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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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AZ Prop 204: The Wrong Choice for Arizonans

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm   /   Politics

AZ Prop 204 is the wrong choice for Arizonans. There are those who support education reform but do not support AZ Prop 204 because it does not solve the state’s education woes. Opponents of AZ Prop 204 argue that although education reform is needed, AZ Prop 204 lacks financial accountability. The lack of oversight and […]

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The Quality Education and Jobs Act – The Trojan Horse that is Arizona Proposition 204

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics, Videos

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 […]

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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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Stephen Moore: Virginia outperforms high-tax Maryland

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 9:00 am   /   Elections, Politics

Two of the most high-profile governors in the U.S. preside over the affairs of the states immediately adjacent to the nation’s capital. One of them, Martin O’Malley, is the governor of Maryland, and frequently mentioned as a possible presidential candidate for 2016.  He has governed as a strict disciple of the Obama spending philosophy, and […]

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Arizona Proposition 204: Taxation After Misrepresentation

Posted: September 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

The so-called Quality Jobs and Education Act, a ballot initiative that will be featured in the November election, is a flawed attempt to fix the problems with public education in Arizona by simply shoveling money into the state budget.  Voters are also being misled about where the funding actually goes; much of it goes to […]

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POLITICO: New Woodward Book Confirms “Sequester Idea Originated in W.H.”

Posted: September 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

The Obama administration is not only ignoring a deadline for detailing the impact of its ‘sequester’ defense cuts, POLITICO reports it was in fact the White House who first proposed the ‘sequester’ – a plan they devised because the president didn’t want to deal with another debt limit debate before his re-election campaign. According to […]

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The President’s Failed Policies Push Debt Above $16 Trillion

Posted: September 9, 2012 at 10:15 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

From the House Republican Conference: PRESIDENT’S RECORD DEBT INCREASE President Obama talks the talk when it comes to dealing with our national debt. But talk is cheap. Unfortunately, the president’s failed policies are not. On September 4, 2012, the national debt eclipsed $16 trillion for the first time in the history of our nation. According to the Department of Treasury, […]

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