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January 6, 2013

Tax cuts not only way to sell state

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

Congratulations to our state Legislators for managing our government to where they found extra unneeded revenue even after enacting an estate tax cut.

Now their focus is to extend tax cuts to the rest of its citizens! I’m sure they have checked the Rainy Day Fund to include enough money for a Sandy-type superstorm.

Oklahoma football may rank near the top in the country, but in state rankings, Oklahoma is in the bottom quadrant.

Are there any Legislative Leaders who think about how to upgrade Oklahoma and make it more attractive to companies ready to relocate? Tax cuts aren’t their only consideration. We have done that in the past but companies located elsewhere.

Alabama has been attracting foreign supercompanies to their state. Their ad brags about a “Robert Jones Golf Trail & AAA four Diamond Hotels” but not tax cuts.

Has anyone analyzed Oklahoma’s assets? Look at a U.S. Map. Oklahoma can be a natural multi-transportation hub - including trains.

Another is our outstanding universities that need to be fully supported. Education can prepare students for many technical and professional jobs as well as provide innovation centers.

With FAA & Tinker we have the beginning of an aerospace support center. I’m sure others can suggest many areas where Oklahoma can excel.

But dusting off antiquated ideas of tax cuts shows a lack of leadership and of knowledge and pride in Oklahoma. Let’s Build Oklahoma!

LORAINE FRANK

Norman

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