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OKG Newsletter

Topic: poor


Letters to the Editor

Randy Burghart
Blair Humphreys (Commentary, “Streetcar for the car-free,” Feb. 16, Gazette) is using bait-and-switch tactics! He is trying to get support of the rail system by saying it is going to serve the poor and impoverished.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Welfare recipients denied work ‘blessing’

Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Brandon Wertz (Letters, “‘Christian’ nation ‘going to hell,’” July 27, Gazette) is right that government should not subsidize the wealthy. However, he is off base to use half of the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:41-46) to defend government welfare spending and claim, “If this is a ‘Christian’ nation, we’re surely going to hell” because of “those fighting to keep (government) services from the poor.”
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kiss my assets


Gazette staff
A national study released last week offers this sage advice for Oklahomans: Don’t be poor.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A vital resource

The new food resource center at the City Rescue Mission is more than a traditional food pantry.


Dawn Watson
For some Oklahomans, having a job doesn’t mean the end of hunger.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The gap

Oklahoma’s haves and have-nots grow further apart.


Rachel Curtis
Hundreds of thousands of middle- and lower-income Oklahomans this tax season will claim credits that the state Legislature considered eliminating only last year. With 17 percent of Oklahoma City’s residents living below the poverty level of $15,510 for a family of two, losing the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Sales Tax Relief Credit and Child Tax Credit would impact a significant portion of the metro’s most vulnerable families.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Let it ride

A volunteer program coming to the metro will mean newfound mobility for elderly and vision-impaired people.


Tim Farley
Sandy Webster hasn’t driven to the grocery store, beauty shop or her favorite restaurant in 11 years.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rich folks pay plenty

Letters to the Editor

Brad Duncan
D.W. Tiffee’s Feb. 13 letter to Oklahoma Gazette, “A tax cut to die for,” makes two misleading statements that represent the typical liberal spin regarding tax assessments. The first statement was, “The bottom 20 percent pay an effective state and local rate of 10.3 percent vs. 4.6 percent for the top 1 percent.” The second was, “Fair to Republicans always means the poor paying more and the rich paying less.” Sounds as if the “poor” are being terribly put upon while those “wascally rich” are making out like bandits as usual, huh?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Demonizing rich people

Letters to the Editor

David Hull
President Obama’s approval rating is north of 50 percent. Seriously?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What a softy


Gazette staff
Poor Blake Griffin.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013