The Obama Economy

In anticipation of policies promised by President-elect Barack Obama, Phoenix-based Honeywell is packing some of their bags and heading to Mexico and the Czech Republic. The Arizona Republic is reporting that 700 manufacturing jobs are heading to a more business-friendly environment starting in the 2nd quarter of 2009.

One of the key points made in the ‘s report seems to give an indication that Honeywell is making these changes as a preventative measure to avoid the likelihood of a Democrat-controlled federal government imposing higher taxes – especially on corporations:

The announcement came two days after Barack Obama, who has promised to take a hard line with companies that move manufacturing jobs overseas, was elected the 44th U.S. president.

We hate to be an “I told you so” but this is what corporations and their employees can expect as an Obama-Pelosi-Reid Triune affronts American industry with more regulations and increase cost of business.

Uniting the Party

SA received an interesting email today from a confidential source that may reveal the machinations of the GOP over the next 90 days. We’re not willing to jump to conclusions and even agree about the unification of social and fiscal conservatives. That’s how you win elections and not by excluding social conservatives. What is most interesting is who the email was sent to AND who it was NOT sent to. And yes, the writer of the email is the same person who launched a barrage of personal attacks on Russell Pearce.

From: Nathan Sproul
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 12:07 PM
To: ‘Tim J. Casey’; ‘Hugh Hallman’; ‘Sean Noble’; ‘Mike Haller’; ‘Kirk Adams’; ‘Lisa James’; ‘Andrew C. Pacheco’; ‘Jose Esparza’; ‘Jason LeVecke‘; ‘Cathi Herrod’; ‘Steve Voeller’; ‘Kevin Demenna’
Subject: Party Leadership

Friends,

I have spoken to or emailed many of you privately about my concerns for the future of our Party. Specifically, how does our Party in Arizona become a party that unites fiscal and social conservatives to put forward an agenda that moves Arizona in the right direction.

One of the most important aspects of this is electing a State Party Chairman who unites all factions of the Republican Party. I know this is extremely late notice, but I would like to invite each of you to join me for lunch at Monti’s on the corner of Rio Salado and Mill to discuss the future of our Party. I am paying for lunch, but as they say, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Please let me know if your schedule permits you to attend. Thank you.

Nathan Sproul

Lincoln Strategy Group
80 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 814
Tempe, Arizona 85281
480-303-7175

Kirk Adams is new speaker – updated

Sources tell us that Kirk Adams has been selected to be the new Speak of the House.

McCommish has been elected Majority Leader.

Andy Tobin has been elected as Majority Whip.