ALLOCATION

ALLOCATION


Arizona Republic columnist Robert Robb – 7-29-09 – sees Arizona political reality as … there isn’t any money … I offer for your consideration a

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . I beg to differ … it is and has always been a combination of our willingness to see value in collectiveness and an allocation of our taxes …

Arizona like much of the intermountain west (Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Montana) is defiantly proud of its heritage of rugged and dogged individualism. Our heroes are those whose words and actions personify this heritage. Those notions typifying collectiveness are given scant consideration.

Taxes in any form in this region as been seen as a “taking” an exercise of some punitive action by others to take from those vested in the heritage of individualism. This is, I believe, a paradigm not unlike that which the late Roman Empire found itself in steady decline. The manner in which one exercises his/her individualism today requires a departure from the Old West heritage to which many so dearly chose to cling.

Touted and lauded by Hollywood on colloid film the Old West heritage needs give way to an understanding that, today, only through cooperation and interdependence can we achieve any true degree of peace and safety. For those schooled and acculturated in the lure of the Old West this proves challenging as they attempt to understand and adjust to a way of life so quickly slipping into extinction.

As Arizona is buffeted around by the changing winds of time, might the resultant turmoil be understandable as many of our state legislators and current political leaders come from this background…? On the one hand laws and rules are enacted to strengthen the hand of the individual, while on the other, often with appreciable consternation and reluctance, enacted are rules and regulations which contribute and strengthen the hand of the collective.

We continue to loath taxation in any form. It is our bane and most difficult to enact as it continues to be viewed as a “taking” while offering little of substantive value in return. I would offer, Mr. Robb, the dilemma facing Arizona has never honestly been about the lack of money, which has and remains sufficient even today. It continues to be seeking resolution to … a combination of our willingness to see value in collectiveness and an allocation of our taxes …

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

Caught with their hands in your cookie jar

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cookie jar

. . . OOPS . . . caught with their hands in your cookie jar . . .

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Hey, had “we” known that select Glendale taxpayers would be offering up a guarantee “we” too would have placed a bid for the Coyotes Hockey Team.

I got to hand it to Jerry Reinsdorf, Glendale and the NHL as reported this is a really sweet deal for Reinsdorf, et al. to appear the savior while behind closed doors negotiating a life preserver deal from Glendale city council.

But this is not the first nor the only deal which city councils have negotiated behind closed doors in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Flagstaff, Tucson or virtually any other community in Arizona where your tax dollars have gone to support and virtually guarantee a selected private investor a profit.

Moreover, our Az Corp Commission (ACC) struggles (ha) to appear as though they are actually deliberating, pursuant to the oath they took “to serve and to protect” us, when they almost without exception grant rate increases to APS, Qwest and other so-called public utilities. Our friends at SRP are safely outside the jurisdiction of ACC and therefore are free to set their rate at whatever profit is acceptable to their board of directors.

What frightens Jerry Reinsdorf, Glendale and the NHL is this “deal” got disclosed and made public. That’s not supposed to happen. These deals are clandestine and are designed to remain ever smoldering in shadow for years not be to seen by the likes of you or me.

I rise to thank whatever glitch occurred that provided this information in a timelier manner enabling us to better understand the deceptiveness occurring behind our backs but taken in our stead.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

“Honest” John McCain and Judge Sotomayor

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WOW … “honest” John, are you actually asking us to feign surprise at your decision…?

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Exactly what do you mean “honest” John when you note Judge Sotomayor has a record of judicial activism…? Are you suggesting your support for Justice Roberts was because he had no record of judicial activism…? Or were you anxious to support Roberts because his judicial activism was more reflective of positions you hold…?

I must note, I feel, Mr. McCain there is essentially NO substantive difference between Republican Red and Democrat Blue as all 535 members of Congress drink and feed from the same public trough, while garnering and filling your campaign coffers from the same sources. All this positioning and posturing is nothing more than a game, played at our expense, not truly worthy of the time given to it.

Frankly, “we” are stupid to allow it continue…!

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

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