Amount saved 0%Case 2: What if the opening gambit had been let’s cut spending 20% and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%. In this scenario we both won and spending was actually reduced a little right here and now.
Amount saved 15%Do you see the difference? Please think about it. Shift the conversation. Talking about taxes is a trap and you loose no matter what the compromise position is. Here’s a sample letter if it helps you get started:
Dear Representative, I don’t want to hear another word about taxes. Not one single solitary word. Don’t even think about raising them – not on me and not on my neighbors either! Don’t come to any of us asking for more money. We are united on this matter. You already have plenty. You simply have not learned to prioritize correctly. It is really pretty easy.For Reference: By the numbers: Winners and losers of Oklahoma’s proposed budget Finding Gems & Sharing Them – We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! It is the Spending Stupid
Do not spend more money than you have. Do not ask me for more.Let’s see how much government we can cut before anyone (not on the payroll actually misses any of it). Thank you for getting our spending priorities in order and balancing our budget. It is after all what we elected you to do. Sincerely, A Taxpayer