Russell Pearce Wants $260,000 of Your Money, and His Flunkies Want to Give It to Him (w/Update)

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Gangster Pearce, looking to make off with $260K of taxpayer moolah

Remember when I informed you of the trial balloon being floated by toadies of recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce, lickspittles who long to give their lord and master more than $260,000 of taxpayer funds because he had to endure a recall election, one he lost by a humiliating 12 points?

Well, it's no longer a trial balloon, it's a full-fledged push from Pearce's proxies in the state Senate and House, who claim that the Arizona Constitution requires them to grant Pearce the $260K.

Why, that's an argument an unabashed Pearce is making himself, telling a Capitol Times reporter today that he would have to give "serious consideration" to the proposal, and that state legislators have a "duty" to offer it to him.

A "duty"? Really? Isn't this why Pearce was recalled, because of such outrageous arrogance, and contempt for the public and the law? 

The effort to help Pearce cash in and recoup money that was donated to him during the recall election by lobbyists, political committees and individual donors is being spearheaded by two Republicans, state Representative Steve Montenegro and state Senator Steve Smith.

Montenegro and Smith, as well as other Pearce lackeys in the Republican Party, have been making this massive payoff a condition of a budget deal with Governor Jan Brewer. (See update below.)

Indeed, before the GOPers buried the hatchet with Brewer and began working with her again, they engaged in talks with Democrats over a possible budget agreement. 

Arizona Senate Minority Leader David Schapira told me that the Rs wanted to make Pearce's $260K-plus welfare check a requirement of any Democrat-Republican deal, an idea still alive and well in the state Senate.

As you might expect, it's a proposal Schapira finds repugnant.

"My understanding is that this new budget will include no new money for kids care," he noted. "Zero dollars for soft capital to buy new textbooks and computers, which haven't been purchased in three years in our school system. Zero dollars for those things, yet Russell Pearce gets $262,000. Talk about misplaced priorities."


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Barbaraespinosa
Barbaraespinosa

FORMER  SENATOR RUSSELL PEARCE'S BRASS BALLS...

It takes a set of big brass cojones for former Senator Russell Pearce to expect the taxpayer's to shell out over $200,000 dollars to pay for his recall election.

Republican, Pearce Partisans are mounting an effort to have the
soon-to-be-released budget to cover the $230,000 Recall campaign reimbursed for the expenses incurred by Pearce trying to fight off a recall.

The Arizona Constitution has language that allows for reimbursement of "reasonable" recall expenses. Most believe the Constitution applies only to the individual's expenses.

I DESERVE THE MONEY, BUT MAKE MY ENEMIES PAY IT
Pearcetoday told our reporter that he is considering accepting the money – if it ever comes
– but is still undecided, though he also said he deserves to be reimbursed. “I have to give it serious consideration. It cost me a lot personally and I had to expend money in order
to run for an election that I shouldn’t have had to run for it
at all. So that’s a tough call,” Pearce said. Although taxpayers are constitutionally on the hook for the money, But he really the thinks the citizens who started the recall should pay.

Which is a bunch of horse poop based on the fact Pearce's recall campaign was funded by contributions from far and wide. Plus Secretary of State records that have been shows the recall campaign has a $2,500 cash balance.

Wotanscm
Wotanscm

 Sen,Russell has acted in the best interest of the White working class of  Arizona  who desire their race,heritage, and future children and grandchildren to prevail. He spoke out against the murder of his rancher friend who was killed on  his 100 year old family  property near the Mexican border by a known illegal alien.Americans are in a deadly war here in Arizona facing a constant invasion but many are asleep and will suffer.Para de la raza-todas,Fuer de la raza--nada.(Inside the race--everything.Outside the race---nothing. Arizonians take note.                    ,

caaxaan-u-ma
caaxaan-u-ma

The only thing we should give this racist bastard is a 4x4 concrete cell.

Pearce...go fuck yourself.

VIMIIS
VIMIIS

This SOB didn't pay a dime out of pocket for the recall election.  He's a liar and a crook.  Anything and everything evil.  I'll guarantee one thing.  If they give him that money,  we should all fight back.  I hope it's good riddance to all of them in November.   

Tina
Tina

This anticipated ripoff for Pearce's pocketbook needs continued and further coverage with the TV and other main stream media.
If ANY dollar amt is allocated in the state budget for this unlawful purpose, I also hope the CBA or somebody of like mind challenges this Pearce-serving corruption in court

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

Russell (Ground hog day) Pearce has enough corrupt buddies in AZ House and Senate to not only pay him the 260K but get him re-elected and the NAZI will take back his Senate Majority Seat. Az voters just don't get it and  keep their head in the sand and fingers in their ears. 

Marcy
Marcy

"You can't write a check to Russell Pearce as a `reimbursement,' if he himself did not make the expenditure."
Pearce didn't have any campaign expenses, he allowed a proxy to campaign for him (a "campaign committee" and the proxy incurred the expenses, not Pearce.   

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

How could Pearce be so rude as to reject a generous gift from us. I am not sure abot protocol and decorum or even Emily Post for that matter. But, it seems that if we taxpayers through our duly elected representatives mandate that Pearce have this money, he must accept it.

Sort of like how we taxpauers have mandated that OSB shall not investigate sex crimes and shall abuse civil rights.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

If these imbeciles cut a narcissistic, disgraced, corrupt and mentally sick old man a check for $260,000.00, I want their names and phone numbers.

Then, I will run their asses out of town myself. 

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Actually, Pearce is gonna lose the cash (if the morons in the Legislature grant it) as quickly as he gets it to pay Sal Reza's federal court judgment for 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendment violations. 

Then again, if the morons in the Legislature grant narcissistic, corrupt and mentally sick Pearce's request for the taxpayer dough, I will begin cleaning house immediately.

These dumbshits do not represent the taxpayers. They represent corporations as well as a disgraced, narcissistic, corrupt and mentally ill old man.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Montenegro is one of Trent Franks boyz.....he's a weasel. peace

caaxaan-u-ma
caaxaan-u-ma

Gee, what is the nicest way to say to Russel Pearce "no fucking way, kiss my ass and die in a fire you asshole!"

That is the nicest way I can say it.  Throw this ass-stain in a prison and let him get endlessly raped by mexicans.

Leonardclark
Leonardclark

The stench and nerve of this fascist ! He now expects the state to pay for his failed political campaign of lies and more lies ! This needs to be thrown right back into the faces of all those Tea Baggers and so called conservatives telling us that children should go hungry because government should help hungry children ! Their fascist man Russell Pearce (2nd in command in the Arizona Republican party) now expects our state government to bail out his political campaign !
Leonard Clark 4-27-12
Arizona native/ Phoenix native
  p.s.  please keep this thug out of office he is a dangerous man who puts himself above our constitution !

85014
85014

If the legislature grants this, lets hope that a lawsuit is filed so the constitutionality of this bogus payment is ruled on. It seems the only way these numbnuts get shut down is when they get their collective asses hauled into a courthouse.

Anon
Anon

We thought the voters voted out this parasite!

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

This makes me sick. This guy just needs to go somewhere else....far away.

DNichols
DNichols

Wouldn't it be nice if we were all color blind?

Then Politicians could do their jobs, and work for all of us?

Maybe they too could obey our laws?

What a crazy Idea, right?

david saint
david saint

lol hes acted in the best interest of himself..which is backed up by him getting caught taking bribes twice...and thats where he got caught, who knows what other bribes hes taken.  If you want to "take note" of something, take note of that! 

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

What are you going to do?  Bore them to death?

Call them and see how many adjectives you can string together in one sentence before they hang up on you?

You are a bald, boring, immature, overweigh, out of shapet simpleton who likes to embellish on the internet. 

DNichols
DNichols

Pearce, and his Family ran a "Sham Candidate" Mrs. Cortez as a Ringer in his Recall Election!

This Was Felony Manipulating/Rigging.

Every Politician in Arizona, including Andy Biggs knows what took place!

Is this how the Arizona Legilature "Rewards Illegal Activity"?

"We are a land of Laws, all Laws?"
Governor Jan Brewer, who everyone knows "Defrauded Social Security for $70,000.00

With not even a slap on her knukles?

We are a land of convenient Laws?

What part of "Illegal do they not understand?"

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I'm packing a boat to ship Pearce and quite a few other corrupt pols to an uncharted desert isle... I just need some room to fit Henderbulk...

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

And what do you propose, out of curiosity?

Actually, I am not bald nor am I boring. I maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly (unlike you slobs at MCSO), and in fact you remind me of Rachel Alexander, the disgraced, suspended, greasy oily former DCA who filed the bullshit RICO lawsuitt hat your boss and the Gestapo Goons will be personally paying for. 

Guest23
Guest23

Heh, so says a lying, sexist, homophobic, bigoted, arrogant mcso pig.

david saint
david saint

lol part of the reason most work at MCSO is because no other LEA will take their dumb, fat asses. 

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