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Re: “The Skinny

"Government needs to trust women to make their own decisions on health care without interference," Barber said. If this is so, why does the Congressman believe it is ok to force Obamacare on us? I guess he doesn't trust us all to make our own healthcare decisions.

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Posted by Randy on 09/18/2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Ruling Gives More Funding To Arizona Schools

They can always cut back on Medicaid, welfare to work programs, food stamps, environmental protections, public safety, roads and transportation, etc., etc., etc. More than one way to balance a budget!

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Posted by Randy on 07/14/2014 at 6:56 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Supervisor Ally Miller was disinvited to be emcee at the Republican Club of Green Valley Sahuarita because a member of the Club's Board, who is also on the staff of Supervisor Ray Carroll, threw a fit and the Board cowered in fear as they gave in.

The event, billed as "Debunking the Myth of the Republican War on Women, was to have Supervisor Miller emcee the event with former Nevada Senatorial candidate as the featured speaker.

Does Ray Carroll feel threatened by Supervisor Miller? Does he have a war on women? Perhaps Supervisor Carroll can take time out of his drive against jobs and for tax increases to come up with a new theme for the event.

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Posted by Randy on 12/05/2013 at 7:18 PM

Re: “AZ Illustrated Politics: Talking With Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll

Ray Carroll suggests fellow County Supervisor Ally Miller doesn't have a very good batting average. If you vote with the Democrats and Chuck Huckleberry all the time like he does I guess that would give him a good batting average in his paradigm.

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Posted by Randy on 12/02/2013 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Grijalva, Barber Condemn $40 Billion Cut To Food Stamp Program

Why would Mr. Nintzel not give us all the facts in this article? Context is critical to understand what a $4 billion per year cut actually is.

Here is the context from a Newsmax article by Ira Stoll:
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the House bill would spend $725 billion on food stamps over the years 2014 to 2023. The Department of Agriculture’s website offers a summary of spending on the program that reports spending totaling $461.7 billion over the years 2003 to 2012, a period that included a dramatic economic downturn.
This is a great example of how and why it is so difficult to cut government spending, and how warped the debate over spending has become. The Republicans want to increase food stamp spending 57 percent. The Democrats had previously planned to increase it by 65 percent (to $764 billion over 10 years instead of the $725 billion in the Republican bill), so they depict the Republicans as “mean-spirited class warriors” seeking “deep cuts.”

Thanks for nothing Mr. Nintzel.

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Posted by Randy on 09/23/2013 at 10:38 AM

Re: “AZ Illustrated Politics: Medicaid Expansion, Election Bills, Rosemont Mine & More

It is amazing that you allow Jeff Rogers to address the issue of water in Green Valley/Sahuarita, something he obviously knows nothing about. He states that a pipeline built by FICO will save the aquifer but a pipeline built by Community Water Company will do nothing to improve it. Does this make sense to anyone? He also states that the FICO pipeline will allow them to "cease altogether" groundwater pumping, a claim that cannot be substantiated.

What he is saying is a 36" FICO pipeline will allow them to discontinue their pumping of between 25,000 and 30,000 acre feet of groundwater annually but that an identical 36" Community Water pipeline will do "nothing to improve the aquifer". This is pure nonsense.

Rogers opposes Rosemont Copper, I get that, but the City of Tucson not allowing Community Water Co. a temporary connection (upon completion of a new Pima Mine Rd. bridge over the Santa Cruz the pipeline will be extended back to the CAP terminus at I-19) to their jointly owned CAP/Tucson Water pipeline will not stop Rosemont Copper permitting, it will only deny the Green Valley/Sahuarita from addressing it's overdraft issues in the near term. And remember, while Rosemont Copper has a permit to pump up to 6,000 acre feet annually, FICO has been pumping in excess of 25,000 acre feet annually for decades.

Get your facts straight Mr. Rogers.

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Posted by Randy on 05/20/2013 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Obama: "Gabby Giffords Deserves a Vote"

Pass all the laws you can and the criminals will ignore them. It is what they do. I don't believe unarming law abiding citizens makes the community safer. Why do those of us who don't have a phobia about firearm ownership like our firearms? Because they work. And why shouldn't we have magazines that hold more rounds than Obama or Cuomo want them to hold? Because if a threat confronts us, it may be greater than five, six or seven rounds will protect us against. Responsible firearm owners (99% of all firearm owners) are not the threat, so don't treat us like we are.

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Posted by Randy on 02/14/2013 at 8:34 AM

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