AZGOP To Carmona – “We’re Happy To Help Remind Arizonans Where You Stand”

Sending “I LOVE OBAMACARE” Bumper Sticker For Carmona To Proudly Display

(PHOENIX) – In the spirit of bipartisanship, the Arizona Republican Party announced today it will be purchasing an “I LOVE OBAMACARE” bumper sticker for Democrat Senate candidate Richard Carmona and encouraging Carmona to proudly display it on his car as he drives around Arizona in the months ahead. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, which is helping to run Carmona’s campaign from Washington, is selling the $3 bumper stickers online to their supporters so that they can advertise their support for ObamaCare in the wake of yesterday’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court.

“The Arizona GOP would never normally send a gift to our Democrat opponents or money to their liberal friends in Washington, but we believe $3 is a good investment to help remind Arizonans of Richard Carmona’s strong support for President Obama’s agenda,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. “After being personally recruited by the President and helping his Administration create ObamaCare, surely Carmona will be proud to display his new “I LOVE OBAMACARE” bumper sticker to remind Arizonans exactly who he stands with on the issues important to them.”

BACKGROUND …

“As The 17th Surgeon General Of The United States (2002-2006) And Chairperson Of The Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease (www.FightChronicDisease.Org), I Have Been Working For Nearly 2 Years With The Presidential Candidates’ Policy Teams To Help Ensure That Health And Health Care Were Among Their Top Policy Considerations.” (Richard Carmona, “Reform Requires A Transformation,” Family Practice News, 1/1/09)

“Today, I Continue That Effort With President-Elect Obama’s Staff, Focusing On Health Care Reform.” (Richard Carmona, “Reform Requires A Transformation,” Family Practice News, 1/1/09)

In March 2010, Giffords Cited Carmona In Announcing Support For ObamaCare, Quoting Carmona: “We Need To Move Toward A Health Care System, Not The Sick Care System That We Have Today. This Legislation Moves Us Closer To That. This Bill Is Not Perfect. But These Are Complex Issues And We Must Move Forward.” “Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)

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No Taxation by Misrepresentation!

From 1763-1775, the rallying cry in the colonies was:  No Taxation without Representation!

In 2012, our rallying cry should now be:  No Taxation by Misrepresentation!

Not only did PPACA (Obamacare) pass Congress without any mention of the word “tax”, its defenders have emphatically denied that the law’s “mandates” represent taxation.  Had the funding for the bill been presented as a tax increase, it would almost certainly have failed.

Incredibly, Chief Justice Roberts accepted the Government’s argument that the “mandate” is after all just a tax (wink, wink), and consequently the Government has the Constitutional authorization it needs to fund PPACA through taxation.  Thus the SCOTUS majority effectively rewrote the bill, “deeming” it to say something that it does not, and then declaring as Constitutional a bill that does not even exist!  I would have never believed such a thing could happen in the Supreme Court.

As noted by John Eastman, a Constitutional scholar:

  • A Constitutional tax bill must originate in the House.  The reason is that the Framers wanted tax increases to be launched only by those who would most immediately be facing re-election.  But PPACA originated in the Senate.  Strike 1.
  • A Constitutional tax must be an income, excise, or direct tax, and there are rules that must be followed for each.  Clearly the PPACA tax is neither an income nor an excise tax, so it must be a direct tax.  But Constitutionally, a direct tax must be apportioned by population.  The PPACA tax is not apportioned by population.  Strike 2.
  • Even without these explicit violations of the Constitution, by the rule of reason and good faith, Congress can vote for taxation only via legislation that explicitly calls that taxation by its proper name — a tax — in full view of the voters. Congress and PPACA did not do that. Strike 3.

How could any Justice, let alone the Chief Justice, ignore all this?  By voting as Roberts and the majority did, our own Supreme Court has aided and abetted a massive fraud on the American people.   This should be the stuff of novels, not real life.

Normally, one can seek redress for fraud through the courts.  Where does one go when the highest court in the land aids, abets, and virtually commits the fraud?

For the minority opinion, Justice Kennedy wrote:

… to say that the Individual Mandate merely imposes a tax is not to interpret the statute but to rewrite it. Judicial tax-writing is particularly troubling.

Right on. The entire law should have been rejected and offered back to Congress either for the trash bin or for editing and a re-vote by elected representatives in full view of We-the-People.  Has Roberts no shame at all?

Many Conservatives are so disappointed in Roberts that they are frantically concocting explanations and rationalizations for his astounding malfeasance.

One wretched contrivance argues that Roberts’ real motive was, somehow, to protect the integrity, balance, and honor of SCOTUS itself.  Really?  How does aiding and abetting a gargantuan national fraud do that?

Another rationalization argues that Roberts is cleverly giving Conservatives a “Remember-the-Alamo” loss that will so anger and energize Americans that they will throw Obama and his neo-Marxist, redistributionist entourage right out of Washington.  But if SCOTUS is politically gaming its rulings to that extent, how can we count on SCOTUS in the future?  If there is any government branch that should play it straight, surely it is SCOTUS.

The bottom line is that SCOTUS has ruled PPACA to be Constitutional by deeming the bill to be something that it is not.  The SCOTUS decision is an Orwellian absurdity and a stain on SCOTUS that will remain until long after we’re all gone.

Memo to Chief Justice Roberts: Et tu Brute?  With this betrayal and breach of the Framers’ final bulwark of protection for Constitutionally limited government, all we have have left is the ballot box.  In November, we must win a new President and Congress, and we must exercise eternal diligence thereafter.  The Left will never quit, and neither should we.

Pass the word:  No Taxation by Misrepresentation!

Barack Obama – Just Another Broken Promise

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Hillary Clinton: Shame on You Barack Obama!

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Day 24 – Congressman Flake Not Responding to Debate Challenge

Congressman Flake Refuses to Answer Wil Cardon’s Debate Challenge

Phoenix, Arizona – 24 days ago, Wil Cardon’s campaign sent a letter to Congressman Flake challenging him to a head-to-head debate.

So far… NO RESPONSE.

Wil Cardon believes debates are the best way for voters to understand the distinct differences in the candidates and to make the best decision in August. But, apparently the Flake campaign doesn’t agree. Spokesman Andrew Wilder called Wil’s debate challenge “predictable, clunky P.R. stunts”. (Dan Nowicki, “Cardon Wants to Debate Flake One-on-One,” The Arizona Republic, 6/6/12,www.azcentral.com/)

In the past several months, there have been numerous candidates forums across the state. Wil has participated in many of them. Congressman Flake, however, has ducked many of them, sending a surrogate to read a letter instead. Now that the race has become so competitive, Wil wants a head-to-head debate with Congressman Flake. Unlike a candidates forum, this kind of debate allows for the two principal candidates to interact with each other – it’s an important difference that allows voters to contrast the candidates.

Arizonans deserve to know all they can about the candidates to make the best decision in August. But, it seems Congressman Flake disagrees.

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Vernon Parker Takes to TV in First Ad on Obamacare

Tempe, AZ – Today the Vernon Parker campaign announced it will launch its first television ad for the campaign. The spot will air locally on Cox cable and will begin airing on Monday, July 2nd.

View the ad:

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Ad copy:

VP: Obamacare. It was a travesty. An abomination. A big government takeover of health care. We did not want it. We could not afford it. It should not have happened. Now the Supreme Court has spoken, Congress needs to clean up the mess. No more raids on Medicare. Let doctors, nurses and health care professionals make the medical decisions not big government. The way it should be.

I’m Vernon Parker and I approved this message.

Parker, 52, is a rising star in the Republican Party. He is current councilman and former mayor of Paradise Valley. Raised by his grandmother in a severely underprivileged neighborhood, Parker was able to escape his environment through love, education, and hard work.

For more information about Parker or his campaign, visit www.vernonparker.com.

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Gabriela Saucedo Mercer Delivers Statement on Affordable Health Care Act Supreme Court Decision


TUCSON, AZ
– The Supreme Court has provided an opportunity for the people  of The United States to be included in the debate on the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA). Now that the Court has ruled the individual mandate, though unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause, can be upheld under the enumerated power of Congress to tax, it is time for Congress to perform as promised in 2010 for the complete repeal of ACA. With repeal, there will be an opportunity then for Americans to join the debate they were denied in 2009 on how to best reform our healthcare system which has been plagued by bureaucracy and fraud for decades.

President Obama is on record with the claim that the ACA was not a tax, but his lawyers defended the act as a tax during arguments. This historic decision has increased the scope and reach of the power of the Federal government to tax and regulate behavior. Small businesses and the middle class will suffer financially under the biggest permanent tax increase in our nation’s history. If the ACA continues to be implemented, it will only expedite the destruction of free market principles and freedom of health care choices for all Americans.

I am optimistic because the Court’s decision has by default given the decision back to Congress and We the People. We are blessed to live in a Constitutional Federal Republic and a government that is of the people, by the people and for the people. Through this next critical election, we can send a message to Washington by electing representatives to Congress who will bring the power back to the people and stop the encroachment of government.

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Congressman Flake Votes to Hold Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress

Washington, D.C. – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today issued the following statement on his vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress:

“This was not a vote I took lightly,” said Flake. “Our system of government is one of checks and balances, so when an Executive Branch official fails to comply with those checks, balancing measures need to be taken. I hope that going forward, the investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal can continue with cooperation from the Department of Justice, and that those who are responsible for the operation of this program will be held accountable.”

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Rep. Paul Gosar and House Hold Holder in Contempt

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ) released the following statement regarding the full vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. This vote is the result of continuous delays by Holder and the Department of Justice to release subpoenaed documents from the reckless Operation Fast and Furious.

Gosar said today, “Mr. Holder’s actions have shown his contempt for our constitutional rights, our border, Arizonans and all Americans and today Congress did its job by holding him in contempt. It is my hope today’s vote to sends a strong message to Attorney General Holder, President Obama and future bureaucrats that no one is above the law. After months of stonewalling, excuses and half truths Mr. Holder has run out of time and second chances.”

“The people of Arizona and throughout the United States and Mexico will be living with the consequences of Fast and Furious for years to come. Many have rightfully lost confidence in Attorney General Holder. Today’s vote further supports my Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res.490) in Mr. Holder which has the support of 114 members of Congress who each co-sponsored the measure.”

As the only member from Arizona on the committee for Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Gosar has been a leading advocate for the victims of this horrible operation by demanding answers and justice. Gosar is the lead sponsor of H. Res. 490, a Resolution of No Confidence in the Attorney General which currently has 114 cosponsors.

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Leah Campos Schandlbauer, CD09 Candidate, on Today’s Healthcare Ruling

PHOENIX — Leah Campos Schandlbauer, Republican candidate for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District today released the following statement about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
“Five decades of inside-the-beltway healthcare planning have been unable to stop the runaway costs that continue to plague families and bankrupt the federal government.  Today’s Supreme Court ruling further bureacratizes our healthcare system while foisting a huge tax increase on the American people, despite President Obama’s promises to the contrary.

“Politicians who favor government control of healthcare say current problems reflect a failure of the market, but we haven’t had a truly free market for insurance and care in more than half a century. It’s impossible to effectively serve the diverse healthcare needs of more than 300 million Americans with a Washington-centric plan. I am glad that the Supreme Court placed a limit on the federal government’s meddling in healthcare via the commerce clause, but sad to see Obamacare stand under a dubious tax rationale.  It will now be up to Congress to repeal the law. The only way to truly decrease healthcare costs is by the efficiency and discipline imposed by a truly free market. I will work toward re-establish the healthcare market with the following steps:

1. Repeal Obamacare
2. Equalize the tax treatment of insurance plans purchased by individuals and businesses
3. Allow for the purchase of insurance plans across state lines
4. Limit Medicare’s dominance of the healthcare sector by giving individuals under the age of 55 the option to use their Medicare funds to purchase insurance from commercial providers
“The first step to re-establishing a genuine marketplace for health services is to stop federal meddling in healthcare.”
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About Leah:
For more than 10 years, Leah Campos Schandlbauer served worldwide as an operations officer for the CIA’s National Clandestine Service. A lifelong conservative and strong believer in the principles of economic liberty and limited government, Leah decided to pursue a different type of public service when she chose to run for Congress in Arizona’s newly-created 9th District. Leah is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in political science. She also attended Rhodes Junior High School in Mesa and Chandler’s Seton Catholic High School, where she ran track and played basketball. Leah and her husband, Alfred, a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State, have four children. 

For more information, visit: www.leahforcongress.com.

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Brian Terry Foundation Spokesman Prepared to Comment on Holder Contempt Vote

Family Seeks Answers and Justice
Phoenix, AZ –Chairman of the Brian Terry Foundation, Robert Heyer is available to discuss the Holder contempt vote taking place in Congress. Nearly 18 months ago, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed at the hands of Mexican drug cartel bandits armed by a failed gun trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.
On Wednesday, Representative John Dingell (D-MI), the Representative of the Terry’s in Congress, invoked the Terry family name while saying he would not back the contempt resolutions but instead wants the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to conduct a more thorough investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
The Terry Family made the following statement in response:
“Congressman Dingell represents the district in Michigan where Brian Terry was born and where his family still resides, but his views don’t represent those of the Terry family. Nor does he speak for the Terry family. And he has never spoken to the Terry family.
His office sent us a condolence letter when Brian was buried 18 months ago. That’s the last time we heard from him. A year ago, after the House Oversight and Reform Committee began looking into Operation Fast and Furious, one of Brian’s sisters called Rep. Dingell’s office seeking help and answers. No one from his office called back.
While Mr. Dingell call’s for more investigation, we are calling for action. The Terry family has been waiting for over 18 months for answers about Operation Fast and Furious and how it was related to Brian’s death. If Rep. Dingell truly wants to support the Terry family and honor Brian Terry, a son of Michigan, he and other members of congress will call for the Attorney General to immediately provide the documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.”
The Brian Terry Foundation website www.honorbrianterry.com is collecting donations to raise funds for the families of slain Border Patrol agents, to raise public awareness of the flawed Fast and Furious investigation, and to establish educational scholarships. The Terry family wants to make certain that any mistakes made by the Justice Department during the investigation are never repeated.
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Statement from Jeff Flake on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Obamacare

Campaign releases new video revealing Richard Carmona’s support for unpopular law

PHOENIX – Jeff Flake, a conservative candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the healthcare law known as Obamacare:

“Today’s ruling makes it clear that the burden now falls squarely on Congress to act. I opposed Obamacare in 2009 because a government-run healthcare system would lead to unmanageable costs at a time when the country can least afford it. I still oppose Obamacare today, and until Congress is able to fully repeal it, I will work to defund it and prevent its further implementation.

“This November Arizonans will have a choice — whether to elect someone who stands with President Obama in supporting Big Government solutions like Obamacare, or to elect a candidate that will fight to repeal Obamacare. Our healthcare system is badly in need of reform, but Obamacare is not the answer. We need to replace it with effective, market-based health care reforms that increase competition, lowers costs, and raise the level of care for everyone. That’s what I have fought for in the House, and it’s what I will continue to do in the Senate.”

The Flake campaign has also released a new web video today revealing what liberal Democrat Richard Carmona thinks about Obamacare. Click the link or image below to watch:

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Governor Jan Brewer: Repealing ObamaCare Now Up to the American People

“Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court flies in the face of what most Americans know to be true: ObamaCare is an overreaching and unaffordable assault on states’ rights and individual liberty.

“For defenders of freedom and the free market, the decision to uphold ObamaCare is nothing short of disheartening. The ramifications are sure to be vast, including a new tax on middle class Americans and the erosion of individual liberty as Americans begin to see their health insurance choices dictated by an overbearing federal government.

“Everyone recognizes that the American health care system is not perfect. Costs are too high, and accessibility remains a hurdle for many Americans. But the answer to rising health care costs is not – and will never be – Big Government.  We need real, responsible reform. We need the innovation of states like ours – states that have enacted leading health care models promoting private sector competition, consumer choice, quality coverage and controlling costs. True reform will spring from sovereign states that are free to provide the coverage that best meets the needs of their citizens at a price they can afford. I stand ready to work alongside Congress, state legislators and stakeholders alike in developing sound proposals that enhance choice and competition and bring stability and predictability to our health care marketplace.

“If nothing else, today’s decision officially sets the stakes for the November election. It is now up to the American people to save our country from the fiscal and regulatory nightmare known as ObamaCare. Come November, we must elect a President who understands the economy, represents free enterprise and respects the Constitution and individual liberty.

“If Arizonans are to have access to the health care they need from the provider they choose, ObamaCare must be fully repealed.”

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Richard Carmona’s ObamaCare Can’t be Fixed, Must Be Repealed

(PHOENIX) – After helping the Obama Administration create ObamaCare, Richard Carmona and his fellow liberal Democrats are now facing calls for the budget-busting law to be repealed.  Arizona voters will have a chance in November to send responsible leaders to Congress and the White House who understand the damage this law will do to our economy.
“ObamaCare is still a wild, over-reaching attempt to regulate every aspect of our lives,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. “It defies common sense that Democrat Richard Carmona would support the heavy-handed policies of the Obama Administration that so many of his potential constituents find abhorrent.”
BACKGROUND …
“As The 17th Surgeon General Of The United States (2002-2006) And Chairperson Of The Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease (www.FightChronicDisease.Org), I Have Been Working For Nearly 2 Years With The Presidential Candidates’ Policy Teams To Help Ensure That Health And Health Care Were Among Their Top Policy Considerations.”  (Richard Carmona, “Reform Requires A Transformation,” Family Practice News, 1/1/09)
“Today, I Continue That Effort With President-Elect Obama’s Staff, Focusing On Health Care Reform.”  (Richard Carmona, “Reform Requires A Transformation,” Family Practice News, 1/1/09)
“An Important Part Of Health Care Reform Will Include A Basic Set Of Benefits For All Americans, Regardless Of Their Socioeconomic Status.”(Richard Carmona, “Reform Requires A Transformation,” Family Practice News, 1/1/09)
“We have many respected thought leaders in this country who understand the factors that contributed to our current predicament.”  (Richard Carmona, “Reform Requires A Transformation,” Family Practice News, 1/1/09)
“We Need To Bring Them Together And Have Them Figure Out A Way To Accomplish The Goal Of Ensuring That All Americans Have Access To A Set Of Basic Health Services.”  (Richard Carmona, “Reform Requires A Transformation,” Family Practice News, 1/1/09)
In March 2010, Giffords Cited Carmona In Announcing Support For ObamaCare, Quoting Carmona: “We Need To Move Toward A Health Care System, Not The Sick Care System That We Have Today. This Legislation Moves Us Closer To That. This Bill Is Not Perfect. But These Are Complex Issues And We Must Move Forward.” “Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)
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Kirk Adams Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on Obamacare Lawsuit

Kirk Adams, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s health care law:

“I am shocked that the court has upheld the president’s health care law. In 2010, the people of Arizona passed the Health Care Freedom Act in opposition to being forced, by the government, to buy a product that they either don’t want or can’t afford. This is the biggest tax increase in history. The people of Arizona and America do not support this bill.

I am the only candidate in this race that has fought Obamacare from day one. As Speaker of the Arizona House, I joined the lawsuit against the law. I fought Obamacare in Arizona, and you can be sure that as your representative in Washington its repeal will be my top priority!”

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A Tale of Two Cities

By Stephen Slivinski

It was almost like the gold rush all over again in Stockton, California. With booming property values and tax revenue during the past decade, city coffers were flush and cash was flying to sports arenas, retail centers, office buildings, and parking garages.

Today, Stockton faces bankruptcy. Property values have plummeted, blowing a massive hole in the city budget, and police and fire forces have been cut by around 30 percent. The newly built city hall – which never officially opened – has been repossessed after bond defaults by the city. Bond holders have also repossessed a few new parking garages. The arena – mainly a home to the local minor league hockey team – is under-booked for the foreseeable future. The city has dwindling reserves and is expected to run a budget deficit of around $26 million this year.

Stockton will be entering Chapter 9 bankruptcy to reorganize its hemorrhaging balance sheet and renegotiate with public-sector unions that have heaped hundreds of millions in unfunded liabilities and unsustainable short-term costs on the city. It will be the biggest American city to ever declare bankruptcy.

The tale of Stockton is also a cautionary tale to many cities across the nation that heavily indebted taxpayers during the boom years, including Glendale, Arizona. Just last weekend, for instance, the Arizona Republic reported that the city might need to pledge city hall and the police station as collateral for more bonds.

Like Stockton, Glendale gambled on retail centers and sports arenas. In both cases, much of it was fueled by public debt. Glendale’s overall long-term bonded debt load is just over $1 billion, according to data from the Arizona Department of Revenue. That’s $4,341 per resident of Glendale (over $17,000 for a family of four). By contrast, Stockton’s bonded debt was around $700 million, or around $2,400 per resident – about half of Glendale’s.

Of course there are plenty of differences between the cities. But it’s important to note that for many cities across America, avoiding Stockton’s fate might be simply a matter of making sure they don’t over-leverage themselves during boom periods in the first place.

Constitutional debt limits can provide such a barrier, but in Arizona and many other states, judges have eviscerated debt limits. Policymakers across the nation owe it to taxpayers to consider the importance of limiting public debt, particularly for risky ventures that provide more benefit to private interests or government unions than the public at large.

Stephen Slivinski is a senior economist with the Goldwater Institute.

Learn more:

Goldwater Institute: Living Debt-Free: Restoring Arizona’s Commitment to its Constitutional Debt Limit (PDF)

Sacramento BeeVote Tuesday could send Stockton to bankruptcy court

Arizona RepublicGlendale weighs options to cover sports-related debt

Travis Grantham Responds to Obamacare Ruling

Tempe – Travis Grantham, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.

“I am extremely disappointed that the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the individual mandate as a tax today in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

“This disastrous bill is anything but affordable and will only act as a burden on the American people. Never before has there been such an immense effort on the part of any American President to implement such a crippling law on America’s economy. This is a 2,700 page bill that was not read by anyone who voted in favor of this monstrosity. There are ways to solve the problems within our health insurance laws but never should these solutions share the same foundation upon which Socialist policies are derived from.”

“ObamaCare continues to be an economic burden for not only the United States but for all working families. We must work together to replace those in Washington D.C. who refuse to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety. If elected to Congress, I will make the repeal of this tax and the full repeal of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act my top priority. We must repeal ObamaCare before the crushing aspects of this bill take effect.”

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Travis Grantham is a Conservative Republican candidate for Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District. He serves as the Chief Operations Officer at International Air Response based at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. He is also a Captain and Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing based out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Travis and his wife Patricia have two daughters