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Arizona Budget Crisis from Zero Leadership

The Arizona budget crisis is NOT a spending issue.  That’s right, everything you have been told about the crisis in the Arizona State budget is misleading.  Arizona can repair it’s financial issues without making a single budget cut.  The only thing required to jump start Arizona with the greatest construction boom in our history, and the greatest inflow of investment capital into our state is to pass a “net metering” law.

Arizona has not had representation or leadership for the past 20 years.  Our leadership is 100% aware of the fact that solar power plants are the solution to our budget and employment issues, but they ignore the obvious.  Our representatives have sold us out to the oil companies since solar power was first mass produced.

Why would the #1 state for solar energy have the most backward laws, and most blocks to solar energy production in the nation?  Simple.  They did it for the money and for their own political careers.

John McCain, John Kyle, Ann Kilpatrick, Trent Franks, John Shadegg, Edward Pastor, Harry Mitchell, Jeff Flake, Paul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords are all directing blame at our own state government.  They want you to believe that lack of budget control is the core reason for the state deficit.  Ready for the truth?  Our Representatives in Washington have been doing you a disservice since the 1970’s.  Arizona is the #1 energy state in the United States.  We have more power potential than Alaska AND more than Texas.  Take a look at the solar energy map of the United States below.

American Solar Resources

Arizona is the hot spot of solar in the United States

We are the “hot spot” for solar energy production.  Why are California, New Jersey and New York ahead of us in power production?  Easy…we have no leadership or true representation from the public servants in Arizona.

Alaska cares for its citizens.  When the energy resources were found in Alaska, they set up the Alaska Permanent Fund.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Permanent_Fund

When energy resources were found in Arizona, John McCain traded them for unlimited campaign funds and the ability to run for President as many times as he wants.  That’s right.  Arizona NEVER developed its energy resources.  Even California knows how valuable our resources are and they are stealing them from us as I write this blog entry.  In the northwest corner of Arizona, multiple California companies have built solar power plants and are piping all of that power back to California without YOU seeing a penny of it.

Arizona, with the most solar potential in the country, currently ranks 27th in total energy production when we should be ranked #1


APS and SRP (Arizona’s Power Companies) enjoy the protection of Senator McCain from having to buy solar power from power plants in our state.  In other words, Arizona discourages, with extreme prejudice, anyone building a solar power plant.  This is the only reason why we do not currently have the largest construction industry in the United States at the present time.  Instead we are near the top of the list for unemployment.

This is betrayal of the Arizona public by its representatives.  Instead of receiving free energy and a check from the government each year, you are being asked to pay more for your power this year AND you have no financial benefits from all the wonderful sunshine we have in our state.

Solar is the answer to our budget crisis.  Solar is the answer to the future of our State.  Investors are sitting on the sideline waiting for the People of Arizona to make a change.  If you don’t vote for a pro-solar candidate this fall you are voting the state into bankruptcy.  John McCain has stolen every penny he can from us.  He will be retiring and leaving us with the wake of devastation from his lack of leadership.  In what is surely one of the biggest favors in history for the oil companies, John McCain blocked renewable energy in Arizona.  John just chased money for personal purposes and slowly walked us down the road to where we are now.

Wake up Arizona.  You are out of money and have no leadership.  If you don’t vote for NEW REPRESENTATIVES that will IMMEDIATELY change the laws to allow solar to be built in our state, then it’s your own fault for having all these financial problems.  If you DO vote in favor of rapid solar power expansion, then we can be out of debt in less than a decade and have the most prosperous future imaginable for our children.

Let me make it clear and simple.  Net Metering is the key to Arizona’s future.  If you are voting for someone who has not promised to impose Net Metering immediately, then you are voting against our future.

Stop screwing up.  Think first, then vote.

Help, I am ItiA

  1. March 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Thanks for publishing my voice. I hope some leaders, and voters listen to my plea. It would be a great day for Arizona.

  1. March 29, 2010 at 9:35 am

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