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Call to Arms – literally and figuratively

by Craig Masters Friday, February 15, the Colorado House will be hearing the second reading of four anti-gun ownership bills. The democrats in the house are anxious to rush these bills through before the public can be informed. Much like … Continue reading

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Tribune takes Greeley voters to the woodshed over District 6 scores

by Peter Grady –   The head of a local political organization has taken issue with a recent editorial by the Greeley Tribune placing the blame for low test scores on voters.   In a recent editorial, District 6 needs … Continue reading

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Washington’s balanced approach: $41 in taxes for $1 in spending cuts

by Jack Minor –   In a last minute fiscal cliff deal that will raise taxes on over 77 percent of Americans, the definition of compromise and balance in Washington means increasing revenue by significant amounts relative to spending cuts. … 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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A message from Senator Mark Udall

by Craig Masters This week Senator Udall sent out an email with the subject line: “Compromise isn’t a dirty word.” His message is that the Republicans need to be reprogrammed into believing that “compromise is not capitulation,” in working with … 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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Buck defends continuing prosecution of marijuana users

by Jack Minor –   Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has defended his decision to continue prosecuting marijuana users saying despite passage of an amendment legalizing the drug’s use, it is currently still illegal and he has a duty … Continue reading

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Markets drop across Europe and U.S.

by Craig Masters Violence across Europe – seen on facebook worldwide An updated Associated Press Story carried in The Washington Post begins, ”Israeli airstrikes on targets in Gaza Strip hit markets Wednesday, with European shares falling most amid work stoppages … Continue reading

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Obama ups ante; demands $1.6 trillion in tax increases

by Peter Grady –   In what could be a troubling sign as lawmakers begin discussions on avoiding the so-called “fiscal cliff”, the President has called for tax increases that are nearly double what was previously agreed on between the administration … Continue reading

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Democratic leader willing to send America off financial cliff

by Peter Grady –   A leading Democratic Senator from Washington has said her party needs to be willing to stand firm on extending tax cuts for individuals, including small business owners making over $250,000 even if it means raising … Continue reading

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Is Working Worth it anymore?

by Craig Masters Any economic recovery will have to overcome a resistance from the population created by the welfare system that depends on the very recovery it has now begun to destroy. An ever rising percentage of the half of … 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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Numbers for 3A don’t quite add up

by Jack Minor –   While voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to build a replacement school for John Evans, a closer look at the numbers being given to voters for the cost of the project apparently … Continue reading

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as … Continue reading

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The Rant – Not Solyndra-sized But Another Stimulus Black Eye

Solyndra was the first boondoggle of the stimulus. It wasn’t the biggest but it was the first and it demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt why government and business differ–business has a bottom line that must be in the … Continue reading

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Something to ponder on the bond issue for a new John Evans school

Questions on the tax increase for a new John Evans     The      proposed site at 65th        Ave and 37th St would require a      minimum of $ 4-6 million for infrastructure (taps, curb, gutter sidewalks      ect.) … Continue reading

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Ouch! President’s supporters admit Romney clear victor in debate

by Jack Minor –   While the Obama campaign said they were “pleased” with Obama’s performance during Wednesday’s presidential debate in Denver, media outlets and political pundits on both the left and right agreed that Mitt Romney was the clear … Continue reading

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Rise in food stamp rolls causing problems for local revenues

by Matt Lacy –   The increase in food stamp recipients under President Obama’s economy is causing an unintended consequence as local municipalities find themselves dealing with the loss of tax revenue resulting from the purchases.   The number of … Continue reading

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A Preview of the Ballot and some candidates

by Craig Masters The 2012 general election ballots will be mailed in just a few weeks. Here is a preview of some of what most Americans (and others who vote) will be seeing on those ballots. Under “Presidential Electors” the … Continue reading

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Bond issue good deal for taxpayers

by Scott Rankin — Whenever I hear about a tax increase being proposed, I usually cringe.  My immediate reaction is that I already pay too much in taxes, especially to the federal government. After gaining my composure, I typically ask … Continue reading

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Campaign 2012 – searching for facts

by Craig Masters The next Presidential election will very possibly set the course for the Unites States to remain as 50 united states or follow the course of the former Soviet Union which broke into several smaller nations just a … Continue reading

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Newt, Trump call for Obama to release college transcripts

by Matt Lacy –   While the administration and leading Democrats have called for Romney to release years of tax returns, Romney supporters Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich have called on the administration to do likewise with the president’s college … Continue reading

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Obama campaign runs deficit in June

by Peter Grady –   Recent e-mails sent out by  Obama and his campaign begging for funds appear to have been justified with new reports showing in June the campaign spent more than it took in.   The campaign has … Continue reading

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District, Tribune ignores common sense solutions over John Evans issue

by Brett Reese —   After reading the Greeley tribune story of July 20th about raising property taxes to tear down and rebuild John Evans Middle school, I was convinced the three lattes a year sacrifice each of us would have … Continue reading

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Physicians group to host forum explaining ramifications of Obamacare

Vecchio by Jack Minor –   GREELEY- The local head of a physician’s organization dedicated to the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship will be speaking at a meeting to discuss the ramifications of Obamacare on individual Americans and how it will affect … Continue reading

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ObamaCare ruling could be poison pill for Obama

While the United States Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare’s individual mandate, for the president and Democrats it could be a case of “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.”   In the ruling written by Chief Justice … Continue reading

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Churches able to raise money for PACs

Pastor Cripe by Peter Grady –   A church in Maine has announced it will be taking a special offering for a Political Action Committee; and, in what may surprise people, the action does not run afoul of IRS rules. … 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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Activist says voter ID laws are not discriminatory

by Jack Minor — With several states embroiled in the debate over requirements that voters show identification prior to going to the polls, a black conservative activist disputes the Democratic contention that the laws are discriminatory. Democrats and liberal activists across … Continue reading

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The Rant: Baby Boomers Present Huge Challenges for U.S. Economy

by Mike McCune —   Far too often in these degenerate days what passes for research is skewed because the research is biased towards the the outcome favored by entity funding the operation and the education given the researchers. As … Continue reading

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“Shock and Aww…” – 2012 Chevy Volt Review

        This past week I had the pleasure of test driving a new 2012 Chevy Volt  four-door sedan.  The Volt was painted “Viridian Joule,” the silvery green color that is the official color of the car. The … Continue reading

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The Rant: America’s Pump Price Pain Is Pure Fed Folly

by Mike McCune —   The top headline in today’s local paper recently read “Who’s To Blame For Gas Prices?–The More We Pay At The Pump, The More We Want To Know Who Is Responsible.” There were pictures of President … Continue reading

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The Rant: Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury … Continue reading

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The Rant — Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury … Continue reading

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Karl Rove asks, “How stupid can We get?”

  by Craig Masters Yesterday during an interview with Sean Hannity, Karl Rove stated, ” American people aren’t smart enough…” to read past the false headlines or hear more than sound bites the Obama media machine uses to spread “propaganda.” … Continue reading

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