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“If President Obama wants to score points with Republicans and avoid another debt crisis, stop borrowing money from China and borrow from the Cayman Islands. That way most lawmakers could draw a paycheck and interest from the American people. They could call it The Grand Cayman Bargain. I would sleep better knowing American tax dollars went to an American politician to buy cocaine than a communist from China to buy American jobs.”
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Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
PHOENIX — Ken Bennett formally kicked off his bid to become governor Tuesday with a proposal to replace the state's income tax by increasing the number of goods and services subject to the state sales tax.
PHOENIX — Arizona's economy continues to mend, spurred largely by a people buying cars and parts.
Capitalism or socialism in america. which shall it be? All the signs are there. Our nation is rapidly moving towards socialism. Americans on some form of welfare outnumber the number of workers. National healthcare is upon us and the middle class is being destroyed. The unemployment rate is reported to be 7.2 percent but the real number is in the range of 15 percent. We are becoming a nation of part time workers. Our national debt is a disaster waiting to happen. Perhaps this is what our President had in mind when he said “I want to fundamentally transform America”.
Unofficial election results have voters approving the City of Mesa's request for more than $130 million in bonds.
Is America’s center rising again? It certainly seems that way.
John McCain is still seething about the government shutdown and those darn conservative upstarts who caused it. For no good reason, the lives of thousands were interrupted in “real and painful” ways.
Congress loves to brag that it is keeping taxes low by borrowing 46 percent of the money it spends to operate the U.S. government and passing the bill on to our children.
PHOENIX — A new poll suggests that Arizona voters insist they're mad as hell and are ready to throw the current crop of bums out of Congress. But it remains to be seen whether the anger at government dysfunction carries through to next year's general election — and whether voters find the alternatives they are offered are any better.
After plenty of haggling, and a fair amount of political theater, Congress reached a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. Most people would agree that a fully functioning government that can pay its bills on time is a positive thing — and it’s certainly good news for investors, because a default on the part of the U.S. government could have had serious repercussions in the financial markets. But what’s next?
PHOENIX — The state has gotten back some of the funds it sent to Washington to keep the Grand Canyon open during the federal shutdown.
“Now that our debt exceeds that of the entire Eurozone and United Kingdom’s combined debt, every taxpayer in America should be ready to vote the Grey Beards out of Washington regardless of political party. Harvard graduates have proven that they don’t understand the first thing about economics. If we don’t change things very soon we won’t have to worry about it because the Chinese will come in and give us a lesson in basic economics.”
“Thanks to extreme Regressive’s like Rep. Matt Salmon the Republican party will soon become as extinct as the Whig party.”
A recent Bloomberg.com report showing college tuition in the U.S. has increased 538 percent since 1985 while medical care rose 286 percent during the same time span may surprise some, but not Chris Ordway. As a college funding adviser for the Phoenix-based non-profit HEFAR Group — an acronym for Higher Education Financial Aid Resources — Ordway works daily with families trying to plan for the high cost of sending their children to college.
“The cupboard is bare”, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently in reference to the federal budget crisis. “There’s [sic] no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that.”
“Why does the self-proclaimed “toughest Sheriff in America” need 24-hour, seven-days-a-week bodyguard protection at taxpayer expense?”
The return to standard time for most of the country won't come for a few more weeks, leaving many looking forward to the Nov. 3 "fall back" that rewards us the option of an extra hour's sleep.
The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
No matter how the latest D.C. follies end, one thing’s clear:
“Interesting how the President, who said he WILL NOT negotiate, is belittling the GOP for not negotiating!”
I remember when a billion used to be a number so big nobody could comprehend it, though it is still a massive number.
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”