Senator Nathan Dahm speaks out on huge tax increase passed — 3/4 of a $$$Billion

Senate “Republicans” just passed the largest tax increase in state history…

That’s right. Three-quarters of a BILLION dollars in new taxes! To the sound of applause, my Senate colleagues raised your taxes.

I had to speak up. 

Watch: ​

In Oklahoma, I won’t be silent while establishment Republicans and liberal Democrats take money out of your pocket. And in Congress, I can guarantee it won’t be any different. 

If you’re like me and you’ve had enough of the tax and spend RINOs, then SHARE our video and consider joining our team of grassroots conservatives.

Thank you and God Bless.

For the People
Nathan Dahm

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Results are in – Bartlesville Passed all 4 Propositions, but…

Source: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Election_Info/2018_March_Special_Election.html

All four propositions passed.  However, Proposition 2 (which included Price Tower Park and Amphitheater) passed by a much thinner margin at a little over 66%; the other propositions passed by about 79%, 83% and 81% respectively.  A voter turnout of 4,138 people made this decision for a city with a population of approximately 34,748.   Bartlesville is in a declining population mode which means fewer people will be paying into the property tax base to cover these bonds.   That is about 8% of the population voting in this special election.

Maybe we should eliminate special elections and have these matters on general election ballots so that more people would participate.  Just a thought…

For more info on what was actually on the ballot and how much money we just authorized spending – see my previous article here: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/oklahoma-special-elections/

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Results are in – Bartlesville Passed all 4 Propositions, but…

Special Session Platform Index – Way too many R’s voting like D’s!

Several bloggers are collaborating on this analysis and shocking information regarding voting records during the recent special session. Here are the votes reviewed:

  • HB1035x OCT Fallin Tax
  • HB1054x Tobacco/Fuel Tax
  • HB1085x NOV Oil Tax
  • HB1033xx FEB Step Up Tax
  • HB1020xx FEB Cuts to Balance

You can see the whole spreadsheet here:

Google Docs Spreadsheet on Special Session Votes Oklahoma House 2018

Just look at all those R’s below 50% — not a pretty picture at all!  

Me thinks we have some HOUSEcleaning todo…

Special thanks to the hero’s listed at the top and featured in the graphic!

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Special Session Platform Index – Way too many R’s voting like D’s!

Pick Pockets not just at state level – busy in Bartlesville too! Vote No March 6th

We have this wonderful idea and we’re going to let you pay for it…

Well let’s just say, I have my yard sign up!

Make our Downtown Great Again
The Downtown doesn’t need a new theme park with an amphitheater (The Price Tower Park Project)

Instead…  The Downtown does need its long overdue landscaping finished!

Vote No to the Parks & Recreation Bond on March 6th

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Pick Pockets not just at state level – busy in Bartlesville too! Vote No March 6th

The Raw Nerve of it All — Arrogance and Corporate Greed of ‘StepUp’ Plan

Yes, I am mad as a hornet and wanting all the representatives in Oklahoma to know it!

There is NO excuse for raising taxes when you have not dealt with waste and fraud and SWAG.

Really folks go back to the drawing board. Clean house first. Cut across the board if you need to do so. But at least make an effort to get your house in order before you come asking the taxpayer for more!

Now we have this ‘StepUp’ corporate money group wanting you to pay more while they still operate with tax credits. Well sure they do. You taxpayers gonna go for it?

Tell your representatives what you think – politely, but quickly. They will be voting this week on picking your pocket some more.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – The Raw Nerve of it All — Arrogance and Corporate Greed of ‘StepUp’ Plan

Still having the wrong conversation — Cut the spending!

 

More laws and more taxes —

that’ll solve the problem = NOT!

Think CUT SPENDING…

Earlier this year, I did a post on this topic and it seems to deserve a repeat because we are still not having the right conversation!  From February 2017 (here and below)

 

Color 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.

Amount saved 0%

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

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! It is the Spending Stupid

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – We are still having the wrong conversation — Cut the spending! (updated with new graphic meme from Facebook)

 

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.

Amount saved 0%

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

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! It is the Spending Stupid

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