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Arizona Proposition 204: No tax rate should be permanent

Posted: October 28, 2012 at 9:45 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

One of the most outlandish aspects of the Proposition 204 power grab is the permanent increase in the state sales tax rate. It is a poison pill that should sink the initiative on Election Day. No tax rate should be permanent. Elected officials should always have the authority to set tax rates to meet changing […]

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Spending increases while classroom funds do not

Posted: October 26, 2012 at 8:20 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

The people behind Proposition 204 have violated the basic standards of truth in advertising by airing TV ads claiming their top priority is children in the classroom. The TV ads show parents and children with dour expressions of concern and worry. The ads claim that heartless state legislators shortchange Arizona schools and can’t be trusted. […]

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Prop 204 a giveaway to the construction industry

Posted: October 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

You have to hand it to the construction industry companies in Arizona that builds roads and public transit. They found a clever way to grab millions in taxpayer money every year without answering to the state legislators elected to spend public funds. Proposition 204 is their route to riches. The Proposition would raise at least […]

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Prop 204 is a grab bag of earmarks and pork projects

Posted: October 25, 2012 at 9:15 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

It is time to tell the truth and label Proposition 204 the greatest earmark-spending scheme in the history of the state. We all know that earmarks are end runs around the taxpayers. Earmark professionals populate legislatures from coast to coast and have long made a comfortable home in the United States Congress. They stash money […]

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Prop 204 campaign hiding behind the children

Posted: October 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

The most offensive thing about Proposition 204 is the cynical ploy to hide behind young children to feather the nest of special interests. Never underestimate the gall of people who want to get their hands on the taxpayers’ money. The know-it-alls who came up with Proposition 204 are pulling the oldest trick in the book. […]

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Arizona Proposition 204: It’s for the kids!!!

Posted: October 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Do you want a free bumper sticker paid for by a special interest group?  The Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (“AZAGC”) is alerting its members that bumper stickers are available supporting Proposition 204. The bumper stickers are free and the email says, “let us know how many you’d like for your fleet, at […]

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Arizona Proposition 204: Where does the money go?

Posted: October 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Before voters fall for the feel-good rhetoric of Proposition 204 – the so-called Quality Education and Jobs Initiative – they should ask themselves how much of the sales tax increase will make its way to the teachers and students in the classroom. Proposition 204 proponents cloak their support of the initiative in the traditional progressive […]

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Quality Education and Jobs Act insults voters’ intelligence

Posted: September 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

A ballot proposition set to greet voters on the November ballot is an insult to each and every voter in Arizona. Proposition 204, otherwise known as the “Quality Education and Jobs Act”, is a permanent continuation of the nearly expired 1% sales tax passed in 2010. What is laughable about the proposition, is the utter […]

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Proposition 204 Arizona: Bad Ballot Box Budgeting

Posted: September 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Proposition 204 Arizona: Bad Ballot Box Budgeting Proposition 204 – the so-called Quality Education and Jobs Initiative – is the worst form of “ballot-box budgeting” that sidesteps the state legislature and violates the intent of the state constitution. Arizona is one of 24 states that give citizens the right to legislate through the initiative process. […]

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