Monday, August 17, 2009

Brewer attacks Senate holdouts on tax hike referral

There is an article in Arizona Capitol Times quoting Governor Brewer attacking Republican Senators like Ron Gould and Pamela Gorman for not voting for her tax increase referral, despite pressure from Brewer's consultant Chuck Coughlin of High Ground, who stands to benefit from it.

Brewer said,

"I have always trusted the people of Arizona. But I am deeply disappointed that some members of the Arizona State Senate do not. They have so little trust in the voters that they have once again delayed passage of a sound state budget. There's just absolutely no other way to say this, but I believe that their actions were irresponsible. They are causing greater cost to our state taxpayers, and if this crisis is not resolved quickly, they will do irreparable harm to our families and our economic future."

Pretty disappointing that our Republican governor is criticizing the most principled Republicans in the Senate for standing up to a tax increase.

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