We Are Seriously Not Having the Right Conversation! — It is the Spending Stupid!


By Sandra Crosnoe via Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Color me livid.  We have lost before we even get started if we don’t correct this matter.  

Let me see if I can show you  how this game actually works.

Case 1:  I say lets cut taxes 20%  and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  You think you won because we cut taxes a little.  Spending wasn’t reduced one iota in this scenario!  The revenue will have to be raised somehow by this generation or the next.

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Case 2:  What if the opening gambit had been let’s cut spending 20% and you come back with how about 10% and we settle on 15%.  In this scenario we both won and spending was actually reduced a little right here and now.

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Do you see the difference?  Please think about it.  Shift the conversation.  Talking about taxes is a trap and you loose no matter what the compromise position is.  Here’s a sample letter if it helps you get started:

Dear Representative,

I don’t want to hear another word about taxes.

Not one single solitary word.

Don’t even think about raising them – not on me and not on my neighbors either!

Don’t come to any of us asking for more money.  We are united on this matter.

You already have plenty.

You simply have not learned to prioritize correctly.

It is really pretty easy.

Do not spend more money than you have.  Do not ask me for more.

Let’s see how much government we can cut before anyone (not on the payroll actually misses any of it).

Thank you for getting our spending priorities in order and balancing our budget.  It is after all what we elected you to do.

Sincerely,

A Taxpayer

For Reference:

By the numbers: Winners and losers of Oklahoma’s proposed budget

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Sandra Crosnoe Oklahoma Grassroots Activist Honored to Endorse Kenny Bob Tapp for House District 61

sandra-crosnoe-with-kbt-hatSeveral years ago, I moved to Oklahoma and began to meet the grassroots leaders around the state — you know the people with core conservative principles, and a love for God, home and country.  Kenny Bob Tapp and his family became my friends and fellow laborers in the quest for good government and were always there working in the trenches and standing on principle.  I don’t remember exactly when, but I think I knew from the time we first met that Kenny Bob should run for office and would indeed run some day.  That day has come!  He has worked hard, studied issues, campaigned for others, and served our party well.   He has worked with others to increase numbers and activism in the party in the Panhandle.

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He is now willing to go the extra mile and serve the people of his area in office.  He loves his family and his community and the Republican party.  He is articulate and compassionate and hard working and dependable.  He will protect life and liberty on paper in legislation and in reality making sure of the proper implementation.  He will work to reduce the size and scope of government so that the people can prosper.  I am confident that he will serve the Lord and walk in His ways to the best of his ability in office, for the people of his district, and for this great state of Oklahoma.

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I am delighted and honored to be able to offer the first endorsement for Kenny Bob Tapp for Representative of House District 61 in Oklahoma.  Please join with me in helping to make that happen with your prayers, your time, and your treasure!  Visit his website for more information here:  http://kennybobtapp.com
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For Life and For Liberty,
Sandra Crosnoe

alternate delegate to Republican National Convention 2012
board member OK-SAFE (2011-present)
co-founder R3publicans/OKGrassroots (2008-present)
precinct chair Washington County (2006-present)
co founder of Associated Conservatives of Texas (1995-2005)
board member Liberty and Law Memorial Foundation for (traveling liberty bell)
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