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Open letter to the IRS on Tax Day

Dear IRS, Since January of last year you have taken my wages and held them, you say, for me. You tell me that this is good for me because you fear I would spend so much of the money I earned … Continue reading

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Obama moving full speed ahead after debt ceiling raised without limits

By Jack Minor –   Now that Congress has agreed to Obama’s desire to raise the debt ceiling with no limits, he is preparing to abandon all pretense of carrying about the federal deficit and national debt and is expected … Continue reading

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4 Suicides in 4 Days Is A Warning

By Mike McCune —   Michael Dueker…William Broeksmit…Karl Slym…Gabriel Magee. Chance are you’ve never heard of any of these people. But they are important to the world population and they are all linked together.   Dueker, Broeksmit, Slym and Magee all … Continue reading

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reduced mill levy saves Weld residents money

WELD COUNTY, CO – For the 20th year, real property owners in Weld County will receive a reduction in the mill levy from Weld County government. This has resulted in a reduction of $278 million dollars from Weld County tax … Continue reading

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Default Hits Not On Debt But Unpaid SS

By Mike McCune —   It is disheartening to discover all those anger management classes I took are wasted when I listen to what passes for new reports.   Monday morning it was the effects of the government shutdown that … Continue reading

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia —   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which … Continue reading

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Shredded Constitution Means We Live On Borrowed Time

By Mike McCune —   The Constitution is under mass attack by progressive politicians. For this reason alone, the best news that could happen is a government shutdown to protect this document that contains all the principles on which this civil government … Continue reading

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Republicans demand one year extension of Obamacare individual mandate

New York Times – House Republican leaders shifted the budget battle on Thursday to a potentially more consequential fight over raising the government’s borrowing limit, rolling out conditions for a debt-ceiling increase pulled from three years of frustration over efforts … Continue reading

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The Rant – Job Market Data Leaves Questions

By Mike McCune —   The No. 1 paradox in the U. S. labor market today is more jobs are being listed by companies but fewer jobs are being filled.   Since June, 2010, the number of listed job openings … Continue reading

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Syria Policy Will Break Our Bank

by Mike McCune —   Hosea 8:9–For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself…   How irrelevant Congress has become under the Obama Administration! If they can’t decide as a group of 535, he decides … Continue reading

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The “Two Party” system is on only One Path

by Craig Masters Politicians who label themselves as republican beling to the the majority party in the Michigan House of Representatives, the Michigan Senate; and Governor Snyder list himself as a republican. Yet as Detroit begins operating under a bankruptcy administrator, the … Continue reading

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Government Attacks Payday Loan Industry

by Mike McCune —   The Federal government has a spending problem. The Federal government has more debt than it can possibly pay. The Federal government is now monetizing (buying) its own debt at the rate of $85 billion per … Continue reading

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The Rant – America’s Workers Losing Faith in Retirement Funds

by Mike McCune —   The Employment Benefit Research Institute finished a survey of working Americans during the closing days of March. It reported the ‘startling’ fact a mere 13% of working Americans are “very confident” when it comes to … Continue reading

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The Rant – “Honor” Missing From U.S. Government

by Mike McCune —     What damages America more, manipulated inflation or higher tax rates? Both pluck wealth from America at a devastating pace.   Earlier this week the President made an impassioned plea to gain support for his … Continue reading

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Stockton bankruptcy, a rip in the Declaration of Independence

by Craiig Masters This week a federal judge accepted the bankruptcy of Stockton, California. earlier this year the Governor of Michigan appointed a man to totally manage the affairs of Detroit, Michigan. “Totally manage” means just what is says – … Continue reading

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Wall Street Thinks Bull Will Continue

by Michael McCune —   There is some amazement among Wall Street observers about how well the market is doing in the face of so many stern headwinds. Their continued amazement is either a sign of stupidity or culpability.   … Continue reading

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Fed’s “Recession Index” Trumps Sequester

by Michael McCune —   Attention, class: The word of the day is “Sequester.”   Isn’t it funny how a word you really never heard before 2013 is now threatening to topple our economy? At least it is if you … Continue reading

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These are truly confusing times in America

by Craig Maasters It is only February, and already this year the administration has announced it is allowing the transfer to China of the high technology battery systems for weapons and defense guidance on which the American taxpayers invested millions … Continue reading

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Communist Party backs Obama in fiscal cliff negotiations

by Jack Minor – The Communist Party USA, which supported Obama during the 2012 election, has now signed on board with the President’s economic plan and is calling on its members to work with unions to pressure Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

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Colorado taxpayers should brace for immigration of Californians

by Craig Masters New tax increases approved by California voters in November have created bargain prices for U-Haul rental trucks – rented for one-way to California. Texas, which has no state income tax, is attracting the greatest percentage of those … Continue reading

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D.C. Eyes Retirement Accounts To Meet Expenses

Debt, public debt to be exact, is no longer a problem in America–at least according to the Democrats following their big win last week. By their accounts the Earth’s orbit has been changed so we no longer need fuel to … Continue reading

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District 6 didn’t need tax increase for BEST grant

I initially approached the question of 3A with an open mind. But when I read the measure’s description I made up my mind real quick. The repayment cost for this is outrageous! Worse, going into debt could have easily been … Continue reading

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Will NASA’s Mars menu help Obama feed the middle-class?

by Craig Masters Regardless of what else you may think about Obama’s policies, religious ideology, reports filled with false numbers, or unconstitutional implementation of laws, the one area where there is no doubt is that he believes the economic plan … Continue reading

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The Rant — Food Supply Not Keeping Pace with Demand

The United Nations just issued numbers on food inflation that contradicts Federal Reserve Chairman Ben “BS” Bernanke’s assessments. “Hunger Games” may not be just a movie much longer.   The UN food agency reported Friday that food prices are “rising again.” Old BS just … Continue reading

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The Rant – Crisis Bubbles Form From Fed’s QE3

The Federal Reserve’s decision to proceed on an open-ended asset-buying policy is being well-received by other central banks but few others.(1)   The problem for Ben Bernanke and the U.S. dollar is the move’s aim and its outcome are not the … Continue reading

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CSI Weld County: Weld gets first of its kind crime lab

by Jack Minor –   Weld County, the only county in the state to be debt-free took the first steps to achieving another first in the state with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new regional crime lab on Wednesday.   … Continue reading

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President tells Coloradoans we are better off…

by Craig Masters The President’s case that you’re better off… Last week, the Fed reported a sharp contraction in the country’s industrial output. The report showed that production from factories, mines, and utilities fell by 1.2 percent last month. This … Continue reading

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Fed plans Forceful non-traditional actions

By Craig Masters Recovery slope for US is still rising Friday, as expected, Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed would need to take action to adjust the markets. Analysts who study the language of the Bernankes of the world so … Continue reading

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Poor Recovery Doesn’t Eliminate Recession Yet

by Mike McCune   Sometimes you have to wonder if Wall Street insiders are even aware of what is going on beyond Wall Street’s narrow perspective. The case in point is an article by Lawrence “Larry” Kudlow. (1)   In … Continue reading

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State Representative Bob Gardner responds to critics

by Craig Masters On  August 9, State Senator Kevin Lundberg (R-dist 15) reported that Representative Bob Gardner, (R- dist 21) Chairman of the Legislative Health Benefit Exchange Implementation Review Committee circumvented the Committee to approve action to allow another $43 … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Inaction Would Be Blessing In Long Term

by Mike McCune —   Market investors are expecting help from the Federal Reserve as the recovery stalls so the markets continue to move higher. But experts are suddenly divided on the question of the value of another helping handout … Continue reading

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Bankrupt Municipalities But First Step in U.S. Debt Crisis

by Mike McCune —   As individuals, as a community, as business owners and workers, and as public employees we each have some difficult decisions to make in the near future. The unassailable problem is debt, public and private, that … Continue reading

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Poor Reports Send Shock Waves Through Economy

by Mike McCune —   The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 200 points Friday led by the financial sector. But missing was a solid reason for the move. If anything the DJIA should have been flat at best … Continue reading

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Debt-free Weld gets $52 million check from Anadarko

WELD COUNTY, CO – On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Weld County Treasurer John Lefebvre and the Weld County Board of Commissioners recognized more than $52 million in tax payments from one of Weld County’s largest single property tax payers. Anadarko … Continue reading

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Weld to transfer Paramedic services to NCMC

by Jack Minor – Faced with impending regulations from Obamacare and an unsustainable business model involving millions of dollars in losses each year, the Weld County commissioners announced a plan to transfer services to non-profit Banner Health. Under Obamacare, “The … Continue reading

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