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Entries from March 2009

Supreme Court’s tax decision is Mullarkey

March 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

Colorado’s constitution plainly says that state and local governments can’t raise taxes without permission from voters.  If only the Colorado Supreme Court could read plain language. Instead, the court’s liberal majority ignores terms that should obviously protect taxpayers and instead emphasizes extraneous arguments that accommodate government. This latest legal chicanery comes from the same playbook [...]

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‘Big boy britches’ time for Obama

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

“The country looks to the President on occasions like this to be reassuring to the nation. Some Presidents do it well, some Presidents don’t.” That’s how ABC’s Peter Jennings assessed President George W. Bush’s performance on Sept. 11, 2001.  The criticism was superficial, shortsighted and unfair, given that President Bush’s finest moments came in rallying [...]

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Drivers pay more, get less due to Dems’ doubletalk

March 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Beginning July 1, Colorado drivers will pay higher taxes — we’re told to call them “fees” — on every vehicle every year when we renew our license plates. The increase of $29 to $51 per vehicle is projected to generate $250 million annually to repair unsafe roads and bridges, Gov. Bill Ritter said when he [...]

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