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"Step Up Oklahoma" says they can solve OK financial woes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RugersGR8, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. RugersGR8

    RugersGR8 Sharpshooter

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    Does anyone know anything about these guys---I didn't/don't(never heard of them before yesterday)? I looked down through the supporter/membership list and the names of Dan Boren, Brad Henry, Mike Turpen stuck out for me. I can see where they would say that they are for increasing taxes and such. Why don't they look at making sure that the tax money is going for what is supposed to be going for: State Health Dept., school districts/administrators, etc. before taxing state tax payers and then just throwing more money away. If tax increases are really needed, be darn sure the money is being used efficiently and correctly and not being funneled down a rathole/bottomless pit.

    STEP UP OKLAHOMA
    http://stepupoklahoma.com/
     
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  2. Podman

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    Yes, just a bunch of liberals who want to raise your taxes. They were on tv tonight and they never talk about cutting taxes and
    the budget and eliminating waste just more money for their favorite causes. If Boren and Henry etc are on something it's
    just about more, more more spending and raising taxes.
     
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    Translation: We are the up and coming new "old money" and we are making our power move. New faces; same old ******** from people who get all their meals at the Devon Tower comped ... but stiill want a recite so they charge off their meal as a "business expenses".
     
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    Here's what gets me: these same idiots are the same idiots who lobbied for a 1% production tax, no oversight in government where money was being pissed away and all the other idiotic policies that put us in the very financial hole this state is in. Now they swoop in like they're heroes or something.

    SCREW THEM ALL.
     
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    If Mike Turpen is involved, I want no part of it.
     
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    More taxes for schools are not needed, remember, the lottery, para-mutual betting took care of that problem-that's what they promised and we all know they don't lie. And the school kids add even more money to schools by door-to-door selling candy bars and magazine subscriptions. So schools don't need more money, they need an honest poor boy running the show, no PhD needed, just common sense and a desire to do good.
     
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    Pokinfun The Most Interesting Man in the World

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    you do not have a clue about school funding.
     
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    Right? Seems we've already got plenty of Republicans in Oklahoma that can fawk up a budget or overspend. Don't know who these guys think they are.
     
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    How to fix budgets?
    Stop needing a crystal ball and use the funds that you KNOW are available. If the new years budget was based on lasted years income, the flow would be very balanced, and no surprises. Stop using estimates. Borrowing could be reined in.
    I spoke to a gentleman who is a supplier to the state, at all levels. He said the waste is rediculous. 10-20% is his estimate.
    I tend to agree with him. I do some minor work at the Fed level and omg. I swear, in the building maintenance division, there are 2 people for each job and they still hire outside contractors. Half of them are related. Law #1, cannot hire someone less than 2nd cousin. Law #2, cannot supervise someone less than 2nd cousin.
     
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    Sarcasm noted. However, you know these "nonpartisan business, civic and community leaders" aren't doing this out of the goodness of their hearts..

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