Tuesday, February 06, 2018

OKPolitechs: What’s the point in voting for Republicans?

‘Do you prefer tax-and-spend liberals, tax-and-spend conservatives, or tax-and-spend moderates?’
From Charles Phipps over at OK Politechs:

    What’s the point in voting for Republicans to run the Oklahoma government? If you’d told me a few years ago that the GOP controlled legislature would have a ‘meh’ attitude about out-of-control spending in our state agencies, I would have said you were crazy. If you’d told me a few years ago that our Republican governor would be calling for massive tax increases, I would have said you were crazy. If you’d told me a few years ago that the GOP controlled legislature would be scheming to pass tax increases at the beginning of the legislative session, I would have said you were crazy.

    But here we are, on opening day of the 2018 legislative session, and the Republicans are planning to bring a “quick vote” on tax increases. Of course they want a quick vote before their constituents get wind of what they’re up to and jam the capital phone banks with phone calls to stop it.
    [...]
    Please explain to me why I should continue to vote Republican.

    When the Republican-controlled legislature has no interest in controlling wasteful and outrageous spending, it’s time for them to go. When they fight for more than a year to raise our taxes, it’s time for them to go. When they plot, scheme and complain about State Question 640, requiring a three-fourths vote to increase taxes, it’s time for them to go. When their one and only plan to ‘fix’ the budget is to pass $800 million in more taxes, it’s time for them to go.
Read the rest of his great post here.

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