Thursday, March 5, 2009

AZGOP Backs Brewer Budget Plan

Looks like the State GOP is already backing Governor Brewer's plan for the state.


Phoenix, AZ – Randy Pullen, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, today expressed his support and that of the Arizona Republican Party of Governor Jan Brewer’s long term spending reform package. Commenting on the Governor’s address, Pullen said: “Years of excess spending and government growth have led to a structural budget deficit amounting to the tune of over $13 billion.”

“Governor Brewer showed real leadership today as she painted an accurate and truthful picture of the budget challenges in Arizona,” said Pullen. “This crisis is the legacy of Janet Napolitano. The days of runaway spending and big government are over here in Arizona, as are the days of rainbow revenue projections. As Governor Brewer stated ‘…we cannot afford the size of government we now have…’”

Pullen continued, “Governor Brewer has outlined a balanced proposal to solve this economic crisis. Real spending cuts and elimination of accounting gimmicks can and will restore fiscal sanity to Arizona. Her message emphasizes tough and permanent cuts of $1 billion per year to current and future spending as well as cutting Proposition 105 programs that have caused excessive spending growth that were never the intention of Arizona voters.

“Even a billion dollars of spending cuts and a billion dollars of federal stimulus money a year over the next three years may not provide for a stable and balanced budget. Governor Brewer has called for a public vote on temporary tax increases, if necessary, to bridge the gap, but only after all other avenues of budget reductions have been exhausted.”

Governor Brewer further called for tax reduction that will begin in 2012 as part reform of a reform and modernization of Arizona’s tax structure. “We need a tax structure that promotes job growth, job sustainability, investment, and revenue stability,” said Governor Brewer in her joint legislative address.

“The Governor’s balanced, thoughtful approach shows that she transcends partisan politics and is willing to roll-up her sleeves and go to work for the families of Arizona. The Arizona Republican Party stands ready to work with Governor Brewer and Republican legislative leadership on thoughtful, creative solutions to our fiscal challenges and innovative constitutional reforms that will reduce government spending.”

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

"$1 billion of tax increases after all other avenues of budget reductions have been exhausted."

which means that they are ready to accept $1 billion of tax increases.

Why the Arizona Republican Party even feels the need to use modern day liberal phrases I just don't understand. Anybody who pays attention knows that according to the government spending lobby the exhaustion of budget reductions occured when former Governor Napolitano resigned.