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Public grows skeptical about cost of ‘Affordable Care’

October 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Nobody likes the unknown, so it’s easy to understand why Americans are growing increasingly wary as the implementation of ObamaCare or, as it is formally known, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, draws near. Although the law passed in 2010, many of the key components take affect within the next 15 months: • Health [...]

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Freedom flickers in recall of senators

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

After the stunning recall of two Democrat state senators who led the legislature’s lurch to the loony left, maybe there’s still hope for freedom in Colorado after all – but only if more Coloradans become fierce defenders of their freedoms. The ouster of Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) was [...]

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Democrats keep sticking it to rural Colorado

April 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Now that they have regained total control of the State Capitol, Democrat leaders in the legislature just cannot resist kicking rural Colorado every time they get a chance. It was necessary, they told us, for rural Coloradans – and gun owners everywhere – to compromise our lifestyle and our freedom as part of their irrational [...]

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Students, teachers short changed by PERA bailout

March 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

As Colorado lawmakers consider an overhaul of the way the state funds K-12 education, more people are noticing that schools are increasingly forced to pay for the past rather than to invest in the future. Our public schools must take money out of the classroom in order to pay for investment losses and unaffordable promises [...]

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Obama on business: ignorance or arrogance

July 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

What’s more frustrating about President Obama – his ignorance of how difficult it is to make a profit in business or his arrogance that there’s so little he doesn’t know? Here’s a man with less business experience than a third-grader with a lemonade stand and who has said that during his one, brief private-sector job [...]

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Obama’s tangled health care tales

April 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Isn’t it ironic that the Smartest President Ever – according to one historian – can say something so ridiculous that most high school civics students would recognize his statements to be hogwash? After the Supreme Court concluded its hearings on the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”), President Obama said, during a White House news conference [...]

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After fighting honorably, Santorum must face reality

April 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

I like Rick Santorum.  I voted for him.  I even donated to his campaign.  I believe that he is a credible conservative who could provide a striking contrast to Barack Obama and who could resonate with blue-collar voters. Santorum is a good person, but a good person must also recognize when he’s fighting because he [...]

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Stop treating employers like adversaries

February 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off

At a time when state legislators should be doing everything possible to encourage job creation, a bill working its way through the Colorado Legislature unfairly paints employers as unreasonable and untrustworthy. Worse still, Senate Bill 3 gives trial lawyers another opportunity to sink their teeth into Colorado’s job creators – extracting “damages” where none exist [...]

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Santorum’s Surprise

February 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

Editor’s Note: My recent Capitol Review contained an old headline, but new text. Nice guys don’t always finish last.  Sometimes they win three states in a single day. Rick Santorum’s improbable hat trick — sweeping Republican presidential contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado — provided yet another surprise in a wildly unpredictable nominating process.  It [...]

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Anti-TABOR lawsuit is cynical slap at voters

May 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Because those doggone Coloradans just won’t vote to increase taxes often enough, a cadre of folks who just can’t bear to see state government spend less is asking a federal judge to do something voters won’t – to strike down voters’ constitutional right to approve tax increases. Led by Democrat State Rep. Andy Kerr, plaintiffs [...]

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