Here I am with Superintendent Kent Shellenberger and School Board Chairman Nico Gomez.
Here is a nice oped in today’s Oklahoman. For the local perspective on this, the average total compensation for 2,000 government union employees working for Oklahoma City is $100,000. This is thanks to powers given to the unions by Gov. Walters and the Legislature in 1994. These powers are why Oklahoma was named the most anti-taxpayer state in the South last year by a national think tank. The Legislature has still done nothing to rectify this problem.
This affects you because money spent on huge salaries is money that can’t be spent on streets, water, utilities, parks, and more police officers.
While one ticket will spend the next three months running “Mediscare” commercials, one ticket will offer perhaps the last lifeline our country has left. Demand better. Vote Romney/Ryan on November 6th.
There is much to like about Gov. Mitt Romney’s pick of Cong. Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential choice.
1. He’s young (42).
2. He’s an Okie by marriage, was married in OKC and spends a lot of time here.
3. Most importantly, he’s a serious man for a serious time. Unlike basically everyone else in Washington, he actually has ideas for addressing the existential debt crisis facing our nation. The debt is THE issue of our times. His selection means that Romney understands this, and we can have hope that at least one of the candidates will do something about it if elected.
The Obamacare ruling was disappointing, but the Court’s rejection of the Commerce Clause justification was very important for the future of federalism and the future of our country. The fact that “the mandate” survived not as a mandate but only as a tax gives us hope that future power grabs by the federal government will be a lot more difficult. This was a significant victory in the war for the 10th amendment, even if we lost the battle. So imagine my pleasure this weekend when I got to correct The Washington Post, which apparently missed this memo. See my letter to the editor here.
I really appreciated the hospitality and learning more about a major employer in our community.