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By Matt Stone | September 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Arizona Elected Officials

The so-called “Quality Jobs and Education Act” is theoretically going to reform our schools!  Spend  more money on education!  Build roads and bridges!  Stop homelessness!  And stop every other crisis, real or imagined, in the state of Arizona.  Of course, raising the state sales tax by one cent will do little toward those ends.  But what will it accomplish?

It will be expensive.  Sales taxes are expensive for workers and families trying to buy the things they need to survive.  They’re …

By Matt Stone | September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Proposition 121, the so-called Open Elections/Open Government measure on the ballot in November, sounds like a high-minded good government scheme, but it really aims to kill the party systems of candidate selection and change the landscape of Arizona elections.

The initiative mimics a system adopted in other states that abolishes party primaries and creates one primary “open” to all candidates and all voters. The top two finishers in the primary would face off in the general election.

Political parties are the backbone …

By Matt Stone | September 12, 2012 | 8 Comments
Video: The Quality Education and Jobs Act – The Trojan Horse that is Arizona Proposition 204

Proposition 204 is Trojan Horse, an everyday bait and switch scheme of special interests. Prop 204 is a ballot initiative aimed at increasing education funding while hiding a grab bag of scattershot spending to appease special interests.

Labeled the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative, Proposition 204 sends billions to the education bureaucracy. It also provides millions for program such as health services and infrastructure that should be treated as separate issues.

The Proposition 204 scheme leaves voters hopelessly confused, unable to wade …

By Matt Stone | August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Montana is a pivotal state this election year. With Republicans vying to take back the Senate, Jon Tester’s re-election bid against Denny Rehberg will have serious consequences for the country.

Tester is finishing his first term as a United States Senator. He won the seat in 2006 after being Montana’s first Democratic Senate President in just over a decade. He led a resurgence of Democratic leadership in the state during the later part of President Bush’s tenure. Tester …

By Matt Stone | August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Over the last year or two, Wisconsin has been at the forefront of conservative government reform. After limiting public sector union power, Governor Scott Walker fought and won a grueling recall election. He beat Tom Barrett, the current Mayor of Milwaukee and former Wisconsin Congressman. Again, Wisconsin enjoys the national political spotlight because of the race for the U.S. Senate. Democrat Tammy Baldwin is running against Republican Tommy Thompson.

For Baldwin’s entire political career, she has fought for …

By Matt Stone | August 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

A new ad released this week by American Crossroads, a Republican Super PAC, is begging Vice President Joe Biden to continue on as the number two Democrat on the 2012 ticket.  The ad mentions that there have been rumblings of a VP swap by Obama, presumably to usher Hillary Clinton in as a replacement.  American Crossroads laments this chatter and released this ad to highlight some of Biden’s major campaign trail gaffes, letting the VP know that even if Obama …

By Matt Stone | August 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calls it like he sees it.  In a recent speech he blasted the Obama administration on their campaign tactics saying, “Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”

He has it right.  Since it became clear that Romney would be the Republican challenger, Obama has stopped campaigning with ideas to improve the economy and has started to attack Romney using questionable tactics.  Rather than trying to unite …

By Matt Stone | August 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

President Barack Obama wants everyone to think that he saved GM from bankruptcy with the bailout money he provided when he entered office.  He keeps trying to use the fact that GM is still around as an attack on Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  He once again uses definitive statements like GM is number one again, implying that his work with the auto industry is complete and he can now move on to other ventures.

Well I have …

By Matt Stone | August 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sarah Palin is the not-so-secret weapon in the grassroots conservative movement to restore sanity to the federal government and end the Obama administration’s obsession with taxes, spending, and borrowing. When she speaks, the voters listen.

She comes forward with endorsements in key Senate and House races nationwide, lending her support for proven conservatives pledged to carry the fight to Washington. Arizona is no exception.

Palin stepped into the GOP Senate primary with an all-out endorsement of