Don’t ‘FOOL’ Me Bro! New taxes aren’t the ONLY way!

Heads up my Tulsa County Friends — #R3s #4fiscalsanity #justsayno

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them as a reblog from Just Ronda

H/T to Joy Molina Collins (Bartlesville) for the graphics!

Just Ronda

Dont fool me Bro

Another tax?  NO WAY!  When will the madness end?  Every time there is a perceived need (aka want), the city or county (this time) comes after the hard working taxpayer for more of their hard earned money instead of finding other ways to pay for the problem.  It’s time to get government out of our pockets!

While most people would agree that there are needs with the juvenile justice center and the jail that need to be met, it’s the manner in which those needs are met that we have the most disagreement.

For some unknown reason, Tulsa loves to ‘bond’ the money they spend which results in millions of tax dollars being wasted on bonding fees and interest.  The better way to accomplish building projects is by using a ‘pay-as-you-go’ plan, with no bonding fees and no interest, which means we get something to show for our hard earned…

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A Special Vote Reminder from LaShelle — For those Awake and Awakening!

Hello Everyone,

Ever get convicted by God to do something?
What do you do when that conviction happens?
Do you act on it? Do you just leave it sit?

So Yesterday on my way home not once but twice I see a sign that says:

2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV) 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

It places a check in my brain when I see it the second time.

I think to myself, Shelle, you had best pay attention to that because the Lord will
ask you to use it if he has shown it to you twice. If he shows it to you a 3rd time you better share.
About, a month ago Sandra Crosnoe posted this information about the upcoming election on Tuesday, June 11th:

Thank you Sandra for being obedient to the Lord in researching this matter,  to help us all be better stewards!!!! Forgive me, for being slow to recognize the importance of this matter and/or the time you have invested in the research.

What does this 1/2 cent sales tax do? Why would I ask you to humbly pray?

Well, the key word in here is humble, it means I need to remove my
pride and think about the things I need and not the things I want.

$ graphic RedAre you aware of the spending that is being planned on and around this
1/2 cent sales tax?

More info here: www.cityofbartlesville.org – pdf file

or

www.cityofbartlesville.org/page.php?page=1068

Consider this planning now and pray!!!

Seek you Lord for an answer!!!

If you don’t believe me, go reason with the Lord.When the Lord asks us to Humble ourselves and pray,  it is almost always to bring us to awareness.

The consequences of not making ourselves aware, almost always leaves the generations that follow us,  bearing the burden of our mistakes.
The Lord is leading me to vote, NO.  How is he leading you?

In his love
Shelle

Vote today and say No to Debt!
Say No to Sales Tax Renewal and Set Yourselves Free

[Editor’s note:  Special thanks to Rick Tucker for finding the ballot wording and letting me know about the background information included on this post and in the original one.  Special thanks to LaShelle Griffith for the vote reminder from the heart.  May the Lord be pleased to bless our city, state and nation as we look to Him for guidance in matters all.]

Some Additional References:
The Lord said in 2 Timothy 3

New International Version (NIV)

3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud,
abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without
love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not
lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure
rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying
its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

see 1st Samuel 8

PS.  Did we really need some of the things this last half cent paid for?
Do you know what it paid for?

In these hard times a half cent means more than one would think. Tax
revenues increase as costs increase as well. How much more are you
paying in sales tax today due to inflation? How much more can you
afford that half cent then the next guy? Are you willing to decide for
him because you can afford it?
Set yourselves free. Debt is bondage!!!

Vote Today and Say NO to any more debt!

Say No to any more debt (or bonded indebtedness).  Your property taxes are going up now because of earlier debt you agreed to.  We as a community need to learn to live within our means.  We need to be a community that can thrive in difficult times as other cities fail under the weight of crushing debt.  Please do not enslave your children to pay for things you cannot afford with current revenue streams in your household or your church or your community.

Remember to vote today and please say NO to any more debt!

Cameras are everywhere these days, but the real reason we should be careful what we say and think and do is because our heavenly Father is watching and cares. 

He has warned us about consequences for bad behavior. The consequences are not to punish us but because that is the way it is in His Creation. He told us in His Word because He loves us and wants us to know! 

Owe no man anything save love only! Now you have been warned. Debt is bad for you and for a city and for a nation.  (my facebook status  June 26, 2012)

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Sample Ballot for Washington County and My Personal Picks for GOP Primary 2010

My biases are Christian, Constitutional, R3publican (that would be a Republican Restoring the Republic), limited government, less government, less spending, grassroots oriented.  If you like big government and keeping the status quo read no further.  If you want accountable limited constitutional government then read on and share as you will.  Above all else needed this cycle is prayer for our country, our government, our people and our churches.  We need to wake up and remove the log from our own eye, we need to hold our leaders accountable, and we need to ask for the Lord’s mercy where we have ignored his commandments in our own lives as well as the public square.

Sample ballot in Washington County follows:

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Reprinted from a friend’s correspondence (thanks Amanda!)

  • Don’t assume that your family members, close contacts and circle of friends will remember to vote on Tuesday, 7/27/10.  CALL THEM. The elections may be on the forefront of our minds, but not everyone is an activist and even people who may intend to vote may forget.
  • Ask them to call you after they vote and tell you what number they were on the voting machine.
  • If someone needs a ride to the polling place offer it or get them a ride.
  • Help get signs out for your candidate early in the a.m. (It is bad form to touch other candidates signs – don’t do it, even if you suspect others of doing just that.)
  • As most of you know who read here, I am active with R3publicans and was an original founding member and serve on the policy board as such.  The policy on our released endorsements is that if we do not have consensus, we do not endorse in a race, so the list is rather short  and here is the link for Oklahoma R3publicans Endorsements for 2010 which went out this weekend.  My personal picks and thinking are below with links to their sites (the ones I know) for more information as desired:

    People for whom I have been actively campaigning

    Crystal clear on Randy Brogdon for governor

    Crystal clear on Nathan Dahm for congress district 1

    Crystal clear on Mark Costello for labor commissioner

    Crystal clear on Owen Laughlin for state treasurer – this could be the most critical race on the ballot and his opponents ads and representations are blatantly false and misleading.  Danger warning heads up on this one.

    Now in order down ballot left side and then right side

    Governor: I am crystal clear on Randy Brogdon and you should be too!

    Lieutenant Governor, I much prefer John A. Wright.  I have some differences with him on key issues and will discuss those with him as time permits in the future.

    State Auditor and Inspector:  I will be voting for David Hanigar but do not know much about him.  I do know a lot about Gary Jones.

    Attorney General: I lean to Ryan Leonard, but have been impressed with Scott Pruitt in the past.

    State Treasurer:  I am crystal clear on Owen Laughlin.  This could be the most critical race on the ballot and his opponents ads and representations are blatantly false and misleading.  Danger warning heads up on this one!

    Superintendent of Public Instruction: I will vote for Janet Barresi.  I am hearing rave reviews from friends but I have not met her or seen much information on her.

    Labor Commisioner:  I am crystal clear on Mark Costello for labor commissioner.

    Insurance Commissioner:  I am planning to vote for Mark Croucher, but I have friends supporting all three and do not know any of them well.

    Corporation Commissioner: I will vote for Dana Murphy.  I have supported her in the past as well.

    US Senate:  I plan to skip this race and abstain because I told Tom Coburn that if he voted for the bailout (first one called TARP) that I would not vote for him again.  I intend to keep my word.  Just for the record that applies to all bailout voters and has not been selectively applied here and it will continue for me as a matter of principle.  You must earn my vote.  It is not free.  It requires attention to the constitution on the big votes and the little ones.

    US Representative in District No. 1:  I am crystal clear on Nathan Dahm and have been actively working with him during his campaign for the seat.  He is working to replace a TARP ‘bailout’ voting incumbent.

    District Attorney in District No. 11:  I am a solid supporter of Kevin Buchanan.  I have helped him in the past and believe he is much needed in this slot.

    County Clerk:  I will vote for James Weaver, but do not know him or his opponent well.

    Submitted for your prayerful consideration.

    For Life and Liberty,

    Sandra Crosnoe

    Republican Precinct Chair #28 in Washington County

    R3publicans (founding member/policy board)

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