January 28, 2010

Getting our Economy Moving Again - the Right Way

Dear Friend,

As I listened to President Obama's first State of the Union speech last night, I was not surprised to see his political makeover - no doubt in response to the deflating defeat Democrats suffered in the Massachusetts senate race.

Even though he campaigned against the idea, the president talked about a spending "freeze." What he failed to mention is that, according to a recent Heritage Foundation report, the president's spending "freeze" will only last three years, will not start until 2011, will only apply to a $447 billion slice of the federal government's $3.5 trillion budget, and will not apply to any of the unspent $862 billion stimulus plan, his health care plan or the House of Representatives' additional $156 billion stimulus plan.

It's clear President Obama and his liberal allies in Congress don't get it. Americans are fed up with the liberal, big-government agenda. They want Congress to spend less in all areas of the budget. They don't want the government to keep spending money like a drunken sailor, further adding to our $12 trillion national debt. That's why I'll continue fighting the president's proposal for government-run health care, or any attempts to put forward a second stimulus bill.

Right now, Americans are concerned about the economy. But they aren't looking to the government to solve their problems, as President Obama would have you believe. Rather, Americans want our government to get out of the way. They want small business owners and entrepreneurs freed up from bureaucratic red tape to lead us out of this recession. They want to keep more of their hard-earned money, and they don't want their health care costs increased through proposals like "ObamaCare."

As governor, my top priority will be getting our economy moving forward again. I will ensure our state continues the progress made by conservative policies enacted in recent years. And I'll work to free Oklahoma small business owners, the backbone of our economy, from high taxes and overregulation so they can get to work creating more and better jobs for Oklahoma.

God bless,

Mary Fallin

January 20, 2010

An Historic Win in Massachusetts

Just like me, I'm sure many of you watched with great interest the special election to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. With the historic election of Republican Scott Brown, it's clear that 2010 is going to be a great year for conservatives across the country!

Senator-elect Brown promised to vote "NO" on "ObamaCare" and his stunning victory clearly shows the American people don't support the president's liberal agenda. Oklahomans also have said they agree with me that government-run health care is not the answer.

Liberal Democrats facing re-election (or election to a higher office) are trying to distance themselves from President Obama. But one thing's certain: those who supported candidate Obama in 2008 will have to answer to voters in 2010 for President Obama and his big-government agenda.

Another lesson from Massachusetts is that Senator-elect Brown successfully focused on the things Americans are concerned about now: creating more jobs and lifting our country out of a recession. I know Oklahomans worry about those things too and are looking to the next governor for leadership during this difficult time.

I've spent the last 19 years helping our state overcome the obstacles standing in our way to economic progress. And should I be fortunate enough to be elected governor, I will go to work again leading our state out of a budget crisis while continuing to create more and better jobs.

January 19, 2010

Fan Submission: Virtual Campaign Button

A friend and supporter of Mary Fallin recently submitted this great virtual "campaign button" to us.

We liked it so much we wanted to share it with all of Mary's fans.  If you like it, feel free to use it as your Facebook or Twitter profile pictures.

And if you too are a computer design genius, please submit to us your best and most creative campaign ideas like the virtual campaign button above.

You can send them to info(at)maryfallin(dot)org.

We can’t promise we’ll use them all – just the really cool ones!