Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Taxes, Taxes, and More Taxes: 'A Never-Ending Meteor Shower'

Jonathan Small
May 3, 2011

Former U.S. Senator Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat, once noted that “government takes too much from our taxpayers—big and little alike. Federal-state-local taxes come at us from every direction.

Leveling the Playing field for Oklahoma's One-Earner Families

Scott Moody and Wendy P. Warcholik
April 6, 2011

Oklahoma's Small Private Sector Masks True Tax Burden

Scott Moody and Wendy P. Warcholik
May 3, 2011

With April 15 behind us, the dreadful thoughts of taxes will soon fade from memory. Yet personal income taxes are only a small part of the tax load that all Oklahomans must bear. This means that paying taxes is really a year-round affair, which makes understanding the tax burden a difficult task.

How Many Oklahomans Does it take to fund One Goverment Job?

Scott Moody and Wendy P. Warcholik
June 2, 2011

It takes 18 Oklahomans in the private sector to fund one Oklahoma state government job.

Tinkering, Not Right-Sizing

June 2, 2011
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