They also don’t understand the value of our money. What they do understand is, when they take our money and give it to someone else they feel so much better about themselves. After all, redistribution of wealth is good politics. Right? Wrong!
But here is the main difference between the majority of politicians in the Oklahoma legislature, Governor Fallin, and my three year old grandson. I have a smart, well behaved and respectful grandson. When I say no, he doesn’t whine day after day after day and ask for more and more and more.
He realizes even at this young age, that I know what’s best because I’m the grownup. I believe it is way past time for the Governor and the legislators to stop whining about wanting tax increases in order to hide the waste and corruption in state government spending.
I’m grateful for the 22 legislators in the House that understand the value of our money and know how important it is to audit the agencies. Thankfully they are fighting against the tax increases. A few legislators are questioning not only how much we are spending, but why are we spending it? They are asking is there any waste in government? Are there any programs currently receiving tax dollars that are not necessary, a priority, or maybe even proper? Why is government controlling almost every aspect of our lives? These are all good questions that should be thoroughly vetted before taxes are ever raised.
To all the other legislators I will say, stop sweeping the waste and corruption under the rug. Clean up your own room before you condemn us to higher taxes.
Opinion of the Editor
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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...