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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.

5 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.

7 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, 15 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 11/09/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Minor Refugees, Major Challenges

Refugee camps in Central America?

8 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, 15 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?

4 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, 8 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 10/29/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The Ward 6 Pack

The photo above depicts three violations of the EPA guidelines on known carcinogens. He shouldn't be producing them like that for his candidate.

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/23/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Think of the Children

The zoo tax is corporate welfare. It boggles my mind how one could think its a progressive change. This publication has endorsed three sales tax increases this year. When will they say enough is enough?

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Palisades on 10/21/2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “The Ward 6 Pack

Who is paying for those signs? I don't see the required paid for by on his signs like others have.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by davidb on 10/20/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Think of the Children

Why not use the underutilized and overfunded TUSD Pre-Ks that were established under HT? The former disgraced Director fled to Patagonia to get out of a no-win position. We're already paying for these schools in our property taxes. Curious that no one from TUSD has weighed in on this prop....

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Disgusted TUSD Taxpayer on 10/19/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “The Ward 6 Pack

"Cease's Green New Deal starts with a realignment of budget priorities, to move money away from corporation incentives..." An anti-corporate welfare candidate, imagine that. Here's hoping the #DemExit vote turns out for him. Good luck, Mike.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Kash Minbar on 10/19/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Think of the Children

Anytime props come out with kids in the heading it means more money.the sad part is the money raised never goes where it was intended. Look at the tobacco tax,to date so much money has been collected and where has it gone? Whoever came up with this isn't looking at children only seeing dollar signs. Pima county don't pass any of these propositions. Vote no on props,please!

9 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by ahampton on 10/19/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Think of the Children

God knows I want educated kids but I agree on the props, too much to saddle the poor and middle class families with when they are struggling with minimum wage and poor pension or low social security checks. All told, with the Pima County tax, they are asking for 2 percent more on the dollar and this appears to be a private operation which is a horror, and only effective inside the city limits. As far as I'm concerned this is another Ducey selling state trust lands to bring wealth to the schools fairy tale. Those living in Pima County will pay all of the increase plus an increase in property taxes AGAIN, while Ducey gives our money to the Kochs for their program at the UofA. If the state doesn't step up and stop starving the counties, another way will have to be found to force them to cough up the fair share for the rest of the state.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 10/19/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Standing With Rosa

1 in 5 Americans is an immigrant or immigrant's minor children. 48 million Americans are immigrants, by far the highest number in history.
Immigration rates are way too high, that is why people are asking to reduce immigration, not because suddenly people are racist.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 10/19/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Think of the Children

204, absolutely not. Child-rearing is not the government's job.
Props 202 and 203 are so mind-bogglingly complex that there is no way I'll vote for either one. I like the zoo, but there has to be a better way to fund it than a sales tax, especially when basic services like schools and roads are in such bad shape.

9 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 10/19/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Think of the Children

Show the door to 204! Absolutely not. In fact No on all three.

13 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/19/2017 at 10:41 AM

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