When will Zimmerman BE prepared to discuss the fact that nobody will be paying into the system while current retirees continue to draw pensions. He has no problem stating "Everybody wins on this thing" and "...it will save taxpayer money in the long run" but yet he isn't prepared to explain it?
Sal and his wonderful family have been around Tucson for a long time. They are well respected in our community and beyond. I can say the same for Raul and Regina; Jonathan wants to improve our city but was wrong in this case. @ Steve, you need to show a little bit of respect for your elders or weren't you taught that as a child? We all know that politicians are human and make mistakes, as we sometimes do our selves. Maybe we can find another location for the GCU campus that's acceptable to them. This shouldn't be a dead issue for the City of Tucson and as a "Progressive" lot we need to do not only what is right but also what needs to be done.
Put a bounty on humans not animals.
"But there's a fundamental problem with the proposal that Zimmerman wasn't prepared to discuss last week: If current employees are no longer contributing to the underfunded pension plan, there won't be enough money in the long run to make payments to the people who are receiving pensions." Tens of millions of dollars worth of tax money in fact. The Council has a legal duty to properly fund the retirement system. Right now the City payment to the retirement fund is about $23 million. It would increase exponentially if future employees weren't contributing. And how much is the Council paying into the public safety (ie-police and fire)? $46 million a year! Why not go after that? Its hypocrisy writ large.
"If the City had not wasted all the money on the stupid "light Rail"..ah "Modern Street car"... or.."Neighborhood Trolley"... what ever it's called this week, there would be money to actually help people." The City had no say in this decision. It was approved by the voters back in 2006 when the RTA was approved by the voters along with a $.05 sales tax to fund that project along with others. Plus, most of the money is a federal TIGER grant.
Thanks for posting this compilation of efforts, Jim. I also looked at Rep. Franks' comment from many angles yesterday and today. In fact, I posted the video of the entire Judiciary Committee meeting yesterday (bit.ly/AZp545), and then re-visited it today and found (and posted) the transcript of the hearing (bit.ly/AZ547). I tried to post lots of context with little editorial content.
I think besides your discussion of "incidence" (or "incidents"), you need to look at the other part of Franks' comments and explanation - his attempts to explain the (most-desired) timing of reporting a rape vs. the timing of abortions which would be prohibited by this bill, and to try to get in a dig at Democrats for focusing on the rape and incest exceptions (to his bills). (If you want to dig really deep, add in that Chabot had brought up the pregnancy-by-rape issue in the subcommittee the week before, and that Franks might have been trying to distill that into his ripostes.)
Taking all that into account, as Weigel sort of stated above, it would seem that Franks was not making a very cohesive argument for his case. The Democrats are attempting to blow it out of proportion, and his inability to articulate a coherent and plausible explanation makes it easier for people to accept the Democrats' hyperbole. (I did a Fact Check on the Franks vs. EMILYs List claims on this bill a couple of weeks ago, and it is still playing out: bit.ly/AZp524.)
You can still comment anonymously-just create a fake name Facebook page. All you need is an email address and those are easy to come by. While most of the Republic's comments are not anonymous some are.
oh hush Grijalva. Last I checked, 20+ people of any race aren't just let into a DC office. Why were they in there if he wasn't even there? And how about you talk to the non-latino/hispanic non-illegal folks. You'll something about the United States from them.
I see a definite correlation between the Tea Party and the Nazi
He should be/should have been impeached.
It's their thing, do what they wanna do, telling everyone who to sock it to!
good I hate going to Union, something else there will be nice.
Oh its sooo not my thing...
What does this have to do with Raul Grijalva? He's too busy getting drunk right now and so he's chosen not to be a part of this issue. We are asking for public records from the City of Tucson, as City residents and taxpayers. That is the issue here.
This group now meets the first and third Wednesday's of the month at TMC Hospice (Peppi's House) 2715 N Wyatt Dr. Please call 324-2438 for more details.
But after this tussle, it will be back to "governance" as usual.. which means working to get reelected, and not to serve the people of Arizona.
Screwed by the RTA. By the time they are scheduled to widen the section near our place... hell, I'll likely be dead. But we'll have those WONDERFUL Michigan left-turns all up and down this road.
riorican: check again, I directly addressed the problem in my post just above yours...
Instead of subsidizing Raytheon and the rest of the war mongers they should FIND THE MONEY to help the people they have harmed...
I thought that the El Rio for the People movement fought to create a community center. I did not know they also fought to maintain the golf course??? Let's face it, the author and his father will always hate Regina and anyone even closely associated with Raul Grijalva.
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