Connie Johnson on Budget & Economy
Revenue is part of the problem
Source: 2018 Oklahoma Senatorial website ConnieForGovernor.com
, Oct 15, 2017
- End balancing the state budget through the use of one-time revenues.
- Prioritize our most critical issues like public education.
- Generate sufficient revenue to avert further budget cuts and invest in key priorities.
Acknowledge that revenue is part of the problem and modernize the tax system while ending special interest giveaways.
- Increase legislative oversight and reduce the potential for future revenue failures.
The market won't lead recovery; stimulus is needed
Q: Do you support or oppose the federal stimulus as better than market-led recovery?
A: Support. The market doesn't "lead recoveries". History is replete with examples of government spending being the key to stabilizing our economy and prosperity.
This is true for as far back in human history as things like this are recorded. Ramses II was the greatest ruler of ancient Egypt because of his HUGE public works programs that brought wealth for its citizens.
History also teaches us that without an aggressive, progressive tax structure, wealth accumulates in the hands of a few.
Source: Email interview on 2014 Okla. Senate race with OnTheIssues
, Sep 25, 2014
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