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Entries from January 2011

House GOP sets sights conservatively on spending

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

During much of the last decade December has greeted legislators with gloomy revenue forecasts that confirm there won’t be enough money to pay for the spending they budgeted in April.  Drastic budget reductions ensue in order to balance the budget in final few months of the fiscal year. Generally, legislators respond as if trapped in [...]

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Cool your own rhetoric, Congressman Perlmutter

January 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Ed Perlmutter, the Democrat congressman from Colorado’s 7th District, is a likable guy, as I discovered while serving with him for four years in the Colorado Senate — even if his political leanings are not to my liking.  However, the Congressman has a tendency to become piously myopic — and inappropriately sanctimonious — when reacting [...]

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What we should expect from Republican majorities

January 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments

As Republican majorities take the reigns of power both in Congress and in the Colorado House of Representatives, they carry the lofty expectations of their supporters alongside the inconvenient reality that Democrats still control half of the legislative branch plus the executive. Practically speaking, Republicans can do only so much, but that certainly doesn’t mean [...]

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