Category: Elections

No on CC

VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION CC THIS NOVEMBER

It’s a Blank Check
Democratic Speaker of the House KC Becker admitted in a committee hearing earlier this year that there is no guarantee as to where Proposition CC’s money will go in the future. The legislature has tricked us before – don’t let them do it again.

State Government Refuses to Prioritize Coloradans’ Needs
The state budget is growing by over $1B every year, but the legislature still refuses to prioritize infrastructure. Despite a 20% increase in education spending since 1990, teacher pay is DOWN 20%. Giving more money to state government, without any reforms, is a bad deal for taxpayers. Since TABOR passed, our budget has grown 306%. State government has enough money – it must prioritize better.

It’s Permanent
Proposition CC would take away Coloradans’ TABOR refunds – forever. It also would permanently eliminate the spending cap on government. There is no sunset – and no real accountability to taxpayers.

It’s a Tax Increase
Despite what the ballot language says, Proposition CC is a tax increase. When the government keeps more of our money and spends it, it’s a tax increase. Current projections indicate that Proposition CC’s passage would cost taxpayers $1.3 billion in the next three years alone. Coloradans have rejected the last six statewide tax hikes for a reason. They want government to be more efficient and effective with the $32.5 billion budget it already receives.

It Would Gut the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
This ballot issue would strip one of the main parts of TABOR – which limits the growth of government. Public polling shows that 72 percent of Coloradans support TABOR.

It Would Hurt Seniors and Veterans
Currently, refund money is first used to help localities cover the senior and veterans’ property tax exemptions. Proposition CC would take that refund money away – putting seniors and veterans at risk – and putting more pressure on local budgets.

Colorado Has the Number One Economy for a Reason
Colorado doesn’t have the number one economy in the country by chance. TABOR has greatly contributed to our state’s success. We don’t want to fall backwards. This ballot issue is the first step to repealing the rest of TABOR.

It Aims to Backfill Lost Revenue from Oil and Gas
Earlier this year, the Democrat-controlled state legislature passed an anti-oil and gas law that will almost certainly lead to lost revenue. Proposition CC is an early attempt to offset these self-inflicted losses – by taking away more of our money.

TABOR is the ONLY Remaining Check and Balance against Government Waste and Inefficiency
TABOR is the only remaining check on government overreach. Coloradans’ right to review and vote on tax increases protects the state from economic ruin. Proposition CC would take away our foundational rights as voters and taxpayers.

To learn more about No on CC, please visit www.VoteNoOnCC.com.

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Great opinion piece by Mark Hillman.

VOTE NO: State government hasn’t earned our trust for Prop CC
Colorado voters will soon be asked to approve an innocent-sounding ballot measure asking us to “just trust” state government to spend our tax dollars.

Proposition CC reads like a greeting card, not a serious question: “Without raising taxes and to better fund public schools, higher education, and roads, bridges and transit, within a balanced budget, may the state keep and spend all the revenue it annually collects after June 30, 2019, but is not currently allowed to keep and spend . . .?”

That makes it sounds like money is falling from the sky, but state officials can’t spend it.

Oh, please!

Colorado state government will spend about $31 billion this year – $15,000 for every household in the state. Less than half of that money is subject to the TABOR spending limit that Prop CC would eliminate forever.

TABOR stands for Taxpayers Bill of Rights, a provision in Colorado’s constitution that limits how much government spending can increase each year and requires a public vote on new taxes. TABOR allows government spending to grow, just not faster than the population growth and inflation.

Since the last recession, TABOR has allowed government budgets to rebound to pre-recession levels. In those 10 years, the state budget has grown by 55% from $19.9 billion to $30.9 billion. During that same time, our state’s population has grown by just 15% and inflation has raised prices by 23%.

But in the next few years, if the economy continues to grow, the state may be required to refund a very small portion (less than 1% of the total budget) back to taxpayers.

TABOR does allow the legislature to ask voters’ permission to keep that money. However, Prop CC is a one-time ask that, if approved, means politicians never have to ask again.

So, while making promises to spend the money on popular programs, sponsors hope voters don’t notice that, if they say yes, they will never get to vote to limit government spending again.

That’s a bad deal for hard-working Coloradans who pay the bill for government.

Lawmakers made this promise once before. In 2005, they asked for a limited, 5-year timeout from the TABOR limit and a permanent change to allow spending to rebound after a recession. They promised to spend the money on education and health care.

But after that measure passed, spending on education and health care actually grew less than everything else in the budget.

Prop CC is far worse because it’s not merely a 5-year timeout. It’s forever.

Backers of Prop CC tell us they still won’t raise taxes without voter approval, but that’s only when they’re honest enough to call a tax a “tax.”

After the 2005 change to TABOR, politicians found a deceptive way to raise taxes without voter approval by calling taxes “fees.”

They created an $800 million hospital “fee” – a tax that you pay anytime a family member is hospitalized. But unlike a legitimate tax which shows up on your receipt, politicians prohibited hospitals from itemizing this fee on your bill so you never know what it cost.

Legislators also created two new “fees” that we all must pay to renew our vehicle license plates every year, costing Coloradans about $250 million.

Last year, lawmakers tried to impose a $1 billion payroll tax – or “fee” – on all wages and salaries. This fee would have deducted 1% of our wages for a new government paid leave program. For someone making $30,000 a year, that’s $300 a year. Sponsors of that bill have vowed to finish the job in 2020.

That’s potentially $2 billion a year that Coloradans could pay for hidden taxes passed by lawmakers who use a sneaky legal loophole to avoid asking our permission to raise taxes.

With this track record of backdoor tax increases, why would we remove one of the last remaining limits on government’s ability to tax and spend?

The graph from the state website is telling, isn’t it?

Civics – The Electoral College

What is the electoral college, and how does it work?

The Electoral College is made up of 538 electors who cast votes to decide the President and Vice-President of the United States. When voters go to the polls election day, they choose which candidate receives their state’s electors.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.

Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State.

Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)

Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.



Ultimately, Trump received 304 electoral votes and Clinton garnered 227, while Colin Powell won three, and John Kasich, Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders, and Faith Spotted Eagle each received one. Trump is the fifth person in U.S. history to become president while losing the nationwide popular vote.

Learn More:

The Electoral College: Misunderstood, Unappreciated
US electoral College

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

 

How’s Socialism Doing in Venezuela?

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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