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11. Please Support Matt Salmon's Shrink Our Spending (SOS) Initiative
 

The bills that Representative Matt Salmon (CD5) has introduced so far are identified below.  Click HERE to track each bill as it is introduced.  

H.R. 4231 - Defunds East-West Center - Dept of State - $ 16,700,000

H.R. 4362 - Prohibits funding to United Nations Population Fund - Dept of State - $ 35,000,000

H.R. 4379 - Defunds National Labor Relations Board - Agency - $274,224,000

H.R. 4482 -  Defunds EPA's Science and Technology Acct - EPA - $759,156,000

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Tags: EPA, Bureaucracy
12. VA Patient Broke Back in December....Still Untreated

Mesa patriot Dan Dominey, who served in Viet Nam, was one of the veterans who has been fighting for months with the Phoenix Veterans Administration to obtain treatment.  He broke his back in December.  It was only after this Fox News interview that he finally got scheduled for pre-op tests and an out-patient procedure to inject his back with surgical cement.  

There is a disturbing back story on the VA issue.   Senator John McCain was made aware of the problems with the VA back in September 2013.  It wasn't until last month that McCain came out "fighting" for his fellow veterans, and soaking up all the TV face time in the process. 

Here's what happened. For years, whistle blower Dr. Katherine Mitchell had been notifying hospital administrators about the huge delays, inadequate triage, near misses, and a spike in suicides.  Nothing was done.     

In desperation, she filed a confidential complaint with the Office of Inspector General, channeled through McCain's office. Within days after she made the complaint via McCain's office, she was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation for "unspecified wrongdoing." 

How many lives could John McCain have saved if he had acted back in September?
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Tags: Congress, Bureaucracy
13. Building the Machine: Common Core

Haven't heard of "Common Core"?  If you live anywhere in Arizona, your children are being indoctrinated with Common Core State Standards.   Governor Jan Brewer recently signed Executive Order # 2013-08 which changed its name to Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards.  It's time you found out what YOUR children are learning in your local schools.  By the way, the schools are 90% "on board" with it.  Good teachers are helping your students learn, in spite of Common Core.  You are on your own in learning the Truth about Common Core.  Check out this website, for starters:  Common Core: Education Without Representation.  

 
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Tags: Common Core, Leftists, Educational Malpractice, Bureaucracy
14. EPA's Secret Deals with Environmentalists: Sue and Settle

The EPA is under investigation for a practice called Sue and Settle. Environmentalists in government and private organizations have found ways to create new regulations by fashioning lawsuits tailored to have courts institute policy changes. Both parties involved in the lawsuits secretly decide in advance what the outcome will be and how much taxpayer money will be transferred to the environmental group in the settlement. In other words, they are exploiting the courts to change laws, and in the process, helping to fund radical environmental groups without legislative or taxpayer consent. Millions of taxpayer dollars have been given to these groups.

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Tags: Economy, Energy, Environmentalists, EPA, Wolves, Bureaucracy, Oligarchy
15. Report on the 11/14/2013 EPA Hearing: Navajo Generating Station

by Patrick O'Malley
Precinct Committeeman (LD12)

At the EPA Hearing on November 14, the EPA asked those who wished to speak to come up and take a seat at the front table two at a time for efficiency. So I’m making my comments and the guy sitting next to me is with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Is he supposed to be the balance to my conservative comments? No, we are both there trying to convince the EPA to leave Navajo Generating Station (NGS) alone. Or at least leave something in operation after they make their final ruling, because we both clearly see the damage changes at NGS will have on Arizona’s economy. It’s not just a federal authority out of control or state’s rights issue. This agency is messing with our everyday lives.

There were about 200 people at the hearing and about 100 of them made statements. It broke pretty cleanly into the Sierra Club wanting quick, drastic changes that will close NGS, and everybody else. Everybody else included legislators, union workers, Central Arizona Project, farmers, Indian Tribes, and average citizens. Rep. Warren Petersen and Joy Staveley from Canyoneers wanted the EPA completely out of our business and to back off completely from NGS. They have the right principles for the long term fight with the EPA, but I’m afraid it’s too late for principles to triumph on NGS.

The Technical Working Group (TWG) Negotiates a Surrender

In June of this year the Technical Working Group (TWG) got together and proposed a negotiated surrender as opposed to having the EPA force them into an unconditional surrender. TWG consists of Salt River Project and the Department of the Interior as major owners of NGS; Central Arizona Project (CAP) as the biggest customer of NGS; Gila River Indian Community as a major customer of CAP; the Navajo Nation because NGS is on their land, and they supply the coal to make it go; and two environmental groups, Environmental Defense Fund and Western Resource Advocates. The Sierra Club was originally part of TWG, but walked out when the plan wasn’t severe enough to satisfy them.

So why didn’t the State of Arizona get a seat at the TWG table? Technically because the EPA is dealing directly with the Navajo Nation and it’s not an Arizona issue, but it’s safe to assume the other members of TWG were afraid a State of Arizona representative couldn’t be trusted to surrender fast enough.

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Tags: Economy, Energy, Environmentalists, EPA, Bureaucracy, Oligarchy
16. Pelosi and the Democrats want to Destroy the Navajo Nation

Thanks to Andy McKinney for the following post.  

Dear Friends,

Nancy Pelosi is attacking the Navajo nation with a fury not seen for over a century.  She and her Democrat Party allies have set their sights on the economic and social destruction of the Navajo nation.

Fifty percent of the economically active people on the Navajo reservation are unemployed.  The nation participates in three interconnected operations providing $100,000,000 for the Navajo people. These are the Kayenta coal mine, the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and the railroad that connects the two.  Losing the NGS means the loss of this entire economy, not just for the Navajo people, but also for the people who benefit and depend on it for their own livelihoods.

Pelosi wants to close the generating station on utterly bogus environmental grounds.  

 She and her Democrat Party Pals want to crush the economic life out of the Navajos.  For her, Navajos shouldn’t be allowed to have high paying railroad, mining, or power generating jobs. For her, food stamps and poverty are all the Navajo people can aspire to.

Fortunately, the Navajo coal miners are represented by the United Mine Workers of America UMWA).  Perhaps the Democrat Party will not throw their allies in big labor under the bus in favor of their allies in the environmental wacko movement.  Ninety-eight percent of the UMWA members at Kayenta are Navajo.

Save the Navajo.  Stop the Democrat Party.

 
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Tags: Economy, Energy, EPA, Obama, Environmentalists, Bureaucracy, Oligarchy
17. STOP these Free Market Killing ICC Building Codes in Gilbert - TOWN COUNCIL VOTES THURSDAY, 11/7/2013!

Please see Gordon Ray’s email below. Thanks to the high level of research and persistence of Gordon’s team of dedicated citizens, the Gilbert Town Council is looking at the ICC 2012 Building Codes like they never have in the past.  So far the Council has hit the pause button. 

Tomorrow they vote.  PLEASE send an email and/or attend this meeting to speak out against adoption of these codes.  This email address will reach Mayor John Lewis and all Council members:  councilmembers@gilbertaz.gov.   Town Hall, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296.

How can any of these codes honestly be about safety issues?  Is your house still standing?  Is every house in Gilbert still standing?  What about all the office buildings, grocery stores, and government buildings?  All were built with tons of previous codes.  None were built with these proposed 2012 Codes!   None of the homes and buildings built without these codes have presented any hazards.  Children haven’t gotten shocked from sticking screwdrivers, paperclips, or anything else into the outlets. 

Please tell the Council:  Even if a code is an improvement, that improvement shouldn’t be made into a law.  The improvement should be a choice between the builder and the person paying for the construction.  Just because some private entities wrote those codes, forcing them on the citizenry is NOT supporting the Free market.  Leave the Free market to compete on its own, without more onerous regulations. 

Enough of Government Regulations at all levels!   All of these monsters got their start at the local level.  Kill the monster while it’s young, before it turns into the Rottweiler that runs your household.    

From: Gordon Ray mailto:gordonray49@gmail.com

ATTENTION!

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Tags: Agenda 21, American Values, Free Market, ICC, Town Council, Bureaucracy
18. 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
19. 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
20. Have Arizona Teachers Received Gag Orders to Not Oppose Common Core?

Some time ago, a Wyoming school teacher revealed that she had been told by her school district that she was not allowed to speak out against Common Core.  

There are many teachers in Arizona who are afraid to speak against Common Core, fearful of retaliation from their Superintendents, who could target them as first in line for a lay-off, or reassign them to an undesirable teaching position.  

I've spoken with teachers who hate Common Core.  They talk of children hating school, because of all the testing, testing, testing.    Even in the first grade, there is little time for anything resembling fun. Everything is uniform, and schools, more than ever before, are turning into "test prep factories."  

These teachers feel like slaves to an insufferable system that deadens the joys of teaching, and they are afraid to speak out publicly!  Please send Gilbert Watch your story.  I will not reveal your name!   Send to anitalchristy@gmail.com. 

Here is the article titled A Wyoming School's Common Core Gag Order

The article begins "I received this email from a 6th grade teacher in Wyoming whose school placed a gag order on her regarding her opposition to the Common Core State Standards.  I’m withholding her name to protect her privacy (and career)."

Here is the email from the Wyoming teacher:

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Tags: Common Core, Schools, Bill of Rights, Bureaucracy

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