What would make Arizona Republicans eager to raise their own taxes?


Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com

Terrorizing brown people, of course! HighGround, the firm owned by Chuck Coughlin (Arizona’s true Governor) which represents GOP candidate Scott Smith, released a poll of the upcoming primary. The results for Governor track with other recent polls showing Doug Ducey and Christine Jones vying for the lead but still a lot of undecideds. The focus was on immigration and naturally the mostly conservative respondents favored hardline anti-immigrant enforcement. A wide majority favor such measures so much that they are willing to disregard their objection to taxation for them.

Q9. If the Federal Government refuses to secure the border, would you support the State of Arizona increasing taxes to allocate additional resources to securing the border and increasing immigration enforcement?

24.5% Definitely No
12.3% Probably No
20.5% Probably Yes
37.3% Definitely Yes
5.5% Don’t Know, Refused

Yet more proof that their constant blubbering about “deficits” and “spending” and “debt” is a bunch of marlarkey. The spending they don’t like is that which goes to help poor people. There is endless supply, however, of federal revenue to borrow (or state money to divert) for the purpose of locking up brown and black people or killing them.

But sure, tell me again how “moderate Republicans” are going to save us.


  1. Of course we have never heard of an ex-Marine who wanted to plant land mines along the U.S.-Mexico border before killing his girlfriend, her mother, and her toddler … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._T._Ready … “secure the border” is another way to simply say what you deny is the true aim of the immigration debate (pun intended).

  2. “… locking up brown and black people or killing them.”

    Killing them? I don’t think you can get much more hysterical unless you can find a way to physically cry on this blog. This an issue that has another side to it that you won’t see. Your positions on the subject of illegal immigration are as hard to understand for the other side as theirs is to you. And – I know this is hard to understand – you may not be as correct as you think you are.

  3. Don’t forget that I have also spoken in favor of higher taxes in the form of gas taxes to support the Highway Trust Fund. The Republicans stopped allowing the automatic raises each year to tax and we now have shortages of funding for maintaining roads and bridges. That was stupid and shortsighted of them of them.

    See, not all Republicans are reflexively anti-tax…it just depends on what it is for.

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