The Research Institute for Economic Development
The Research Institute for Economic Development was founded in 1997, following three years of detailed research and assessment by a joint task force made up of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Tulsa Regional Chamber and the State Chamber of Oklahoma.
Today, RIED is a 501(c) 6 non-profit, non-partisan organization that evaluates the extent to which individual Oklahoma legislators act to advance business interests through their service in the legislature.
Since inception, RIED has analyzed thousands of pieces of legislation to annually produce an analysis of each legislator’s voting record.
Institute research creates a profile of each legislator’s individual voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector. All legislation introduced during the session regarding issues listed below is evaluated. Each legislator is graded with respect to his or her position on each bill. A wide range of reports, graphic illustrations and voting profiles are disseminated across the state based upon each legislator’s voting record.
*Insurance and Health Care
*Rural Economic Growth
- OKC Comm'l Projects in the News
- Proposed Sales Tax On Services
- OKC Economic Accolades During Mayor Cornett's Tenure
- Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion
- Oklahoma's Underfunded Pension Problem
- High Speed Rail Service
- Common Core Standards
- State Tax Climate
- Oklahoma's Public Universities
- The RIED Report
- Okla 4th Congressional District
- Okla 5th Congressional District
- Oklahoma House District 87
Get in Touch With Me.
Call me at 405 810-8119 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Greg Karnes CPA
4301 NW 63rd St, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1504
Or you may use my contact form.
Competitive Fee Structure
… but if you are looking for the cheapest, you are probably best served by looking elsewhere…
… in addition, due to an extremely busy workload, if it is absolutely critical to have a rapid turnaround in your work & you are inclined to make repeated calls to check on the status, someone else would probably suit you better …
New tax clients are expected to provide copies of their last 3 years of tax returns and provide permission to contact prior accountant to resolve any issues, if necessary.
Regretfully, I am unable to accept new clients who have unfiled prior-year’s tax returns, who are not current with all prior tax obligations, are involved in any marijuana-related business ventures, use marijuana, have any income from gambling, are personal-injury attorneys or copyright or patent trolls.
Though not required, supporters of President Donald J. Trump, Governor Kevin Stitt, the National Rifle Association & clients who are cheerful, optimistic and NOT easily offended are generally preferred. Absolutely NO SOCIALISTS allowed beyond the front door, however!
Due to the alleged gang activity and drug dealing at the nearby Chelsea Manor Apts. & 7-11 Convenience Store, I would personally recommend avoiding that area. Some believe the OKC Police Dept. has become wussified and are too intimidated to confront these gangbangers and put them behind bars where they rightfully belong.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.— Motivational Quotes (@DavidRoads) October 1, 2018
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✅ An #ArmedCitizen saved multiple lives last night in #OKC. We hope this serves as a wake-up call for @GovMaryFallin, who just two weeks ago vetoed a constitutional carry bill. Just another example of how the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. #2A pic.twitter.com/kPRjpiyeow— NRA (@NRA) May 25, 2018
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Total donations to lawmakers 2012-2016— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 22, 2018
Planned Parenthood: $7,858,142
Number of kids killed by org members last 5 yrs:
Planned Parenthood: 1,962,514
Percent of annual budget funded by taxpayers
Planned Parenthood: 40%
Why aren’t they defunded?
Make The University of Oklahoma Great Again!
(Let us return to the time before the “Loudmouth Snowflakes” and the less than competent financial administrators arrived on campus)
Gallogly “said the university’s former chief financial officer was unaware OU was losing money. He added that it was time for higher education to stop complaining about its lack of state funding and be better stewards of taxpayer dollars.” https://t.co/xBxU02YdqG via @tulsaworld— Greg Karnes (@realGregKarnes) September 24, 2018
Bring it!— Greg Karnes (@realGregKarnes) February 14, 2019
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
NOVEMBER 23, 2014
GREATEST CATCH EVER ??
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
NBA ALL STAR GAME MVP
3RD MOST EVER SCORED
OU SOONER - SAMAJE PERINE
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
427 RUSHING YARDS
MOST EVER BY A COLLEGE RUNNING BACK
Those Individuals Or Groups Most Intent On Penalizing Success & Achievement & Desiring A Return To The Days Of Low Economic Growth During The Jimmy Carter/Barry Obama - "Sleepy Joe" Biden Era
(in order, as of today)
“Since this is an era when many people are concerned about ‘fairness’ and ‘social justice,’ what is your ‘fair share’ of what someone else has worked for?”— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) January 8, 2019
The Caracas Caucus
(the Top 10 “Americans” who seem most hell-bent on destroying our jobs & economy in order to advance the cause of centralized government control over our lives and private businesses)
?Uncovered video?@BernieSanders in 1985 praising the Communist Castro regime in Cuba and admitting on camera that he traveled to Nicaragua to advise the Ortega regime on how to successfully fight the United States. pic.twitter.com/qYtpvbVvCS— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 20, 2019
Video: @BernieSanders, University of Vermont, 1986, recalls his excitement watching Castro’s revolution “rising up against the ugly rich people.” & his sick feeling watching JFK speak out against communism in Cuba.— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 21, 2019
Also bashes the @nytimes for lying about communism. pic.twitter.com/OUqzLFbsvz
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Economists agree: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does NOT understand capitalism and socialism. . . . #capitalism #socialism #economy #wealth #poverty #facts #aoc #politics #news #usa #america #conservative #alexandriaocasiocortez
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The Terrorist Caucus
Those Individuals Or Groups Who
Come Across As Ambivalent Towards Islamic
HIGHER GOVERNMENT REVENUE
Richest 1,409 taxpayers pay more tax than bottom 70 MILLION... (yet some still claim the wealthy do not pay their "fair share" ... Individual income taxes are the federal government’s single biggest revenue source. https://t.co/gSY4KGxrZ4 via @BloombergQuint— Greg Karnes (@realGregKarnes) October 15, 2018
To avoid poverty, one must do three things.— Larry Elder (@larryelder) August 18, 2018
1) Finish high school.
2) Don't have a child before twenty.
3) Get married before having a child.
How does "institutional/systemic/structural racism" prevent blacks from following that formula?
"A black woman cannot raise a black boy to be a man."— Larry Elder (@larryelder) September 9, 2018
--Rev. Jasper Williams
"I know for a fact that had I had a father, I’d have some discipline...more confidence. Your mother cannot calm you down the way a man can...You need a man to teach you how to be a man."
Which poses the bigger threat to the black community--the presence of white racism or the absence of black fathers?— Larry Elder (@larryelder) December 2, 2018
You will always just be a barmaid!— Greg Karnes (@realGregKarnes) December 28, 2018
We are scared of a bartender trying to set economic policy for those of us with an IQ above room-temperature.— Greg Karnes (@realGregKarnes) January 22, 2019
Why does the OKC Mayor refuse to answer this simple question? Is she hiding something?