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Barbarians at the gates


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Ya have to love the Grand Old Tea Party these days. Fresh off being trounced by a black “Muslim-Kenyan-Socialist,” the unrepentant loonies are at it again, closing down the federal government until the president caves on their perpetual crusade to kill Obamacare (41-plus times and counting).
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Brake dancing with facts


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D.W. Tiffee
Mike Brake (Letters to the editor, “Big, bloated government,” July 3, Oklahoma Gazette) wails about government waste, but given complete Republican control of state government, why was vital education funding slashed 20.6 percent between 2008-2013 while the pork goes untouched? Why are Oklahomans being slammed with a 50-percent tax increase to renew their drivers’ licenses?
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A tax cut to die for


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Gov. Mary Fallin’s $106 million-a-year tax cut proposal effectively precludes Oklahoma from spending a net $50 million annually to insure 200,000 Oklahomans under Obamacare, a coldblooded death sentence for thousands who will suffer and die from treatable medical conditions. The pro-life crowd’s road to prosperity is paved with human bones.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Getting real about Obamacare


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Mike Brake (Commentary, “Point: Disaster is ahead for Obamacare, Aug. 8, Oklahoma Gazette) claims that the Congressional Budget Office “has now projected total Obamacare costs through 2022 at $1.76 trillion, about twice the initial 10-year estimate.”
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Medicaid expansion vital


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
David Blatt (Commentary, “Oklahoma and Medicaid Expansion,” July 18, Oklahoma Gazette) makes some important points about the benefits of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, but neglects to mention the astonishing profit of the plan to the state and taxpayers.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Larry, Moe and Curly


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I have to give it up to Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican leadership for agreeing May 18 to a tax “cut” scam that actually raised taxes for a quarter of Oklahoma taxpayers, including families with children.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oklahoma is not OK


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
In support of Republican plans to eliminate the state income tax, the deranged Oklahoma Council on Public Affairs claims that “states with no income tax and with the lowest overall tax burdens consistently outperform the high-tax states, the national average and Oklahoma.” (Commentary, “Point: Phase out state personal income tax,” Feb. 1, Oklahoma Gazette).
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

‘Let them eat cake'


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that Chris Smith (Commentary, “Point: What is the endgame?” Nov. 16, Oklahoma Gazette) is using the typical lawyer tactic of sneer and smear when he describes the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators as “bum(s)” who are a “blight on our community.”
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shame on The Oklahoman


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
An Oct. 12 editorial in The Oklahoman (“Occupy Wall Street movement: Raging against what exactly?”) described the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators as “useful idiots” who were protesting “The Man” — people like Steve Jobs.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Putting people to work


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
B. Ellis (Letters, “Truth and taxes,” Oct. 12) must have the Gazette confused with The Oklahoman when he demands they stop publishing my “slight-of-hand statistical shifting.” Blame billionaire Warren Buffet for noticing that his secretary pays double the effective federal tax rate he does.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Soak the rich


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I got a good chuckle at Mike Brake frantically waving the crying towel for rich Americans (Letters, “Batchelder logic,” Sept. 14, Gazette). What is the relevance that the top 1 percent pay 40 percent of income taxes given that they constitute just half of all federal revenues?
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Calling Rep. Lankford


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., is once again misrepresenting legislation, claiming that “The debt deal” (News, Clifton Adcock, Gazette) requires either a constitutional balanced budget amendment or “a proposal to cut $1.5 trillion in spending.”
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's the tax cuts, stupid


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Jason Reese (Commentary, “Point: For legislative authority,” July 13, Gazette) says that “education is the centerpiece of not only personal advancement, but national prosperity and, therefore, security,” but believes the delusional Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs can solve higher education’s woes.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

‘No pain, no gain’


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D.W. Tiffee
I see that U.S. Rep. Tom Cole continues to praise the deranged Ryan Medicare scam as “thoughtful.”
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Misrepresenting government spending


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that Brandon Dutcher (Commentary, “Counterpoint: A matter of perspective,” Jan. 5, Gazette) is gloating over the prospects for further cuts in Oklahoma spending, which is already third to last in the nation.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
 
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