( – promoted by DocHoc)
I was appalled by Rep. Randy Terrill’s (R- Moore) hubris in stating that he, “never met a tax cut he didn’t like.” No matter that there is an epidemic of childhood obesity in Oklahoma, or that Oklahoma ranks 13th in the nation for suicides, or 3rd in executions, or 4th in incarceration rates, or 8th in divorce rates. These are state problems that Rep. Terrill and his ilk want to ignore. They want to shrink state government to the point that high school janitors are doubling as physics teachers and Boy Scouts are recruited for guard duty at our prisons. His crowd wants to abandon the teachers retirement fund and let the growing number of needy, aging baby boomers fend for themselves. Rep. Terrill and his followers repudiate the concept of, “the common good for all Oklahomans.”
I’m proud to pay my Democracy Dues. If Rep. Terrill thinks our dues are too high, he should look at the cost of a ride on a “Freedom Train” like ours, in other countries around the world. It would be immoral and unpatriotic for me to accept Rep. Terrill’s `cut-rate tickets’ because I would be just like the wealthy tax dodgers who own him.