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November 3, 2011
NEW MAILER USES CLAIMS ALREADY DEBUNKED
PHOENIX – Career politician Greg Stanton continues his campaign of lies and deception, demonstrating he’ll do anything to become Mayor, including making up his own facts.
His latest attack piece, repeats lies about Wes Gullett that have already been called “false” and “misleading” by the Arizona Republic. Both claims received ZERO stars by the Republic’s Fact Check.
“Greg Stanton is a career politician who will go to any length to get elected, including lying to the voters,” said Gullett spokesman Daniel Scarpinato. “To Greg Stanton, facts just don’t matter. The truth doesn’t matter. If Greg Stanton won’t tell the truth now, just image what kind of lies he’ll tell as Mayor.”
Stanton and outside shadow groups pouring money into his campaign have made false and negative attacks the highlight of his campaign for Mayor. In fact, another outrageous mailer by a union group supporting Stanton includes religious imagery in an attempt to win votes. Stanton has refused to condemn the mailer.
November 2, 2011
WOULD END AUTOMATIC ANNUAL PAY INCREASES AND CUT BACK NUMBER OF DAYS OFF
PHOENIX – In his continuing effort to protect city taxpayers and end abuses at City Hall, Mayoral candidate Wes Gullett unveiled plans today to make major reforms to how city employees are compensated.
Under Gullett’s plan, city employees would no longer receive automatic annual pay increases. Gullett’s plan would treat pay raises as an incentive for performance, rather than an entitlement.
“None of these reforms will be easy, but the resulting savings to the taxpayers will enable us to reduce the cost of government at the City of Phoenix,” Gullett said. “City employees will also be rewarded for their hard work, which will improve morale and increase productivity.”
The 2011-2012 budget included pay increases for 89 percent of city employees, at a cost of $28 million. In some years (for example, 2009-10), almost 100 percent of employees received a pay increase.
Gullett’s plan includes:
1. Limit annual pay increases for city employees, treating pay raises as an incentive for performance, rather than an entitlement.
2. Scale back overly generous benefits enjoyed by some employees, including:
- Suspend the non-matched deferred-compensation plan (also known as the City’s second pension plan).
- Reduce the number of days off that starting employees receive (currently 40.5).
- Revamp the health insurance offering for city employees, ensuring there are affordable options, but requiring employees to pay more for premium coverage increases.
- Change the tuition reimbursement program from an entitlement to an opportunity for eligible employees who commit to a minimum of two years of city service.
- Eliminate the communications allowance, replacing it with a citywide telecommunications contract with pooled minutes.
- Online checkbook to make city spending transparent to the public.
November 1, 2011
CAREER POLITICIAN GREG STANTON’S RECORD REVEALS A TROUBLING SET OF PRIORITIES
PHOENIX – Voters have a clear choice in the race for Mayor, and a new ad highlights the stark contrast.
Wes Gullett has pledged to end union giveaways that have wasted $3.7 million of taxpayer money this year alone. He’ll use that money to fund afterschool programs that the city cut.
Career politician Greg Stanton has put the union allies backing his campaign for Mayor first. He voted for those contracts for a decade on the council, while at the same time, voting to cut afterschool programs, cut library hours, close pools and raise fees and rates on Phoenix residents.
“Greg Stanton likes to say the best indicator of what someone is going to do in the future is what they’ve done in the past. Well, then the tenure of ‘Mayor Stanton’ would be a frightening one where taxpayer giveaways to the unions come before Phoenix kids and families,” said Gullett spokesman Daniel Scarpinato. “It’s no wonder the unions are pouring tens of thousands of dollars into Greg Stanton’s campaign.”
To watch the ad, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a_ql1zBHFo