Chiropractors name Barto ‘Legislator of the Year’

June 26, 2010

At their annual convention of the Arizona Association of Chiropractic, the members recently recognized Rep. Nancy Barto ….for “her dedication and service to the AAC and to the Chiropractic profession”.

As the dinner keynote she recounted to AAC members many of the details of the process of getting important legislation affecting the profession successfully through the Legislature.

As a result of Barto’s efforts regarding HB 2025, Arizona statutes now accurately describe, as well as define, chiropractors’ current practices.

Persistence and chiropractic physicians’  involvement pays off!

Is Economic Recovery Automatic?

June 26, 2010

Unfortunately, no.  And with over 300,000 jobs lost in Arizona since the start of the “great recession” – 27% unemployment in one Arizona county  and still hovering near 10% statewide – we’re all feeling the effects.

What’s worse – Congress is adding to economic uncertainty through deficit “stimulus” spending and passing massive new healthcare, business and energy regulations that will raise taxes and consumer costs. 

We know these actions are hampering economic growth.

But what should government be doing?   Should government do anything?   Yes – and the sooner the better.  [Read more]

Promises Made – Promises Broken

June 26, 2010

Three months after President Obama signed an historic government takeover of health care into law, evidence is mounting that the President’s rhetoric will not match the new reality.  The American people are going to face higher taxes, higher health costs, and dropped coverage as a result of the law…to name a few.
Promise Made: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.”
— President Obama, speech to a joint session of Congress, September 9, 2009[i]
Promise Broken: In May, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the health care law that found that it will increase federal discretionary spending by at least $115 billion—costs not taken into account by Democrats before they passed the health bill into law.[ii] Without cuts to some other part of the federal budget, these spending increases will necessarily add to deficits.  Several weeks later, CBO Director Doug Elmendorf concluded that fiscal sustainability could be achieved only by cutting elements of the health care law just enacted: “Putting the federal budget on a sustainable path would almost certainly require a significant reduction in the growth of federal health spending relative to current law (including this year’s health legislation).”[iii]
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Governor Signs Child Prostitution bill

June 26, 2010

HB 2238 bill signing
Child Prostitution bill signed into law

Wednesday Governor Brewer, community leaders and key legislators gathered to witness the signing of HB 2238, toughening the penalties for child prostitution and to tour the new safe house over 30 valley churches are committed to financing to help young girls escape and heal.  Read more about Streetlight Ministries and a related article here.

Talk it up

June 24, 2010

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Why I am running for the Senate

June 3, 2010

Following the “mother” of all years for change with both the election of President Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress, Americans are waking up to what all this change really means:

Unprecedented deficit spending and job-killing tax hikes to keep the spending pace going strong -government takeover of the health care, banking and auto industries, turning national security into a discussion of how bad America is rather than protecting us from radical Islamic terrorists  –  even balking at Arizona’s efforts to secure our border!

These and other concerns are driving folks to get involved again in their government.   That’s a good thing!   They’re  not only waking up  – they’re  pushing for new, committed leadership in Washington who will listen and do what is right for America. [Read more]