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2-13-13 MCRC Briefs


Feb 13, 2013

·        Message From MCRC Chairman A.J. LaFaro: 3 Bills For You To Take Action On - I want to make you aware of 3 bills that I am concerned about.   Your involvement can make a big difference.  There is a great website called lifelibertyfreedom.com that will allow you to email all of the legislators of the House and let them know how you feel.
ü  HB2060 - Censure Bill http://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/51leg/1r/summary/h.hb2060_02-11-13_house%20engrossed.doc.htm&Session_ID=110   This bill will allow school board members to censure each other.  This could be a tool used to ruin the reputation of a conservative or a liberal school board member.  School board members should feel free to speak their mind and their concerns whether or not they are in the minority of the board.  Please email the legislature and tell them to vote NO on HB2060.  It will be voted on in the house tomorrow 2/14/13 at 1:30pm.
ü  HB2343 - Public Employees, Compensation For Union Activity http://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/51leg/1r/summary/h.hb2343_01-24-13_gov.doc.htm&Session_ID=110    This bill prohibits taxpayer dollars to be used for union activity.  If you believe union dues and not taxpayer dollars should fund union activities then please email the legislature and tell them to vote YES on HB2343.  It will be heard in committee on 2/19/13. 
ü  HB2456 - Revenue allocation districts  http://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/51leg/1r/summary/h.hb2456_02-11-13_caucuscow.doc.htm&Session_ID=110   This bill passed out of committee and will soon go to the House floor for a vote.  This would allow town councils to draw boundaries around businesses and form a board that will tax the busineesses.  The revenue from the businesses will be used by the board for "economic development".  This bill is a dream come true for big business and the well connected to create taxing districts and then control the funds.  If you don't believe in business taxing districts then please email the legislature and tell them to vote NO on HB2456.
Small businesses and individuals have little to no voice at the Capitol.  They can't afford to hire a lobbyist to protect their interest.  We need your help.  Please pick the issues above that you feel are important and use lifelibertyfreedom.com to email every Republican legislator in the house to tell them how you feel.  It will be Republicans that decide if these bills pass or not.  Please do not attack any of the legislators sponsoring the bills but focus on the bill itself. 
·        Governor To Celebrate Statehood Day Tomorrow At The Arizona Capitol - Two Events Mark Arizona’s 101st Birthday:  Governor Jan Brewer will unveil a bronze statue of Arizona miner George Warren, who is immortalized on the Arizona State Seal, at 9:30 am, Feb. 14 at the State Capitol. The gift, which will be presented by Arizona native Jim Warne, Jr. in honor of Statehood day, pays tribute to the significance of mining throughout Arizona history.In honor of Arizona’s Centennial, Jim Warne, Jr., commissioned a special bronze statue to honor the impact of mining upon our state’s development. Arizona artist Don Cox worked for more than two years on this statue, which will be displayed at the Arizona State Capitol.
·        Governor Jan Brewer Will Flip A Switch Permanently Lighting The Capitol’s Copper Dome and Winged Victory at 6:15 pm, Feb 14 on the State Capitol lawn, 1700 W. Washington St., Phx.  The lighting will be followed by a brief fireworks display.
·        Pinal County’s Tim Kanavel Compares The Class Of 1957 Vs. Class Of 2012: “I graduated from "Hillbilly" High School in eastern Ohio in 1974 and we used to have turkey shoots during school time on Friday afternoons in the Fall. I can't imagine just how traumatized everyone at school was and all the years of therapy we put them through.   Especially since everyone at school came out to watch the students challenge the teachers in target shooting - girls, boys and teachers all brought guns to school. I suppose today we would all be in prison - or worse.  I graduated from Tri Valley High School in Dresden, Ohio in 1974.  Also, everyone always had a penknife on them or one of the long hunting knives that had a sheath that hung from a belt. I really don't think anyone thought anything of it.”
·        Congressman David Schweikert:  By Hollywood standards, Obama’s State of the Union speech was a masterful performance filled with poetic language and applause lines. But for hardworking American taxpayers, it was an aggressive attack on our freedom, our pocketbooks and our country’s future. Obama claimed to reject “bigger government,” but his speech was chock full of promises to spend more, regulate more, and expand government’s intrusive presence in our lives. If that’s not “bigger government,” I don’t know what is.And as I listened to the president’s speech, I took comfort in this simple truth: We Can, And We Will, Fight Back.
·        Randy Miller has announced his candidacy for District 6 Surprise City Council.  The local business owner, Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce 2012 ‘Entrepreneur of the year” recipient, and retired senior deputy probation officer can be reached at  Randymillerfordistrict6@gmail.com
·        Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring is conducting a Town Hall at 10 am, Feb. 20 with Senator John McCain and Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey in the Musical Instrument Museum Founder’s Rm,, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phx. (Google Maps)
·        Fountain Hills Republican Club Will Have An Open Forum starting at 9 am, Feb. 16 to gather membership input to be forwarded to Republican National Committee Chairman Rance Priebus, AZ Republican Party Chair Robert Graham, Maricopa County Republican Chairman A.J. LaFaro  and LD23 Chairman Doug Little. Congressman David Schweikert, AZ State Senator Michele Reagan, AZ Representatives John Kavanagh and Michelle Ugenti have been invited to participate in the discussion.
·        LD22 Freshman Representative David Livingston has already moved three of his bills to the Senate: 
          HB2356    insurance; prohibited inducements
          HB2357    insurance; fees; exception
          HB2358    insurance; licensees; continuing education requirements
·        Congressman David Schweikert (CD6) Will Host A Budget Town Hall at 11 am, Feb 23 in the Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center - Multipurpose Room, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak, Phx. Schweikert will present an overview of the budget crisis and the latest news and numbers coming out of Washington. Contact:  Daniel.Caldwell@mail.house.gov or at 480-946-2411.
·        A-Refreshing-Gulp
·        Rep. Carl Seel Has Created An Exploratory Committee for a 2014 Corporation Commission race – to fill the vacancy of Gary Pierce, who will be termed out.
·        A 2nd Amendment Rally Is Scheduled At Noon, Feb. 16 At The Arizona State Capital to demonstrate that the Citizens of Arizona have reached the limits of tolerance for federal interference. Contact information: Rally Coordinator  602-471-5912  2ndamendmentrallyphx@gmail.com  Full press release: http://sonoranalliance.com/
·        The American Academy is sponsoring a Feb. 23 Town Hall 2013 at the Scottsale Plaza Resort. An hour long “All-American House” with food and entertainment begins at 5 pm in the hotel ballroom, followed by more entertainment, video and presentations including Professor Shane Krause at 6 pm.
·        The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Metro Fire, Southwest Ambulance And Banner Ironwood Medical Center Are Hosting A March 30 6K Heroes Run fundraiser at Banner Ironwood to help with eight-year-old Dakota Clark’s medical expenses. Thieves recently stole her donations jars from Walgreens throughout San Tan Valley. If running is not your thing, you can show your support by becoming a Spirit Runner. Spirit Runners pay the registration cost, receive a t-shirt, and enjoy the party at the Banner Ironwood Medical Center race site. To register visit WWW.GETSETAZ.COM or mail in attached brochure. Contact Deputy Travis Williams @ 480-212-2596 or travis.williams@pinalcountyaz.gov or Deputy Eric Berner @ 520-705-9542 or eric.berner@pinalcountyaz.gov
·        Factchecking-Obamas-SOTU President Obama put a rosy spin on several accomplishments of his administration in his 2013 State of the Union address.
·        Maricopa County Republican Chairman A.J. LaFaro has issued a “Call To Arms” of Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) and Maricopa County Tea Parties at 1:30 pm, Feb 16 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix.  LaFaro said, “The purpose of the meeting is to organize a ‘shadow army’ of volunteers willing to stand toe-to-toe at the majority of the locations in Maricopa County where paid progressive socialists are collecting petition signatures to recall Sheriff Joe.” John DeCarlo, Arpaio’s campaign team field general, can be reached at 602-235 9320 or john@summitgroupnet.com  LaFaro can be reached at 480-752-9164    aj_ml@hotmail.com
·        Volunteers are needed at the Maricopa County Republican Lincoln Day Luncheon registration tables from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Volunteers should call  Andrew Costanzo  480 677-0697.
·        Robert Graham, Arizona Republican Party chairman, is forming a committee of to plan for Arizona's next redistricting process in 2020. The deadline is Feb. 28, to apply for committee membership.  Call AZGOP Headquarters at 602-957-7770 to apply for the nine member committee - one from each Arizona congressional districts. Redistricting each decade after the US Census population counts are completed and is based on the requirements in the U.S. Constitution.  The borders of Arizona's 30 legislative and nine congressional districts were drawn in 2010 by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, but few Republicans are happy with the results.
·        The Dangers Of The Agenda 21 will be presented by Dr. Lyle Rapacki and Heather Gass during the rest of this week’s tour of Arizona at:
ü  Feb 14 – Payson Tea Party with area Tea Parties/Republican groups.  6-8 pm, Contact: Shirley Dye  928-468-1131.
ü  Feb 15 – Show Low area Republican groups and Tea Parties. Mid-day. Contact: Karen MacKean 520-444-6880.
ü  Feb 15 – Graham County Patriots mtg in Safford -6:30 pm. Contact:  Don Carter  602-818-1081.
ü  Feb 16 – Show Low Tea Party. 1 pm in Show Low. Contact: Karen MacKean 520-444-6880.
·        LD 17 will meet Feb. 26 (4th Tues) 6:30 (social) 7 pm mtg. Tri-City Baptist 2211 W Germann Rd, Chandler; (German, West of Dobson).   Contact: Chairman Tyler Bowyer, stormbowyer@gmail.com, 480-239-0025.
·        JP Gerald Williams performed a wedding today for a Marine whose first two names are ‘John Wayne.’
·        Sheriff Joe Protest 2-9-13    what you didn’t see on TV
·        Can-We-Shut-Up-And-Listen?-Hint-No  Montini
·        Malkin-Who-Failed-Chicago?
·        It’s Time To Get Your Reservation Made for the The Maricopa County Republican “Lincoln Day Luncheon  - honoring MCRC precinct committeemen -  scheduled Feb. 23 at the El-Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phx. 11 am registration. Program starts at 11:30 am. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio introducing Congressman Matt Salmon. Tickets are $30 per person. Event sponsorships - $200 (includes 2 seats & recognition at the table). Call 623-977-4532 to purchase tickets by credit card. Contact:  Chairman A. J. LaFaro   480-752-9164    aj_ml@hotmail.com
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SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS/GUN CONTROL
·        A Time For Choosing - A Time For Action   It for this reason alone, that the Founders placed the II Amendment in the Bill of Rights – “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Only a State with a fully armed citizenry could protect the Rights of the people, under the X Amendment...  JBWilliams

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VETERANS
·         Petition To Demand Answers NOW  Special Services Petition Demanding Answers On Benghazi
BENGHAZI – GATE
·        The Commander In Chief Was AWOL During Benghazi Attack  According to Gen. Vallely, who is a frequent Fox News Channel military analyst and reports regularly for television and radio stations across the nation, the cover up "appears to be a White House order to 'Stand Down' and not issue a rescue mission operational order. For over seven hours Obama did nothing.".....Commander AWOL
GOP/REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)    www.GOP.com
·        Conservatism Killing The GOP?  By L. Brent Bozell III   As usual, our media, like President Obama, see an inevitably socialist America in our future. To accomplish this, they must first crush the conservative movement. Game on. It's not helping the GOP that some of its conservative leaders are acting thoroughly intimidated.
·        GOP's Rubio Rips Obama, Says His Plans Will Hurt Middle Class  Claiming Barack Obama thinks a "free enterprise economy" is "the cause of our problems" -- not, as he sees it, the solution -- Sen. Marco Rubio argued Tuesday that the president's proposals would hurt middle class citizens more than help them.     rubio-sotu-response
·        In Tea Party Response, Paul Urges GOP To Embrace Immigrants, cut spending
Sen. Rand Paul called on his fellow Republicans to be more welcoming of immigrants Tuesday night in a speech where he also sharply criticized President Barack Obama and his congressional colleagues for failing to reduce the nation's debt.
paul-urges-gop-to-embrace-immigrants-cut-spending
·        “Right From The Start, The 41-Year-Old Cuban-American stated bluntly that he was no senator’s (or governor’s) son. ‘I didn’t inherit any money from them,’ Rubio said of his parents. ‘But I inherited something far better — the real opportunity to accomplish my dreams. … Mr. President, I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in ... My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They’re workers who have to get up early tomorrow morning and go to work to pay the bills. They’re immigrants, who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy.’”  http://politi.co/YcMNBf
·        Rubio’s Water Break: The Gulp Heard ‘Round The World – Joel Siegel writes for the New York Daily News: “Thirsty for attention? Or just thirsty? … It was supposed to be the moment that propelled Rubio into the top tier of potential presidential candidates. Instead, social media exploded with jokes after Rubio awkwardly paused, reached for a bottle of Poland Spring water and took a swig to douse a case of dry mouth. ,,, The Florida senator seemed to have a sense of humor about the viral moment. Late Tuesday night he tweeted a photo of the attention-grabbing bottle.” http://nydn.us/XzOlTL
·        Marco Rubio Accuses Obama Of Having An 'Obsession With Raising Taxes.' Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. used the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday to challenge the president on how to best serve the middle class, arguing that the answer to alleviating the burdens on working class people is not through taxes and spending but by supporting a free enterprise system, according to ABC's Arlette Saenz. "Tax increases can't do this. Raising taxes won't create private sector jobs. And there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficits by almost $4 trillion. That's why I hope the President will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth in our economy," Rubio said from the Speaker of the House's conference room in the U.S. Capitol. Rubio's speech, the first ever bilingual response to the State of the Union, comes at a time when the Republican Party is struggling with how to rebrand itself and how to appeal to a growing constituency which it lost in last year's election - Latinos. http://abcn.ws/14RqDbP
·        Marco Rubio Responds To 'Watergate': Marco Rubio was also in good spirits this morning after the twitter frenzy surrounding his quick drink of water during his response to President Obama's State of the Union address last night. "I needed water, what am I going to do" Rubio told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" while pulling out a bottle of water and taking a sip. "God has a funny way of reminding us we're human," he said. The Florida senator took a more serious tone when responding to the president's call for Congress to keep the government open and uphold the full faith and credit of the United States. "What really threatens to shut down our government is the $16.5 trillion debt and no serious plan to deal with it, including last night when the president seems to believe we're halfway to our goal of reducing our debt to an acceptable level," Rubio told me. "I mean no one is going to think that that is realistic when you start to look at the numbers. That's the real threat to shutting down our government. No one here is talking about shutting down the government." More from Stephanopoulos' interview with Rubio:http://abcn.ws/XzT9wa
·        Look Out For Uncle Sam. According to a press release, The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee are launching a joint effort today to "remind Democrats that even if they don't want to admit it, spending in Washington is a problem. Today, Uncle Sam can be spotted around the Capitol handing out flyers encouraging Americans to remind Democrats that their spending addiction must be stopped. Just this week, the two top ranking Democrats in the House have stated that they don't think Washington has a spending problem." The Communications Directors for the National Republican Committees - Sean Spicer (RNC), Brad Dayspring (NRSC) and Andrea Bozek (NRCC) - released a joint statement today on the effort: "Uncle Sam understands Washington has a spending addiction, why don't Democrats? Our nation is $16 trillion in debt, millions of hard-working families are struggling, and Democrats continue to demand higher taxes and more money to feed Washington's wasteful spending addiction. Don't give it to them."
·        GOP Launching Sotu Website - House Republicans Are Rolling Out A New Website To Respond To President Barack Obama’s State Of The Union Speech In Real Time.
     
WAR ON WOMEN
·        Congress - The U.S. Senate Voted 78-22 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Tuesday.

COURTS/JUSTICE
·        Us Supreme Court Should Be Impeached   Dozens Of Activist Federal Judges Across This Country Should Have Been Impeached Years Ago.    By Devvy Kidd
CONGRESSIONAL
·        Obama-S-Labor-Board-Nominees-Draw-Business-Criticism  Republicans Demand Full Slate From Obama For Labor Board

 
HURRICANE SANDY/FEMA
·        Banks Are Holding More Than $200 Million In Insurance Payments meant for victims of Superstorm Sandy, nearly four months after the storm made landfall, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The Cuomo administration said it has delivered letters to various banks and mortgage service providers asking they "use maximum discretion and effort to speed the release of funds."
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·        Obama-Admin-Touts-38M-Acre-Lease-Sale-But-Its-Deja-Vu-All-Over-Again
RELIGION
·        Pope Benedict XVI is not suffering from any specific disease that forced him to resign, his spokesman said Tuesday, a day after the news that he was stepping down shocked the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. The pontiff is resigning because he does not feel he has the strength to continue as the church's leader, the Rev. Federico Lombardi said, adding that it was a "spiritual" decision. pope-benedict-resignation/
·        Muslim Infiltration in Public Education  How did this happen? The ACLU, the American Muslim Council, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Clinton administration joined together to create an environment that opened the door to Muslim teaching, while attacking anyone who speaks of the Christian religion in public schools...  Bradlee/dean 

ECONOMY/TAXES/WELFARE
·        Food Stamps - Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain.
·        The Impact Of A $9 Minimum Wage  After promising five years ago to raise the federal minimum wage, President Obama finally unveiled a plan to do so on Tuesday. In his State of the Union address, Obama pressed to raise the hourly rate in stages to $9 an hour in 2015, up from the current $7.25, and index it to inflation. The change, should it become law, would boost the wages of 15 million Americans, according to the White House. minimum-wage
·        Reality Check: $2.5 Trillion In Deficit Cuts How much have President Obama and Congress cut federal deficits so far? "Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion," Obama said in his State of the Union address Tuesday. What did he mean?
http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/12/news/economy/obama-deficit/
MILITARY/DEFENSE/PENTAGON
OBAMACARE/MEDICAL/HEALTH
UNIONS
·        In a scathing expose, Jillian Kay Melchior uncovers the lawlessness with which unions dominate Philadelphia and cost businesses millions in labor and additional security as they wage a war of fear against the people and police in the City of Brotherly Love. In the three-part series, “Goon City,” Melchior uncovers the damage done to numerous properties in and about Philadelphia that chose not to use labor workers, often incurring expenses and beatings without any legal recourse.  National Review this week. Part 1, click here, Part 2, here, and Part 3, here.
EDUCATION
·        Muslim Infiltration in Public Education  How did this happen? The ACLU, the American Muslim Council, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Clinton administration joined together to create an environment that opened the door to Muslim teaching, while attacking anyone who speaks of the Christian religion in public schools...  Bradlee/dean 
WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA
·        Full Coverage: President Obama's State Of The Union Address
INTERNATIONAL
·        Iraq-To-Hire-DC-Lobbyist
·        U.S. Strategy: Put More Women In Afghan Army. We have stayed in Afghanistan for more than 11 years pursuing goals such as integrating women into the Afghan army. Today, Afghanistan remains a horrible place not only for indigenous women, but also for the Americans sent by our government to teach them to be soldiers.
·        Syria-Death-Toll At 70,000, U.N. human rights official says: The war in Syria has been raging since March 2011 when protesters, partly inspired by Arab Spring uprisings in the region, began demonstrating for more freedom.
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