Mike Pence took a trip to Oklahoma to stump for Kevin Stitt, the Republican nominee for Oklahoma Governor, and did what Mike Pence does best: suck up to Donald Trump.
“You need look no further than what’s going on in Washington, D.C., to see what happens when you put a leader in the chief executive’s office,” Vice President Mike Pence told a sea of red Make America Great Again caps.
“Think of the progress we’ve made over the last two years with President Trump in the White House,” Pence said. “I really think it’s a foreshadowing of what you’re going to see here in Oklahoma.”
If Donald Trump is foreshadowing of what it would be like for Oklahoma with Kevin Stitt as Governor, the people of Oklahoma might want to think long and hard about what that would mean.
Do the people of Oklahoma want enormous budget deficits?
President Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year in office has produced the nation’s largest budget shortfall in six years, according to Treasury Department data released Monday.
The U.S. deficit widened in fiscal 2018 to $779 billion, which is $113 billion more than the previous year, according to the Treasury’s widely anticipated yearly report.
Do the people of Oklahoma want more cuts to government services, such as education and transportation?
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will ask each of his Cabinet secretaries to cut 5 percent of their respective budgets, shortly after he pledged to reduce spending and lower the U.S. budget deficit.
Do the people of Oklahoma want Medicaid cuts?
The 2019 Trump budget proposal calls for $5.4 trillion in cuts over the upcoming decade, including $1.5 trillion in cuts from Medicaid. The cuts will be achieved by turning Medicaid into a block grant program, slashing federal payments for traditional Medicaid, and the elimination of federal payments for Medicaid expansion.
Do the people of Oklahoma want nothing to be done to fix infrastructure?
In the last month, Trump administration officials began suggesting that they’d finally release a detailed infrastructure plan in mid-January, or at least before the State of the Union on January 30. This was a risky move, and not because anyone would be shocked if they blew past another deadline. For whatever reason, President Trump has spent the last year thwarting efforts to roll out one of his most popular proposals.
Do the people of Oklahoma want their State Government to be a revolving door of instability?
If President Trump’s first year in office seemed chaotic from a staffing perspective, there’s a reason. Turnover among top-level staff in the Trump White House was off the charts, according to a new Brookings Institution report.
Turnover in Trump’s first year was more than triple that in former President Barack Obama’s first year, and double the rate in President Ronald Reagan’s White House. A full 34 percent of high-level White House aides either resigned, were fired or moved into different positions in this first year of the Trump presidency.
Do the people of Oklahoma want their State Government to be rocked by unending scandals?
Donald Trump seems determined to replicate in a few short years as President all of the Washington scandals of the past 50 years, from Watergate to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings to the Hurricane Katrina debacle.
Do the people of Oklahoma want stagnant wage growth?
Add it all up — faster inflation plus mediocre nominal-wage growth — and you get a stagnation in real wages. Welcome to the Trump wage slump.
Mike Pence thought he was giving Kevin Stitt an endorsement. It sounded more like an ominous warning.