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Entries from June 2007

Lobbying isn’t the problem; big government is

June 25th, 2007 · No Comments

"When buying and selling are controlled by the legislature, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators." — P.J. O’Rourke. Money spent on special interest lobbying at the State Capitol jumped 14 percent this year over last, despite measures like the so-called "Ethics in Government" Amendment 41. Lobbyists’ contracts generated more than $11 [...]

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Must Reads for June!

June 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

Higher Taxes for HIgher Ed, Health Care, Transportation The Denver Post If you don’t think there’s a dime’s worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats, consider that Gov. Ritter and the Democrats in the choir — I mean Legislature — have already raised your property taxes and are now salivating at reaching into your pocketbook [...]

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Health reform should promote choice, not coerce consumers

June 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

If you’re unhappy with health care, you’re obviously not alone.  For most people, the problem isn’t availability.  The problem is cost – cost of treatment, cost of prescriptions, cost of insurance, or cost of paying for the uninsured. For more than 60 years, government has tinkered with the way we pay for health care.  Unfortunately, [...]

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