JO HOLT CAMPAIGN CORNER: Ideology As Distraction in Arizona
THE MAJORITY OF THOSE IN OUR STATE LEGISLATURE profess the belief that government has just become too big and too intrusive, and that they will work to “shrink government.” But, in practice, they keep pushing the state to take more and more control away from the federal government, even going so far as to ask the voters to support “state sovereignty” this fall. Of course, additional responsibilities require a larger state government than we currently have. Hmm, could it be that some lofty ideology is not driving the decision making process in Phoenix? Sure, the smaller-government mantra sounds good to many voters. But it also serves as cover for a well-worn political agenda focused on money and control.
Our legislators may want to defend their decisions with morals and ideology, but it’s time for the rest of us to simply follow the money instead.
From the DOV Sept, 2012, newsletter