AZ School funding sham exposed: Vote NO on Prop. 123

Problematic Proposition 123 fraught with deception

 The Arizona Daily Independent runs a fact-filled report titled, DeWit: Arizona “Run Like A Mini Dougtatorship.” State treasurer Jeff DeWit boldly states his opposition to Prop. 123, the flim-flam education funding scheme being relentlessly pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey.

The far left Arizona Republic newspaper gives it an editorial stamp of approval, writing: “Proposition 123 represents an opportunity to infuse big money into Arizona’s K-12 public schools. It is step one in a long journey of restoring proper funding to our schools.” The editorialist unconvincingly adds, “but with tough expectations for Arizona’s governor.” 

Take a look at that “big money” being donated to the promotion of Prop. 123 by some of the wealthiest individuals and business entities in the state. Then ask yourself what’s in it for them. Rest assured it’s not the ability to nurture warm feelings of benevolence.

The donor’s names and their campaign donations follow the final paragraph of the ADI report.

When asked about the large donations to the pro-Prop 123 campaign, DeWit said that the money was provided by “the richest people in the state. From what I understand – what they say down there,” referring to the Capitol, “there is talk that they have been promised future tax cuts. There are cuts that are targeted to that, and that’s why they are giving the money. There is a reward kind of return. I have been told that there was a fundraiser at the Governor’s house where they wrote these checks. He invited them over, and there were some closed room talks and they wrote big checks. And that’s it.”

Seeing Red AZ posted Vote NO on deceptive Prop. 123 on Monday. It contains important information to enable voters to make an informed choice against this duplicitous measure.

15 Responses to AZ School funding sham exposed: Vote NO on Prop. 123

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Do you need another reason to be suspicious?? This morning I received an email in support of Prop 123 from Democrat Fred DuVal. He’s now working with Doug Ducey promoting this unreliable funding scheme. What I find most interesting is the same salutation, using only my last name is the one used by my Republican congressman, making me wonder who buys and sells these lists and don’t they care who has access to them? Do they all consider us easily duped and fleeced sheep?

    DuVal is a far leftist who worked in Bill Clinton’s administration, also managed Bruce Babbitt’s governor’s campaign and then worked for that liberal AZ governor once he was elected. He was appointed to the Board of Regents by another leftie governor, Janet Napolitano. . DuVal lost to Ducey in 2014 and lost a previous congressional race. Such an interesting association for Doug Ducey.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Don’t be surprised by Ducey‘s demo-mavericky associations. Ducey is a McCain guy from way back. He wasn’t only into ice cream. He began working for Cindy Hensley McCain’s colossal beer distributorship empire when he was attending ASU. Ducey is owned.

      • Observer says:

        Doug McDucey is clearly another Maverick in the making. We need conservative leaders, not a long succession of disappointing aisle-crossing Republicrats.

  2. LEO IN TSN says:

    This phony proposition is supported by the miserable RINO current & former state legislators, and all RINOS throughout the AZ gov’t. It is supported by the big money globalists. It is supported by the teachers’ unions. It is supported by every one of Cookie-Dough McDucey’s handholders, especially his hand-picked team to destroy the Office of AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction and empower the unelected pro-Common Core destroyers on his leftist team.

    McDucey’s booty, stolen from the State Land Trust, will be handed over to the secret desires of the pro-Common Core AZ Board of Education (all hand-picked by pro-CC Gov. McDucey) and to the union teachers who now run the school boards in AZ. This prize money will be handed over with no restrictions or oversight allowed by real AZ legislators, and will be concealed from the patriotic watchdog groups that McDucey hates.

    Under McDucey’s Common Core plan, AZ schoolkids and parents will be sold out to McDucey’s Common Core slave auction; real teachers will be ostracized and thrown overboard; and AZ taxpayers will be paying the bill. If you value the potential futures of our kids and grandkids, vote “NO” on this shameless scam.

    God bless America.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    I just read that the NBA has decided to allow corporate logos to be placed on pro basketball players’ uniforms. (But the taxpayers keep paying the freight for state-of-the-art stadiums nationwide.)

    So, why not put all kids in school uniforms and allow corporate logos to be sewn onto the uniforms? Or maybe put adverts on the school busses. If the Gov. is going to sell out, then go for the gusto.

    Let’s face it, we can continue to throw tens of billions of dollars at “education” and the kids still can’t read, write or do simple addition.

    And speaking of dollars, it is announced today that Andrew Jackson’s likeness will be removed from U.S. currency and replaced by the likeness of Harriet Tubman. Surprised that it won’t be Michelle Obama’s mug.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      Great idea about placing corporate logos on school uniforms. Turning our kids into money generating bill boards works for me. I much prefer that to this scam being perpetrated by a load of liberals and colluding RINOs. I’ve always thought uniforms were a good idea. They cut down on designer competition and keep the students focused on learning rather than who’s got the most expensive outfit on. We \wore uniforms in parochial schools and none of us were severely damaged by the experience.

  4. Villanova says:

    The huge disappointment to arise from Prop. 123 is the endorsement of CathI Herrod who heads the supposedly conservative Center for Arizona Policy. Her husband is a superior court judge who was appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer.
    It wouldn’t shock me at all if he applies for an appointment to an appellant court post and a grateful Gov. Ducey puts wheels on his upwardly mobile judical career train. Stand by.

    • MacBeth says:

      That scenario you outline sounds entirely plausible to me. It’s the old theme of one hand washing the other. If either of these two are brassy enough to pull this “sleigh of hand,” we’ll have been forewarned.

    • LEO IN TSN says:

      No real surprises here – Cathi Herrod surrendered her “Conservative” ID card when she hid in silence while her good friend, then Gov. Jan McBrewer, forced McBrewerCare down the throats of AZ taxpayers and moral conservatives. Not only did it hugely increase American medical care made available to ILLEGAL aliens – paid for by AZ taxpayers, but it vastly increased the state & federal funding available through McBrewerCare for abortions and euthanasia – paid for by AZ taxpayers. Mz. McHerrod knew that was the price, and refused to respond to questions about her MIA status on McBrewerCare.

      Nope, McHerrod bailed on AZ to help her buddy McBrewer. Will there be paybacks from McDucey? Based on what we’ve seen so far, what might your guess be?

      God bless America.

      • Braveheart says:

        I see that Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons and his wife gave half a million dollars to this scheme known as Prop. 123. Christine Jones was also the benefactor of his cash outlays when she was running for governor against Ducey. This must be the Parsons’ mea culpa. Money works wonders to get in the good graces of the powerful. eh?

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Off topic….
    8-0 no less. We went to a meeting on this very early on. The only media I saw there was the Associated Press. Why the high amount of interest by the AP at a small town meeting.

    US Supreme Court upholds Arizona legislative districts – AOL|main5|dl2|sec1_lnk3&pLid=-1618843985_htmlws-main-bb

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Off topic, but more GOP dirty deeds:

    GOP chairman in Mississippi writes text message in which he states that Trump and Cruz supporters will be removed by armed police officers from that State’s convention.

    Here’s the link:

    It is written that a female citizen of Philadelphia once asked
    Ben Franklin ‘what type of government are you giving us, sir?’
    And he is said to have replied, ‘ a Republic, madam, if you can keep it.’

    • LD 23 PC says:

      I’ve read that Franklin quote in the past and thought it quaint. Now I see it as eerily prophetic. We have definitely lost our way.

    • Doc says:

      …and therein lies the crux of the problem. 99 & 44/100ths of the voting public KNOW we live in a “Democracy”, & don’t even understand the phrase, “Democratic Republic”. mcStainiacs are prime examples of such fooles…

      …spelled in honor of Geo. Carlin…& them.

  7. Sandy says:

    Thank you for your information on this proposition. We wondered why we couldn’t find any information in opposition to Proposition 124, either, until we leared that the campaign for it was being funded by Texas billionaire Arnold and his Action Now Initiative. That is reason alone to vote NO on Proposition 124, too. It has been involved in endless liberal democratic causes and support of Democrats. Their philosophy is to seek “transformational change.” The list of things they support is a who’s who of everything conservatives oppose. [See: