Senator Charlie Laster
Democratic Floor Leader
Senate District 17
Pottawatomie, Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties
For Immediate Release: January 12, 2010
Sen. Charlie Laster
Statement From Democratic Leader Charlie
Laster on Senate Republican Agenda
“Senate Republicans did a great job of ignoring
the huge elephant in the room today. They refused to talk about
what they are going to do to get us out of this billion dollar budget
“They spent their morning talking about all the proposals
they will push that curry favor with Corporate America through giveaways
to giant corporations and less regulation.
“Need I remind Senate Republicans that a loosely regulated
corporate America is what created the financial nightmare that resulted
in a taxpayer bailout of companies who spent that money on million
dollar bonuses for their CEOs.
“I am really not shocked that Senate Republicans clearly
haven’t learned a thing from their pals in Washington D.C.
whose failed economic policies led us into the largest recession
since the depression.
“They proved one thing and one thing only today: they will
remain loyal to Corporate America and the rich donors who contribute
to their campaigns, while leaving hard-working Oklahoma families
out in the cold.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Laster: 405-521-5539