Let’s rate seven years of the “Hick & Ritter” economy. After 2006 Colorado Democrats have ruled the roost – jamming through higher taxes and fees, adding job-killing regulations, unable to jump start our state’s economy.
The data are out, and they look flatly bad for the Democrats.
Had we kept the Owens economy’s job-holding levels – there would be 244,000 more Coloradans with jobs than Hick & Ritter delivered.
- Men’s chances are down 7.5%; women are down 4.6%.
- African-Americans are down 3%, Hispanics down 5.4% and whites down 5.9%.
- Young people are down 9.9%, middle-aged down 3.3% and those retired or near are down only 1.2%.
The older crowd clings to their jobs, scared to death they won’t have enough money to retire! Continue reading