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Sunday, December 29, 2013

12-29-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro      aj_ml@hotmail.com

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

Dec 29, 2013

·       The Pinal County Debate Forum Schedule:  9:30 am meet & greet candidates, 10 am debate, Union Center, 3855 N. Sun City Blvd., Florence –

ü  Jan 18 – LD 8, 11, 16

ü  Feb 15 – Attorney General

ü  March 15 -  Secretary of State

ü  April 19 -  Governor

ü  May 17 -  Congressional District 1

ü  June 21-  Treasurer

ü  July 19 – Justice of the Peace/Constables

 

·       Something To Consider – National Committeeman Bruce Ash (AZ):  Soon after the President left for his own extravagant Hawaiian Christmas vacation he suddenly realized Federal long term unemployment benefits were going to expire and he demanded ( as he usually does ) that Congress act immediately to extend the program at a reported cost of of nearly $25 billion per year. Never mind that Congress just passed and the President signed a "Compromise" budget bill the week before which specifically excluded an extension of benefits. The senate is expected to take up the matter shortly and the Republican house is willing to have a discussion so long as there is a way to pay for the program. Liberal groups such as the national employment law project say that extending long term unemployment benefits would "help keep the economic engine turning." What a load of mularky.  Extending unemployment benefits only takes pressure off  the President for his miserable efforts to reduce joblessness and helps create a larger permanent dependent class in America. The President's policies are hurting the most vulnerable in the economy -- especially those Americans he promised hope and change for in the last two national elections. The President would be wise to finally consider free market principles to create new American jobs and loosen the negative Federal grip on our economy which he has created. Americans want to work. With the labor participation levels at a decades low levels with 5,000,000 having left the workforce since 2009 isn't it time for the Obama administration get serious about the economy rather than handing out rain checks to Americans who desperately want to work again?

 

·       Update On GOP Activist OC Mangold:  Joani reports that he is doing well, but is restricted from visitors with colds or might be getting the flu.  He will start physical therapy Jan. 6 at the local hospital.  You can call his cell at 602-510-8373 or the home phone at 684-1111 in Wickenburg.

 

·       The Arizona American African Republican’s ‘2nd Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance’ ( A Day of Thanksgiving) is scheduled at 1 pm, Jan 1 at 1549 E. Jefferson St., PHx, in recognition of the 151st Anniversary of the signing by President Abraham Lincoln. The event features the Official Centennial Buffalo Soldiers – AZ territory-ladies & gentlemen of the regiment. Speakers include clergy, state andlocal officials, community leaders and writer/director/actor  Rod Ambrose. Contact: AAARC Chairman Rev. Clyde Bowen 602-274-5439 – aaarc6@msn.com Face Book.

 

·       The Maricopa County Republican West Office, 99th Ave/Bell Road, also be closed Jan 1-3. 

 

·       The Pima GOP Headquarters is closed until Jan 2, 2014.

 

·       City Of Phoenix Offices will be closed beginning at noon on New Year’s Day,  Jan 1.

 

·       LD11 House Candidate Vince Leach will address the NW Conservatives at 6 pm, Jan 9 at the Metro Grill, 7892 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson. Contact: 520-818-8814.

 

·       The Ambulance Medical Service Transportation Study Committee, chaired by Rep. Michelle Ugenti, R-Scottsdale, adopted recommendations for legislation to increase transparency and efficiency in the process for awarding a certificate of necessity (CON) to provide emergency medical transportation services in Arizona. CONs are awarded by the Department of Health Services and are required to operate an ambulance service in Arizona. During the four hearings the committee held, members learned that ambulance providers receive mileage reimbursement ranging from $9.32 to $22.00 per mile and, in addition, receive a reimbursement for the transport of a patient from as low as $469.35 per transport to as high as $2,051.30 per transport. Testimony also revealed that the time frame to process an application for a CON is 450 days - longer in some cases - and that Arizona taxpayers paid $82 million for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) patient transports in 2012. Total AHCCCS reimbursements (state and federal monies) account for approximately 25 percent of all ambulance revenues. As a result, the Committee adopted several recommendations including; reducing the time period to process an application, requiring audited financial statements from a CON applicant and extending the length of time an emergency CON is valid. The committee also recommended that there be greater public input in the evaluation of an application and for public input to occur earlier in the process.

 

·       Gov Jan Brewer Appointed Patricia Trebesch To The Yavapai County Superior Court. Trebesch has been a Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore since 2011, a role in which she presides over civil and domestic relations matters and is responsible for civil appeals from lower courts. She previously worked for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where she also served on eight committees regarding issues including case management, open meetings and domestic violence (1991-2011); was a research attorney with the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee (1989-91); and served as an attorney with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office (1987-88). Her appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the governor’s appointment of Judge Kenton Jones to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

 

·        Alone On The Hill

·        Arizona Faces Growing Cost Of Private Prisons

·        Bullhead-City-Former-Mayor-Husband-Attacked-By-Dogs

·        53 Things You Might Not Know About Arizona

·        More-Doctors-Offices-To-Become-One-Stop-Shops

·       PCSO-Arrest-Man-Deported-10-Times

·        National-ID-Headed-For-Your-Wallet-Purse

·        Salvation-Army-Volunteers-Prepare-Christmas-Dinner

·        First-Class-Stamps-To-Cost-49-Cents-As-Of-Jan-26

·        Funniest-News-Stories-Of-2013

·        Taxpayers Held Hostage By Private Prison Industry   Montini

·        All The News That Wasn't Fit To Print In 2013 (Darn It)   Roberts

·        Hotshots Driven By Human Spirit, Fury Of Nature

·        Man Crashes Parking Gate At Phoenix Courthouse

·        Flu Season Hitting Early, Hard In Some Places

·        Arizona Burn Center Helps Prepare Military Doctors

·        New Job In Israeli Army Challenges Ex-Tempe Woman

·        Phoenix Parade Heralds The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

·        Gordon Says He Won't Run For Mayor In 2015

·        Body And Pipe Bomb Found In Cochise County Home

·        Q&A With Arizona’s National Guard Leader

·        Reports Of Sexual Assaults In Military On Rise

·        Tucson Sued For Favoring Area Contractors

·        13 Stunning Photos From The 'Arizona Republic' In 2013

·        Agent: FBI Key In Border Agent Slaying

·        Educators Look To Postpone School Grades

·        Apology Made For ‘Racist Wasteland’ Tweet

·        Health Care Website Put To Test On Deadline

·        Leaders Call For More Border Accountability

·        Police Discuss Perils Of Celebratory Gunfire

·        Over 1 Million Lose Jobless Benefits, Forcing Hard Choices

·        McCain, Flake Look Back At 2013

·        Deportations By Federal Govt. Go Down

·        Kirkpatrick Foes: Health Fix A Re-Election Move

·        Insider: Don't Irritate Gov. Brewer

·        Utah-Gets-Ready-To-Do-Without-The-Feds

 

AMERICAN FREEDOM

·        2013-In-Review-What-Obama-Didnt-Know

·        Obama-I-Will-Not-Sign-Plan-Thats-Adds A Cent To The Deficit

·        Obamacare Provides Unfair Advantage To Big Labor

·        Arizona-Payson Resident Wins Mega Millions Lottery

·        2014 Obamacare Tax Hikes

SEEING AZ RED

·        Homeschooling Under Assault

·        Christine Jones: AZ Gov Candidate’s Questionable Judgment

·        JD Radio: Year-End Wrap-Up, And 2014 Beginning

·        Illegals: The Misuse Of Scripture For Political Gain

·        Driver’s Licenses For Illegals, Er…“Immigrants, Undocumented ”

ESPRESSOPUNDIT

·        Power in Numbers

·        More Problems with Rural Metro

·        Maverick Won

·        Sending a Message

·        Things Fall Apart

·        Golly, I'm beginning to think....

·        Reality Bites

FLOYD REPORTS

·        The Greatest Threat – Our Own Government

·        MSNBC Blasts Palin For Owning Christmas Tree
A&E Caves – Reinstates Embattled “Duck Dynasty” Star

·        Obamacare Database Cannot Verify Obama’s Identity
Obama’s Taxation Without Representation Brings Revolution

·        More Hidden Obamacare Expenses

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        NAFBPO’s: Proposal For Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement And Reform

·        5 Decapitated Bodies Found In NW Mexico

·        Operation Fast & Furious Twist, DOJ Involvement Deeper Than ATF

·        Molotov Cocktail Explodes At US-Mex Border: Gasoline-Filled Bottle Exploded Two Feet From Agents, Documents Show

·        Pinal Deputy, K-9 Catch Repeat Border Crosser: Deported 10 Times Previous

·        Dream Act By Executive Order Draws New Wave Of Illegals

·        Drug Cartels Increase Trafficking Activity Before Holiday

·        Independent Counsel Eyed In Fast & Furious

·        House Seeks Fast & Furioius Gun-Walking Documents

·        Issa Vows Fast & Furious Justice On Brian Terry Murder Anniversary

·        Fast & Furious Gun Dealer Released From Prison

·        Study Aims For Fuller Picture Of Cross-Borderarms Trafficking

·        Think Again: Mexican Drug Cartels - They Aren't Just About Mex Or Drugs Anymore

·        Northern Border Patrol Agents Playing Greater Role In Local Law Enforcement

·        Congress Urged To Provide Funds To Upgrade Busy Border Crossing : World's Busiest Border Crossing

BENGHAZI

·        NY-Times-Serves-Up-Baloney-On-Benghazi   Hit-Piece 'Investigation' Parrots Discredited Talking Points

·        A Deadly Mix In Benghazi

·        House-Intelligence-Chair: Benghazi-Attack-Al-Qaeda-Led-Event

·       NY Times Benghazi Report Meant To ‘Clear The Deck’ For Hillary

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        WWII Veteran: 90% Of Congress Are Traitors To Our Country

·        Army 1LT Clint Lorance: Sentenced To Prison For Protecting His Unit

·        Reports Of Sexual Assaults In Military On Rise

CONGRESS

·        WWII Veteran: 90% Of Congress Are Traitors To Our Country

·        The Light Bulb Wars: Liberals Don’t Understand What The Real Issue Is (Or Do They?)

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        DNC Sends Email Defending Obama From Impeachment Possibility

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        WAKE UP: America-Is-Going-Muslim

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        The Problem With Obama Care     Dinesh D'Souza

·        Howard-Dean: More-Obamacare-Problems-Coming

·        $122 Million Payments To Healthcare.Gov Contractor Being Withheld By States

·        Bob Woodward: ‘Rat’s Nest Of Concealment & Lies’ Behind Obamacare Website Disaster

·        Obamacare Vending Machine Mandate Expected To Cost Millions

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama-Administration-Announces-Net-Loss-Of-At-Least-4-Million-Insurance-Plans

·        The Treason Of Barack-Obama

·        Now-Obama-Wants-Your-401k

·        Bob Woodward: ‘Rat’s Nest Of Concealment & Lies’ Behind Obamacare Website Disaster

·        Obama Faces Smattering Of Protests On Hawaiian Vacation

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