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- July 22, 2014
- Sen. Jeff Sessions Slams Bill Gates for Laying off Americans in Favor of Foreign Nationals
Bill Gates, brilliant billionaire entrepreneur, who has plugged nearly $200 million into promoting the Common Core State Standards because he knows how to run America's educational system, just did the following:
He co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times calling for more visas for skilled tech workers, while at nearly the same time Microsoft fired some 18,000 people. The lay-off has also affected an unknown number of contract workers.
If there is a tech labor shortage, one would expect to see higher wages used to attract workers. That isn't what's happening. Salaries have remained flat. What is happening is that the tech giants want more foreign nationals to take those high tech jobs. Why? Cheap labor.
Sen. Jeff Sessions recently slammed Bill Gates for demanding more guest workers while Microsoft lays off Americans.
Candidate for Governor Scott Smith is another one who believes the big corporation myth about the "high tech labor shortage." He wants to bring in engineers and other high-skilled workers from other countries. See Mesa Mayor Fears Congress Won't act on Immigration.Click here to read more
- July 22, 2014
- We Will Not Conform!
This event begins July 22. Click HERE for theaters and show times.Click here to read more
- July 22, 2014
- Payson TEA Party Presents $500 Scholarship Award to Savannah Grassel
As the publisher of both Gilbert Watch and Gila Watch, I believe it's extremely important to share with readers of both blogs the inspiring stories of our young people.
Some months ago, the Payson Tea Party voted to start an annual $500 Scholarship fund, to be awarded to a deserving high school senior.
Last month, Ms. Darlene Younker, president of the Payson Tea Party, announced the recipient of the group's first annual $500 scholarship award.
“It is with great pleasure that the Payson Tea Party announces the award of our first ever Tea Party Scholarship. Applicants submitted essays answering the question "Is the Tenth Amendment Relevant in Today's Society?" Our winner is Savannah Grassel.
"Miss Grassel, a senior at Payson High School, is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and has been on the Principal's Honor Roll since 2010. She is currently the Student Body President. Savannah is very active in sports having lettered in soccer. She has also been the Captain of the girls basketball team, has played soft ball, and has participated in track and field. In addition, Savannah holds several jobs. This well-rounded young lady has been accepted into Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, where she will major in Biological Sciences. She would like to become a sports medicine doctor. Congratulations, Savannah!”
Presenting the award to Savannah are Darlene Younker, president of the Payson Tea Party, and U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (CD4).
Here is Savannah's essay:Click here to read more
- July 20, 2014
- John Galt Youth Award: Caitlin Marble
Republican Legislative District 12 announces our third recipient of the John Galt Youth Award: Caitlin Marble. Caitlin is employed by Snow Property Services. She is responsible for her spending money and clothes. She is also saving for college and will attend BYU after graduation from Highland High School. Caitlin is the second oldest of eight children and chief babysitter while her mother teaches violin lessons. She is First Chair and President of the “Strolling Strings.” Caitlin also volunteers with Special Olympics and the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome. She is very active in church activities, always leading with a positive attitude. The award was presented at the Republican LD12 district meeting on June 12, 2014 by District Chairman Mickie Niland. Caitlin’s parents and siblings were in attendance to support her achievement. We are very proud of Caitlin and all her accomplishments.
Pictured with Caitlin are her parents Greg and Jennifer Marble, LD12 Chairman Mickie Niland and First Vice Chair Jason Mick.
Who is John Galt?
- July 20, 2014
- Meet Dr. Ralph Heap and Rep. Matt Salmon: July 21, 7 PM
The Leisure World Republican Club cordially invites you to come meet with U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon (CD5) and State Senate Candidate Dr. Ralph Heap (LD25).
Monday, July 21. 7:00 pm.
Leisure World - The Hopi Ballroom Rec. 2
Become an informed voter! Bring your questions!
Remember, early voting begins July 31. The Primary Election is August 26.
Please be sure to RSVP to Diane Anderson 480-395-5515. She will put your name on the Gate List.
Click HERE for the flyer.Click here to read more