Sunday, April 8, 2012

Serving Up More Adams Endorsements

Congratulations to Kirk Adams for his most recent endorsements
from the Town of Gilbert.

One of his newest endorsements comes from Steve "Capture-The-Revenue-Stream" Urie, who never met a tax increase he didn't like.  In fact, we're pretty sure he voted for every single one of them all the way up to the moment he knew he would run for the legislature.  That was when he became Conservative for a day and voted against sending Prop 406 to the ballot.  Mr. Urie is so financially savvy that he spent 80% of his own money to fund his 2010 legislature campaign.  He should probably avoid emphasizing the fact that much of the outside money he DID receive, came from unions.  Just one term later, he decided to run for a more lucrative six-figure and "less of a commute" position as Justice of the Peace.   

"Driving 55 miles round trip every day is not my idea of fun.
I'm literally in the car at 6:30 a.m. and often don't get home until 8 p.m."

It does beg the question,

Didn't he know the job requirements beforehand? 

Let's not forget that it was Urie who referred to the Conservative slate who tried to run against him in 2007 as "too radical".  But, he didn't stop there.  He went on to say,

"This is a time Gilbert can ill avoid a political
 swing to the far radical right,
because it will have ramifications for the rest of our days here.
I don't think you could recover from it."

And what a treat to have the support of union endorsed Les Presmyk.  He was kind enough to leave the citizens of the Town of Gilbert the gift that will keep on giving when he voted for the Zinke land deal.  Sure, it was a little overpriced, but really, what's a few couple of tens of millions of dollars when you can just raise people's taxes to make up the difference?  It's what every fiscally responsible elected official would do.  Mr. Presmyk also pushed for a 1% use tax which passed by a 5 to 2 vote.  It was also Mr. Presmyk who claimed that the Gilbert Prop 406 sales tax increase he voted for while on the Town Council didn't pass by the citizens "because the town didn't let people know how important it was." 

Something else that didn't pass?  His re-election bid.

Speaking of being voted out,  Joan Krueger was also a supporter of the Zinke land deal.  She also was a fan of the infamous tax increase.  In fact, she explained in 2009,

"We don't have enough money to pay for the lifestyle
that we've enjoyed so far."

Ms. Krueger was also supported by unions.

So, Kirk Adams is serving up endorsements from people who:

- Raised taxes
- Were supported by unions
- Voted for outrageous land deals, strapping the taxpayers with the bill
- Refer to Conservatives as "radicals"
- Were voted out of office

Endorsements you can stick a fork in.