Rep Eric Proctor is a 6-term Democrat from Tulsa. His Conservative Index Score is higher than most of the Republican Caucus. Late Tuesday night he posted a principled message to his colleagues about making empty promises with empty bank accounts. He called the Republican plan an insult to the state's school teachers. Here is his social media post...
I love Oklahoma and I know most of you do as well. It is my firm belief that there is a bipartisan solution that can be reached. A solution that doesn't require the burden to be solely placed on the backs of working men and women. Sadly, special interest groups have a stranglehold hold on many elected officials.
Tomorrow we will see a plan presented by the majority that they know will fail. They know 15-20 members of their party won't support tax increases and that democrats won't support a plan that shifts the tax burden while not requiring one dime in additional taxes from the wealthiest industry in the world.
As a former teacher I can tell you that promising teachers a raise funded by a plan that you know will fail is cruel and insulting.
Contact your legislators and tell them to stop the gimmicks and to support a bipartisan solution.