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Re: “Shifting Gears

A terrible plan. Sales tax disproportionately hits middle and lower income people, which also makes it bad for business. Gas taxes should be paying for road maintenance and improvement. The State legislature needs to finally increase the gas tax and direct funding to counties and municipalities. This whole "no tax" and "starve the beast" mentality of the Republican owned and operated Arizona State legislature continues to prove itself a failure.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Robin Steinberg 1 on 11/23/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Shifting Gears

Pima County does not have a sales tax? Can you spell R.T.A.? Why do you continue to perpetuate this myth?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott Egan 1 on 11/23/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “NAFTA Nuances

NAFTA sure didn't benefit me or the 200+ others that were laid off from the company (that already had DEEP pockets) which we were employed by. All NAFTA ever did for anyone was make the rich already richer and make it so they have an easier way to pay next to nothing for foreign labour.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 11/16/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “NAFTA Nuances

Why does the weekly (rightfully so) criticize TPP and defend NAFTA? "Does free trade work" NAFTA works well for the big busineesmen across all three countries. It does not benefit the working class anywhere. When this peddled 20 years ago it was reported that illegal immigration from Mexico would slow down because this deal would improve the economy for Mexico so much that their lower classes would experience a reduction in poverty. That sure as hell wasnt true then. And saying that this agreement benefits all of us is not true now.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 11/16/2017 at 4:41 AM

Re: “Get It While You Can

Get it while you can-and take as much as you can. Go ahead it's free. Or at least it's somebody elses money so why worry? All you have to do is stay on the plantation and vote for those candidates that promise the most freebies.

Meanwhile those of us barely above the line will be drug down under the line as we do not qualify for anything except higher rates and higher deductibles. All for one and one for all, really isn't true with liberal progressive policies.

Has anybody even tried to figure out why care is so expensive and what we can actually do to lower those costs? It starts at your doctor's office and then moves to the hospitals. Are we subsidizing health care for illegals?

You can't fix this mess without understanding it. Too many political careers at stake. And that shouldn't be.

4 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/09/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Minor Refugees, Major Challenges

I agree with blsap - these people are illegal economic migrants, and experiencing high levels of street crime does not make you a refugee. A true refugee would stop at the first safe country of refuge, as required under international law. That would be Belize, or Costa Rica, or Mexico. Indeed, the most efficient way for U.S. taxpayers to help refugees is to fund safe housing for them in their regions of origin.

5 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 11/09/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Minor Refugees, Major Challenges

Refugee camps in Central America?

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by retrorv on 11/09/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Minor Refugees, Major Challenges

I must've missed the news about refugee camps in central America. They are not fleeing violence, they are fleeing poverty and coming here illegally because they know there is a good chance they will receive amnesty and jobs.

6 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 11/09/2017 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Check-in Time

It is horrendous looking, and completely out of place in that location. I feel for the Shot in the Dark business, that has to have that monstrosity looming over them. Sign of the times. Another example of decades of horrible downtown planning. It is a Tucson tradition.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Cozmik2112 on 11/06/2017 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Venerating Veterans

The cemetery staff counted nearly 300 people in attendance. There were over 100 motorcycles & trikes in the funeral procession.

Posted by Peter Redwine on 11/06/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Uneasy Street

Why did Steve vote against chickens?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 10/31/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Alt vs. Indie

"We need to have the strongest possible city council to stand up for people and groups in Tucson that Donald Trump is attacking"
Uh, really don't need a city council person worrying about national politics while trying to run a city. Expect him to get elected and Tucson to sink further into the sewer.

1 like, 10 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 10/29/2017 at 10:26 AM

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