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Arizona is in tough shape economically. I don't agree in all of Jan Brewer's decisions; yet, I admire her stamina to remain firm and keep Arizona together throughout a struggling economy. I don't believe Governor Brewer initiated in any 'mud slinging' and 'antidotes' that degrade the character of Terry Goddard throughout her campaign. I believe Terry Goddard has done a great job destroying his credibility as a candidate for Governor. Jan Brewer has now, a proven record and the ability to operate a State Government and at the least, by her best, balance a State Budget. Yes, she often appears weary and stressed...'she has a lot of food on her plate.' However, given the issues of our State and day to day agenda's, Jan Brewer has held-out well; I don't believe everyday is a perfect day for her; yet, at the same time, I don't think anyone else could do a better job governing our beautiful State...but I'm still observing both candidates to make sure I decide on the right choice November 2cnd.Oct 13, 2010
I asked this question long ago; yet, I was unable to find the answer. For Example: Should it cost $3,000 (less or more) per year, and to educate a student eligible to quit school in January. Where does the remainder of this money go? Shouldn't there be a rise in 'savings' at Mesa's Unified School District? How many dropouts are there per year, and at what savings to its District? Where and how is the remainder of these funds applied? According to the article, Mesa experiences above 10,000 less students since 2005. Where's the money? If the annual School Budget access for so many students and teachers that will occupy their schools annually, in addition, per say 100 students drop-out throughout the school year; then, in my understanding, there should be a surplus from the years past til now.Oct 9, 2010
HADDIE NUFF...Great Research... Since there is a 5% cap or $350,000 limit for the State to borrow from the top of Capital Funds...I understand the Governor or State can additionally borrow money above that amount under an agencies or State Department's name....if I understand that article correctly. So, to pay-off $1.4 billion and Goodard's new taxation plan -- if he succeeds, plus borrow 5% off the State's Captal funds...and under various State Departments, acquire individual bank loans...Goodard can borrow & borrow and borrow all the money he wants--- is that what I'm interpreting???Oct 8, 2010
I'm happy to see that Terry Goddard is unveiling a proposal to return a profit to Arizona andpay-off the fiscal debt above $1.4 Billion without slashing State Services. I believe he is on the right track reviewing 'tax exemptions and credits'...It appears Terry Goddard is researching more to raise taxes -- perhaps in business that need to be taxed and return a profit to the State...$10million or more a year can put us back on top. These adjusted taxes or credits are important to maintain State services along with Medicaid assistance. I don't agree with Jan Brewer's budget eliminating Medicaid for the needy--I believe the good Governor should have minimized paying for those using unecessary medical services. For example: Individuals or families who are going to a Doctor or hospital when there is nothing wrong with them... At a time an invoice appears on a State medical service desk, a letter should imediately be forwarded to the party, indicating that the State will not pay for unecessary medical expenses; This would be much better than taking away most important Medicaid services altogether--and establish better control through in-house State Departments. At the same time, make Arizona families on Medicaid aware of unecessary wasteful spending.
More than this, I'm happy Terry Goddard is veering from 'mud slinging' were Arizonians can review a common-sense budget to balance our deficit and return people to work. Yet, I believe Govenor Brewer did an exceptional job with Immigration Legislation. At the least and for now, I can see were Mr. Goddard is taking us into the future...and I hope Governor Brewer can submit a budget plan before November 2cnd included if not already. Oct 8, 2010
Corruption is perhaps one of the vital tools politicians search for against their opponents in a campaign race. Yet, throughout nearly every campaign...haven't we learned by viewing other campaign advertisements that 'mud-slinging' is merely a cheap way to fight fair? Good 'ole' Terry is implicating that Governor Brewer might be corrupt by her 'affiliations' within the prison system. Well, don't 'all' politicians know SOMEBODY!!!!! How many 'BIG SHOTS' does Terry Goodard affiliate hmself with? Who are they? So basically, people and politicians alike, shouldn't throw stones, simply because they have no other method to fight 'fair.' My initial comments are not in support to see Terry Goddard lose an election. Simply, all I'm asking is for Mr. Goodard to come-up with a better plan that will help Arizona, its people and the enrichment of employment and businesses'. I'm really not interested in who Govenor Brewer knows...unless it is someone unethical or corrupt. C'mon Terry give Arizona something better than chasing Govenor Brewer with a broom stick. Oct 6, 2010
The economy is what it is...and Arizona is perhaps the worse suffering in our country -- especially fighting illegal immigration. Nevertheless, I believe Mr. Goddard is operating a 'weak campaign'...a 'childish one' at that. He seems to be coming-up with advertisements about Kingman Prison and Gov. Brewer's afliations into its administration. Where it might not have been an escape at Kingman, and the economy not at woe in a recessesion, as Govenor Brewer by her best is trying to keep as many State services etc...for its needy,while working relentlessly with legislators to balance a budget. Do we know how well Terry Goddard would produce, when the former Governor of Arizona departed to be Director of Homeland Security. The Lt. Governor had to step-up to the plate; and for that alone, she did not turn her back and walk away; let's applaud her efforts. It seems to me, that Mr. Goodard has no initial plan--except to throw 'hail balls' at someone simply doing the best job she can...and I don't think he will do much better, wasting time and searching for 'dirt.' I don't believe Mr. Goddard has any initial plan to run the State of Arizona. In addition Mr. Goddard is working extremely hard to find 'dust coodies' in the corner of Govenor Brewer's closet...waisting much of his energy and campaign funds to chase 'strings of dust' in the wind. I am a Democrat, and by all means, he is making it difficult for me to support the 'party' on Nov. 2cnd.Oct 6, 2010
It's a grand slam investment. The city of Mesa proposition #420 to spend MORE than $1.5 million alongside an $84 million dollar project, that will inherit jobs, entertainment and revenue. The stadium owners (Rickett) will pay annual taxes and help Mesa's economy. To adjoining business outside and nearby the stadium, wherever the Cubs choose to build might also gain revenue by the Cubs attraction of Wrigley's West...sometimes we (Mesa) must spend money on good investments to help the growth of our City--especially in a time through economic recovery. Mesa needs to take a giant first step...I hope this will brighten our future...Go Cubs...This project is not a gamble...its a sure thing that will help our community.Sep 23, 2010
Sadly, issues as this (Ronald), roll-over to public humiliation, and especially when individuals (Brewer) become candidates for an electoral office; skeleton's in a closet are revealed...yet, this skeleton does not belong to her.
I support Jan Brewer's immigration legislation, and today, it is a difficult office to serve (Governor) in result of the starving economy, being a successor more than a candidate; the former Govenor succeeded to serve as National Homeland Security Director. Jan Brewer could not have become Governor at the worse time in one's life and as history through a recessesion repeated...let us applaud at the least her efforts for not abandoning Arizona and her office as Governor to the people of Arizona.
I don't believe her inklink as Govenor intended to 'cover-up' sealed court documents to protect her office; yet, most likely might it be to protect her son from 'smear' along with her family from public embarassment in result of her son's action...she did not comit a crime.
I don't believe, Mr. Goddard would take the risk of losing public trust in his efforts to win as a democratic gubetorial candidate, by taking such a notorious swing at a Governor and demolish his integrity as a trusting candidate...would you?
At a time such as this, perhaps we should extend compassion and understanding, and with sympathy for Govenor Brewer undertaking such public humiliation...It might be just as easy for readers to throw stones; yet, is Govenor Brewer guilty, or was it her son?Sep 15, 2010
General McCrystal's statements regarding the President, Vice President, and the lack of military support, should not have been compromised by removing him from his active duty in Afghanistan and replaced by Gen. David Petraeus. Any civil service employee has the right to freedom of speech -- regardless who one's employer might be. We the people live by a democratic government by the people, and for the people. General McCrystal is a team player, and always remained loyal in his service with the armed forces and to the President of the United States. Perhaps a verbal reprimand for all that was said, should have been the only outcome. Most General's in our history are outspoken, and that's what makes them unique in command.
The President's child like attitude will inhibit greater mistrust and suspicion among other close-ranking officials who surround the Capital and White House in result of President Obamas actions. Is he going to replace everyone who disagrees or in light, form an opinion?Jul 4, 2010