2011 Arizona Piglet Book

2011 Arizona Piglet Book

by Drew Johnson
     
 
Arizona state government is in the midst of a $700 million budget crisis. Cities, counties, and school districts across the state are struggling to make ends meet. The federal government is drowning in record deficits and mounting debt.

Some politicians are quick to blame declining revenues for government budgetary woes. Readers of the 2011 Arizona Piglet

Overview

Arizona state government is in the midst of a $700 million budget crisis. Cities, counties, and school districts across the state are struggling to make ends meet. The federal government is drowning in record deficits and mounting debt.

Some politicians are quick to blame declining revenues for government budgetary woes. Readers of the 2011 Arizona Piglet Book, however, will quickly see that too much spending, not too little tax revenue, is the real culprit.

The 2011 Arizona Piglet Book exposes 142 pork projects, bad ideas, and misuses of power that have wasted over $1.2 billion.

The wasteful spending includes:

$5,523,863 to subsidize private business development in Tucson’s Rio Nuevo district;
$110,000 to hire a state demographer so the state doesn’t miss out on any population-related federal handouts funded by taxpayers;
$15,000 to install a public audio system on the streets of downtown Safford;
$10,000 to subsidize an outdoor festival exploring the role of sheep in the Diné culture;
$281,924 on membership dues in two professional legislative organizations;
$200,000 to pay school bus drivers and bus aides for time they didn’t work; and
$2,351 to underwrite the production of, among other shows, “Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party.”
The Goldwater Institute and Citizens Against Government Waste have joined to expose these and many more examples of tax-dollar misuse in the 2011 Arizona Piglet Book. The publication is the Grand Canyon State’s only comprehensive examination of the waste of taxpayer dollars committed by politicians and bureaucrats at all levels of government in Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012848963
Publisher:
Goldwater Institute
Publication date:
03/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
295 KB

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