Governor’s Tax Plans Ridiculed by Democrats



Democrats in the state don’t think much of Gov. Mary Fallin’s tax ideas unveiled in Monday’s State of the State address.

They think it is “burdensome taxes on the middle-class and working families in the form of $1.1 billion in new taxes on Oklahomans that can least afford it.”

One of her plans is to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel and use the money for maintenance and improvement of roads and bridges.

“While our caucus wants to find new revenues, we fundamentally disagree with the idea that shifting the tax burden from the wealthiest of Oklahomans to the poorest of Oklahomans and to middle-class families isn’t the way to provide prosperity and growth in Oklahoma.”

Listen to the Governor discussing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes.


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