2006 Oklahoma Piglet Book

A public opinion poll taken in August found that 64 percent of Oklahoma voters said they believe the state government wastes between 10 cents and 59 cents of every dollar it collects. The “Oklahoma Piglet Book” confirms Oklahomans’ perceptions of the rampant loss of tax dollars to fraud and waste. From improper use of state agency credit cards to beefing up special education numbers, the report gives enough examples to make any taxpayer cringe. Both Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) propose solutions to budget problems, such as a public spending database similar to the one recently established at the federal level by legislation co-sponsored by Dr. Coburn.

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