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Fool’s Gold: Sales tax increase will cost jobs

David Safier

by David SafierOnce again, I'm in Jim Nintzel's debt for doing the heavy lifting on this one.The Goldwater Institute has been pushing the meme that a 1 cent sales tax increase will cost Arizona somewhere between 9,000 and 13,000 jobs. The problem is, the figure is wrong, for a few reasons. The most important one … Read more

Republicans resurrect “welfare” charge for Tax Day: More GOP Tax Day Lies

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: Now for those of you who prefer more in-depth economic analysis, one of the best economics bloggers is Jon Perr at Perrspectives and crooksandliars.com. Perr has his take down of the All Propaganda (AP) article which ran last week in the Arizona Daily Star and many other national newspapers (without fact-checking) and … Read more

Dear Deficit Commission…

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: Dave Johnson at OurFuture.org explains the deficit in easy to understand colorful graphs. Dear Deficit Commission, It's Not Hard: Dear Deficit Commission, It's not hard to figure out why we have a huge deficit. It's so easy I don't have to use words. Here are some pictures: Bill Clinton raised taxes on … Read more

Arizona Democratic Party 2010 Arizona Heritage Dinner

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: This is a "big effin' deal!" Most Democratic activists have already or will receive e-mail notice of this event that allows you to securely purchase tickets online and to provide the requisite disclosure statement for security clearance purposes. https://secure.azdem.org/page/contribute/heritage2010 What: 2010 Arizona Heritage Dinner When: Saturday, May 1, 2010 Where: Arizona Biltmore … Read more

Tim has some esplainin’ to do

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: I was contacted by a reader who was irate about a mail piece received from Tim Sultan, candidate for the House in LD 28: I just received in the mail literature from a Tim Sultan running for State Representative, and the blue page (not his slick ad) says, "Tim Sultan is the … Read more

Corporate welfare tax give-away plan passes Senate Finance Committee

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: Ideology trumps facts and reality for the GOP Taliban. They continue to cling to the entirely disproved and discredited supply-side "trickle down" GOP economic theory because it is faith based — they believe in things which are demonstrably and provably false. They are delusional, and fiscally irresponsible. They are a threat to … Read more

Milwaukee vouchers have no affect on student achievement

David Safier

by David SafierHere's an illuminating study out of the University of Arkansas. The authors studied students in Milwaukee's 20 year old voucher program. The conclusion: Voucher students “scored at similar levels as their peers not participating in the school choice program.”Who are the lefties behind this obviously slanted study? One is Jay Greene, a friend … Read more

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