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Without A Balanced Budget, USA Becomes Greece Very Soon

To the Greek Socialist, “Why even have a government, if there’s no redistribution of wealth?”But Margaret Thatcher’s prophetic words were never more true than today;”The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”   The European union seems content to let Greece suffer a while longer in their socialist utopia. The nation is flooded out by debt and has been asking for global bailouts for nearly 7 years.  What se […]

  Senators Jolley & Treat, along with Reps. Sears & Casey; are keeping the details of this super top secret bill off the records of the state capitol. The rumors are swirling and they are extremely troublesome to Oklahoma taxpayers. 
  Media reports claim that the bill (currently a ‘shell bill’) will eventually include a wide range of new taxes, including sales taxes charged on many services.

We wrote about it earlier this week.

Legislature Taxing Emergencies & Double-Taxing Services

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This man’s towing service may soon have to cost Oklahomans a lot more money; making his industry a lot less affordable, in Oklahoma.
This week, the Oklahoma legislature is going to sneak several new taxes into existence. They will add massive new levels to current tax rates. They will make your next crisis cost you so much more.
  Rep Jason Murphey discloses in his latest blog that the House leadership is set to push through a new tax on many services. Things like that roadside tow when you slid off the road; perhaps because you were taking a sick child to see a doctor on an icy day? Oh yeah, the physician’s services may also be taxed.

  All of these service providers already pay hefty income taxes on the business they operate. But the service providers are being singled out for a double tax on their work.

  When your parent’s home air conditioner breaks during the next August heat wave, it may be more expensive to get them life-saving relief. Not because the serviceman is greedy, but because unionized educators want the legislators to find someone else to pay their next massive pay raise.


PictureRep. Jason Murphey insists that the legislature was fully knowledgeable about this budget trainwreak when they rushed through last years budget and went home a week early.

 This will make your crisis even more painful. Accessing relief from a medical crisis or roadside emergency may become beyond the reach of many Oklahomans.

  The legislature has turned about-face in their former strategy to grow our economy and expand prosperity through a lowering of taxes to stay competitive with Texas and Kansas; both of whom eliminated all income taxes and are seeing better days than Oklahoma.

   This will make your crisis even more painful. Accessing relief from a medical crisis or roadside emergency may become beyond the reach of many Oklahomans.

  For more details on the latest plots to raise taxes, read Rep. Jason Murphey’s blog: The Immorality Of New Taxes​.


The Authors of HB3214

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Jolley
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Treat
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Sears
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Casey

The chief architects of the secret new taxes to be revealed

 The legislature has turned about-face in their former strategy to grow our economy and expand prosperity through a lowering of taxes to stay competitive with Texas and Kansas; both of whom eliminated all income taxes and are seeing better days than Oklahoma.

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The HB3214 text, as it appeared May 18th
The OKGOP Platform Debate

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  There is a significant amount of debate about the OKGOP changing their platform from 25 pages, to a page & a half.

On Wednesday night State Chairman Pam Pollard hosted a conference call for those who had question about the process of producing the 2016 state platform committee report, and how the convention will conduct business regarding the platform and other issues.

​  The Convention Platform Committee was comprised in large part by Republicans from the OKC metro area. Only 21 people were present at the meeting. this committee is usually about 3 times as large. 

  Pollard is to be commended for accommodating this conference and we do expect there to be a number of people proposing a host of actions.


Here are the options being discussed:

  1. Adopt the new document as submitted by the Convention Platform Committee.
  2. Hear a Minority Report from a portion of the Platform Committee who will recommend a different platform, or propose convening a new platform committee, which would present a platform to the State Committee at a later date. If the Minority Report is not adopted, there will be parliamentary action on the Platform Committee Report.
  3. The proposed platform could then be subject to many amendments, attempts to table or a final vote to approve. If the platform is not adopted by the delegates,
  4. We will agree to leave the Current (2015) Platform in place as our most recent statement, until we start the whole process all over again next Winter..

Here is the current platform, adopted in April of 2015:

Read more via Sooner Politics

[OKGrassroots Editorial Comment – What difference does it make to put ‘a platform’ in print if you don’t have any intention of following it and will blatantly give money and support to candidates who ignore the document? Is this document a matter of the heart or simply words on paper with no commitment to the intent?]

Oklahoma Liquor Battle Heats Up

  Anheuser Busch is running some very direct hit pieces on Oklahoma TV and radio. their target is Senator Clark Jolley of Edmond. The subject have to do with distributorship laws in Oklahoma. I spoke to a lobbyist involved. He explained that the s…

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Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Survives for Another Year

jason-photoImagine owning a business and entering into a contract with a vendor. As you prepare to sign the contract, the vendor puts forward one final stipulation. He wants you to hire an employee with the sole mission of perpetually negotiating with you to change the terms of the contract to better favor the vendor. You will essentially be paying someone to negotiate on behalf of your counterparty. This…

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Frédéric Bastiat Recently University of Oklahoma President David Boren penned an OPED in which he defended receiving stolen funds taken from Oklahomans through government force and coercion known more commonly as the state income tax. I know, […]

Liberty: A Muslim-American Perspective

By Priscilla Galstaun-Khader  Liberty On Tap’s guest speaker for February was Priscilla Galstaun-Khader. There have been several requests for us to share her presentation.  Priscilla has graciously submitted her written speech for us to share. *** You could have been anywhere tonight but you chose to be here and I am very thankful to you […]