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"Signs and placards to be left at the door"

State Democrats Krysten Sinema (D-15), Nancy Young Wright (D-26) and Pat Fleming (D-25) held a meeting in Marana, AZ at Dove Mountain Resort to "address the hopes, fears, concerns, ideas and questions folks may have…concerning healthcare reform".

Speaking is Krysten Sinema (D-15) is on the White House Health Reform Task Force. She was the only legislator from Arizona to be chosen and that’s because the Obama Administration wanted the most “progressive” lawmaker from the State of Arizona. And boy is she that.

She said as a member of the task force, one of her responsibilities is to listen to Arizonans’ thoughts and communicate them back to Congress and the president. Krysten Sinema (D-15)

As long as those thoughts do not conflict with her views that Obamacare is the panacea for all.

 

And of course, Rep. Gabrille Giffords (D-AZ) is Missing In Action.

Now would be a good time to recommend giving a contribution to Jesse Kelly, Rep Giffords replacement.

 

Great thanks to Zoie Walden for taking the time to meander up to this event and get the video. Without her tireless efforts the hypocrisy of yet another Democrat would not be made public.

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Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ-6) held a town hall meeting, I wanted to go and get video but only just heard about it after it started.

Dems were too afraid to see public today, so public went to the Dems. About 2000 protesters showed up infront of Mitchell office Tweet

~2000 people and it was about 101 Degrees at that time. Kinda cool for early August, Darn global warming.

No matter, as we here know the result was as it has been across this great nation, Democrats are being beaten like a rented mule over the Obamacare disgrace.

While not able to attend, fellow Phoencian and frequent Twitterer Hellebore5000 was and he got some great pictures:

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Full set here.

And of course the requisite Youtube Video.

I;m sorry I was not aware of this as I would have gone, but no matter, there will be plenty more. And seeing as AZ-6 is traditionally a Republican district, having been only narrowly won in 2006 and 2008, it’s my understanding that ‘ol Harry may have some re-election problems in 2010.

And of course if you are using Twitter, and now is a great time to be, follow Hellebore5000, among others PhxGonline (shameless plug).

With republicans like this who needs democrats

There is no doubt that Arizona, like many other states has a financial problem. Combined with the wonton free spending spree started by then Democrat Governor Janet Napolitano (now Homeland Security Secretary) and the sudden housing bubble pop in a state that was dependant upon that income. Heck, even the popular and always in demand TAZER is having problems.

From AZ Central

Gov. Jan Brewer is asking lawmakers to approve or send to the ballot a temporary tax increase that would generate $1 billion a year for state government…Chronic overspending and a deep economic downturn have left the state with a budget shortfall totaling roughly $3 billion for fiscal 2010. At its current rate of spending, Brewer warned legislators that state government would accumulate $13 billion in combined deficit by 2014.

This is not the action of a true conservative. However, there may be a silver lining on the black cloud. Also outlined by Gov. Brewer:

•  Amend the Voter Protection Act of 1998, which would allow legislators to redirect or cut funding to certain state programs that were approved via citizens initiative. This would impact everything from the First Things First early-childhood-education program to Clean Elections.

•  Use spending cuts and other fiscal maneuvers to trim another $1 billion from the state general fund for fiscal 2010.

  Reform the state budget process by limiting fund sweeps and revising how revenue estimates are reached.

•  A series of tax cuts that would begin in 2012. The cuts would be aimed at building "a more friendly tax code that attracts investment capital and helps create high wage, sustainable jobs."

Former Governor Fife Symington and Jeff Flake (R-AZ-6) “…are warning against raising sales or other taxes to solve the state’s $3 billion and growing budget gap.

Flake and Symington sent a letter to lawmakers Tuesday asking them to oppose any sales or other tax hike push, arguing it would hurt consumers and the economy.

“Last year, 120,000 Arizonans lost their jobs,” Flake and Symington wrote. “Saddling this anemic economy with higher taxes will exacerbate job losses, slow productivity, and cast a psychological pall over an increasing number of anxious Arizona workers and employers. California has tried to solve their budget chaos by raising taxes.”

There is no excuse for asking for tax increases and I am against them completely. Bravo Jeff Flake!!

 

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