David Perryman

When The Going Gets Tough
February 21, 2017

When The Going Gets Tough

BY DAVID PERRYMAN In May 2003, when the price of oil was just under $40 per barrel, Oklahoma’s state government enjoyed relatively dependable streams of recurring revenue. Property taxes and gasoline taxes were both comparatively low. Legislators were well aware of the necessity of keeping income tax rates at a level that would not harm…

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul
February 14, 2017

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul

BY DAVID PERRYMAN A few weeks ago a friend from church asked me about the recurring budget problem that we have in Oklahoma. Like most Oklahomans, he said that he would really like to have three or four things fixed. He asked me to help get teachers a pay raise and to vote for a…

An Apple A Day
February 7, 2017

An Apple A Day

BY DAVID PERRYMAN The health benefit of consuming an apple on a regular basis has long been recognized. As early as 1866, a Welsh publication contained the adage, “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Americans promptly shortened the phrase to “An apple a day keeps…

Shifting Power And Money From The People
January 30, 2017

Shifting Power And Money From The People

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Although many early pilgrimages to North America were based on a desire for freedom from governmentally imposed religious dictates, when the colonists pushed back against the British Crown 150 years later, their primary complaint was taxation without representation. Consequently, the bedrocks upon which our government is founded are that neither the government…

Time For An Office Of Legislative Ethics
January 9, 2017

Time For An Office Of Legislative Ethics

BY DAVID PERRYMAN In a world that believes all is fair in war and peace and between two consenting adults, lawmakers often wonder why their honesty and integrity ranks dead last when compared to all other professions. Look no further than news coverage of state and federal legislative activities over the past couple of weeks….

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