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Arizona Proposition 204 will destroy jobs and cost families money

Posted: September 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

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 […]

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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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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: 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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