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November 3, 2010

Democrats Won in Colorado Because of #TABOR

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 3:39 pm
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According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, in September Colorado’s unemployment rate was 8.2% compared to the national rate of 9.6%.  In the 2010 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitive Index, Colorado ranks 15th in economic performance and 2nd in economic outlook.  I think this is due in large part to the limitations TABOR (Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights) has put on taxes and government spending.

Since voters in Colorado aren’t hurting as much as voters in most other states, they weren’t as angry with Democrats and didn’t turn to Republicans in as large numbers.

May 16, 2010

Ode to Billy Owens

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 10:51 am
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(Tune: “Billy Boy”)

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
You betrayed your good friend Bob,
Cost the party Campbell’s job.
You’re a RINO*, a traitor to the party.

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
Jon Caldara asked you how
You could break your no-tax vow.
You’re a RINO, a traitor to the party.

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
You endorse the liberals’ plan
To gut TABOR if they can.
You’re a RINO, a traitor to the party.

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
You and Janie crossed the aisle,
Broke the hearts of rank and file.
You’re both RINOs and traitors to the party.

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
Like a liberal, calling names,
Making false, outrageous claims,
You’re a RINO, a traitor to the party.

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
Been in office for so long,
You can’t tell what’s right or wrong.
You’re a RINO, a traitor to the party.

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
Stop your hypocrite’s appeals
To conservative ideals.
You’re a RINO, a traitor to the party.

Oh, what have you done, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Oh, what have you done, Billy Owens?
With Jane Norton by your side,
You just lied and lied and lied.
You’re both RINOs and traitors to the party.

* RINO = Republican In Name Only

November 1, 2009

Videos: The Truth about TABOR in Colorado

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 2:12 pm
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Video:  “TABOR in Colorado: Debunking the Myths

Video:  “TABOR in Colorado: Setting the Record Straight on Colorado’s TABOR

Video:  “TABOR in Colorado – Former Colorado Education Commissioner Sets the Record Straight on TABOR

Video:  “TABOR in Colorado – Editor of the Colorado Gazette Corrects Lies about TABOR

Video:  “TABOR in Colorado: Correcting the false claims of the opponents of Question 4

from the Maine Heritage Policy Center

October 22, 2009

RSCC’s TABOR Hearing Press Release

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 10:07 am
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Republican Study Committee of Colorado
October 15, 2009, http://rscc.us/

RSCC to Hold Hearing On TABOR

(Denver) On October 23, the Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) will host a hearing on Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) with many of the leading experts, including Dr. Barry Poulson (CU and Independence Institute), Douglas Bruce (author of TABOR and tax-reducation advocate), and Jonathan Williams (director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council).

Discussion topics will include TABOR’s potential role in Colorado’s economic recovery, the constitutional nature of the measure, the significant benefits it accords the people of Colorado, and a report on the legislature’s Commission on Long-Term Fiscal Stability.

“TABOR has been good for the citizens of Colorado”, said RSCC Chairman, Senator Kevin Lundberg. “This hearing should put those facts on the table and they should help inform members of the legislature for the session that starts next January.

The RSCC currently has 29 legislative members who are dedicated to a limited and Constitutional role for civil government, free markets and free commerce.

The hearing is open to the public, and will be held at the State Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. The morning session will take place from 9:00 – 12:00, with the afternoon session from 1:00 – 4:00.

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March 17, 2009

Video: “[Colorado] Supreme Court’s Decision Against Taxpayers”

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 5:09 pm
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“Independence Institute president, Jon Caldara, held a press conference Monday, March 16th to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision against taxpayers and against the spirit of TABOR.”

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