Why not let people decide?
What is Phil Horning (Point of View, May 9) so worried about? What’s wrong with letting “we the people” decide if we want to pay more taxes? After all, it is our pocketbooks he wants the state to raid. Why not let us decide for ourselves if we want to pay the costs of not only the tax increase, but the extra costs associated with those tax increases? For instance, when the cost of fuel increases, the cost of goods increase. Consumers absorb that cost. It might not be a lot of money to a lawyer such as Horning, but it’s a lot to the poor and elderly on fixed incomes.
Horning, like many liberals, cannot make a point without calling people names who have an opposite opinion, i.e. “Tax Resenters.” I don’t resent paying the taxes I pay as much as I resent the wastefulness at the state agencies.
I have utmost respect for teachers and believe they deserve a raise. My objection is how the Legislature went about this. They took the easy way out. It’s much easier to raise taxes than to do the work it takes to find the waste. Oklahomans are hardworking people and we deserve a state government that takes it seriously when it comes to taxing us and spending our money.