December 10, 2009

DC Democrats Raising National Debt Ceiling

According to the Politico, a DC-based newspaper, Democrats in Congress are planning to raise the national debt ceiling “by as much as $1.8 trillion before New Year’s rather than have to face the issue again prior to the 2010 elections.” That number is nearly double what Congressional leaders predicted last year.

It’s a sad statement about the priorities of big spending, big taxing Washington liberals when they are arguing about when the best time of year is to saddle future generations of Americans with over a trillion dollars in new debt. Those of us with common sense, and I think we have plenty of common sense in Oklahoma, know that there is never a good time to add to our debt and recklessly grow the size of government.

By now it is pretty clear that we cannot rely on the leadership in Washington to act responsibly or to be good custodians of our tax dollars. That’s why it’s more important than ever for Oklahoma to get its own fiscal house in order, to balance our budget, make tough choices and teach the rest of this nation a lesson: smart, conservative, fiscally sound policies work best. As a state representative, your lieutenant governor and later as a Congresswoman, those are the principles I have always stood for. As your next governor, that’s what you can expect from my administration.

December 7, 2009

Remember Pearl Harbor - And Thank a Veteran

It was exactly sixty-eight years ago that the United States of America was attacked at Pearl Harbor on a day that President Roosevelt correctly predicted would “live in infamy.” In the weeks, months and years following that cowardly attack, the world would learn a valuable lesson about American courage and resilience.

The Japanese attacked the U.S. in the hopes that a devastating blow to our Navy, including the sinking of the U.S.S. Oklahoma (in photo above), would convince Americans to stay out of the war. What it did was the opposite: it hardened the resolve of a nation which has always been willing to fight for freedom and liberty, not just on our shores, but everywhere.

That freedom has not come without the courage and sacrifice of generations of American military men and women. Without the heroism of so many great soldiers, there would be no United States at all, and the world would be far worse for it.

Today, on the anniversary of one of the darkest says in American history, I urge my fellow Oklahomans in joining me in prayer and thanks for the bravery and strength of character our troops have shown they possess.

December 4, 2009

RELEASE: Fallin Supports Operation Elf Toy Drive

OKLAHOMA CITY – Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin is joining Operation Elf in supporting the OU Children’s Hospital. Operation Elf provides toys to the thousands of children who visit the OU Medical Center’s playrooms and activity areas and provides children with the opportunity to take a toy home with them.

Fallin is encouraging Oklahomans to donate new, unwrapped toys, puzzles and games to the toy drive. Those interested in helping can drop off or mail a toy to the Fallin for Governor headquarters in Oklahoma City or the Tulsa County GOP headquarters, which is also hosting a Fallin for Governor collection box (addresses provided below).

“One of the reasons I love Oklahoma is the generous, caring nature of the men and women living here,” said Fallin. “This Christmas and holiday season, I invite everyone to join us in supporting Operation Elf. Together we can help make a child’s stay at the OU Children’s Hospital a little brighter. That’s something we can all be proud of.”

To donate a toy to Operation Elf, mail or deliver in-person your item to one of the following locaitons:

Oklahoma City drop-off location and mailing location:

Contact Ashley Hahn at (405) 343-0277

Mary Fallin for Governor Headquarters
4308 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Tulsa drop-off location (in-person only): 

Contact Josh Pillow at (918) 230-2252

Tulsa County GOP headquarters
5840 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 331

December 2, 2009

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