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Let Go of the Rope? Give the Democrats Whatever They Want?

Posted: November 9, 2012 at 9:00 am   /   Elections, Politics

Here’s an interesting idea from a contributor to the website:  Give Obama everything he wants! Dear Republican Congress – As a conservative Republican I am begging you to give President Obama and those that voted for him everything they want. They want higher taxes on the rich and companies, give it to them. They […]

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A Confederacy of Dunces

Posted: October 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Several years ago, John Kennedy Toole wrote a novel called “A Confederacy of Dunces.”  Although the book scored well with readers and critics, I didn’t care for it.  But I did like the title and I think it’s an appropriate way to describe the crowd at the Charlotte convention. For openers, we had a mutiny […]

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Arizona Tax Research Association Opposes Proposition 204

Posted: September 20, 2012 at 8:00 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Ballot Box Budgeting: The State of Arizona is one of 24 states that allow its citizens to legislate through the initiative and referendum process. This powerful tool that provides the citizenry the opportunity to sidestep the Legislature has seen considerable use in recent decades. For many years, ATRA has expressed major concerns about the use of […]

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Arizona Proposition 204: Yes, it is a permanent funding source — and a permanent revenue source

Posted: September 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Supporters of Prop 204 have released a new ad continuing to beat the drum for more taxes and more spending.  It points out that, “Prop 204 creates a stable, permanent funding source for K-12 classrooms”.  Yes, it does:  by creating a permanent revenue stream, not only for K-12 classrooms, but also for a host of […]

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No on 204 and Stop Top Two in social media

Posted: September 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Arizona has typically had a right-of-center electorate, but that is not stopping people who cannot get elected to the legislature or statewide office from attempting to push their agenda through at the ballot box.  There are two important measures that are going to have extremely well-funded and well-organized campaigns supporting them, but they would be […]

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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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Politics 101

Posted: July 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm   /   Politics

I used to think that if the GOP could ever get a sufficient number of black Americans to leave the huge plantation known as the Democratic Party, liberals would never again win a presidential election.  After all, I knew for a fact that the last Democrat to garner a majority of the white vote was […]

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Herman Cain & Ken Blackwell Team Up to Protect the Vote

Posted: July 1, 2012 at 11:30 am   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain and Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow at the American Civil Rights Union and former Ohio Secretary of State, have launched a new video taking on Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to prosecute fraud and intimidation, his meddling with states’ efforts to purge illegal voters from their rolls, and his position that […]

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This is our issue

Posted: June 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Republicans may not like the actual outcome of this morning’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.  The detested individual mandate was upheld as a tax, even if Congress’s powers under the commerce clause were severely curtailed.  But politically, this could be a poison dart for Republicans.  You see, taxes are our issue, and […]

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