by David Safier
"It's really simple," she said, before heading to give a speech to business leaders at Tucson Country Club. "Where are you going to continuing cutting? What are you going to do? Do away with K-12, and slash-and-burn the universities?"
"You're affecting real people, real lives; and it's heartbreaking, to tell you the truth," she said, pointing to health and human services as one area in which it has been personally difficult for her to propose cuts.
"Going in and decimating people's lives is not the American way. You just can't do that," Brewer said.
Her tone is more telling than the content. Brewer is spouting — dare I say it? — the Democrat's party line, that the cuts will decimate education and ruin people's lives. She could have chosen softer rhetoric. Instead, she's throwing down the gauntlet to Pearce, Burns, Melvin, et al.