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March 8, 2013

The Maricopa County Republicans Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) passed three resolutions during their meeting last night. See all three below.
·        Message From Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman A J LaFaro: The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) overwhelmingly past our resolution in opposition to Governor Brewer's proposed expansion of Medicaid (AHCCCS) in support of ObamaCare with 93% of the 28 voting members in attendance (26 yes and 2 nayes).  (Resolution posted below.) 
The MCRC EGC has 30 voting members that consist of 20 Arizona Legislative District Chairmen (LD1, LD4, LD12, LD13, LD15, LD16, LD17, LD18, LD19, LD20, LD21, LD22, LD23, LD24, LD25, LD26, LD27, LD28, LD29, LD30), 5 Members-At-Large and
5 Executive Officers.
I invited Messrs. John Arnold and Chuck Coughlin to speak at the meeting on behalf of Governor Brewer and Arizona Representative Carl Seel to speak on behalf of the Arizona Representatives and Senators in opposition to expanding ObamaCare.
     The Maricopa County Republican Committee and the Pima County Republican Committee have now passed resolutions in opposition to Governor Brewer's proposed expansion of ObamaCare.  We represent 75% of the Republican voters in Arizona.
It's my understanding the other County Republican Committees in Arizona have also passed, or are in the process of passing, their own opposition resolutions.
     The March 2012, the budget report from the
Congressional Budget Office showed that Medicare and Medicaid costs were expected to more than double between fiscal year 2012 and FY 2022.
    The budget projections, which the CBO updated from its January baseline budget projections, found similar trends in Medicare and Medicaid spending. In FY 2012, Medicare spending was expected to stand at $575.7 billion and will jump to more than $1.058 trillion in FY 2022 due to the increased aging of the country's population. Medicaid costs were projected to increase by even more, due in part to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid. Medicaid spending in FY 2012 is expected to be around $258 billion, and by FY 2022, that figure will jump to more than $622 billion.
Unless Arizona and the other States oppose the expansion of ObamaCare, healthcare entitlements will be on track to consume all tax revenues before today‘s 25 year-olds are eligible. The status quo is empirically unsustainable. 
At this writing, the U.S. National Debt is almost $16.7 TRILLION and increasing at an increasing rate. 
The progressive socialist's, liberal Democrat's and Obama's insanity has to stop!
 
http://www.usdebtclock.org/
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or comments. -
 A. J. LaFaro,  Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee

 
A RESOLUTION OF THE EXECUTIVE GUIDANCE COMMITTEE (EGC)
OF THE MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE (MCRC)
MARICOPA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA
IN OPPOSITION TO
THE ARIZONA GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED EXPANSION OF
MEDICAID (AHCCCS) IN SUPPORT OF OBAMACARE
WHEREAS, Arizona voters clearly expressed their will to reject implementation of the   Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the individual mandate by amending the Arizona Constitution in 2010 via the Arizona Health Insurance Reform Amendment,Proposition 106; and
WHEREAS, the “circuit breaker” clause is insufficient to prevent out ofcontrol escalation of enrollment and the long term costs will cause severe financial hardship on Arizona's budget; and
WHEREAS, the "assessment" on hospitals is actually a tax and a disingenuous attempt to subvert Arizona’s Constitution and legislative process requiring tax increases receive supermajority approval in the legislature; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court ruled that each State may reject the expansion of Medicaid and Insurance Exchanges, the two cornerstones of Obamacare, without which it collapses; and
WHEREAS, the best method to honor Arizona voters' wishes to reject Obamacare is for each State to refuse implementation and allow Obamacare to fail; and
WHEREAS, supporting a government takeover of Arizona’s health care system, even to secure large amounts of federal funds, does not reflect the values of the Republican Party or the interests of the taxpayers of Arizona.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, Maricopa County, State of Arizona, does affirm and declare our opposition to the Governor’s plan to expand Medicaid; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, Maricopa County, State of Arizona, demands that the Arizona State Legislators uphold the rule of law set forth by Proposition 108 requiring a supermajority vote in this matter; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED by the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, Maricopa County, State of Arizona, demands that the Arizona State Legislators stand with the people of Arizona in opposition to the Governor’s plan to expand Medicaid by defeating any bill to such ends.
      Author: Eric Morgan, Chairman, LD22 Republican Committee
PASSED & APPROVED this 7th day of March 2013, by a vote of 26 (ayes) to
     2 (nays) to 0 (abstentions) of the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa
    County Republican Committee, Maricopa County, State of Arizona.
    MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
    MARICOPA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA:
     A. J. LaFaro, Chairman - Maricopa County Republican Committee
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE EXECUTIVE GUIDANCE COMMITTEE (EGC)
OF THE MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE (MCRC)
MARICOPA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA
IN OPPOSITION TO
IMMIGRATION AMNESTY
Whereas, Republicans believe that no human being is truly free without
economic liberty, being forever beholden to the benevolence of strangers; and,
Whereas, Republicans wish to extend prosperity and economic liberty to all
Americans, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, or sexual orientation; and,
Whereas, Republicans welcome all legal immigrants to join the American Way of Life, to take full advantage of the opportunities American Liberty has afforded, and to realize the very desires that drove them to leave their homeland behind for a better life in America; and,
Whereas, allowing illegal immigration in American society has lowered the wagea for jobs held by the poorest of Americans and has lowered the wages for the jobs held by many newly arrived legal immigrants, thus denying them their economic liberty and denying them opportunity; and,
Whereas, Republicans believe that without the Rule of Law, the rights of the minority are not protected from majority rule and that rewarding unlawful behavior through amnesty undermines the Rule of Law and renders rights of the minority at risk.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, Maricopa County, State of Arizona demands that the Arizona Congressional Delegation protect the rights of the minority and legal immigrants as well as the rights of all Americans by upholding the Rule of Law and rejecting any form of amnesty.
     Authors: Eric Morgan, Chairman, LD22 Republican Committee, Dan Schultz, Member-At-Large
     PASSED & APPROVED this 7th day of March, 2013, by a vote of 28 (ayes) to 0 (nays) to 0 (abstentions) of the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, Maricopa County, State of Arizona.
MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
MARICOPA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA: A.J. LaFaro, Chairman Maricopa County Republican Committee


A RESOLUTION OF THE EXECUTIVE GUIDANCE COMMITTEE (EGC)
OF THE MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE (MCRC)
MARICOPA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA
IN OPPOSITION TO THE
Unconstitutional federal takeover of Arizona’s public school system
WHEREAS, the Common Core standards are a nationalized set of K-12 Content standards that will establish federal curriculum requirements in direct violation of the states right to dictate curriculum as written in the General Education Provisions Act, Department of Education Organizational Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and
WHEREAS, the assertion that the Common Core standards were state-led and designed by the states is a lie. In fact, Common Core – owned by the Trade Association marketed as the National Governors Association, advocated by the Obama Administration Department of Education and marketed by Achieve, Inc., funded by the Gates Foundation – is not now nor will it ever become a state run program, and
WHEREAS, the PARCC Assessment which will be used to evaluate whether Arizona teachers and students are meeting the Common Core Curriculum Standards as determined by federal bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. – chosen by the Arizona State Board of Education as its vehicle of choice in the failed attempt to acquire RTTP funding to Arizona – is still in the writing stage and not available for even cursory evaluation, and
WHEREAS, the Race To The Top was a grant scheme created by the US Department of Education under President Obama – whose real goal was to federalize our nation’s K-12 public school system – that required states to approve the Common Core concept as a part of the application process. The RTTPapplication was due January 2010, which was three months before any of the Draft Common Core Standards were released, and
WHEREAS, Dr. Sandra Stotsky, a Common Core English Standard Validation Board member states,“Common Core's 'college readiness' standards for English Language arts and reading do not aim for a level of achievement that signifies readiness for authentic college-level work. They point to no more than readiness for a high school diploma (http://coehp.uark.edu/colleague/9863.php), and
WHEREAS, Dr. James Milgram, Common Core Math Standards Validation Board Memberstates, "The Common Core standards claim to be 'benchmarked against to international standards' is meaningless. They(Common Core standards) are actually two or more yearsbehind international expectations by the eighth grade, and only fall further behind as they talk about grades 8-12. Indeed, they don't even fully cover the material in a solid geometry course, or a second year algebra course."http://hoosiersagainstcommoncore.com/james-milgram-testimony-to-the-indiana-senatecommittee/, and
WHEREAS, neither the governor, nor the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who are strongly advocating for implementation, has presented a budget for Common Core in Arizona. "Accountability Works, in their study of Common Core, estimated that the total additional costs (one-time plus a 7-year time period for implementation) to state taxpayers will amount to $15.8 billion. That estimate includes the following new expenses for the states: $1.2 billion for participation in the new assessments; $5.3 billion for professional development; $2.5 billion for textbooks and instructional materials; and $6.9 billion for technology infrastructure and support."No one can project with any degree of accuracy an estimate when the test and standards for History and Science have not been written, and
WHEREAS, Common Core also is developing State Longitudinal Database Systems (SLDS) to track our students- from preschool through college! What will be tracked? From the SLDS website: "a unique identifier for each student; student enrollment history; tracks if a student drops out or switches schools; tracks students test scores; matches student performance to teachers; tracks transcripts of students in courses they have taken and their grades; tracks student data if they were enrolled in "remedial" classes; tracks student data to determine if they are "prepared to success in college" and the SLDS has the ability to share this data with other preschool through postsecondary education data systems, and
WHEREAS, Common Core advocates in the legislature have written legislation establishing the foundations for full implementation of the Common Core federal takeover of our state and local school system; and the Common Core costs in the Scottsdale Unified School District alone now approaching $10 MILLION with full implementation still on the distant horizon; and with the projected FY2014 General Fund hemorrhaging only beginning to be exposed; and the fact that bills are already being advanced that will implement the training of teachers, assessment selection and approval of the Common Core standards when the Science and History standards still have not been written, and
WHEREAS, informed sources inside the United States Department of Education have stated that the draft components consistently demonstrate the elimination of traditional American history course material and the core principles inscribed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution in order to present a more “acceptable” international perspective on historical events to our children, therefore now be it,
RESOLVED, that the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee does affirm and declare strong opposition to the Common Core Standards, and, be it further
RESOLVED, that the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee urges the Republican Legislators of the State of Arizona House and Senate to stand with the people of Arizona in opposition to any further actions that would assist in the implementation of Common Core Standards, and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee urges Governor Brewer, Superintendent Huppenthal, President Biggs, and Speaker Tobin to take the necessary actions to rescind all previous actions that validated Common Core as acceptable for our K-12 system, and be it finally
RESOLVED, that the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee opposes all attempts by the Obama Administration to violate the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States whether it be Education, Health, Privacy or Personal Liberty.
     Author: Laddie Shane, Chairman, Arizona Conservative Educators (ACE)
   PASSED & APPROVED this 7th day of March, 2013, by a vote of 28 (ayes) to 0 (nays) to 0     (abstentions) of the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, Maricopa County, State of Arizona.
     MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
     MARICOPA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA:  A. J. LaFaro, Chairman -  Maricopa County Republican Committee
·        Maricopa, Cochise and Pima County Republican Committees have joined LDs 15, 16, 17, 22 and 27 in passing resolutions in opposition to the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion (AHCCCS) in support of Obamacare.  The LD12 Executive Board also passed a resolution,
·        LD1, 13, 20, 21, And 30 Are Reportedly Working On Similar Opposition resolutions to bring before their PCs at upcoming meetings.
·        Resumes submitted to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisor office for appoint to the District 4 vacancy are those of - Joseph Hobbs, Jack Harper, Jean McGrath, Tom Schoaf, Dick Hensley, Greg Smith, Bob Barrett, Robert Blendu, JoAnn Osborn, Jim Buster and John Keegan. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Max Wilson leaves office on March 11 due to health problems. 
·        The rumor mill has it all wrong about one of Wilson’s daughter vying to fill his shoes. Not true, says Wilsons Chief of Staff Scott Isham.
·        The Board of Supervisors will make the appointment to fill Wilson’s seat.  You can give them your input at:
ü  Chairman  Andrew Kunasek  akunasek@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7562
ü  Dennis Barney  barneyd@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-1776
ü  Steve Chucri   chucris@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7431
ü  Max Wilson   mwwilson@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7642
ü  Mary Rose Wilcox  mrwilcox@mail.maricopa.gov   602-506-7092
·        LD13 will meet at 6:30, March 12 in the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse – Chianti Room, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear to hear Peter Johnson, Project Specialist from the Governor’s Office, talk about how to apply and get on state boards.  Candidates vying to fill the Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Max Wilson’s seat have been invited to make presentations. Wilson retires, effective March 11, due to health problems.  LD13 Chairman Robert Branch will make a presentation of the Medicaid Expansion. In February Branch made a presentation in behalf of Gov. Jan Brewer’s stand on expanding Medicaid. Tuesday evening, Branch will give the opposition position. PCs will be voting on a proposed resolution regarding the issue. Contact: LD13 Chairman Dr. Bob Branch 602-334-6519
·        LD4 Will Meet At 6:30 Pm, March 14 At Mimis Café, 1220 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale. LD4 contact: Chr LD4 Rhonda King rhondaking08@gmail.com
·        Sun City West Republican Club Members Learn All About The Arizona Lottery when Arizona Lottery when Executive Director Jeff Hatch-Miller appears at the 8:30 am, April 6 meeting in the SCW Foundations Bldg., 14465 R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West.  Hatch-Miller is a former Arizona Corporation Commissioner and former AZ legislator. Contact: John Neal nealins@gmail.com or  602-421-8877.
·        Retired Border Patrol Agent And Sierra Vista Councilman Tom Crosby will address the Arizona Project gathering at 6:30 pm, March 11, at AP headquarters, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 2-B, Phx. Contact: Ron Ludders 602 677-1496. 
·        Fountain Hills Republican Club officers say it’s time to get your reservations in for the 8:30 am, March16 annual breakfast.  $15 per members, $17 for guests.  Secretary of State Ken Bennett is the scheduled speaker. Tickets:  Edith Stock at eestock_33@yahoo.com or 480-298-7818.
·        The Maricopa County Republican Committee Fund Raising Committee Has Scheduled A Yard Sale from 8 am to 2 pm, March 21 and March 22 at the home of Phyllis and Peter Lee, 18825 N. Conestoga Dr., Sun City. Please bring sale items to the Lee home March 18 and 19. The committee will price items on March 10. An alternative drop off is the MCRC office, 99th Avenue/Bell Road (NW corner).  Volunteers can call 623-583-5987.
·        Volunteers Needed: Maricopa County Republican Headquarters - West Needs Volunteers for four-hour shifts at the Sun City office, 10050 Bell Road (NW corner of 99Ave/Bell Rd).  The office has two-staffers per shift. Several shifts are open.  There are many exciting events planned for the immediate future including fund raisers, training programs, speakers, and other projects that require a variety of skills.  Volunteers have an opportunity of interfacing with elected officials, district chairmen, precinct committeemen as well as the public. Stop by or call 623 977-4532.
·        Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club Events Chairman Jan Martinson has announced that Dr. Lyle Rapacki will address the May 21 ARW dinner in the Briarwood Country Club Ballroom, 20800 N. 135th Ave., in Sun City West.  Doors will open at 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm and program at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $35 each or $65 per couple. Business attire, no jeans allowed. Cash bar. Deadline for ticket reservations is May 17. Rapacki has just completed a tour addressing “Agenda 21” throughout the state. With Rapacki’s drawing power, you’d be wise to make early reservations as the room can accommodate 225 people. Contact Martinson at 623-546-3753   jlmart15102@aol.com
·        LD17 cancelled their booth at the Ostrich Festival today due to the possibility of bad weather. They plan to be up and running Saturday and Sunday.Contact Tyler Bowyer 480 239 0025  or  http://www.ostrichfestival.com/ 
·        ‘Stop The Recall’ Activists Will Be Working Ostrich Festival, 2250 W. Mcqueen Road, Chandler And The Aloha Festival in Tempe this week in an effort to combat the recall efforts against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Volunteers are needed from 10 am –midnight on March 9 and from 10 am to 11 pm, March 10 in Chandler. Volunteers are needed from 10 am-5 pm March 9 and 10 at the Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park (Tempe Town Lake). Volunteers call stop.the.az.recall@gmail.com to offer their services.
·        Sgt. Darren Burch of Silent Witness will address the Black Mountain Community Alliance at  7 pm, March 13 in the Beuf Community Center, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phx.  Contact: District 1 Phx City Councilwoman Thelda Williams  council.district.1@phoenix.gov
·     Phx District 1 ‘Dinner With A Cop’ will be held at 6 pm, March 19 at Don Ruben's Mexican Restaurant, 4323 W. Cactus Road.  Contact: District 1 Phx City Councilwoman Thelda Williams  council.district.1@phoenix.gov
·        Congressman David Schweikert and Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring will conduct a Phx District 2 community meeting at 8 am, March 11 in the Black Mountain Police Precinct Community Rm, 33355 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phx. Community Mtg with Schweikert    Facebook: Jim Waring - Twitter: @Jim_Waring
·        Phoenix City Council Sal DiCiccio Reports That The Domestic Violence Plan will be available Friday. He has been working with Councilman Nowakoski and Williams to move Phx into the position of becoming the national leader in ending domestic violence and serving it’s victims. Contact DiCiccio: 602-262-7491  council.district.6@phoenix.gov
·        Maricopa Board Of Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox Recall efforts.  Contact: Ron Harders at hbaronaz@msn.com
·        “Stop the Recall” on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpairo Recall. Contact: John DeCarlo  stop.the.az.recall@gmail.com or or call 602-486-4725
·        The-Old-Bulls-Vs-The-Young-Whippersnapper   McCain Vs Rand Paul
·        AZ-Statesman-Of-The-Year-Award  Congrats To State Treasurer Doug Ducey
·        Kyl Joining D.C. Law Firm
·        Video: Cuts To Punish Kids?


SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS/GUN CONTROL
·        Publius Huldah Schools Tn AD On The Supremacy Clause  testimony to congress: what the constitution says … not the supreme court
·        Background-Checks-Wont-Make-US-Safer    Star Parker: 'Let's stop playing games. The problem is people, not guns'
·        How-Gun-Control-Debate-Has-United-The-Right  Exclusive: Tom Tancredo says issue is 'driving ordinary citizens into political activism'
·        Florida Lawmakers Want Anger Management Training Required for Buying Ammo  A Florida state senator and a state representative have introduced bills requiring Floridians to take anger management training before they can purchase ammunition.
·        Ammo Shortages: More Than Simple Supply And Demand?Despite fears that government orders for billions of rounds of ammunition are designed to result in "de facto" gun control, a more reasoned response is that demand is currently outstripping supply.
SEQUESTER/BUDGET
·        Lies And Maximum Pain: Obama's Strategy For Winning The Sequester Debate
The Obama Administration Has Revealed Its Strategy On How To Win The Sequestration Debate: Exaggerate And Lie About The Impact Of The Cuts, And Maximize The Pain Caused By Those Cuts.
ELECTIONS/CAMPAIGNS
ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDER
·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·        need2no.us   Border News Watch: links to sites on matters of law enforcement for illegal human and drug traffic.
BENGHAZI – GATE
·        Benghazi-6-Months-Of-Deceit
·        Rand-Paul: Obama-In-Guns-To-Jihadists-Cover-Up Senator Raises Questions About Role Of CIA Annex In Benghazi
WAR ON WOMEN
ELECTIONS/CAMPAIGNS/FRAUD
CONGRESSIONAL
ECONOMY/TAXES/WELFARE
MILITARY/DEFENSE/PENTAGON
·        Did-Navy-Make-Pearl-Harbor-Mistake-Again Navy Spokesman Explains Why Carriers Lined Up In A Row
OBAMACARE/MEDICAL/HEALTH
·        Doctor Offers Solutions For Healthcare — Without Obamacare  A Former President Of The Association Of American Physicians And Surgeons Offers Her Prescription For Real Solutions To America's Healthcare Crisis.
EPA
PROTESTORS/ TERRORIST
EDUCATION
HOMELAND SECURITY
WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA
INTERNATIONAL
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