(picture from Arizona Capitol Times)
Drunk with power, or simply dazed from visions of hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars dancing in their heads, Jeremy Duda from the Arizona Capitol Times, captures Heather Carter, Ethan Orr, Kate Brophy McGee, Doug Coleman, Rob Robson, and Jeff Dial leaving the House before the gavel to make their case to spend-increase-expand with money we lowly taxpayers have not even made yet.
Geez Louise Republicans! The budget you passed in the Senate only has a $400 million structural deficit. That is just not enough! The Coalition of Corruption including these six and all the Democrats (again) want bigger government – more agencies – increased spending – and to expand on the expansion of last session. If we are going to borrow money to pass a democrat budget then let’s go all the way!
No money into the rainy day fund. No money to buy back our buildings. No money to decrease our debt. Actually they are demanding that money is spent that does not exist. In their power-induced-drunken-state the LegisTraitors are blind to the plight of Arizona taxpayers preferring to prioritize the interests of the crony capitalists who bankroll their campaign committees.
The amendments and increased spending requested by the Coalition of Corruption has been scored by the non-partisan JBLC to give Arizona a $1 Billion deficit by 2017. This is “recurring spending” meaning the spending will occur every single year.
So another day and no budget for Arizona. The taxpayers, small businessmen, and Principled Conservatives will have to wait and see who is offering what to whom before we will know what is being shoved down our throats this year. Will there be a fundraiser with a gift-in-kind equal to the amount it takes to educate one child for half a year in a Charter School?
Will we see a new traitor or will the traitors have a traitor? And how much does a LegisTraitor vote go for?
The vote is tied at 30-30. It will be an interesting day.