So often I have people on my Facebook page say, “If we have the money where was it ten years ago!!” But that’s simply not how budgeting works. The conversation must remain in the now. Right now, at this very minute, we have a surplus of $1.2 billion and that’s WITHOUT tax raises.
Another truth that has come to light: the OEA has no interest in truth and has no interest in helping out my embattled colleagues that cracked under the pressure and voted yes for what the OEA wanted. We fully funded education and passed a teacher pay raise the week before the walkout. The tax raises were passed the week before the walkout. And every legislator that continued to cave to demands is now being targeted.
They’ll receive no help from the people they sacrificed their principles to help. I see the comments people write even in my own district, “All we have to do is get Tess out in the primary. Then we can work on electing the Democrat!”
House District 101, you learn who a person is when they are under immense pressure, as I was last session. I know my convictions. I know the truth. And I don’t back down. I don’t crack under pressure and I don’t give in to wild demands. I have the foresight to see past rhetoric and false narratives and I stand up for what I was elected to fight for. When I campaigned in my first election I promised you that I would fight to protect your personal liberties and guard your wallets from a greedy government. I did exactly that. Send me back and I’ll do it again.
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...