Our favorite AZ celebrity reveals her inner self as she channels Scrooge. Here are snippets from the Daily Sun.
... when an FUSD parent walked up to the microphone, decried how college tuition rates in Arizona have increased 80 percent in the past five years, and criticized Thorpe and Allen for providing tax cuts to corporations, Allen snapped.
"You’re asking me, sir, because I have the power to go after other people’s money," Allen said. "You want me to go after other people’s money because you think it justifies (it) because we’re going to give it to kids for their education. It would have to be done very carefully because, you know, go look up socialist countries."
Indeed, Senator. Those "socialist" countries, like Denmark and Sweden, are doing just fine, thank you.
The crowd gasped but Allen was not finished.
"Oh yeah?" she said, challenging the audience. "You can’t be polite about what I say but I have to be polite about what you say. You’re all here to beat us up because you’re upset that we just don’t raise taxes."
Senator, please. You asked for the job, you ran for public office. If you cannot take the heat that goes with that turf, then (1) change your positions and your votes, or (2) quit. I think (1) is unlikely, so I recommend (2).
Allen also took a few jabs at NAU and the Arizona Board of Regents by telling students they should ask NAU administrators where they are spending money. At one point, she implied NAU spends its funds on cars and credit cards.
Classic Republican reasoning. They cut government, education in this instance, because of claims about waste and fraud that are never, NEVER documented.
I've run out of rebuttals. Here is the late comedian George Carlin's posthumous answer to Sen. Allen (see my previous post in this blog with the Carlin monologue).
Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren't they? They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked.