We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! It is the Spending Stupid…

money burning origColor me livid.  We have lost before we even get started if we don’t correct this matter.  

Let me see if I can show you  how this game actually works.

Case 1:  I say lets cut taxes 20%  and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  You think you won because we cut taxes a little.  Spending wasn’t reduced one iota in this scenario!  The revenue will have to be raised somehow by this generation or the next.

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Case 2:  What if the opening gambit had been let’s cut spending 20% and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  In this scenario we both won and spending was actually reduced a little right here and now.

Amount saved 15%

Do you see the difference?  Please think about it.  Shift the conversation.  Talking about taxes is a trap and you loose no matter what the compromise position is.  Here’s a sample letter if it helps you get started:

Dear Representative,

I don’t want to hear another word about taxes.

Not one single solitary word.

Don’t even think about raising them – not on me and not on my neighbors either!

Don’t come to any of us asking for more money.  We are united on this matter.

You already have plenty.

You simply have not learned to prioritize correctly.

It is really pretty easy.

Do not spend more money than you have.  Do not ask me for more.

Let’s see how much government we can cut before anyone (not on the payroll actually misses any of it).

Thank you for getting our spending priorities in order and balancing our budget.  It is after all what we elected you to do.

Sincerely,

A Taxpayer

 

For Reference:

By the numbers: Winners and losers of Oklahoma’s proposed budget

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Bloody Mary adds extreme taxation to her list of crimes in office; Will the people end this reign of terror?

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THIS IS EVERYTHING GOV FALLIN WANTS TO ADD A TAX TO STARTING JULY 1,2017:

Oil Field Services
Masonry Contractors
Glass and Glazing Contractors
Roofing and Siding Contractors
Electrical and Wiring Installation Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and AC Contractors
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Flooring Contractors
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
Finish Carpentry Contractors
All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Repair, Maintenance, Delivery and Installation of Taxable Goods
Water/Sewer/Refuse
Information Services
Data Processing Services, Mainframe Computer Access and Other Online Processing Services
Software – Custom Programs and Downloads
Digital Goods
Automotive Washing and Waxing
Automotive Roadside Assistance and Towing
Auto Repair incl. Rustproofing and Undercoating
Cable TV Services
Trailer Parks – Overnight
Long Term Automobile Lease
Pet Grooming
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Extermination (incl. Termite Services)
(Short Term) Aircraft Rental to Individual Pilots
Swimming Pool Cleaning and Maintenance
Diaper Service
Fur Storage
Landscaping Services
Marina Service
Telephone Answering Service
Engineering Services
Architectural Services
Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping
Management Services
Management Consulting Services
Business Consulting
Business Services
Legal Services
Land Surveying
Security Services
Window Cleaning
Utilities for residential use
Garment, laundry, and dry cleaning service
Funeral Service
Gift and package wrapping service
Armored car service
Window cleaning, maint. & janirotial services
Tire recapping and repairing
Taxidermy
Welding labor
Custom fabrication labor
Sign construction and installation
Veterinary services
Lawn & garden services
Animal Specialty Services
Local Trucking Without Storage
Trucking, Except Local
Local Trucking with Storage
Courier Services, Except by Air
Refrigerated Warehouseing & Storage
General Warehousing & Storage
Special Warehouseing & Storage
Travel Agencies
Tour Operators
Passenger Transportation Arragement, NEC
Freight Transportation Arragement
Packing & Crating
Inspection & Fixed Facilities
Sanitary Services, NEC
Irrigation Systems
Federal Reserve Banks
National Commercial Banks
State Commercial Banks
Federal Savings Institutions
Federal Credit Unions
Foreign Bank & Branches & Agencies
Nondeposit Trust Facilities
Functions Related to Deposit Banking
Other Group 60 Depository Instituions
Federal & Fed-Sponsored Credit
Personal Credit Institutions
Short-Term Business Credit
Misc. Business Credit Institutions
Mortgage Bankers & Correspondents
Loan Brokers
Security Brokers & Dealers
Commodity Contracts Brokers & Dealers
Investment Advice
Life Insurance
Accident & Health Insurance
Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance
Surety Insurance
Title Insurance
Pension, Health, & Welfare Funds
Insurance Carriers, NEC
Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Services
Nonresidential Buliding Operators
Apartment Building Operators
Dwelling Operators, Except Apartments
Mobile Home Site Opertors
Real Property Lessors, NeC
Real Estate Agents & Managers
Title Abstract Offices
Subdividers & Developers, NEC
Cemetery Subdividers & Developers
Bank Holding Companies
Holding Companies, NEC
Educational, Religious, etc. Trust
Trusts, NEC
Oil Royalty Traders
Patent Owners & Lessors
Investors, NEC
Other Major Group 67 Holding & Other Investment
Barber Shops
Tax Return Prparation Services
Misc. Personal Service, NEC
Other Major Group 72 Personal Services
Radio, TV, Publisher Representatives
Adjustment & collection Services
Credit Reporting Services
Commercial Art & Graphic design
Secretarial & Court Reporting
Employment Agencies
Help Supply Services
News Syndicates
Motion Picutre & Video Production
Services Allied to Motion Pictures
Motion Picture & Tap Distribution
Dance Studios
Theatrical Producers & Service
Entertainers & Entertainment Groups
Offices & Clinics of Medical Doctors
Offices & Clinics of Dentist
Offices & clinics of Osteopathic Physicians
Offices & Clinics of chiropractors
Offices & Clinics of Optometrists
Offices & Clinics of Podiatrists
Offices of Health Practitioners, NEC
Skilled Nursing Care Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities
Nursing & Personal Care, NEC
General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
Specialty Hospitals, Except Psychiatric
Medical Laboratories
Dental Laboratories
Home Health Care Services
Kidney Dialysis Centers
Specialty Outpatient Facilities, NEC
Health & Allied Services, NEC
Individual & Family Services
Job Training & Related Services
Child Day Care Services
Residential Care
Social Services, NEC
Commercial Physical Research
Commercial Nonphysical Research
Noncommercial Research Organizations
Testing Laboratories
Facilities Support Services
Tattoo services

Source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services

Proposed service taxes via Scribd – NewsOK
Shown is a list of services Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing to tax and the amount of money each would generate for the state, cities and counties.

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