Josh Leonard 
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Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

No need to call McSally's office, despite her pretense, we know how she will vote- WITH Trump:

Fivethirtyeight.com reports that McSally is in the top 10 of all 435 Representatives in the House as a partisan in favor of Trump. They report she has voted One Hundred Percent with Trump's agenda, despite the fact that CD 2 is one of the most "purple" districts in the country.

Just one example from 538's report: McSally, despite being from a district where our former Representative was shot in the head by a crazy person, just voted to prevent federal background checks on the mentally ill before they can buy a gun.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congr…

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Posted by Josh Leonard on 03/24/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “So Are Your AZ Politicians Supporting Trumpcare?

To be consistent and save voters a lot of trouble, Republicans should just repeal the generations old US law that says hospitals and ERs can't just kick people to the street to die.

Their current plan is opposed by all Doctor, Nurse and Hospital associations due to the simple reason that it is sheer idiocy that will impose huge costs on the health care system while causing an extra 50,000 deaths a year and increasing the number of uninsured beyond what it was before the ACA passed.

Oh, but the mega-rich will get most of $1 Trillion in tax breaks.

Trumpcare: "Just Die Quickly"

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Posted by Josh Leonard on 03/15/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “So Are Your AZ Politicians Supporting Trumpcare?

Martha McSally is not "on the fence" about anything.

Fivethirtyeight.com reports that McSally is in the top 10 of all 435 Representatives in the House as a partisan in favor of Trump. They report she has voted One Hundred Percent with Trump's agenda, despite the fact that CD 2 is one of the most "purple" districts in the country.

Just one example from 538's report: McSally, despite being from a district where our former Representative was shot in the head by a crazy person, just voted to prevent federal background checks on the mentally ill before they can buy a gun.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congr…

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Posted by Josh Leonard on 03/15/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “So Are Your AZ Politicians Supporting Trumpcare?

Martha McSally isn't "on the fence" about anything. fivethirtyeight.com reports that McSally is in the top 10 most partisan of House members by voting ONE HUNDRED PERCENT with Trump's agenda while coming from a congressional district that is split 50-50 and one of the most "purple" districts in the country.

Just one example from 538's report: McSally, who comes from a district where our former representative was shot in the head by a crazy person, just voted (with Trump) to take away federal screening of the mentally ill as a prerequisite for gun purchases.

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Posted by Josh Leonard on 03/15/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Bad Apple?

For anyone who is thinking of voting for Prop 123, if you haven't closely examined the triggers in the law, I suggest you read the full proposition in the ballot guide (check your mail). I heard it was bad, but IT IS FREAKING UNBELIEVABLE!!! Sure, we will get $250 million in May (divided by all the schools in Arizona), but consider this...It gives Ducey the power to reduce funding if any one of a numerous Republican-happy triggers hit, and that trigger could be pulled as early as NEXT YEAR, NOT 10 YEARS FROM NOW!!!

If you are planning on teaching more than 1 year, or you care about kids who still have many years to go, then vote you must vote NO. I found this statement the most astonishing - "The proposition also would allow the state to temporarily suspend future inflation increases during periods of economic slowdown in which sales tax revenue and employment each grew more than 1% but less than 2% in the prior year.

IT WOULD REQUIRE THIS SUSPENSION IF SALES TAX REVENUE AND EMPLOYMENT EACH GREW LESS THAN 1%. SINCE 1992, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS WOULD HAVE MET THE 1%-2% THRESHOLD IN 1 YEAR AND, WOULD HAVE MET THE 1% THRESHOLD IN 3 YEARS!

Does anyone really foresee tax revenue increasing more than 1% with a REPUBLICAN governor and legislature?!? THINK ABOUT IT! It hasn't happened since 1992!!

A 6% raise for me would mean $85 more dollars a paycheck, BEFORE taxes. After taxes, it comes out to .31 cents more per hour. Is it worth it? For one year? For such a dangerous change to the constitution? Because you KNOW they have built in so many triggers that it won't last for more than a year.#NoProp123

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Posted by Josh Leonard on 04/29/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Decoding Ducey-Speak on Education Funding

The voters of Arizona have already approved, by initiative, the funding of the Arizona schools by billions of dollars more than the State Government has provided. The Arizona Supreme Court has already found, by a 5-0 ruling, that the State must correct this under-funding.

Prop 123 reverses the voter initiative that approved this funding of the schools and sells off 3.5 billions of dollars of State Trust lands. This will permanently cost the schools $100 million in revenue every single year in the future at a time when the State government has hundreds of millions in surpluses that they plan to give away in tax breaks to their wealthy donors.

That's why I created a petition to AEA, The Arizona Education Association and The Arizona State Senate, which says:

"Prop 123 asks voters to approve the States defunding of Education in favor of tax breaks for the rich. Stop Prop 123 from making law that defunds education in both the short and long term and violates the law already passed by the voters and upheld by the Supreme Court. "

Please sign this petition to stop Prop 12. Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-prop…

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Posted by Josh Leonard on 04/13/2016 at 10:11 AM

Re: “UPDATED: TEP Says Farewell to Coal at Largest Local Power Plant to Primarily Rely on Natural Gas

In August Soros indeed invested $2M in two struggling
coal companies. Out of the over $20B net worth, that makes for less than 1/10,000 or .01 percent of his net worth.

Meanwhile the IPCC has warned that methane is 135 times move damaging for our climate than CO2. Fracking sites in the US, as seen from satellites, are leaking gas like a sieve into the atmosphere (as well as into the groundwater).

Thank god that we will soon have President Hillary who has promoted fracking all over the World as the Head of the State Department.

http://motherjones.com/environment/2014/09…

Posted by Josh Leonard on 01/09/2016 at 1:39 PM

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