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Letters to the Editor: December 9, 2015

Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed, emailed to jchancellor@okgazette.com or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for

Letters to the Editor: July 29, 2015

Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed, emailed to jchancellor@okgazette.com or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for

Trying something new for the economy

Many letter writers seem to feel they must make a derogatory comment about someone who disagrees with them. In his opening paragraph, D.W. Tiffee (“Oklahoma is not OK,” Feb. 29) claims that the Oklahoma Council on Public Affairs is “deranged” because it supports a reduction in or the elimination of state income taxes. Remarks like

Oklahoma is not OK

That’s simply not true; Gov. Fallin has acknowledged that Oklahoma’s per capita gross state product growth over the last decade “was the third highest in the nation at 14 percent.” What is true is that high energy and agricultural prices have fueled the economies of the high growth states. According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute,

‘Let them eat cake’

How amusing it must be for a corporate lackey to sneer down on the little people below, demanding they get a job in an economy where 14 million Americans are unemployed. So what if Wall Street’s criminal schemes caused this nation to lose 30 percent of its wealth, resulting in countless cases of divorce, suicide

‘Let them eat cake’

How amusing it must be for a corporate lackey to sneer down on the little people below, demanding they get a job in an economy where 14 million Americans are unemployed. So what if Wall Street’s criminal schemes caused this nation to lose 30 percent of its wealth, resulting in countless cases of divorce, suicide

Putting people to work

The top 10 percent own 85 percent of all stocks, so the 15 percent capital gains tax benefits a large segment of wealthy taxpayers. It is just silly to argue that raising the capital gains tax back to Clintonera levels (up to 36 percent) is going to “lose much of the capital we need to

Truth and taxes

 I found said letter to include the same slight-of-hand statistical shifting so often used by the left that I felt compelled to ask both the writer of the letter and the staff of the Gazette to consider avoiding using such tactics or publishing such tactics in the future. In doing so, I have no doubt

Soak the rich

The Congressional Budget Office says the top 1 percent pay 27.6 percent of all federal taxes compared to the 35.6 percent of all national wealth they own (the bottom 90 percent owned just 25 percent). Billionaire Warren Buffet pointed out in an Aug. 14 New York Times op-ed that because investment income is taxed at

Calling Rep. Lankford

The $1.5 trillion is for deficit reduction, not just spending. Lankford obviously prefers groveling on his knees before the tea party loons and signing demagogic anti-tax pledges, but the inescapable reality is that tax revenues are 6.2 percent of GDP below what they were in 2000 (the lowest level since the 1940s), with 47 percent

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