Republicans like to impoverish their consumers then blame others for the fail.
"The state is facing an estimated $900 million budget hole that could soon grow
to more than $1 billion. It is also likely that the Office of Management and
Enterprise Services could announce another revenue failure in coming days,
setting the groundwork to deepen the 3 percent across-the-board cuts
ordered in December."
Blaming the fail on oil prices is a so, so blame. People spend more money on
state taxes and sales at Walmart then they do on oil.
$3 worth of gas used to get to Walmart to spend $100,
what makes more sales tax?
"Cigarette tax increase $182 million Fallin billed her proposed cigarette tax
increase as a public health measure that also doubles as a new revenue source.
Her proposal would increase the per-pack tax from $1.03 to $2.53."
A poverty tax in these days is not a good thing to do. You are taking money away
from other sales as of course the poor will spend more money for the cigarettes
and spend less else where. The money gained will offset by less sales as
their pay stays the same as the cost goes up.
I would recommended taxing Chardonnay, Jack Daniels, all of the high dollar shit!
being if you buy that stuff you more likely are in a stable higher income bracket.
Being you don't want to impoverish the consumer as they would make the
store owners less money to pay their workers. Consumers makes jobs.
I would raise the minimum wage being it would be more taxed and be
more for workers to spend. Most poor in my town use no AC in the summer.
And they like it that way but it makes it bad for the state in lost revenue.
Noted also by many not wanting the pay to go up because of a fear they
will raise the cost of the merchandise to pay for the higher wages but
don't care that they have nothing and will always have nothing as they can't
afford anything shutting down most stores with non sales being broke.
Who said you need anything?
Noted why small town thinking won't make it in the Government being it
would be just backward thinking making America like a big field of
nothingness on fire.
You can't go forward if you are going back to the western days!
Info on better pay:
~~~~~Closer look at the governor’s plan to fix budget gaphttp://examiner-enterprise.com/news/state/closer-look-governor-s-plan-fix-budget-gap