Richard Carmona Ran Debt Up To $46 Million At The Pima County Health System

Arizona Republican Party

After Driving The Pima County Health System Deeper Into Debt Carmona Was Forced To Resign

PHOENIX – As Arizonans continue to learn why the only Democrat that was personally recruited to run for elected office by President Barack Obama was Richard Carmona, today it’s been revealed that like his recruiter – who has added over $6 trillion to the national debt – Mr. Carmona, while he was the head of the Pima County Health System, ran its debt up to $46 million.

Even though he was only there for a year, under Carmona’s watch the Pima County Health System saw their debt increase by 28 percent and he was forced to resign.

As the Associated Press reports:

“The Pima County Healthcare system’s debt has jumped 28 percent in the last year and is expected to top $46 million by the end of the fiscal year in June. … [Richard Carmona] the embattled head of the Pima Healthcare system offered his resignation on the eve of a board of supervisors meeting at which he might have been fired.” (“Pima County’s Health Care Debt Growing,” The Associated Press, 4/28/99)

“Just like his recruiter President Barack Obama, Richard Carmona knows how to drive an organization like the Pima County Health System deeper into debt,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. “Given Carmona’s big spending ways, it’s clear that if he gets back to Washington he’ll just be a reliable vote for President Obama’s agenda of more spending and higher taxes.”



  1. Conservative American says:

    Let’s take a closer look at the “fiscal conservatism” of JEFF FLAKE!

    Congressman Jeff Flake voted against the post 9/11 GI Bill. In June 2008, Flake voted against a war-funding measure that revised GI Bill college benefits. The bill provided those who served at least three years on active duty educational assistance equivalent to tuition and fees at a leading public university in their state along with housing assistance, money for books, school supplies and tutorial assistance. The bill passed with only nine House Republicans voting against it. One of those nine was JEFF FLAKE!

    Flake voted FOR the war but AGAINST GI Bill benefits for those who served. But why would Flake care about GI’s, he has never served in the military. Carmona, on the other hand, enlisted in the Army, joined the Special Forces, served in the Vietnam War and was awarded TWO Bronze Stars!

    Fiscal conservatism is great but you don’t put a notch in your belt of fiscal conservatism at the expense of those who went to war for our country and were lucky enough to come home vertical instead of in a body bag!


  2. Conservative American says:

    While JEFF FLAKE voted AGAINST the post 9/11 GI Bill, he included, word for word, the DREAM Act in his STRIVE Act illegal alien amnesty legislation. Here is what Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, had to say about the DREAM Act illegal alien amnesty legislation:

    “It also goes against our national interest to deny these young students a college education. By creating opportunities for these bright, talented youth to attend college, they will contribute much, much more than they ever could as struggling workers moving from one under-the-table job to another. With a college education, they can fill important jobs in fields facing critical shortages, such as engineers, nurses, and teachers. Today, even in tough economic times, our country has 3 million unfilled jobs. By 2018, we’ll need to fill 2.6 million job openings in the fields of science, technology, and engineering, and mathematics.The students who will benefit from the DREAM Act can absolutely help fill those jobs.”

    “By working in these fields, they will contribute to our country’s economic growth. With a bachelor’s degree, their earnings will be up to 80 percent higher than if their education ends in high school. With those extra earnings, they will purchase homes, cars, and other goods to drive economic growth. According to a 2010 study from the University of California, Los Angeles, those who would benefit from the DREAM Act could generate between $1.4 trillion and $3.6 trillion of income over their careers.”

    So while JEFF FLAKE included in his STRIVE Act illegal alien amnesty legislation the DREAM Act, which would provide all of the above new educational benefits for illegal aliens, FLAKE voted AGAINST the post 9/11 GI Bill which would have created new educational benefits American GI’s!


  3. Conservative American says:

    …and this just in!

    “It’s a Dead Heat in Arizona Senate Race”

    “Heather Ginsberg

    “Here is the latest news you need to know about the Arizona Senate race:”

    “In the last week, 3 polls have been released gauging the state of the race. 2 of the pollsters have Jeff Flake, the Republican ahead by 3% and 6%. The most recent poll has Richard Carmona up by 2%, with a margin of error at 4%. Essentially these polls show that the race is a dead heat.”

    JEFF FLAKE just received the endorsement of both the Arizona and U. S. Chamber of Commerce. That’s not an endorsement, that’s the political kiss of death, LOL!

    It was the U. S. Chamber of Commerce who sought to have the Legal Arizona Workers Act declared unconstitutional by SCOTUS in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting! They lost and LAWA was upheld. Naturally, the Chamber of Commerce supports FLAKE because FLAKE co-authored the STRIVE Act illegal alien amnesty legislation which contained within it the DREAM Act.The Chamber of Commerce never saw an amnesty it didn’t like and if FLAKE becomes U. S. Senator they know that FLAKE and McCain will provide businesses with all of the cheap, south-of-the-border labor they could possibly want at the expense of U. S. citizen workers!


  4. Justice DOJ says:

    Protect the children of Pima County and Vote No for retention of all judges in Pima County And Supreme Court!

    Arizona Supreme Court:
    A. John Pelander III

    Court of Appeals, Division II:
    Peter J. Eckerstrom
    Philip G. Espinosa
    Joseph W. Howard
    Virginia Kelly

    Superior Court in Pima County:

    Karen S. Adam
    Gus Aragón
    Deborah Bernini
    Kyle A. Bryson
    Carmine Cornelio
    Jane L. Eikleberry
    Richard S. Fields
    Richard Gordon
    Howard Hantman
    Jan E. Kearney
    Kenneth Lee
    Leslie B. Miller
    Michael Miller
    Scott H. Rash
    Sarah R. Simmons
    Christopher P. Staring
    Paul E. Tang
    Stephen C. Villarreal

  5. Here is why illegal aliens are filing taxes:

    What the **** has Flake done to stop this? NOTHING! He loves it!

  6. Conservative American says:

    In October 2006, the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based non-profit organization which advocates better transparency in government, reported that Flake’s campaign committee paid his wife $15,750 for fundraising and administrative work during 2005-2006.

    Apparently Flake’s ideas of fiscal responsibility include funneling campaign money to his wife. Nice!

  7. Yeah, that will stop that moderate “McCain machine”. They aren’t conservative enough, so let’s vote for some liberals instead! Let’s make sure that democrats keep a majority in the senate – that will teach them! Sure, it has the not-so-awesome consequence of ensuring that we don’t get rid of Obamacare, the economy suffers, and the national debt keeps skyrocketing – but it’s worth it, as long as we can get rid of McCain and anyone who doesn’t hate him as much as we do! Right?

  8. Note: There is a footnote at the bottom of the above linked article, referring readers to a related story “Migrant Filings Rise, Tax Preparers Report”, which is now a dead link – this April 2007 was there just 90 days ago. A Google search for ““Migrant Filings Rise, Tax Preparers Report” DOES bring up the article, but it is again a dead link. It is obvious that AzCentral has killed the link.

    The article “Migrant Filings Rise, Tax Preparers Report” refers to the Bush administration (as they were moving to cram amnesty in 2007) encouraging illegal aliens to file income taxes for multiple years back to when they came into the U.S. – a “requirement” for amnesty. This article also featured reference to “Campos Enterprises”, who at the time had 25 locations in Arizona and were specializing in filing tax returns for illegal aliens (FRAUD). Campos Enterprises was still alive and kicking just last year – when I reported them to postal authorities for “hand delivering” a solicitiation to my mailbox – a felony. I also reported them to the Arizona Attorney General’s office for running a scam contest to “win a new home” – IF you allowed them to do your taxes.

    Finally, the Arizona Department of Revenue allegedly developed “software” to address this problem just last year:

    And, the Internal Revenue Service is currently the subject of a year-long audit for their roll in swallowing fraudulent tax returns for illegal aliens:

  9. Conservative American says:

    And that is the REST of the story! Excellent researching, JPD! :-)

  10. Conservative American says:

    LOL! Still counts! I’m not on his email list so it’s new information to me! ;-)

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