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Beautiful state, but... - 9/25/2011
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Adrienne
Phoenix, AZ

Arizona's politics are so toxic and unproductive that it constrains the greatness of this place that has such natural beauty.

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Sam

re: Beautiful state, but... - 9/25/2011 - 3/17/2013
If you think that politics are "toxic" in AZ, just try living in CA for a while. The leftist-controlled legislature keeps adding more bonded indebtedness, and more benefits for undocumented (illegal) aliens, while driving small businesses out of the state (and into Nevada or Arizona). That's toxic!


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Isaac
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Tucson - 3/7/2013

It's always sunny. Cheep, slow, and steady.

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