CONSTITUTIONALLY THE WORST FRESHMAN LEGISLATOROF THE YEAR AND SHE RAN AS A CONSERVATIVEby the WatchmanWe 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 …
THE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIRMAN FAILS TO FOLLOW THE OKLAHOMA STATE CONSTITUTIONThe WatchmanWe 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 C…
Whadda do you mean I suck at this job?ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP ABSENT ATTHE HOUSE OF REPRESENTITIVES THIS SESSIONBy the WatchmanWe are living through perhaps the worst time in the history of the State of Oklahoma. At a time when the leadership of the Hous…
HIS FIRST CHANCE TO BREAK THE LAW AND HE SCREWS OVER THE PEOPLE HE WORKS FOR
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.
What brought our attention to this article was this MuskogeePolitico.com: Oklahoma Senate Pro Tem comments on 2017 session
. Here we have the Senate President pro-tem Mike Shulz bragging on how hard they worked. We find this to be preposterous. We would find it to be a little bit more believable if they hadn’t adjourned for the weekend so many times after Thursday sessions for the first couple of months. It also would have been more credible if they would have followed the Oklahoma State Constitution and passed all revenue increase measures in the allotted time. Let us also not forget that the State Constitution requires that all revenue generating bills are to originate in the House. Some of them actually were generated in the Senate. Here we have an individual with eleven years of service to the state in an elected position, and it appears that he has no idea what the State Constitution says regarding passing the state budget.
We started our research by going to his official web site at www.ok.gov
. This is what we found
THE DOG AND PONY SHOW THEY CALL A BUDGET KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN
By the Watchman
Last night the State Constitutional mandate for passing a budget passed without so much as a whisper from the Governor. For many years now you have seen us expose the liberal leanings of a vast majority of our elected officials. Most of you have ignored the warnings and the proof that we have provided so far. The debacle at the Capital over taxes and the budget shortfall only serves to highlight our point. This article should be proof enough by its self that a tax increase is not needed Liberal Donor to Group Pushing Okla. Tax Hike Avoided Millions in Taxes – Washington Free Beacon. The individual here, George Kaiser has a deep rooted history of feeding off the middle class tax payers. He made millions from the Obama administration scam known as Solyndra while the middle class tax payers paid the bill. It truly seems that the two parties have switch roles. It is now the Democrats in office who are fighting the tax increases instead of the Republicans.
NEGLEGIENCE OF DUTY RESULTS
IN THE CITIZENS HAVING TO SUFFER THE PAIN IN THEIR WALLETS
By the Watchman
Once again we find the leader of the state failing to make plans for what she knew was coming. Is this due to her lack of trust in the drunk she hired? Is it due to her lack of intelligence? We believe it’s neither of those. We believe it is an outright display of her liberal tax and spend mentality that has always been there. Her spending habit is having a negative effect on our economy and our ability to draw new industries to the state of Oklahoma. It has strengthened the legislature’s ability to pass tax increases and fee increases on to the public instead of taking the hard step of decreasing the size of government. Her actions have made what is considered the reddest state in the union more like the purplest state in the union.
SHE NEVER MET A TAX INCREASE SHE DIDN’T LIKEAS LONG AS IT PROTECTS THE TAX CREDITS THEY GIVE TO THEIR DONORS
Here we are near the end of the legislative session and we still haven’t come to an agreement on a budget. Every single Senato…