May 22, 2016

Oklahoma legislators protect right to life until through the birth canal; then you're on your own

The Oklahoma legislature recently tried to ban abortions but fortunately the governor vetoed it. As the item below illustrates, conservative interest in the right to life essential ends once it passes through the birth canal. 

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities -  Oklahoma lawmakers have voted to cut the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit by more than 70 percent, hitting 200,000 low-income working households, many of whom will lose the credit altogether.  The cut will raise just $29 million to help close a gaping $1.3 billion shortfall — which was largely caused by years of income tax rate cuts that mainly benefit high-income households and tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, followed by a steep decline in energy prices.

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