OK Senate plays chicken

An Oklahoma senator, Tom Adelson (D), is playing chicken with the budget/Republicans.  He added a rider to a bill that will eliminate the state income tax in Oklahoma.  Oklahoma cannot afford to do that, and, if passed, taxes would have to be raised elsewhere.  Republicans had said during campaigning that they wanted to eliminate the income tax.  Do they really want to? No, it’s just electioneering/lying/campaign promises.  So, a Democrat puts the rider on the bill and the Republicans will be forced to remove it.  When campaigning, Adelson will be able to say that he tried to eliminate the state income tax but the Republicans refused.  It’s sort of brilliant dirty politics.

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