This column is from Alberto Soto, a Republican small businessman from Tahlequah:
“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”
― Albert Einstein
“The people” want more money for education, for health care, for social services but they want someone else to pay for those increases. How did we as a country get to the point where it is okay to pass the burden of our wants onto others like the oil industry, business, corporations and rich people? How is this fair? How is this not just evil greed on the part of those who want it all but wish to pay for none of it?
How can I say this when the rich keep getting richer and as liberal democrats like Mr. Inman (who is running for governor) insist that it is the rich who are getting rich off the backs of the poor and middle class.
File this in the “You Can’t Make This Up” category.
To date, House and Senate Republicans have refused to raise the GPT on oil and gas companies or restore the income tax cuts for the wealthiest of our citizens . . . We will not sit by quietly as the folks in charge shift the tax burden from their wealthy contributors through income tax cuts, gross production tax cuts, and corporate tax credits on to the backs of middle-class families.
or as Nick Singer says, from a post that Scott reposted on his personal page says,
Shared on facebook February 19, 2017 over 10.5k views at time of posting (about 5 mins in length)
Statist politicians are too easily convinced of their own brilliance when it comes to “managing the economy”. They don’t seem to realize that the economy is us. The economy is made up of people, and those who would try to manage the economy through government force will always do so by trying to control people. #MakeMarketsFreeAgain
Nick Freitas is a husband, father, veteran, and Delegate for the 30th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. Website: NickJFreitas.com
ATTENTION OKLAHOMANS, PLEASE SHARE!
THIS IS EVERYTHING GOV FALLIN WANTS TO ADD A TAX TO STARTING JULY 1,2017:Source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services
Proposed service taxes via Scribd – NewsOK
Shown is a list of services Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing to tax and the amount of money each would generate for the state, cities and counties.
Shared via Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Bloody Mary adds extreme taxation to her list of crimes in office; Will the people end this reign of terror?
Over the past few days Oklahomans have been rightly alarmed by the late session, last minute tax increase attempts. This includes a tax increase proposal from House leaders to create a new tax on “services”. Oklahoma law has historically held services harmless from direct taxation. Those who provide services must already pay income tax on their earnings. The politicians are now suggesting th…
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In a swift and unanimous decision, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the
Cigarette Tax Smoking Cessation Fee passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Fallin violated the Oklahoma Constitution.
Here’s the summary from the opinion (which can be read in full at this link):
Petitioners, who are manufacturers, wholesalers, and consumers of cigarettes, challenged Senate Bill 845, alleging that it is a revenue bill enacted outside of the procedure mandated in Article V, Section 33 of the Oklahoma Constitution. The parties agree that the passage of SB 845 did not comply with Article V, Section 33; so the case turns on whether SB 845 is the kind of “revenue bill” that Article V, Section 33 governs. Applying the test we have utilized since 1908, we conclude that the primary purpose of Sections 2, 7, 8, and 9 of SB 845 is to raise new revenue for the support of state government through the assessment of a new $1.50 excise tax on cigarettes and that, in doing so, SB 845 levies a tax in the strict sense. As such, Sections 2, 7, 8, and 9 of SB 845 comprise a revenue bill enacted in violation of Article V, Section 33 and are unconstitutional.
Continue reading: http://www.muskogeepolitico.com/2017/08/oklahoma-supreme-court-strikes-down.html
As I think back over the recently concluded legislative session, I recall an especially notable moment during one of the frequent tax increase sessions of the Appropriations and Budget Committee. Those who run the committee were bringing forward one…