Despite the narrative in left-wing media, Oklahoma's state govt. appropriations have only had one real decrease in the past 15 years. That economic disaster happened when Obama's policies exacerbated the market crash of 2008. Fiscal Year 2010 & 2011 were painful, but by 2012 that real cut was just a memory, and Oklahoma govt. has been growing faster than the prosperity of the people whose taxes are raised to pay for the government growth.
Almost all taxes in Oklahoma are assessed as a percentage, creating a dynamic where the govt. grows only when the people can afford to support that growth. even then, a 'rainy day' fund helps take the bite out of market corrections that the economy sustains.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...