayers to foot the bill.
We would like to know how the seventh most fiscally sound state in the union got this way? These are not numbers that are just being pulled out of mid air. You should open and read this link for yourselves.
Thanks to the good work of Jamison Faught they were able to identify the 44 Republicans who are tax and spend Democrats in disguise. These are the Republicans who want to make it easier to tax you. We are of the opinion that everyone of them that is running for office should receive a challenger. They have proven beyond doubt that they do not believe in the Republican Party and what the Party stands for.