National Hispanic Group Slams Pearce’s Omnibus SB 1611 and Democratic Legislator Sinema — Protests at Capitol today at 11:30 amTuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Phoenix, AZ – The largest Hispanic Republican organization in the nation is against SB 1611, a bill that Republican State Senator Russell Pearce has introduced without additional sponsor support. Pearce continues to shred the Constitution of the United States as he wastes tax payer resources in using the Senate floor to serve as a show room when introducing laws that have an overt disdain of our Constitution. If Pearce was a good steward of Arizona tax dollars, he would wait until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has made their final decision in the failed bill he introduced last year because our state has already spent nearly $1.6 million on credit-card fees and legal bills for work through Nov. 30. The $1.6 million could have been applied to patients in Arizona who were cut from transplant list due to Arizona death panels and are dying.
Pearce laws hurt the tourism industry by several millions of dollars, and Arizona businesses will continue to suffer because he is not pro business, nor pro growth. His bills continue to destroy the Arizona economy and they have depreciated property values. In a debate, Pearce has advocated socialism ideas with his continued efforts of restrictionism and isolationist approach. He is a modern-day Dixiecrat and secessionist who ignores the Supremacy Clause of the Federal Government, yet turns a blind eye when the federal government funds Arizona unemployment insurance recipients because we cannot sustain it ourselves. Our GOP founding father, President Abraham Lincoln, in essence died in vain to keep the Union together, and today we see rogue Russell wanting to split the Union apart with his divisive laws.
Arizona politicians have a reputation for trampling on our constitution, and we are now seeing Democratic State Senator Kyrsten Sinema taking a similar path to appear “tough”. Our group sent numerous emails to Sinema advising her to kill the bill – SB 1225 she sponsored, but instead she expresses her “love” of Russell Pearce. If Sinema does not kill the bill she sponsored, she will wind up on our 2012 “unfriendly to Hispanics” list because she has been warned multiple times by the majority of Arizona Hispanic community activists and leaders. Democratic legislators should not take the same path Pearce are on.
Legislators like Pearce and Sinema have proven they have nothing better to do but to create laws that are already on the books. They are both in the business of over-criminalizing laws instead of focusing on jobs, the budget crisis we are experiencing, and fixing the deficit. SOMOS REPUBLICANS will stand with the entire Hispanic Community today to protest these bills today at the Capitol, and we stand with Senator Steve Gallardo with regard to SB 1225 and SB 1611. As Senate President, Pearce has failed to manage Arizona’s budget and deficit, and Arizona is in the red by millions and millions of dollars.
If Pearce truly wanted to fix the budget and deficit crisis, he would reduce entitlement programs. We know that our government needs additional tax revenues in order to sustain the burgeoning entitlement programs as Arizona baby boomers continue to retire. Under the current system, these entitlement programs will drain all federal revenues within 15 years. We are against tax increases, but realize the government will have to reduce entitlement programs or develop a way for immigrants to share our American tax burdens.
About Somos Republicans
Somos Republicans is a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization in the nation because of our leadership that is pro immigration reform. The Mission of Somos Republicans is to promote political education and information needed to make more informed political decisions. To inspire the Hispanic people to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their neighbors through collaborative political education, volunteer commitment and responsible participation in society. Our vision is to increase the Latino Republican voting block by 100% within two years. To increase voter registration, precinct committeemen recruitment, campaign volunteering, fundraising and events to reflect quality of future Latino leadership.