Know what the Arizona GOP has done and is doing with its one-vote majority in the House and two in the Senate? Here’s a small sampling:
A complete overhaul of Arizona’s income tax structure. If you earn $75K or less, you get maybe $100. If you earn upwards of $250K, you get thousands.
Based on lies, the Arizona election process is being thrown into chaos. Restrictions on voting by mail, ballot drop-offs, early polling locations and times are all up for grabs despite their overwhelming popularity across party lines. The secretary of state has been stripped of her ability to fight for election integrity and the Legislature wants to steal election results from voters.
Despite Arizona voters putting the kibosh on voucher expansion, the GOP is hell bent on taking tax dollars from public schools and promoting religious education — the First Amendment be damned. While crying about federal overreach, the GOP is strong-arming cities and towns regarding setting local minimum wage policies. Teachers are called “terrorists and scourge” by GOP elected and candidates who want to spy on every word spoken in classrooms — don’t say race and don’t say gay! Legal and safe abortion will become a felony and lethal.
The point I’m making is simply that the GOP in Arizona is using a one-vote majority to shut down democracy bit by bit. Before our very eyes, the rights we’ve taken for granted are being erased. Keep in mind that they have no legislative agenda or plans to help working families, in fact, they obstruct any such measures proposed by Democrats.
The 2022 election is about saving the “D” of democracy by voting for the “D” of Democrats. Short of that, we will join Hong Kong and Ukraine on the list of endangered democracies.