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21. 2013 Guide to School District Overrides & Bond Measures

by Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity
www.aztaxpayers.org
tjenney@afphq.org
(602) 478-0146

 

To all Arizona Taxpayers and Parents:

Odds are good that your local school district is holding a budget override election today -- Tuesday, November 5. 

Before you vote, we strongly urge you read AFP-Arizona's Guide to School District Overrides and Bond Measures.  Here is a short URL:  http://tinyurl.com/azoverride13.

Before voting for a budget override, AFP-Arizona urges taxpayers to find out how much money is already available within their districts, and how much money the district could already get into its classrooms, with current resources. 

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Tags: Schools, Taxes, Economy
22. Think Twice Before Voting Yes to Property Tax Overrides

Before you "generously and compassionately" vote to give your local school district more money (property tax override), remember that you are taking it away from your own family, not to mention your neighbor's.  Do you carefully assess and prioritize every spending item in your family's budget?   Doesn't your local school district have a fiscal responsibility to do the same?

The truth is, our economy is not "recovering."  Unemployment is not a low 7.3%.   Inflation is not low, either.  If you believe otherwise, you might want to stop listening to the federal government and its mouthpiece, the mainstream media. There's a light at the end of the tunnel all right.  

It's a TRAIN.  

Here are a few articles that tell the truth.

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Tags: Economy, Schools, Taxes
23. What is an Override?
 
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24. The War on Coal: Take Action!

by Patrick O'Malley
Precinct Committeeman LD12

On October 21 we talked about the EPA’s War on Coal and the power plants they are targeting in Arizona. The Sierra Club is bragging that they’ve closed down 150 coal power plants since 2010, and they want to make the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Page, AZ number 151. That’s the plant that supplies 90% of the electricity used to operate the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal.

Those of us outside of the Page area won’t be part of the economic disaster that will take place in the Navajo Nation if NGS is shut down. They are the ones who will lose good paying jobs at the power plant and the coal mine. But everyone in Arizona will be affected, because, long term, somebody will have to pay to replace a perfectly good power plant with decades of life left in it. And that will be all of us paying more for electricity and water.

There are two EPA issues coming up right away that affect coal fired power plants in Arizona. The first is carbon capture with a deadline for the public to comment by November 8.  You can comment by email.

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Tags: Economy, EPA, Obama, Environmentalists, Bureaucracy, Oligarchy
25. Rep. Paul Gosar Rallies Thousands to Fight for Energy Jobs

The issue of jobs in Arizona is critical, as Patrick O'Malley has explained in two articles:  The War on Coal, and The War on Coal: Take Action.  Mr. O'Malley also illustrates the devastating effect that the EPA's actions will have on raising the cost of water and electricity to all Arizonans.  Under the Obama Administration, the EPA has taken charge over our lives.  We no longer have a well behaved Rottweiler under control in our household.  The Rottweiler has taken control.    

As you can see from this press release issued by Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, he's helping us fight off the EPA's belligerance.  But he cannot do it alone!  Patrick O'Malley has provided two sample emails that you can send to the EPA, copying him, so he can physically and publicly hand them to the EPA at the hearing on November 14.  The carbon letter must be emailed by Nov. 8.  The NOx letter must be emailed by Nov. 14.  Please copy Patrick O'Malley on both of these emailed letters.  His email address is pat.o@azcitrus.com

Here is Rep. Gosar's Press Release:

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Tags: Economy, EPA, Obama, Environmentalists, Bureaucracy, Oligarchy
26. Open Letter to Gilbert Voters: When Government Expands, Freedom is Lost

by Jeff Smith
LD12 Precinct Committeeman

I’ve heard the most potent arguments in favor of the tax increase known as the “override” and, as a conservative, I’m not at all convinced. 

Last November the voters of this community resoundingly defeated the override.  Now the school board has decided we all need another bite at the apple, although this time in an off-cycle election that will cost the taxpayers $328,000. 

While the rest of us have seen our home values and incomes reduced in recent years, and made commensurate cuts to our household budgets, the board has voted to give raises and is now asking for another tax increase, in an effort to completely insulate the school district from any of the negative economic effects the rest of us are dealing with.

We’re told that there’s no “hidden pot of money.”  Assuming that’s true, it’s most likely due to inefficiency, waste, and corruption.  The fact is, growth of per pupil spending in GPS has dramatically outpaced inflation over the last 11 years, even as the % of dollars spent in the classroom has decreased.  The district has had additional override funds at its disposal for the last 5 years, so if there’s no rainy day fund, it isn’t due to a lack of funding from the taxpayers.  The lack of reserves speaks more to mismanagement of the budget than it does to any dire need for higher taxes. 

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Tags: Schools, Taxes, Economy
27. If we are in an Economic Recovery, Why are Major Corporations Firing Thousands?

Do your elected officials, including city and town council members, school board members, state legislators, and the entire United States Congress and President continue believing we have 7.3% unemployment?  Is that why they want to give foreign nationals work permits?  Is that why they pass out raises to government employees?  Is that why they are sending tax overrides and tax bonds to the voters in an off-season election that most voters aren't aware of?  

Where do they get their junk unemployment numbers?  From the federal government?  From the Leftist media?  

Do they live in an economic vacuum, or are they just stupid?  Or both? 

The first paragraph of this article found on Zero Hedge should be sobering.  

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Tags: Economy, Media Malpractice, Taxes, Obama
28. 47.9 Million Americans out of Work is an "Economic Recovery"?

The Obama Administration and Leftist media keep beating the drum about the 7.3% unemployment rate.  Many of our elected officials--those who want tax overrides, tax bonds, and those who want to add millions of illegal aliens to the workforce, and pass out raises to government employees--believe them. 

Well, it looks like these elected officials pay more attention to the lies told them by the federal government, than to what they see under their noses.  I don't know about you, but I haven't heard much from the private sector about raises, promotions, or wonderful new job opportunities.  What I've heard is that they've received salary cuts and reduced work hours.  

As a famous comedian once said to his girlfriend when she caught him with another woman, "This isn't what you're thinking!  Who you gonna believe?  Me?  Or your lyin' eyes"?

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Tags: Economy, Obama, Leftists, Media Malpractice
29. School Districts' Insatiable Appetites

Please vote NO to the School District Property Tax Overrides and Tax Bonds.  

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Tags: Schools, Taxes, Economy
30. Wolves Devastate Arizona's Animals and Economy, and Force Children into Cages

Thursday, October 3, 2013:  Payson Tea Party, 6:00-7:30 pm, Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 Arizona Highway 260, Payson.  The speaker is Steve Smith, a long time Gila County rancher, who will share about “The Mexican Gray Wolf in the Western United States.”  Come hear about this Fish and Wildlife program to relocate these wolves in Rural Arizona and the costs to taxpayers.

Find out more about this dangerously stupid reintroduction of wolves into the forests of Arizona, thanks to the overreach into our State by the EPA and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 

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Tags: Agenda 21, Gila County, Taxes, Economy

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