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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul
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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…

Starving The Beast And Oklahoma’s Children
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Starving The Beast And Oklahoma’s Children

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Alexis de Tocqueville observed that, “The French want no one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.” The predominance of those two cultures in America’s historically white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant society may shed light…

The Tax Cut Truth
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The Tax Cut Truth

BY ED CANNADAY If nothing is done, come January of next year another income tax cut will take effect. While many hoorah the general theory of tax cuts, most are unable to determine who this tax cut really benefits and to what degree. The pending tax cut, for example, will not provide relief to the…

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Mystery Of The Missing Millionaires

BY FROMA HARROP A daffy Wall Street Journal editorial about the “vanishing millionaires” of Oregon lit a spark in a fairly humorless week. It offers the usual boilerplate about the rich fleeing to tax-friendlier provinces because their state raised taxes, but this time with a great visual: “One-quarter of the rich tax filers seem to…

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