Feathered Bastard

Kyrsten Sinema Uses Sequestration Fears to Raise Cash for Re-Election Campaign

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

Wanna stop the sky from falling? Then give and give generously to Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema's re-election fund.

Yep, that's the appeal from Sinema as the U.S. government heads straight for sequestration and tens of thousands of Arizona jobs supposedly face the butcher's block.

"If Congress doesn't act by Friday," Sinema warns in an e-mailed and Facebooked appeal for cash, "Arizona could lose 49,189 jobs because Congress passed a bad budget bill two summers ago. This bill would slash billions of dollars from just about everything worthwhile that our hard-earned tax dollars pay for: air-traffic controllers, federal law enforcement, investment in science and technology research, funding for our school teachers, even the roads we drive on each day."

Wow, sounds terrible, right? So what's the solution?

Send cash to Kyrsten's campaign. Whatever you can spare. Give 'til it hurts, people. C'mon, let that medical bill wait. And who needs those groceries? Junior can miss a meal if he has to.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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