Direct from the candidate

Here is a guest editorial from David Gowan, legislative candidate for House of Representatives from LD 30*.

The Voters Will Have The Final Say On Taxes/Spending

David Gowan

Republican Candidate LD 30 State House

With our proximity to the border, stopping illegal immigration will remain the top concern for our district for the immediate future, but more and more people are sharing their concerns about the rapid growth of our state government and its implication for our tax burden.

Between 2000 and 2007 our state’s population grew by 24% while our state’s budget grew by 94%. That is shameful and absolutely unjustified. It is the result of big-spending governors and too many legislators without the backbone to defend taxpayers and say “No!” to the lobbyists and special interests. Everyone wants more money, all the time, and if you give them everything they say they absolutely need, they’ll be back the next year for even more. It will never be enough, not for any of them. We are fast approaching the tipping point where the decision will be made to seriously cut spending or to raise taxes.

I have taken a No New Taxes pledge and the only way to keep that promise is to start cutting spending. But before I, or any other genuine conservative can go to work, it will be up to the voters to decide what they want from their government. If they want more spending and higher taxes, then they have those choices available. If they want less spending and lower taxes, then they have that choice available as well.

So there you go Mr. and Mrs. Arizona Voter, as you sit there looking at your mail-in ballot… Its your turn to decide… Don’t forget or set it aside to fill out later. We are relying on each other and you need to fulfill your responsibility before I can go fulfill mine.

*Publication of this editorial is not meant as an endorsement of the author but rather an opportunity for candidates to directly reach our audience.

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