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<p>No government has ever spent its way to prosperity. Our proposals help governments be fiscally responsible so citizens can be prosperous.</p>

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades appeared on Lunchcast with State Senator Kyrsten Sinema to answer the question: Are we in a double-dip recession?

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Goldwater Institute economist Stephen Slivinski joined Sen. Ron Gould to talk about Arizona's economic situation, including job growth, the Commerce Authority, and Arizona's tax system.

PHOENIX – A statistical comparison of all 50 states reveals that legislatures filled with everyday people instead of career politicians are more likely to protect freedom by keeping taxes low and limiting the growth of government.

Imagine a country in which the right to a welfare check is vigorously protected — but where the government can destroy legitimate businesses and professions with impunity.

Is it China? Russia? Cuba? A socialist utopia dreamed up by the likes of George Orwell?

PHOENIX – Suburban Glendale is less a community with professional sports facilities than a sports enterprise with a community held hostage to previous improvident decisions. Now Glendale’s government may multiply its follies — unless Arizona’s constitution saves the city from itself.

Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach joined KNST's Garret Lewis to talk about Governor Jan Brewer's veto of a bill that would have allowed Arizonans to buy health insurance from other states, thus increasing competition and decreasing health insurance costs.

Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News to explain why Congress should not raise the federal debt limit.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature has acted to rein in serious abuses of the state’s pension funds for government employees as described by an award-winning investigation by The Arizona Republic last year.

Glendale officials insist it’s time to end the debate over a $197 million incentive package the city is offering to a Chicago investor who wants to buy the Phoenix Coyotes and keep the struggling hockey team playing at the arena.

The deal that has been proposed is legal, they say.

The taxpayers are protected.

There are iron-clad guarantees the team will not be moved, even if it goes into bankruptcy again.

All of the relevant questions, advocates claim, have been answered.