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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Celebrate Women's History Month
by helping AZ Women's Partnership www.azwp.org
to help women in need here in AZ.
Help the Arizona Women's Partnership Reach for the Stars
The Arizona Women's Partnership, an all volunteer philanthropic non-profit, has been given
a challenge by Ralph & Roxanne Martin, two long-time supporters.
AZWP must raise $4,000 by March 28th for their contribution to be matched dollar for dollar.
We encourage you to help us meet this challenge. Funds raised will be awarded to small charities that assist under-served women and children at risk here in AZ. AZWP has awarded over $270,000 in grants to over 50 qualified charities, since its formation in 2002.
For information about AZ Women's Partnership, visit www.azwp.org and then click Donate.
You will be directed to the challenge grant page (which you can also access directly):
ALL contributions will be greatly appreciated.
Contributors who donate $100 or more will receive
a special Arizona Women's Partnership certificate and a music CD.
A very special THANK YOU to all of our supporters and friends.
Together .. we continue to make a difference in the lives of many.
President / Founder AZWP
‘I know firsthand how important border security is to both our safety and our economy’WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spearheaded a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging the Chairman and Ranking Member to prioritize spending so that robust resources may be allocated for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The bipartisan letter was signed by eight of Rep. Gosar’s colleagues.
Customs and Border Patrol is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for border security. During Fiscal Year 2013, their agents made more than 420,000 apprehensions and seized 2.4 million pounds of marijuana, 4,700 pounds of cocaine, and 3,580 pounds of methamphetamine.
Rep. Gosar said, “As an Arizonan, I know firsthand how important border security is to both our safety and our economy. The men and women who risk their lives daily working as Border Patrol agents not only prevent criminals, smugglers and terrorists from entering our nation illegally but they also facilitate a half trillion dollars in annual trade between the United States and Mexico.”
“Border security is a critical element of our constitutional duty to provide for the common defense,” continued Rep. Gosar. “As such, we must ensure that Customs and Border Patrol has adequate resources to effectively execute its important mission.”
Click HERE to view Rep. Gosar’s letter.
Posted by Barbara at 2:38 PM
Yet again, President Obama has put forward a budget based more on fantasy than reality. I don’t know any other explanation for a budget that increases spending by $791 billion, adds $8.3 trillion to the national debt, raises taxes by $1.8 trillion, largely ignores the major drivers of our nation’s debt, and doesn’t come close to balancing – ever.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office and experts on both sides of the aisle have repeatedly warned of the dire consequences that are to come if we don't deal with our nation's impending spending-driven debt crisis. Not only does this budget continue the president’s AWOL – absent without leadership – approach to our debt crisis, it presses the accelerator towards national bankruptcy. In short, this budget is an abject failure in every way a budget can be judged. Shrinking paychecks combined with increasing prices for things like groceries and health care continue to leave Americans struggling to make ends meet. The last thing they need is for their president – in a budget the White House has ironically titled ‘Opportunity for All’ – to raise their taxes, add more regulatory uncertainty for job creators, and ignore our looming debt crisis.
Controlling government spending and creating a realistic budget remains one of my top priorities. Instead of expanding the size of government, we should be passing budgets that live within our means and address the excessive regulatory burden and out of control spending that creates uncertainty for job creators. We should be passing budgets that are fair and create the kind of opportunity and main street economy where, if you work hard and play by the rules, everyone can succeed. I would like to hear from you about these issues. Please click here to let me know how Washington’s inability to put forth budgets that address our nation’s fiscal woes and improve the economy for all Americans impacts your family budget and your ability to pursue the American Dream.
Member of Congress
Posted by Barbara at 9:23 AM
President Proposed 2015 Budget CBO by Barbara Espinosa ATR summarizes:
Read: The shale boom has happened entirely incidentally to the Obama administration’s policies, offering an unexpected boon of economic growth and job creation that their own paltry policies have largely failed to produce. In their dream world, their preferred reaction to this windfall is to heap billions of dollars worth of taxes onto oil and gas companies (consumers — this means you!) to pay for their most fantastical stimulus-driven whims — and (mind-blowingly regressive) higher energy prices on fossil fuels is just an added bonus!
Reducing federal spending and regulations, thereby making it easier for businesses to grow and hire and leaving that money and capital in the private sector for investment?
Posted by Barbara at 8:51 AM
Labels: Americans for Tax Reform, Obama FY 2015 Budget Proposes $100 Billion in Tax Hikes on Energy Producers