After 7 Kids Die In Oklahoma Tornados, State GOP Slash Funding For Shelters

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That's the GOP way, screw the kids, the rich need it more! :cuckoo:

A plan to put shelters in schools after seven children died in 2013 from a series of devastating tornadoes has been scrapped because Republican leaders are pushing for corporate tax cuts instead.

The Associated Press reported on Monday that Gov. Mary Fallin (R) and other lawmakers have called to eliminate a so-called franchise tax that forces corporations to pay $1.25 for every $1,000 invested in the state.

The tax had been temporarily suspended in 2010, but Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman had called on using the $40 million annual revenue it would generate to fund the tornado shelters.


Oklahoma GOP tax cut axes tornado shelters after storms killed seven students in 2013 | The Raw Story
 

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That's the GOP way, screw the kids, the rich need it more! :cuckoo:

A plan to put shelters in schools after seven children died in 2013 from a series of devastating tornadoes has been scrapped because Republican leaders are pushing for corporate tax cuts instead.

The Associated Press reported on Monday that Gov. Mary Fallin (R) and other lawmakers have called to eliminate a so-called franchise tax that forces corporations to pay $1.25 for every $1,000 invested in the state.

The tax had been temporarily suspended in 2010, but Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman had called on using the $40 million annual revenue it would generate to fund the tornado shelters.


Oklahoma GOP tax cut axes tornado shelters after storms killed seven students in 2013 | The Raw Story
Their state, their children. Meh.
 

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That's the GOP way, screw the kids, the rich need it more! :cuckoo:

A plan to put shelters in schools after seven children died in 2013 from a series of devastating tornadoes has been scrapped because Republican leaders are pushing for corporate tax cuts instead.

The Associated Press reported on Monday that Gov. Mary Fallin (R) and other lawmakers have called to eliminate a so-called franchise tax that forces corporations to pay $1.25 for every $1,000 invested in the state.

The tax had been temporarily suspended in 2010, but Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman had called on using the $40 million annual revenue it would generate to fund the tornado shelters.


Oklahoma GOP tax cut axes tornado shelters after storms killed seven students in 2013 | The Raw Story
Do you live in tornado ally?
 

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totally dishonest thread title. one guy talked about possibly using the money for the shelters, but it was never a given and if they want the shelters, they can use other revenue.

are there any honest libs on this board?
 

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GOOD!!!!

The companies can use the money from saved taxes to donate those shelters. Locals can volunteer to do the labor, instead of yet another bloated government contract.

Or, lots of companies do tornado shelters for a business. They can install them in the schools, then let the company charge each parent a users fee of $10 or so a year, and the school can get half the money from the shelter for allowing the company to use the space, and the company keeps half the money. So the business and school make money.
 

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totally dishonest thread title. one guy talked about possibly using the money for the shelters, but it was never a given and if they want the shelters, they can use other revenue.

are there any honest libs on this board?
Locals control schools. Any local school board can put a bond up for vote, even those controlled by democrats.

Any idea what the average warning time from tornado warning to when the twister hits?

Using the death of children to make political hay is beneath most people. Apparently not that of the OP.
 

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totally dishonest thread title. one guy talked about possibly using the money for the shelters, but it was never a given and if they want the shelters, they can use other revenue.

are there any honest libs on this board?
I read the story at Raw Story and they twist everything. Black Labels favorite source to be sure.

:lol:
 

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Well, the twist should be true. The government should NOT fund something that the private sector and taxpayers can do better themselves.
 

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That's the GOP way, screw the kids, the rich need it more! :cuckoo:

A plan to put shelters in schools after seven children died in 2013 from a series of devastating tornadoes has been scrapped because Republican leaders are pushing for corporate tax cuts instead.

The Associated Press reported on Monday that Gov. Mary Fallin (R) and other lawmakers have called to eliminate a so-called franchise tax that forces corporations to pay $1.25 for every $1,000 invested in the state.

The tax had been temporarily suspended in 2010, but Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman had called on using the $40 million annual revenue it would generate to fund the tornado shelters.


Oklahoma GOP tax cut axes tornado shelters after storms killed seven students in 2013 | The Raw Story
Just more proof of the omnipresent corporatism in today's politics.

The title is really misleading though.
 

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Well, the twist should be true. The government should NOT fund something that the private sector and taxpayers can do better themselves.
You are way too trusting of corporations.
 

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Well, the twist should be true. The government should NOT fund something that the private sector and taxpayers can do better themselves.
You are way too trusting of corporations.
Oh, as opposed to armed government thugs?

Places like Home Depot and Lowes do charity work and donations. They can build those shelters for the students, and make it a community project.

Let the taxpayers DONATE their time and money to it, not be forced to pay for it by government thugs.
 

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Well, the twist should be true. The government should NOT fund something that the private sector and taxpayers can do better themselves.
You are way too trusting of corporations.
Oh, as opposed to armed government thugs?

Places like Home Depot and Lowes do charity work and donations. They can build those shelters for the students, and make it a community project.

Let the taxpayers DONATE their time and money to it, not be forced to pay for it by government thugs.
Yeah, those armed thugs. Coming and shooting the...what? The corporation? It's not a person.

I'm not sure why taxing corporations is such a big issue to you.

I'm not saying corporations don't ever donate, I'm saying taxing them is a much more reliable method of obtaining the same result.
 

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Serious question, do you think the CEO of McDonalds (for example) is concerned with the funding of tornado shelters in Oklahoma?
 

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Serious question, do you think the CEO of McDonalds (for example) is concerned with the funding of tornado shelters in Oklahoma?
I don't know. But why does it necessarily have to be the CEO of any company?

Do you really believe people to be so callous to those in true need that they can't be relied upon to come together and help them?
 

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Serious question, do you think the CEO of McDonalds (for example) is concerned with the funding of tornado shelters in Oklahoma?
Well, he sure doesn't wanna be forced by armed thugs to fund it through taxes. So I bet if you stopped forcing him to forfeit his money, he would rather donate it to the shelters.
 

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Serious question, do you think the CEO of McDonalds (for example) is concerned with the funding of tornado shelters in Oklahoma?
I don't know. But why does it necessarily have to be the CEO of any company?
It doesn't, it was just the first thing that came to mind.

Do you really believe people to be so callous to those in true need that they can't be relied upon to come together and help them?
Bluntly, yes. Particularly where the green stuff is involved.
 

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