state afraid to grant a seat at the table to “we” – the citizen, taxpayers, voters the common man/woman of Arizona

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .  In nearly every article written about the need for Arizona to overhaul its government … one ingredient is almost always deleted, eliminate, minimized or given scant mention.

 

As Arizona nears 100, government needs an overhaul

The Arizona Republic… Kathleen Ingley

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2010/02/05/20100205overhaul-arizona-government.html

 

 Why are those currently self-anointed leaders of our state afraid to grant a seat at the table to “we” – the citizen, taxpayers, voters the common man/woman of Arizona…?

 

And moreover why is it that “we” – the people – choose to remain deaf, dumb, silent while these same self-anointed leaders continuously take woefully self-serving action$ principally benefiting their corporatist$ $ponsor$ …  is this not a sign, not of ignorance, but of stupidity…?

 

Until or unless “we” choose to get off our butts and become actively involved in how we are governed the current corporatist agenda will only harden.   Our future is in our own hands and in no one else’s.  

 

“Your greatest weapon is in your enemy’s mind”Buddha

 

… “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear” Harry S. Truman

 

…JUSTIFICATON comes in many sizes, shapes, colors, encompassing many nuances and what “WE” trust that department bureaucrats will make an objective and completive decision … And where is OUR voice…????

…JUSTIFICATON comes in many sizes, shapes, colors, encompassing many nuances and what “WE” trust that department bureaucrats will make an objective and completive decision … And where is OUR voice…????

Governor Ducey To State Boards: Either Justify Regulations, Or Get Rid Of Them

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…Just how long do “WE” allow this lunacy to persist…???

…Just how long do “WE” allow this lunacy to persist…???

State Dept. employees have been instructed not to speak to or make eye contact with Rex Tillerson

 

By Jen Hayden        Rex Tillerson is settling in as the Secretary of State. And how is one of the top government officials and the face of American diplomacy settling in at his new job? By taking a private elevator to his private office and generally avoiding all contact with career State Department professionals and their families:

Most of his interactions are with an insular circle of political aides who are new to the State Department. Many career diplomats say they still have not met him, and some have been instructed not to speak to him directly — or even make eye contact.

On his first three foreign trips, Tillerson skipped visits with State Department employees and their families, embassy stops that were standard morale-boosters under other secretaries of state.

Eight weeks into his tenure as President Trump’s top diplomat, the former ExxonMobil chief executive is isolated, walled off from the State Department’s corps of bureaucrats in Washington and around the world. His distant management style has created growing bewilderment among foreign officials who are struggling to understand where the United States stands on key issues. It has sown mistrust among career employees at State, who swap paranoid stories about Tillerson that often turn out to be untrue. And it threatens to undermine the power and reach of the State Department, which has been targeted for a 30 percent funding cut in Trump’s budget.

Ethic$ … Honor … Government $ervice have only one meaning in TRUMPLAND … where’s the $$$$$…

…Ethic$ … Honor … Government $ervice have only one meaning in TRUMPLAND … where’s the $$$$$…

March 31, 2017

Ethics filings show Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are worth at much as $741 million, and she has kept a stake in Washington’s Trump Hotel

Friday, March 31, 2017 7:48 PM EDT

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, will remain the beneficiaries of a sprawling real estate and investment business still worth as much as $741 million, despite their new government responsibilities, according to ethics filings released by the White House Friday night.

Ms. Trump will also maintain a stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The hotel, just down the street from the White House, has drawn protests from ethics experts who worry that foreign governments or special interests could stay there in order to curry favor with the administration.

It is unclear how Ms. Trump would earn income from that stake. Mr. Kushner’s financial disclosures say that Ms. Trump earned between $1 million and $5 million from January 2016 to March 2017, and puts the value of her stake at between $5 million and $25 million.

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In TRUMPLAND this is merely “alternative fact”…???

clip_image002…In TRUMPLAND this is merely “alternative fact”…???

Big mouth Donald Trump has to be deeply regretting these campaign comments right about now

 

By Jen Hayden      On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump had a whole lot to say about people getting criminal immunity. Here’s a brief montage of five campaign rallies where he made criminal immunity a key message to his base of gullibles:

The guy with his hand on the bible is pure “double-speak

clip_image002The guy with his hand on the bible is pure “double-speak

 

…What’s being done to improve Arizona’s infrastructure and education…

 

Posted March 27, 2017 by Rebecca Timmer ..Arizona’s infrastructure is the subject of significant debate this legislative session. While infrastructure can be defined in many ways, it is essential for the efficient movement of people, goods and elections.

Last fall, a citizen task force studied the issue of transportation funding. Their efforts resulted in several pieces of legislation considered by the Legislature this year. One is a ballot measure raising the gas tax, currently at 18 cents per gallon for cars and light trucks to 28 cents per gallon. Yet another bill increases fees to generate revenue for Arizona’s roads and highways. The Highway User Revenue Fund will no doubt be an issue in budget negotiations.

Governor Doug Ducey in his State of the State address touted broadband infrastructure for rural Arizona schools. The governor explained that schools need bandwidth to perform and grow. A $5 million budget recommendation for broadband infrastructure will draw down one-time federal funding to help connect Arizona’s rural schools.

In his executive budget, Gov. Ducey stated that developing a world-class higher education system requires ongoing investment in university research and development. New infrastructure investments will encourage innovation and expand economic opportunities for students by attracting high-quality faculty, who in turn will provide applied learning opportunities to students pursuing targeted career opportunities. The Arizona Biodesign Institute on the ASU Main Campus is only one of the shining examples of how funding research infrastructure results in a significant return on the investment.

The governor’s budget recommends a permanent commitment to the three in-state universities to support approximately $1 billion in new research and development infrastructure, including deferred maintenance projects, by diverting transaction privilege tax revenues paid by the universities to enable a new 30-year bond program. The recommendation calls for an investment of $110 million in the first three years alone.

Each of these infrastructure projects benefit Arizona and its economic development efforts. The Arizona Association of Economic Development is at the State Capitol each day talking with lawmakers about the benefits of economic development tools and infrastructure investment. As the leading voice for economic development, AAED will continue to advocate for its members

 

The guy with his hand on the bible is pure “double-speak….

guy with his hand on the bible is pure “double-speak….

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…What’s being done to improve Arizona’s infrastructure and education…

 

Posted March 27, 2017 by Rebecca Timmer ..Arizona’s infrastructure is the subject of significant debate this legislative session. While infrastructure can be defined in many ways, it is essential for the efficient movement of people, goods and elections.

Last fall, a citizen task force studied the issue of transportation funding. Their efforts resulted in several pieces of legislation considered by the Legislature this year. One is a ballot measure raising the gas tax, currently at 18 cents per gallon for cars and light trucks to 28 cents per gallon. Yet another bill increases fees to generate revenue for Arizona’s roads and highways. The Highway User Revenue Fund will no doubt be an issue in budget negotiations.

Governor Doug Ducey in his State of the State address touted broadband infrastructure for rural Arizona schools. The governor explained that schools need bandwidth to perform and grow. A $5 million budget recommendation for broadband infrastructure will draw down one-time federal funding to help connect Arizona’s rural schools.

In his executive budget, Gov. Ducey stated that developing a world-class higher education system requires ongoing investment in university research and development. New infrastructure investments will encourage innovation and expand economic opportunities for students by attracting high-quality faculty, who in turn will provide applied learning opportunities to students pursuing targeted career opportunities. The Arizona Biodesign Institute on the ASU Main Campus is only one of the shining examples of how funding research infrastructure results in a significant return on the investment.

The governor’s budget recommends a permanent commitment to the three in-state universities to support approximately $1 billion in new research and development infrastructure, including deferred maintenance projects, by diverting transaction privilege tax revenues paid by the universities to enable a new 30-year bond program. The recommendation calls for an investment of $110 million in the first three years alone.

Each of these infrastructure projects benefit Arizona and its economic development efforts. The Arizona Association of Economic Development is at the State Capitol each day talking with lawmakers about the benefits of economic development tools and infrastructure investment. As the leading voice for economic development, AAED will continue to advocate for its members

 

The guy with his hand on the bible is pure “double-speak….