Congressman Ben Quayle Opposes Proposition 204

Warns Taxpayers of the Negative Impact a Permanent Sales Tax Increase Will Have on Arizona’s Economic Development

PHOENIX —Today, Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle joined State Treasurer Doug Ducey in opposition to Proposition 204. The unintended consequences of Prop 204 has the list of community and business leaders rallying against the largest permanent sales tax increase in Arizona’s history growing by the day.

“This tax increase will not only hurt all hard working Arizonans, it will also make Arizona a less attractive place to do business,” said Congressman Quayle. “We have the ability to stop a permanent sales tax increase that will force current and future generations to pay a $1 billion annual tax. Voting ‘NO’ on Proposition 204 will stop this special interest tax increase that has no accountability and offers no real reform for our education system.”

Congressman Quayle has spent his tenure in Washington fighting for smart tax policies that reward, rather than punish, Americans. Prop 204’s permanent tax increase on Arizona families sends the message that not only that Arizona is closed for business, but also that the state does not care about the families that continue to struggle during this economic recovery.

“Congressman Quayle has fought tirelessly against policies that burden families,” said Doug Ducey, Chairman of the No New Taxes, No on 204 committee. “Raising sales taxes 18 percent on every purchase will not help families, not attract new business to our state, and not help promote existing business growth throughout Arizona.”

To learn more about Proposition 204, please visit www.VoteNoOn204.com.

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Herman Cain to Visit Tucson, Endorse Gabriela Saucedo Mercer for Congress in AZ-03

TUCSON, AZ – The campaign for Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is pleased to announce former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain will be visiting Tucson on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Cain will be attending an event supporting Gabby’s candidacy for the U.S. House Of Representatives in Arizona’s congressional District 3. The event will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at The Viscount Hotel located at 4855 E. Broadway in Tucson.

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer endorsed by Arizona State Representative Brenda Barton

TUCSON, AZ – The office of Congressional Candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer announced she has received the endorsement of Arizona State Representative Brenda Barton.

Rep. Barton released the following statement today:

“Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, a naturalized citizen carries on that torch of freedom that brought so many to our shores. Outspoken, feisty Gabby disarms you with her easy laugh and willingness to listen. She’ll work hard for Arizona; she’ll work hard for the country she chose as her own. I am quite pleased and honored to lend my name as endorsing Gabriela Saucedo Mercer for Congress. She’ll make us proud and she won’t boycott Arizona!!” 

Candidate Saucedo Mercer has released the following response:

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of State Legislator Brenda Barton. She has been serving the people of Arizona and understands what it takes to represent the people. She has been an inspiration to me. She also encouraged me to apply to the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series program which prepared me to run for office. Again, I am honored and very grateful for her support.”

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett Endorses Gabriela Saucedo Mercer for Congress

TUCSON, AZ – The following statement was delivered by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett:

“If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, voters should elect Gabriela Saucedo Mercer to Congress and stop the madness. Gabby understands the issues that matter most to the residents of southern Arizona. From education to jobs and the economy, it is time that we have a new advocate in Washington.

“Gabby’s candidacy offers southern Arizona voters a real opportunity to end a decade of ineffective representation. Unbelievably, Congressman Grijalva led the charge for an economic boycott of his own state two years ago. Don’t we need a voice in Washington to fight for us, not against us? Let’s send Gabby to Washington to be a part of the solution, not the problem.”

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer welcomes the endorsement by Secretary of State Ken Bennett and responded to the announcement earlier today.

“I thank Secretary of State Ken Bennett for his announcement today to endorse my campaign for Congress. Indeed, it is time for new leadership in Congressional District 3. For ten years, the district has been misrepresented by the incumbent. The Secretary of State recognizes the need for southern Arizonans to have their voices represented in our United States Congress. It is an honor to have his support, and I thank Ken Bennett for helping to lead our state toward better days ahead.”

Rep. Ben Quayle’s Regulatory Reform Bill Passes the House

WASHINGTON (DC) – Congressman Ben Quayle released the following statement after his bill, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act passed the House of Representatives as part of the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation package.

“Over-regulation is one of the biggest impediments to the growth of our nation’s small businesses, and the job creation that comes from that growth. Harmful regulations have been piled on during the Obama Administration, and many of these rules were promulgated without public knowledge or input as a result of the regulation-by-litigation tactics employed by special interest groups.

“My bill shines a light on the murky ‘sue and settle’ process that has led to costly consent decrees like Utility MACT, Cement MACT and the regional haze rules which threaten power plants in Arizona and around the country. As things stand, the American people are being bound by costly rules made behind closed doors, but they are rarely offered the opportunity to take part in the creation of these rules. My bill will open the process to public comment and make these decrees more flexible to meet changing circumstances.

“With this package, the House has taken a major step in fighting back against the regulatory onslaught on our nation’s small businesses.”

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Rep. Ben Quayle Discusses Border Security on Fox and Friends

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Rep. Ben Quayle Discusses Need to Cut Red Tape on the House Floor

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ICYMI: Ben Quayle on Fox America’s Newsroom and 3-TV Discussing Immigration

Congressman Ben Quayle was on Fox America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer yesterday to talk about immigration enforcement issues. Congressman Quayle attacks the White House’s blatant double standard in choosing which states cooperate with immigration enforcement.

ALRA Releases Its Primary Candidate Endorsements

MESA, ARIZONA (July 11, 2012) – In light of the unprecedented importance placed on the 2012 electoral cycle, the Executive Board of the Arizona Latino Republican Association (ALRA) decided to break with its former practice and officially vet and endorse some primary candidates.

After a review of the candidacies and political platforms of the Republicans in various key races, the ALRA Executive Board has taken formal votes to decide which candidates are most in line with our conservative platforms and values. The result of those votes is as follows:

  • Maricopa County Sheriff – Joe Arpaio
  • Congressional District 3 – Gabriela Saucedo Mercer
  • Congressional District 5 – Matt Salmon
  • Legislative District 8 Representative – T J Shope
  • Legislative District 13 Representative – Steve Montenegro
  • Legislative District 21 Representative – Rick Gray
  • Legislative District 21 Representative – Debbie Lesko
  • Legislative District 25 Senator – Russell Pearce
  • Gilbert Justice of the Peace – James Estrada

Congratulations to all on receiving ALRA’s endorsement of their respective campaigns. We look forward to working with all of them to strengthen the conservative representation that is vital to the future dignity, security and prosperity of the people of Arizona.

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Rep Ben Quayle Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

WASHINTON (DC) – Congressman Ben Quayle released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” on a 5-4 majority.

“I believe that today’s decision was a disaster for the American people and the American healthcare system. Even before full implementation, Obamacare costs drastically more than promised, raises the costs of healthcare for American families and harms the ability of businesses to offer health insurance, or even hire new workers. 

“I will continue to fight every day for the full repeal of this government takeover of healthcare. The fight against Obamacare doesn’t end today – it’s just getting warmed up”

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