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The pension system for the city of Phoenix is on the verge of ruin. Years of abuse, mismanagement and political malfeasance have pushed the city’s ailing pension fund toward a crisis, threatening to cost future taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. This silently mushrooming debt has put Phoenix in fiscal dire straits similar to those of Detroit and Chicago.
Utility ratepayers and voters in Arizona may not be aware that APS used its funds derived from ratepayers to promote Connie Wilhelm in the recent SRP District Board election, even after getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar to secretly spend money to defeat Democrats on the Corporation Commission in the 2012 election. We the ratepayers should be very concerned, better yet, outraged, and should be asking, what is APS up to?
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that the new residential fall protection standard passed in Arizona reduces worker protection to a level that is not at least as effective as the federal rule, and plans to take action to reject the standard.
This fall America is going to have an election. This is not going to be an election for president, but the Republican party has shown that it doesn’t know how to win an election. John McCain would have had an easy win if he approached it as Sarah Palin wanted: she wanted to attack Barack Obama where he was most vulnerable, his defective character. Sen. McCain only wanted to attack Obamas’ policies, refusing to do as Palin advised. By his actions, he was allowing Obama to win.
Glenn Beck’s tirade against the health care that millions have signed up for was shameful. Beck’s awful remarks against our twice elected president were uncalled for.
The Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee (SAGA) sponsored it’s second Symposium on March 29. “Navigating Beyond Retirement” enabled many seniors and their caregivers to receive answers to their questions about health care, laws, hearing and happiness. Everyone experienced a fantastic day of learning, entertainment and food, and interesting classes.
There is a very special person in Ahwatukee named “Kathy.” Her profession is alterations. I would like to express my relationship with Kathy and what it has done for me as a person.
Dear Steve, Tom, J.D., Eddie and Bob
In response to “President or dictator?” (AFN, guest commentary by Ahwatukee resident Don Kennedy, March 23) — aren’t we getting a little carried away here? If President Obama were truly seeking dictatorial powers, don’t you think there would be a large outcry from the loyal opposition Republicans? They would be screaming “ABUSE of POWER” with motions in Congress for Articles of Impeachment.
Obama Care is going full force. They have been signing a lot of people up, and the media is suggesting that the people will fall in love with it. I was talking with a friend and asked him what metric would you use to indicate whether Obama Care is successful. We never came up with a metric. If 20 million people sign up and receive great service, would that be the metric that we should use?
Republican Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich square off in the GOP debate inside the Mesa Arts Center, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
Stories from our special medical supplement
A collection of columns by Ahwatukee medical experts Agnes Oblas, Astrid Heathcote, Michael Urig and Rashmi "Rush" Bhatnagar.
A collection of columns from fitness and nutrition experts Shannon Sorrels, Paula Owens and Michael Murphy.