Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Oklahoma teachers strike is now in its second week -- but it was a long time in the making. In the mid-2000s, the Oklahoma state legislature approved several tax cuts that largely helped the rich. "That was a time when the economy was booming and oil prices were high, and for a time it looked like you could have it all," said David Blatt, who runs the Oklahoma Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank. But after the economy tanked in 2008, the state legislature didn't change course. In fact, it kept cutting taxes for the wealthiest Oklahomans while leaving schools underfunded. This has made Oklahoma teachers deeply distrustful of their state leaders ... To fully contextualize this situation, let's run through a few charts:

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Everywhere the GOP pushes their insane tinkle down -------- it is an abject failure.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-10 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We don't have enough teachers! I know! Lets cut their salary and give tax cuts to the rich! That should fix it!
-GOP

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-10 12:41 PM | Reply

We can't afford to pay teachers, help the sick, help the mentally ill, protect the planet, or fix our roads, but tax cuts for the rich? Sure put it on the credit card!

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-10 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

What's also unfortunate is that Oklahoma can receive large windfalls of tax revenue at times when oil prices are high. Those are great cycles to get the state govt back on track, if they take advantage of that.

But they don't it seems.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2018-04-10 01:37 PM | Reply

What's also unfortunate is that Oklahoma can receive large windfalls of tax revenue at times when oil prices are high. Those are great cycles to get the state govt back on track, if they take advantage of that.

But they don't it seems.

#4 | Posted by eberly

When times are bad, republicans say we can't afford to invest in anything.

When times are good, republicans say we can't afford to invest in anything except tax cuts for the rich.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-10 02:00 PM | Reply


When times are good, republicans say we can't afford to invest in anything except tax cuts for the rich.

#5 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

...which circles back to more bad times.

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-04-10 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We can't afford to pay teachers, help the sick, help the mentally ill, protect the planet, or fix our roads, but tax cuts for the rich? Sure put it on the credit card!

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-10 01:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

Don't forget war and first class travel costs.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-10 02:50 PM | Reply

This is what Trump voters voted for. Not enough people who wanted something else got off their butts and voted for something else. Don't whine about it, do something about it.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-04-11 04:40 PM | Reply

really, beating the same old "tax cuts for the rich" ----

#9 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-04-11 09:18 PM | Reply

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