A News9/Newson6 poll conducted October 26 by SoonerPoll.com shows the majority of the state’s likely voters oppose tax increases (52.7 percent opposed the measure, 44.7 percent “strongly opposed; Republicans opposed at 55.2 percent, Democrats opposed at 50.1 percent).
Nationally, President Trump is purposing the most aggressive TAX CUT in the history of the United States. Somehow, Oklahoma is out of sync.
I call upon our Republican Governor and Legislature to adhere to the Republican Party Platform, on which they were elected. The Platform states: D1) We support reductions, when feasible, of both taxes and government spending as a general rule of government; D2) We oppose new taxes and fee increases; D27) We urge the Governor and Legislature to review all existing government programs and agencies with the intent of abolishing duplicate programs and agencies.
There are opportunities for spending reductions in bloated, top-heavy agencies and duplications of services. Spending cuts are difficult, but the voters expect leadership to do what they have been elected to do, work together and find fiscally conservative solutions to this budget shortfall. They are not alone as our Tulsa County Precinct Officers will carry a conservative message to voters and explain solutions developed by constructive conversations with officials, that reduce governmental burdens on the people. In this, we will build a stronger Party and live up to the promise of our brand.
As Chairman of the Republican Party of Tulsa County, my mission to ensure that the Party continues to grow, remains focused and adheres to our convention approved Platform. We will support officials and candidates who articulate and demonstrate conservative principles and high moral values.
We have a duty to hold accountable those who win office as Republicans. We do not expect to agree on every issue, but our officials and candidates risk losing support if they violate key principles. I write this letter not to ruffle feathers, but to let Tulsa County Precinct Officers, Governor Mary Fallin and Republican State Senators and Representatives know that Tulsa County Republicans will defend Conservative Principles and adhere to the Party Platform.
I invite our Delegation to come and attend our next Tulsa County Committee Meeting on January 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Spirit Life Church in Tulsa, OK and see firsthand how sincere we are.
Chairman - Republican Party of Tulsa County
2816 E. 51st St., Ste. 100,
Tulsa, OK 74105
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