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Supporters of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to rule that the Arizona Legislature has no right to challenge the voter-approved law.
Harry Reid invoked the so called “Nuclear Option” — a critical change in the rules of the Senate that provided a voice for the minority party. When Obama had control of the House and the Senate we saw him ram through Obamacare. Obama has three more years to exercise his agenda but is fearful that he may actually lose control of the Senate in 2014 due to the public backlash against Obamacare. His burning agenda is to stack the D.C. court with left-wing judges and place more liberals in key positions within the government. He has stated that he feels these nominees are being held up by the GOP via filibuster. So, getting rid of this provision allows Obama to act with impunity in regards to nominees thus ensuring that he can place liberals in any position he wishes.
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
The current struggle of wills regarding universal health care (Obamacare) and the debt ceiling has polarized our nation into those who believe in fiscal responsibility versus those who believe in unlimited spending. Conservatives vs. Socialists. Democrat and Republican appellations haven’t been used because there are conservatives and socialists in each party.
Even though Arizona is generally considered a “red” state, I’d like to thank all those who voted for Barack Obama, especially those who re-elected him. I voted for the other guy, both times. And thanks for putting all of those Democrat senators and representatives into Congress.
Budget battles never seem to end in Washington, DC. And, like a real battle, there are casualties. Among them are people with diseases and disabilities hoping for new medical breakthroughs.
10. Does not have an appalling haircut and toothbrush mustache.
Our current government is a Democrat one. The executive branch, so massive now that our founders wouldn’t recognize it, is 98.5 percent of the government measured by number of employees. The senior body of Congress is also run by Democrats. This government spent its first four years telling America the economy is getting better and anything going badly is Bush’s fault in any event. As the Bush shtick stopped selling as well it became time for a new bogeyman: the Tea Party, which is represented by maybe 10 percent of our Congress.
The latest piece of extortion by the Republican House over the budget is getting scathing reviews all across the political spectrum. While it easy to blame the tea party for this nonsense the fact is that a substantial portion of the American electorate stubbornly cling to the notion that the intransigence it takes to ruin the nation will somehow save it. Although if you ask them by what practical mechanism is the Republic saved the hemming and hawing begin and finally end in an empty and vacuous rhetoric about freedom and the Constitution interleaved with anti-Obama hate speech. Specifics are hard to come by.
Q: Is the government too big and powerful? Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?
Barack Obama said this summer that he would be “happy to hear” any health care ideas that rivaled his beleaguered Obamacare, “but I haven’t heard any so far.”
Ryan House has unveiled a new “Story of Me Room” to provide opportunities for families to document the story of their child’s life prior to their passing.
I was reading the guest commentary of Don Kennedy (Aug. 30) in the Ahwatukee Foothills News and decided reply. In Don’s world it looks like there are only two choices, the socialist or the patriot. Given our two party system, yes there are two choices or really are there? Is Don implying that the Democrats are socialist and Republicans are patriots? But let me not get ahead of myself.
A recent poll result, naturally from the racist Bible Belt, should annihilate any lingering doubts that Republicans constitute a disproportionate share of this nation’s imbeciles. Assessing blame for the negligent federal response to Hurricane Katrina, more Louisiana Republicans cited President Obama than cited George W. Bush. By a slim margin of 29 to 28 percent, these Obama-blaming morons assigned him presidential responsibility nearly four years before his inauguration.
The Republicans cannot stand Obamacare, but they sure loved Romney-care.
We will win this election if all the democrats and independents vote. There are enough Republicans that are tired of their party attacking worker benefits, such as health insurance, living wages, and employee pensions. We need family values.
You’ve gotta hand it to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. She cleverly played her politics over the past few months as she made her puzzling shift toward Obamacare in order to expand Medicaid, making Arizona the 24th state to do so.
Supporters of Medicaid expansion have already spent more than $150,000 in a bid to block a referendum to give voters the last word.
Voters may get the last word on a package of controversial changes to election laws — changes foes say are designed to depress turnout and throw roadblocks in the path of those who want to propose their own laws.
Your political beliefs control your future. They will drive you to support the liberty offered by our constitutional republic or they will cause you to aid and abet the dreary mediocrity of the level playing field of the socialists who would destroy our constitutional republic.
How many years have we been discussing illegal immigration reform? It seems like it has been headline news for the last 10 years. It has been discussed from the local level to the U.S. House, Senate and White House, yet only now has any serious written effort at reform been made.
In response to Don Passmore’s guest commentary in the AFN on June 12 (“I Have Stopped Voting”)… I hear ya’. I have taken to these pages in the AFN numerous times to decry the left/right Democrat/Republican paradigm of our current political system.
Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature.
Tired of waiting for action, Gov. Jan Brewer forced lawmakers back to the Capitol late Tuesday to approve her budget and Medicaid expansion.
I have not voted in some time now, having figured out that it simply does no good. And yes, I sincerely believe the “system” itself is the problem.