What’s up with our Senator Chester Crandell who is supposed to represent the people of Gila County in the Arizona Legislature?
He votes against Gov. Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan, which would benefit thousands of Gila County residents. What does he have against his own constituents? Our taxes pay for the insurance whether the expansion plan passes or not.
The bill is the only way to guarantee reasonable health care for thousands of our neighbors who are children, or single parents, or unemployed or disabled. According to Governor Brewer, it would provide jobs for thousands of people, and it would bring home Arizona taxpayer dollars that they sent to the federal government.
Then he makes us the laughing stock of the country by sponsoring SCR 1016, ridiculous legislation that would allow Arizona legislators to override and violate the U.S. Constitution and federal law based solely on the Legislature’s ideological whim.
We need legislators who are reasonable, constructive problem-solvers, and advocate for the needs of our neighbors and who do not play political or ideological games at the expense of taxpayers.