Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Appoints Former Legislator Justin Olson To Corporation Commission

 
News Release
From the office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor Ducey Appoints Former Legislator Justin Olson To Corporation Commission
 State Lawmaker Has Strong Policy Background; Been Called "Transparent" by Arizona Republic 
Phoenix —  Governor Doug Ducey today appointed former Arizona state legislator Justin Olson to serve on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
 
Olson served from 2011-2017 in the Arizona House of Representatives, where his assignments included serving as Chair of the Appropriations Committee. He currently works as a Senior Tax Analyst for the Apollo Education Group in Phoenix. Prior to that, he worked as Senior Research Analyst at the Arizona Tax Research Association and a Congressional Aide for U.S. Representative Trent Franks. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
 
The Arizona Republic has called Olson “a staunch fiscal conservative,” who is “transparent,” and “has the ability to compromise.” "As appropriations chair, Olson set up town halls across the state to gather public input on the budget,” the newspaper wrote.
 
“Justin has built a reputation as a strong proponent for taxpayers and an incredibly hard worker,” said Governor Ducey. “He is someone with a proven record of service whose detailed understanding of regulatory and policy issues prepares him to hit the ground running from day one. I’m pleased to be filling this important position with someone with Justin’s significant experience and qualifications.”
 
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to represent Arizona citizens again in this new capacity,” Olson said. “My approach to governing and legislating has always been to keep an open mind, study the issues careful and thoroughly, be transparent, look out for the hard-working taxpayer, and put my constituents first. I will bring that same mindset to this important position with which I have been entrusted."
 
Olson and his wife Karyn, both native Arizonans, live in Mesa, where they just welcomed their ninth child to their family.
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For more information or assistance, contact Governor Ducey's press office: (602) 542-1324
Arizona Corporation Commission | 1200 W. Washington Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85007

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bozell: Mitch McConnell Put An ‘Acting Job’ On Display In Rose Garden Press Briefing

For Immediate Release: Oct. 16, 2017
Contact: press@foramerica.org
Following President Trump’s and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s joint press briefing, ForAmerica President David Bozell released the following statement reacting to Sen. McConnell’s remarks:
“The Majority Leader just demonstrated on live TV to the American people why he has the worst home state approval rating of anyone in the Senate and needs to step down.  Mitch McConnell’s belly-aching about all the time it takes to approve Presidential personnel doesn’t hold any water when 1) every other Senate before his has managed to do this in a timely manner, and 2) his Senate works an average of 2.5 days per week. 
“Mitch McConnell is good at two things: making excuses and going on recess. He callously deflected blame onto his colleagues for his own laziness, lack of leadership, and lack of results. ‘Winners make policy; losers go home’ may make for a juicy soundbite, but Americans know that McConnell hasn’t made any policy since winning the majority. Republican donors and activists alike have lost patience with his empty promises and meaningless rhetoric. Ditching Mitch is gaining steam, hence the need for the acting job McConnell put on display today. 
Last week, David Bozell, along with a coalition of conservative leaders, held a press conference and sent an open letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell calling on him to step down:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/11/conservative-groups-demand-mcconnell-step-down-as-senate-gop-leader.html

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By virtually any statistical measure, the ForAmerica community is one of the largest voices on the right, led by our over 9 million members who engage on our various social media platforms.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

FULL Speech: President Donald Trump Speech at the 2017 Values Voter Summit 10/13/17 VIDEO/Text

President Donald Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C.


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Steve Bannon Full Speech! Values Voter Summit VIDEO

Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon declared a "season of war" against the GOP establishment in an electrifying speech at the Values Voter Summit Saturday, warning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "these folks are coming for you.”


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Not All His Fault Blame Can Be Shared With Hollywood Females

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Harvey’s peccadillo went on for years and all of Hollywood knew about, made jokes about it and said nothing.
His behavior was condoned and maybe even aided by ALL of the females that kept their mouth shut.
The females were more interested gettin a movie part and in achieving fame and fortune than blowing the whistle on a producer.

Flashback: Gwyneth Paltrow and David Lettermen joke about Weinstein’s abhorrent sexual behavior A clip of actress Gwyneth Paltrow talking to David Letterman in 1998 about disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has emerged. 
Oliver Stone Refuses to Condemn Weinstein: ‘It’s Not Easy What He’s Going Through’

Thursday, October 12, 2017

THE END GAME by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly 
While heroes in Las Vegas were still trying to rescue victims and comfort the survivors and the families of those who were lost, the American left was already turning the massacre into a political movement for more gun control. Hillary Clinton was one of the first to tweet out a call for limitations on the Second Amendment, and to attack the NRA, but that is not surprising since her ego is making her desperate to prove that she is not irrelevant.

            However, she was quickly followed by the Hollywood elite, who are protected by their own personally armed body guards, the leaders of the Democrat party, and the far left media. They all seem to be calling for the same things, universal background checks, the outlawing of so-called assault weapons, which most of them can’t even define, and the closing of the so-called gun show loopholes that they also can’t define.

            They are desperate to convince the majority of the American people to believe such proposals are reasonable and will actually prevent gun crimes and mass shootings. It has already been proven in cities like Chicago and States like California that they don’t work, but that is beside the point for the left, because these regulations are not the end game. They are just the beginning and they are following the track of Nazi Germany and other totalitarian dictatorships.

            In the late 1920s the Weimer Republic ordered that all private owned firearms be registered with the government. However, by the early 1930’s the government recognized that it had made a terrible mistake. While law abiding Germans were complying with the law and registering their firearms, the members of the violence prone groups like the communists and Nazis were not. The government took steps to protect the records from being made public, but it was too late. A few years later when Adolf Hitler took control the list of registered gun owners were used to disarm the German people to prevent resistance to the Nazis.

            It has become obvious over the last few decades that for years the ultimate goal of the leftists in this country is to abolish the Constitution and all of the rights that it contains and turn our country into a socialist or communist state. In such a country the elites are in control of every aspect of the lives of the rest of us and we will essentially be their slaves. However, they have a problem because is the same country that once consisted of 13 individual colonies under British domination. When the British decided to forcefully continue to get the colonists to submit to its will it moved to disarm the colonists by seizing the weapons stored at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. 

            That did not end well for the British and thus the Second Amendment to the Constitution was ultimately adopted. Now the leftists in this country are faced with a major problem. In order to oppress the American people they must first disarm us. In order to accomplish that they must first be able to identify the Americans who legally own firearms. Then they must find people who will do their dirty work.

It won’t be the members of the U.S. military, military veterans, or most local police and sheriff’s deputies. They also cannot rely on the campus snowflakes they have created who just want the government to take care of them, or the liberal college professors or Hollywood and corporate elites. While they certainly agree with the ultimate goal they are certainly not going to risk their own lives to bring it about.

            They will instead have to rely on the criminal elements in this country that will work as their paid mercenaries. This will include violent gang members like those in MS-13 who are being actively protected by the liberals that control sanctuary cities, counties, and even states. They will also rely on members of violent groups like Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA that are committed to destroying America. If all else fails they will rely on foreign mercenaries who will come from places like Syria, Libya, or Iran.

I chronical this in my popular patriotic novel “The Rag” where I show what happens when the government starts to limit constitutional rights including the right to keep and bear arms. I also write about how the American people ultimately resist. I apparently have struck a nerve with the left because they initially launched an all-out assault of negative comments on Amazon. However, the liberals at Amazon soon took over the attack.

            First Amazon decided to remove the novel as an e-book, and all of my other books claiming that since my name is the same as the mystery writer, and therefore is a copy write violation. That is totally bogus, because individual names cannot be copywrited. Then they began to systematically remove the most favorable reviews of the novel.

            However, the censorship on the left that millions of Americans own firearms and most will not willingly surrender them, and if necessary will use them to fight to protect their freedom.
Michael Connelly

Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 12, 2017
EXECUTIVE ORDER
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PROMOTING HEALTHCARE CHOICE AND
COMPETITION ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. (a) It shall be the policy of the executive branch, to the extent consistent with law, to facilitate the purchase of insurance across State lines and the development and operation of a healthcare system that provides high-quality care at affordable prices for the American people. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), however, has severely limited the choice of healthcare options available to many Americans and has produced large premium increases in many State individual markets for health insurance. The average exchange premium in the 39 States that are using www.healthcare.gov in 2017 is more than double the average overall individual market premium recorded in 2013. The PPACA has also largely failed to provide meaningful choice or competition between insurers, resulting in one-third of America's counties having only one insurer offering coverage on their applicable government-run exchange in 2017.
(b) Among the myriad areas where current regulations limit choice and competition, my Administration will prioritize three areas for improvement in the near term: association health plans (AHPs), short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI), and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).
(i) Large employers often are able to obtain better terms on health insurance for their employees than small employers because of their larger pools of insurable individuals across which they can spread risk and administrative costs. Expanding access to AHPs can help small businesses overcome this competitive disadvantage by allowing them to group together to self-insure or purchase large group health insurance. Expanding access to AHPs will also allow more small businesses to avoid many of the PPACA's costly requirements. Expanding access to AHPs would provide more affordable health insurance options to many Americans, including hourly wage earners, farmers, and the employees of small businesses and entrepreneurs that fuel economic growth.
(ii) STLDI is exempt from the onerous and expensive insurance mandates and regulations included in title I of the PPACA. This can make it an appealing and affordable alternative to government-run exchanges for many people without coverage available to them through their workplaces. The previous administration took steps to restrict access to this market by reducing the allowable coverage period from less than 12 months to less than 3 months and by preventing any extensions selected by the policyholder beyond 3 months of total coverage.
(iii) HRAs are tax-advantaged, account-based arrangements that employers can establish for employees to give employees more flexibility and choices regarding their healthcare. Expanding the flexibility and use of HRAs would provide many Americans, including employees who work at small businesses, with more options for financing their healthcare.
(c) My Administration will also continue to focus on promoting competition in healthcare markets and limiting excessive consolidation throughout the healthcare system. To the extent consistent with law, government rules and guidelines affecting the United States healthcare system should:
(i) expand the availability of and access to alternatives to expensive, mandate-laden PPACA insurance, including AHPs, STLDI, and HRAs;
(ii) re-inject competition into healthcare markets by lowering barriers to entry, limiting excessive consolidation, and preventing abuses of market power; and
(iii) improve access to and the quality of information that Americans need to make informed healthcare decisions, including data about healthcare prices and outcomes, while minimizing reporting burdens on affected plans, providers, or payers.
Sec. 2. Expanded Access to Association Health Plans. Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Labor shall consider proposing regulations or revising guidance, consistent with law, to expand access to health coverage by allowing more employers to form AHPs. To the extent permitted by law and supported by sound policy, the Secretary should consider expanding the conditions that satisfy the commonality‑of-interest requirements under current Department of Labor advisory opinions interpreting the definition of an "employer" under section 3(5) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The Secretary of Labor should also consider ways to promote AHP formation on the basis of common geography or industry.
Sec. 3. Expanded Availability of Short-Term, Limited‑Duration Insurance. Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services shall consider proposing regulations or revising guidance, consistent with law, to expand the availability of STLDI. To the extent permitted by law and supported by sound policy, the Secretaries should consider allowing such insurance to cover longer periods and be renewed by the consumer.
Sec. 4. Expanded Availability and Permitted Use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements. Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services shall consider proposing regulations or revising guidance, to the extent permitted by law and supported by sound policy, to increase the usability of HRAs, to expand employers' ability to offer HRAs to their employees, and to allow HRAs to be used in conjunction with nongroup coverage.
Sec. 5. Public Comment. The Secretaries shall consider and evaluate public comments on any regulations proposed under sections 2 through 4 of this order.
Sec. 6. Reports. Within 180 days of the date of this order, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor and the Federal Trade Commission, shall provide a report to the President that:
(a) details the extent to which existing State and Federal laws, regulations, guidance, requirements, and policies fail to conform to the policies set forth in section 1 of this order; and
(b) identifies actions that States or the Federal Government could take in furtherance of the policies set forth in section 1 of this order.
Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 12, 2017


Kelli Ward for Senate Kickoff Event, featuring Nationally Syndicated Radio Host Laura Ingraham

Ingraham: ‘It’s time for a new generation of conservatives’
Kickoff event 6 to 8 PM
Location

Hilton Scottsdale Resort
6333 N. Scottsdale Rd,
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

 RSVP HERE Admission includes a copy of Laura’s new book: “Billionaire at the Barricades”The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump. RSVP required register online. Or printing and completing this form
Nationally Syndicated Radio Host Laura Ingraham is flying in to Scottsdale to headline an event for our campaign!
Join us at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 on October 17th from 6 pm - 8:00 pm for an exclusive evening with Laura Ingraham.
VIP Reception begins at 5 pm.
Look forward to seeing you there!

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Time to Replace Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been hit with a heavy vote of no confidence from conservative groups around the country.
On Wednesday, leaders from several conservative organizations called on McConnell to abdicate his position, citing a list of broken promises he made to Republican voters.
They are calling on not only McConnell, but also members of his leadership team, to step down. Read More
Excerpt from Senate Conservatives Action
Americans are furious with Senate Republicans. They spent years making promises and now they're unwilling to keep them. Even worse, Senators like Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Bob Corker (R-TN) try to blame the president for their failures.

This is why the grassroots are rising up and why we're seeing conservative candidates challenge Republican incumbents in primary elections all across the country.

Senate Republicans need to immediately change course or the voters are going to defeat them, one by one.

The best thing they can do to show the voters that they're listening is replace Mitch McConnell as their leader.

Please take a minute to send Senate Republicans a blast email message urging them to replace him.

Mitch McConnell is of the swamp, by the swamp, and for the swamp, and he must be replaced with a new leader who will fight for conservative reforms and work with the grassroots to elect more conservative senators next year.

Senate Republicans need to wake up and realize that McConnell has led them into a box canyon.