Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
May 19 2010

Meth Lab of Democracy

Within a few weeks, Arizona became infamous for a string of bills. The birther bill requires hard proof of US-birth to be on the AZ ballot. The concealed carry law now lets anyone carry a concealed weapon, no permit or training required. The immigration law lets local police check immigration status. The ethnic studies bill bans ethnic studies classes in schools. Jon Stewart pointed out that the states are supposed to be the laboratories of democracy, but all this caused him to dub Arizona “the meth lab of democracy.”

But yesterday, voters actually passed Prop 100. In a Republican state, we just voluntarily raised the sales tax 1% for three years, because otherwise schools and public safety were facing enormous budget cuts. My district is still going to have to cut back spending, but this sales tax will save us about $6 million. In a state that already ranks 51st in per-pupil spending on education, further cuts would have been disastrous. I am so grateful to (and pretty surprised by) Arizona voters. Even the NY Times is proud of us.

3 Responses

  1. Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that i’ve been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share.

  2. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own BlogEngine blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it.

  3. Well, this is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

About this Blog

Middle School

Subscribe to this blog (feed)


[email protected]

This is usually a great Buy Cialis Online With Prescription merchandise. Cheap Generic Cialis I will be sixty-three and have absolutely sofosbuvir 400 mg prix used Cialis on and off approximately 36 Sofosbuvir Price months. Zero unwanted side effects whatsoever. My spouse cheap cialis and i consider blood pressure level supplements as well Buy Cialis as cholesterol capsules. Fifty percent any device may last us 2 days.

May 2010
« Apr   Jun »