Author: Renee Andersen

Socialized Healthcare in CO: Polis has a different plan for himself!!!

Read this article from Colorado Peak Politics. VOTE for WALKER STAPLETON

THIS WON’T HURT A BIT: Polis Owns Private Escape Hatch From Hellish Socialized Medicine Scheme

“While simultaneously trying to force Coloradans into a type of third-world socialized medicine scheme, Polis is investing in a cross-border escape hatch for rich people like him who can’t be bothered by death panels, months-long wait times for treatment, and care providers with the attitude of DMV workers.”

Jared Polis Bringing Universal Healthcare to Colorado, read the Aspen Times Article HERE

Medicaid Expansion

Who pays for all of this? … a question liberals don’t seem to ask.



Truly not what all the Obamacare supporters say its cracked up to be….

Check out these articles also:
Britain’s Inability to Handle Last Year’s Flu Season Shows Perils of Socialized Medicine from the Daily Signal.

UK’s Universal Healthcare is imploding – read more here From Forbes

 

The Declaration of Independence: Tom Krannawitter takes us on a deep dive into understanding this incredible document!

Would you like to learn more about our founding documents?

Dr. Krannawitter is now President of Speakeasy Ideas, combining a deep knowledge of political and economic history, an insatiable appetite for learning, and an extraordinary gift for teaching the great ideas that have fueled human progress.

Watch this 48 minute educational video SIA 101.1: Declaration of Independence Pt I
This is part 1 of 9 in the Speak Easy lecture series on the Political Science of the American Founding.

PRINT this handout to go along with the video for part 1.

You can find the additional 8 videos in the series on the Speak Easy Ideas website

Also-

Watch this 1 hour and 16 minute lesson from the CATO Institute-
CATO University 2016: Why the Declaration of Independence Was Right

How Does Your Precinct Lean? Detailed Voter Map of the 2016 Presidential Election

Check out this Interactive Voter Map from the New York Times!

You can view as large as the entire country, or by county, or as detailed as the total number of votes in the precinct for each Presidential Candidate in 2016.


We have work to do!
We have voters to reach!
We have Republican candidates to promote!

Reach out to Tanne Blackburn, Douglas County GOP chairperson, to learn how you can help.

tanne.blackburn@dcgop.org

Civics – Funding Government

SPENDING
2018 spending Budget $4.14 trillion
Mandatory – 61.5% of total budget. Not up for debate or vote.
Interest – 7.6% of total budget. Not up for debate or vote.
Defense – 15.0 % of total budget. Can be voted on to change.
Nondefense or Discretionary portion of the total budget has 12 separate appropriations and is really the only portion of the budget that can be appropriated each year.
Discretionary spending

Discretionary spending is debated through the annual budget and appropriations process and fund programs such as education, veterans, infrastructure and defense. Discretionary programs equal only 30.9% of all federal dollars allocated each year when Congress sets the funding priorities. In 2018, close to 15% of the federal budget went to fund the National Defense, so other discretionary spending was only approximately 16% (662.4 billion) of the $4.14 trillion budget.

REVENUE
2018 Federal Government Revenue was $3.321 Trillion
$1.6 Trillion from Income Taxes
$1.7 Trillion from Payroll Taxes
$205 Billion from Corporate Taxes
$270 Billion from “Other”

Congressman Thomas Massie, from Kentucky, on Government Shutdowns

How does a small faction of Congress take government spending hostage and demand legislation unrelated to the funding bill?

Is this how the funding process is supposed to work?

How do we avoid this in the future?

Why is it important to pass separate appropriation bills for the various portions of the government?

Congressman Thomas Massie answers those questions and more in this short video! (Created, January 22, 2018)

*Congressional Budget Act is 12 separate appropriation bills to determine how to budget the DISCRETIONARY spending from the federal budget.
*Omnibus is one vote on all of them at once, AKA Continuing Resolution (CR)


Automatic Spending (Mandatory) 

The rest of the federal budget is ‘automatic spending’, meaning deducted from the federal budget through scheduled payments because the government is legally required to do so. Federal “automatic” payments in 2016 constituted approximately 73% of the budget.

Some examples of “automatic” spending are:

Social Security
Medicare
Medicaid
Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)
Income security programs (e.g. SNAP, TANF, Earned Income Tax Credit)
Interest on the national debt

In the chart below, you’ll see the percentage of the budget broken down by each government program that is deemed ‘automatic’.

Additional information on this subject:

Appropriations 101

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

 

How’s Socialism Doing in Venezuela?

WATCH NOW -This 5 minute video from Prager University explains what socialism, perfectly implemented, can do in under 20 years.

Venezuela is a cautionary tale.

Votes matter. Share with others who need to understand what socialism does to a country. To lives.


Or this Prager University video, about Brasil- How Socialism Ruined My Country WATCH HERE


And one more… Socialism Makes People Selfish– From Prager University – WATCH HERE

Check out this article from REASON.com
Sorry If You’re Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution

Socialism is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence.

“…one bad idea, upon another, upon another and another and another and another and the wheels that move the country began to grind slower and slower;”
Blog article from Joel D. HirstThe Suicide of Venezuela

Venezuela’s Meltdown Creates a Nation of Desperate Capitalists

Guatemala / Latin America socialism explained

 

Civics – The Rule of Law

0″If men were angels, no government would be necessary. In framing a
government which is to be administered by men over men, the great
difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the
governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 51 (1788)

James Madison’s quote from the Federalist Papers gets at the heart of the
problem that even a government of law is ultimately “administered by men
over men.” The framers of the U.S. Constitution addressed this problem by
dividing power among the different branches of government (legislative,
executive, and judicial). This framework for government, known as the
separation of powers, ensures that no one person is able to gain absolute
power and stand above the law. Each branch of our government has some
level of control or oversight over the actions of the other branches.

The rule of law does not depend upon a U.S.-style separation of powers.
In a parliamentary system, for example, the powers of the executive and
legislative branches are combined; procedures such as “no confidence” votes
and regularly scheduled elections serve as a check on the party that controls
the parliament. The key point is that every form of government has to have
some system to ensure that no one in the government has so much power that
they can act above the law.

“[N]either laws nor the procedures used to create or
implement them should be secret; and . . . the laws
must not be arbitrary.”

—U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Diane Wood,
“The Rule of Law in Times of Stress” (2003)

The rule of law and the ABA World Justice Project~
In 2007, ABA President William Neukom established the World Justice Project. The World
Justice Project recognizes the problem that “the ‘rule of law’ is a frequently used term that
is rarely defined.”
The World Justice Project has proposed a working definition of the rule of law that
comprises four principles:
1.
A system of self-government in which all persons, including the government, are
accountable under the law
2.
A system based on fair, publicized, broadly understood and stable laws
3.
A fair, robust, and accessible legal process in which rights and responsibilities
based in law are evenly enforced
4.
Diverse, competent, and independent lawyers and judge

~From the ABA Division for Public Education