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OKG Newsletter

Topic: taxes

A chilling effect

Letters to the Editor

Jalal Farzaneh
Thirty-one years ago my family started Home Creations to build quality homes at a great value. We believe in the American dream of homeownership and strong communities, things that help improve our state in innumerable ways.
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Oklahoma’s post election rise


Mike Brake

Oklahoma was bright red on Nov. 6; the nation went a very pale blue.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Five years since its arrival, the OKC Thunder has benefited from more than $139 million in taxpayer dollars.


Clifton Adcock
The sense of community inspired by the Oklahoma City Thunder has captured national attention since the team’s city debut in 2008. From posh luxury boxes to the upper-level $10 seats in the aptly named Loud City, Thunder games amount to a party where everyone is invited.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rich folks pay plenty

Letters to the Editor

Brad Duncan
D.W. Tiffee’s Feb. 13 letter to Oklahoma Gazette, “A tax cut to die for,” makes two misleading statements that represent the typical liberal spin regarding tax assessments. The first statement was, “The bottom 20 percent pay an effective state and local rate of 10.3 percent vs. 4.6 percent for the top 1 percent.” The second was, “Fair to Republicans always means the poor paying more and the rich paying less.” Sounds as if the “poor” are being terribly put upon while those “wascally rich” are making out like bandits as usual, huh?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Death by a thousand cuts


Mickey Hepner
It’s just a little tax cut. It can’t hurt anything, can it?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Big, bloated government

Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
Mickey Hepner’s lament about income tax cuts (Commentary, “Death by a thousand cuts,” June 5, Oklahoma Gazette) claimed that “one small tax cut shrinks our government services.” That assumes that current government services are being wisely funded, but even a cursory look at the state budget raises doubts about that.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The good, the bad and the goofy


Cal Hobson
Our legislators are home this summer, having completed their 2013 work. It was a session that saw good bills killed, bad bills consuming too much precious time and the passage of a ridiculous tax cut that doesn’t even kick in until 2016.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Brake dancing with facts

Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Mike Brake (Letters to the editor, “Big, bloated government,” July 3, Oklahoma Gazette) wails about government waste, but given complete Republican control of state government, why was vital education funding slashed 20.6 percent between 2008-2013 while the pork goes untouched? Why are Oklahomans being slammed with a 50-percent tax increase to renew their drivers’ licenses?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013