Brewer made a big deal about not playing word games and calling the State Exec Tower’s Christmas Tree a Christmas Tree rather than a “Holiday Tree” (read article). But now Brewer has gone and scheduled a “Holiday Party.” (View Event Invitation) Guess she’s back to politically correct word games and her decision to call things what they are was really fleeting. Granted, one could say that the point is niggling or even that there’s a consistency in that the tree is specifically Christian, but her party could be a celebration of all the year end events, but perhaps there is an inconsistency in light of Brewer’s other inconsistencies.
Brewer HAD a conservative history in the legislature … but now she’s betraying those Republican principles by advocating for an 18% sales tax hike.
Brewer gave a conservative inaugural address attacking the growth of government. But since she stepped on to the 9th floor, she has been anything but true to her word. The fact is that she has protected the growth of government through line item vetoes that have actually protected government spending at the same time she has advocated for a tax hike to sustain government growth.
We heard from Chuck Coughlin that the governor would not run if she didn’t get her tax hike as quoted in the August 28th edition of The Arizona Republic
Friend and political adviser Chuck Coughlin said Brewer “wants to run,” but his counsel on whether she should do so may depend on whether she gets the tax hike she seeks. A majority of Republican legislators in the House and Senate have voted to refer the proposal to a special-election ballot, but not a single Democrat has signed on.
“My belief is that (Brewer’s campaign decision) hinges on whether or not she has the tools to govern,” Coughlin said, referencing the estimated $2.5 billion that would be generated over three years by the tax increase. “If Democrats are unwilling to help her, than maybe she’ll give this job back to them.”
But then she’s already thrown her hat in the ring.
Brewer got rid of Kevin Tyne as part of her political “makeover” … but we’ve gotten the same-ole, same-ole since his departure.
Niggling point on the tree? Perhaps, but the Governor’s inconsistency is undeniable.