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GM asks to be set free, Obama says no.

Posted: September 19, 2012 at 4:34 am   /   Elections, Politics

Now another shoe drops in the Obama Administration/General Motors bailout fiasco. GM wanted out from under government ownership, but Obama said no. The real reason the administration said no is obvious: A sale of government owned GM stock now would result in a huge loss and reveal the fallacious claims that the bailout was a […]

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Arizona Proposition 204: Similar to Obama stimulus act

Posted: September 15, 2012 at 11:45 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Supporters of Prop 204 are passing around an email loaded with misleading information. First of all, they claim that the passage on infrastructure funding was included because “noted economists” advised them it would create jobs.  “The quickest way to turn around the economy was to invest in education and infrastructure, specifically highway and roads”, a […]

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Arizona Proposition 204: Special interests giveaway

Posted: September 13, 2012 at 8:45 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

There is a slogan for special interests that aim to get their hands on no-strings-attached taxpayer dollars: “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste.” Proponents of Proposition 204, the so-called Quality Education and Jobs Initiative, claim Arizona education spending needs reform and they know the best way to do it. They invoke the needs of […]

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Arizona Proposition 204 ties the hands of the legislature

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Proposition 204, the so-called Quality Education and Jobs Initiative on the ballot in November, is a classic example of “ballot-box budgeting” that takes responsibility away from state legislators and hands it to special interests. Proposition 204 would approve a permanent one cent sales tax rate hike for education and a host of other programs that have nothing to do with […]

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Arizona Proposition 204: Not all of the money goes to education

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 11:20 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

One of the fatal flaws of Proposition 204 – the so-called Quality Education and Jobs Initiative – is the back door spending on programs that have nothing to do with either education or jobs. The advertised purpose of the initiative is to provide $1 billion in annual education funding through a permanent one-cent increase in the state’s sales tax […]

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“We Can’t Afford It”

Posted: September 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm   /   Elections, Politics

On the day the Supreme Court ruled President Obama’s health care law constitutional, Senator John Cornyn of Texas was asked why the Republicans in Congress wanted to repeal the law and vote on healthcare reform all over again. Senator Cornyn’s brief and blunt response: “We can’t afford it.” The Senator’s concise reply should be the […]

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Prop 204 is NOT for the teachers or students

Posted: September 11, 2012 at 10:30 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Arizona voters should keep a sharp eye on Proposition 204, a blatant special interest power grab that creates a $1 billion a year education slush fund and robs the peoples’ elected representatives of control over state spending. Approved for the November ballot after a nasty court fight, the proposition calls for a permanent one-cent hike […]

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More misleading claims in Obama’s speech

Posted: September 8, 2012 at 7:45 am   /   Elections, Politics

Fact checking has become a blood sport in the mainstream media, but a look at a few facts President Obama included in his convention acceptance speech reveals the usual sleight of hand designed to mislead the voters. Overall Obama’s speech was a rehash of past speeches, standard liberal boilerplate long on promises and short on […]

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Obama speech a clear sign of desperation

Posted: September 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

As if voters needed another reminder, President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention revealed a president desperate to rally the party base in a last-ditch effort to head off defeat in November. Unlike most acceptance speeches, there was no outreach to citizens who might view the speech as part of their decision-making before Election […]

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