Special congratulations to Jim Bridenstine for defeating long-time Congressman John Sullivan in the Republican primary.
The beginning of the end for Sullivan was his bailout vote several years ago.
Then there were teeshirts and signs naming names and and asking people to Remember the Bailout when voting.
Bob Anthony won his race by a significant margin and I am very pleased to offer him my congratulations as well.
Many people worked many hours to walk blocks and deliver flyers. Thanks to all who did so! I work with R3publicans and we are firm in our resolve to restore the republic; we will never grow weary in doing good and standing firm for life, for liberty, and for a lot less government along the way.
In Bartlesville, all the bonds on the ballot, totaling slightly over $15M, passed. Clearly we have some work to do to educate our city leaders about living within our means. I am not sure whether it is more upsetting that city leaders asked for more money or that the voters agreed to it. Much easier to vote yes to spend money today than it will be to pay your property taxes when you are in retirement on fixed income. Related article here >>> downloadable pdf file here
If you want to learn more about the Citizens for City Progress in Bartlesville and the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce and other groups supporting the bonds; here is a set of publications that you might find interesting (all pdfs and downloadable). They are very pleased we have trusted them with more money while property taxes continue to rise and population continues to decline. Maybe they know something that is not intuitive to me, but I would really like to see our city learn to live within it’s means and *** gasp *** even work to reduce taxes. We could even save for projects in the future instead of increasing the debt burden. I suggest we stop banking on economic growth and hoping for an expanding tax base that may/may not occur.