The Fallin administration and the state agencies are entering a political warfare of intimidation, and the legislature is their targeted opponent.
The weapon of choice for this battle is terror. Not the kind of terror which involves blowing up buildings and mowing down civilians.... no.
This is the kind of terror that Obama perfected a few years ago where he barricaded open-air monuments and military cemeteries, but kept Camp David fully staffed so he wouldn't suffer any loss of personal pampering.
The state of Oklahoma is awash in wasteful practices and welfare spending to benefit the wealthy along with the rest of us.
Then there are the 'sacred cows' which will never be touched without a major hissy-fit reaction by the well-connected & political class.
The state has had an inherited budget deficit for each of the last 5 years. But they somehow decided to cut core constitutional operations rather than endanger pork projects.
It's time to call the bluff of the recent rounds of announced cuts. We cannot reward this juvenile behavior by the Fallin administration.
Editorial: Scare Tactics & Budget Wars