Budget & Tax

Jonathan Small | November 10, 2017

No, it’s not personal

Jonathan Small

A young person goes off to college. His or her parents work hard, save money, cut expenses, do without, and make sacrifices to pay for school so this young person can get an education.

Soon after, the parents get a phone call. Our young person has mismanaged the money for tuition, books, and room and board by reckless spending. Now our young person is broke and needs more money. Our young person cries and begs, pleads and moans for more cash to make it through.

What do the parents do? Bail out their child giving them a pass? Or bring them home to face the consequences? Both sides surely have good intentions.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.

Jonathan Small President

Jonathan Small


Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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