Goddard is supported by those who stand against Arizona and are leading the boycott of our state.Call on Goddard and Democrats to renounce SEIU and UFCW. Stand with Arizona or stand with those who boycott the state.
Goddard failed to weigh in on Obamacare, adopting a "wait and see" attitude before refusing to sue the federal government to stop this unfunded mandate. Arizona has joined 15 states to defend against the $11 billion over 10 year price tag which will cripple Arizona's budget.
Goddard has a consistent record of being on the wrong side of illegal immigration.
Prop 200 – Goddard opposed Prop 200 which passed with over 55% of the vote. After the law passed, Goddard issued a legal opinion that undermined the new law and ensured that illegal immigrants would continue to receive state and local benefits. Goddard's opinion stood until Governor Brewer took office and signed legislation overruling his opinion and requiring that state and local benefits be provided only to citizens as intended by the voters. Goddard also blocked implementation of the requirements to provide ID at the polls for three elections following the passage of Prop 200 before Governor Brewer (then Secretary of State) and public pressure forced him to allow the law to go into effect.
SB1070 – Opposed the law prior to its passage. Once the state was sued by the Federal Government, he claimed that he could defend the law. After stepping aside, he criticized the state's handling of the case and hailed the judges decision.
Terry Goddard refuses to reveal any detailed plans of his own on how he would balance Arizona's budget or what spending reductions he would be willing to support to align expenditures with revenues. Like President Obama, Goddard proposes plans to expand government, while leaving very few hints on how the taxpayers would be able to afford these new massive government interventions.
In a recent press conference, Goddard mentioned taxing every transaction to raise $10 billion in revenue where "we surely can find enough" to cover his costly ideas. Goddard sticks to these vague references to various tax exemptions to make his point because reality is far more chilling. By repealing the current tax exemptions, Goddard is essentially taxing everything that isn't currently taxed by the state such as groceries, doctor's visits, and dentist visits to name a few.
Here are the larger ticket sales tax exemptions that Goddard would have to tap to come even close to the budget revenues that he and fellow Democrats project:
Terry Goddard and Democrat Proposed Tax Increases:
Additional exemptions that Goddard may tap: