Mandates: the other side of ‘Right to Healthcare’

A “right to healthcare” is a seductive idea that many Americans accept without thinking. But we need to take a closer look at what this means. The total program being pushed by “right-to-healthcare” cheerleaders — primarily Democrats — is full of mandates. A mandate means you have NO right to opt out, except possibly through some limited exemptions. It starts with controlling the money, but increasingly involves your body — the treatments you MAY receive, the ones you may NOT have, and the ones that you MUST take, especially vaccinesContinue reading

Rep. Roberts legislative update

Ok Rep. Sean Roberts

The Oklahoma House reached its second-to-last deadline on April 26, when all Senate bills had to be heard on the floor to advance.  The conference committee process, for those bills not yet approved by the chamber of origin, has been taking place for several weeks and is expected to wrap up the week to allow an early adjournment of the Legislature. That meant a few late nights for us, but my colleagues and I advanced some worthy policy I want to share with you. Continue reading

Venezuela’s inflation breaks stock market

Venezuela’s currency devaluation is so out of control the stock market is about to bust. Regulators say they have to lop three zeros off the price of equities on the exchange after determining its computers could no longer handle the swelling values for local shares as the bolivar has tumbled more than 99 percent versus the dollar in the past few years. The change takes effect May 2 according to Bloomberg.com. Continue reading

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. second quarter results

TULSA – Helmerich & Payne, Inc. today reported a net loss of $12 million or $(0.12) per diluted share from operating revenues of $577 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The net loss per diluted share includes $(0.07) of after-tax losses comprised of select items(3). Net cash provided by operating activities was $125 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.  Continue reading