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James lankford liberal?

 After announcing his bid for Tom Coburn’s soon-to-be vacant senate seat, local Tea Partiers (not to be confused with “partiers”) launched an all-out assault on the fiery, redheaded Republican U.S. Representative of Oklahoma’s 5th District. Apparently, gutting SNAP food stamp benefits, blaming gun violence on “welfare moms” and believing it should be legal to fire

Taking tests to task

Just like workplace drug testing, if it really affects work performance, do you really need a drug test? Won’t you see its effect? Those who do cocaine, meth, etc. and time it right, you’ll never catch those people — do it Friday and Saturday, and it’s out of your system by Monday. And a $20

Getting right with welfare

Credit: Brad Gregg Authored by Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, the measure prohibits the use of electronic welfare cards at liquor stores, casinos, strip clubs, smoke shops and the like. “This legislation helps guarantee welfare funds are directed to the support of families as they get back on their feet,” said Standridge. That’s all well and

‘Welfare queens’ a myth

Clearly he thinks either that welfare pays far more than it really does, or that black women are abysmally stupid. Contrary to the “welfare queen” myth, welfare benefits, including both Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and food stamps in 2010, was only 54 percent of the poverty level in Oklahoma. It was 81 percent in

A letter to President Barack Obama

You are trying to find a solution for our deficit crisis. Maybe it is time to put this responsibility where it belongs: on us, the citizens. It is time for us to go back to basics. Right now, our nation’s money goes toward: —Welfare: Families with two healthy parents at home unemployed. There are generations

Not horsing around

At the Sept. 13 Oklahoma City Council meeting, a measure was approved giving the green light for Animal Welfare to submit an application for the $10,000 grant from the ASPCA. The request comes following the second straight year of dramatic increases in the number of equines — which includes horses, donkeys and mules — the

OKC taxpayers handing out corporate welfare

Clifton Adcock’s article about financial incentives from the city’s strategic investment program (News, “Taking a SIP,” April 13, Oklahoma Gazette) mentioned that we taxpayers of OKC will be handing out welfare to Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Boeing (BA) and are ready to do so with Continental Resources (CLR). As an OKC taxpayer, capitalist and money manager,

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