Thelist of legislation passed this year is as staggering as always. As we dig through the legislation you have to wonder about a system designed to allow thousands of laws to be passed each year and the ever growing pile of laws that sometimes are used to protect society, sometimes used to bleed taxpayers dry, and most usually designed to benefit those that are bribing, uh... giving donations.... to the legislators. Here are a few more bills that are just despicable and run contrary to President Trump's vision of America.
HB 1849 is a bill that would have granted a sales tax exemption for PTA type groups. Sales taxes add to the cash that schools receive already in one way or another, if not direct taxation then it frees up property tax going to other tax consuming entities. Governor Stitt also saw a problem and he vetoed the bill saying it further complicates an already complex tax code.
SB 273 requires any person charging a fee for the preparation or assists in the preparation of lien notices on personal property to register with the Oklahoma Tax Commission and submit a $50.00 annual registration fee. Okay, liens protect bankers and tradesmen and suppliers working on private property, so that much is good. What isn't good is the financial impact statement claims that a mere 31 people will be required to buy the $50.00 annual permit, bringing in a whopping $1,550.00 per year in revenue while it costs the Tax Commission around $120,000 to implement the new scheme.
So 31 individuals are impacted, x $50 = $1550 for a cost of $120,000 to implement the scheme. Based upon those projections, seventy seven years later, in 2098, the state will have recovered the cost of implementation..... Were the members of the legislature that voted for this smoking crack laced weed when they did this?
HB 2365 diversity program for vendors/suppliers. So women, minorities, Indians, and a few other non white categories get a leg up on everyone else in bidding for state business? Yeah there are a few bones thrown to veterans and “small businesses” which they define as less than 500 employees and 25 million in annual revenue. Small huh?
HB 2396 sex trafficking education This requires colleges and universities to offer sex trafficking prevention and prevention education to freshmen. Using non profits, no doubt paid by same edifices of higher education, greasing the skids while indoctrinating incoming college students. I think I would be smart enough coming into college not to need indoctrinating nor information that helps me stay away from the bad white men that they must be concerned about.
HB 2367 allowing underage teens to sign rental contracts if they are declared “unaccompanied” , homeless, or a victim of domestic violence or abuse. DHS or the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services or any of their myriad of contractors are allowed to declare these children able to sign a rental contract which means taxpayers paying the rent for the child. Good lord, the crack smoking sons of a bidens must be completely insane. Parents ought to be controlling these kid's lives, not the DHS or some drug program. This is all about getting taxpayer money shelled out and bureaucrats expanding their power and the size of their departments. The bill claims that the “authority” of the parents or guardians isn't released, does that mean the state comes after the parent to pay the rental costs each month? Who in the hell thought it is a good idea to give a 16 year old a way to disrupt parental control? Chances are the kid needs his ass whipped with a belt not set up in their own party pad.
SB 267 teacher double dipping bill This bill allows retired teachers to begin working for public schools again while receiving retirement payments from the state teacher retirement fund. Why? This just encourages teacher to retire early as possible then to come right back to work and be paid for teaching again. If they want to teach, why retire? Only one reason, to be paid retirement while working and fil their greedy hands with more taxpayer money. There is no reason at all to have such a wide open pig trough for the best paid state workers in Oklahoma. They want to come back to work? Okay, stop paying the retirement until they actually retire. Jesus Christ, a ten your old can understand this is insane. Retirement is supposed to be for a lifetime's work when people are to old or unable to work. All this does is increase the cost of public education and build a massive obligation that grows and grows. Education already gets over 55% of all state revenues, enough! The education most schools provide is a disaster and the idea is to give them even more money?
June 20, 2021 at 08:10PM
More Trump Index Legislation
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