There's an axiom in politics:
"Whatever you subsidize will magically grow,
and justify the existence thereof".
Even if there was no need for the subsidy to begin with, there will soon be a new lobby group to represent those who are making a career out of the legislation that the state carves out for them.
The autism advocacy lobby is pushing for several government interventions, unfunded mandates, and insurance requirements. The Music Therapy trade groups are pushing for insurance companies to pay for music therapy treatment, administered by a professional Music Therapist.
Bob Donohoo, of the Oklahoma John Birch Society, provides this journal of the Thursday effort to criminalize performing selective abortions by an override of the governor's veto.
"Several people have asked that I publish the numbers showing Oklahoma State Legislature support for the Pro-Life bill, SB1552, and the activities of this last Friday to override Governor Fallin's veto. Based on conversations with several legislators and others allow me to give an account as I understand it.
On Thursday there were several senators and representatives working together to see if they could delay the vote on the budget bill in the House long enough to get an override of Governor Fallin's veto in the Senate and over to the House. At that time the thought was that the Senate needed about three more votes for a successful override and it appeared achievable. Several senators were diligently working on gathering the final support. In the House there were about 10 representatives on board with doing what they could do to delay to budget bill vote but they had yet to fully socialize the idea with other representatives. There was also the challenge of getting the leadership of both chambers to allow a veto override vote to occur at all.
In a previous post, we discussed the ideas of some which expressly urged "Liberty Republicans", particularly of the "Religious Right"; to stay away. Some 'Liberty Republicans' have even characterized this overture as blatantly rude. For this reason we are attempting to familiarize readers to the terms; Christian Libertarian & Secular Libertarian. We will begin this study with a trip to Wikipedia...
House District 5 Candidate Forum to select a replacement for Rep. Cox
The Tulsa mayoral race is a discouraging reality show for fiscal conservatives to observe. The voter base of conservatives has been depleted through the enticement of quieter life in the suburbs.
The great leadership of past mayors like Jim Inhofe and Bob LaFortune, are but a distant memory.
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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...