David Schweikert: April 15th has been redefined

What had before been a day of dutifully filing your personal tax return has been transformed by the American people into a day of protest against bigger government, higher taxes and runaway spending.

RallyAs costly and cumbersome your compliance with federal tax law is today, imagine what it will be like under the new healthcare takeover passed by Harry Mitchell and the Democrats in Washington. If you own a small business, your taxes will be going up. If you have been successful in your job or business, your taxes are going up. If you purchase prescription drugs, your taxes will be going up. In fact, the list of higher taxes coming down the pike will only get bigger and more cumbersome.

So while our current tax system is nothing more than a complicated mess – under Harry Mitchell and Democrats it will only get worse.

RallyAnd that’s why we must do something about it this November. Like any good liberal, Harry Mitchell and his left-leaning colleagues in Washington are only now getting started. They are pushing a cap and trade bill that will further increase that tax burden on you and your family. In case you have forgotten, they also plan to let the tax cuts passed several years ago expire – another tax increase.

Are we going to sit back and let Harry Mitchell and liberal Democrats tax our country into oblivion to pay for their dramatic expansion of government? Are we going to watch as the money you and your family earn is slowly but surely siphoned off to pay for new government programs?

I know my answer and I think I know your answer – NO!

And that’s why I’m writing today. I need your help.

The voters here in AZ-05 are clearly fed up with Mitchell’s tax hiking agenda and we have a great opportunity to defeat Mitchell in November. But we need your help to do it.

RallyBecause, make no mistake, the liberals are not stupid. They know their policies are unpopular. They know the majority of Americans are opposed to what they are doing. But they don’t care.

They figure that with the support of their liberal labor union buddies and groups like MoveOn.org, they can buy this seat for Mitchell in November.

I’m not going to let them do that. We have taken in thousands of dollars in new donations over the last several months and those donations of $25, $50, and even $100 have allowed us to be in a strong position to beat Mitchell and his liberal agenda.

But we can’t afford to stop. Last election cycle, Mitchell and his liberal cronies spent millions defending Mitchell in this seat and he paid them back for their largess with a yes vote on the healthcare takeover.

We aren’t going to give Mitchell another opportunity to go back to Washington and vote liberal again. That’s why we need your help today.

We can take back the Congressional seat and take back Congress, but to do it we need the support of people like you.

Join us in this fight to defeat Mitchell in November. We need your help more than ever!

David

Click to Donate

 


It’s time to restore fiscal sanity to our country.

Thousands will gather this evening at Tempe Diablo Stadium to make their voices heard. I hope to see all of you out there.

AFP

Join AFP Arizona, AFP President Tim Phillips, and thousands of Arizona taxpayers and tea partiers for the Tax Day Tea Party.

Diablo Stadium in Tempe
Thursday, April 15, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
(next to I-10, just south of the Broadway Curve).

Come early to get the best seats and to meet candidates and representatives from pro-taxpayer organizations. The stadium seats 9,000 and there is plenty of extra room on the grassy hill on the north side of the ballpark—so bring the whole family!

Click here for more information.

 


Schweikert for Congress T-Shirts!

We’ll be getting t-shirts in soon. Reserve yours today with a $25 contribution.

Click to Donate

Contest: Best David Schweikert yard sign photo wins Starbucks!

We’re looking for a few good photos!

If you have a Schweikert for Congress campaign sign in your yard, please take a picture of it and send it to us.

If yours is the most interesting photo submitted, we’ll treat you to a few cups of coffee (aka Starbucks gift card).

Send your submissions via email to david@david10.com.

Andrew Thomas Picks Up Major Endorsement from Mohave County Sheriff

PHOENIX, AZ. April 13, 2010:  Arizona’s toughest crime leaders are siding with the tough on crime Arizona Attorney General candidate, Andrew Thomas.  The campaign announced today that Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan has endorsed the Republican contender.

“I fully support Andy.  His belief in harsher penalties against child predators is exactly what this state needs,” said Sheriff Sheahan.  “Throughout his extensive career, Andy has been a great partner for law enforcement.  I look forward to him representing us on a statewide level.”

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have also endorsed Thomas.
Thomas’ office successfully prosecuted the Baseline Killer and Serial Shooting suspects.  He is in favor of the death penalty and has been criticized by defense lawyers for his tough plea bargain policies.  He has tackled tough public corruption cases and led innovative programs to ensure better food safety and cracked down on graffiti and cruelty to animals.
Thomas is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  Prior to serving as Maricopa County Attorney, Thomas served as an Assistant Attorney General for Arizona, Deputy Counsel and Criminal Justice Policy Advisor to the Governor, Special Assistant to the Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, and as Deputy County Attorney.
During Thomas’ time as Maricopa County Attorney, crime rates plummeted.  The 19 percent drop is more than twice the national rate of decline, and in despite of an 11 percent increase in the county’s population during that time.  The illegal immigrant population has dropped by anywhere from 18 percent (Dept. of Homeland Security estimate) to 30 percent (Center for Immigration Studies estimate).  Like the fall in crime rates, this dramatic decline in illegal immigration is far greater than the average in the rest of the nation.
For more information on Andrew Thomas, please go to www.ThomasforArizona.com.  To arrange interviews contact Jason Rose.

PAID FOR BY THOMAS FOR ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andrew Thomas Launches First Advertisement of Arizona Attorney General Campaign: “Elephants & Rhinos”

Sixty Second Spot Highlights Key Differences With GOP Liberal In August 24th Primary

PHOENIX, AZ.  APRIL 15, 2010.  Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, a conservative that reduced crime and illegal immigration, has launched the first political advertisement in the upcoming Arizona Attorney General’s race.  

“One may call himself a Republican but for all intents and purposes I am running against four Democrats to be the next Attorney General for Arizona,” Thomas said.  

Entitled “Elephants & Rhinos,” the sixty second spot can be viewed on Thomas’ website here.  

“I have devoted my life to conservative principles and to reducing crime and illegal immigration.  My Republican primary opponent has done just the opposite.  It’s important for voters to evaluate if rhetoric matches reality,” Thomas said.  

“This spot shows that one Republican has reduced crime while the other has reduced test scores.  I am conservative.  He is liberal.  I fight illegal immigration.  He seeks to enable it,” Thomas concluded.

Thomas’ office successfully prosecuted the Baseline Killer and Serial Shooting suspects.  He is in favor of the death penalty and has been criticized by defense lawyers for his tough plea bargain policies.  He has tackled tough public corruption cases and led innovative programs to ensure better food safety and crack down on graffiti and cruelty to animals. 

Thomas is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  Prior to serving as Maricopa County Attorney, Thomas served as an Assistant Attorney General for Arizona, Deputy Counsel and Criminal Justice Policy Advisor to the Governor, Special Assistant to the Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, and a Deputy County Attorney.  

During Thomas’ time in office, crime rates have plummeted.  The 19 percent drop is more than twice the national rate of decline, and in despite of an 11 percent increase in the county’s population during that time.  The illegal immigrant population has dropped by anywhere from 18 percent (Dept. ofHomeland Security estimate) to 30 percent (Center for Immigration Studies estimate).  Like the fall in crime rates, this dramatic decline in illegal immigration is far greater than the average in the rest of the nation.

For more information of Andrew Thomas, please go to www.ThomasforArizona.com.

Paid for by Thomas for AG

State asks taxpayers for more money, but hasn’t cut out government waste

by Le Templar
Goldwater Institute

Tax Day is here, and even after everyone has finished paying Uncle Sam, the people of Arizona will be asked to pay even more.

Early voting starts in one week for the proposed 18 percent increase in the state sales tax. Champions of this tax hike claim the state budget has been cut to the bone. But did policymakers really get rid of all of the fat before asking for another $400 per family each year?

The Goldwater Institute has been explaining since January 2009 that the state of Arizona should fix its spending priorities first, instead of demanding that taxpayers sacrifice even more. This video illustrates how the state budget still has plenty of places to cut:

Click here to watch video

Le Templar is Communications Director for the Goldwater Institute