Peak news contributor Dave Diepenbrock sends in the below graph of the number of working age Coloradans who can't find work. With over one in four Colorado adults out of a job, why are we focused on civil unions during the special session?
(Note: Data derived from Colorado LMI, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Unit)
(Note: 2012 employment data from March 2012, seasonally adjusted; annual data used for previous years)
Independence Institute President Jon Caldara has been on a tear recently on state Senator Rollie Heath’s (D-Boulder) proposed $3 Billion tax hike known as Prop 103.
From the recently published i2i study (PDF) hammering home the point that Prop 103 is a job-killer, the second study showing devastating impacts of Prop 103, to convincing a 5-time world Domino champion to visually demonstrate the effect Prop 103 would have on employment, Caldara and the Independence Institute have been absolutely spanking the Boulder Senators' foolish tax hike plan.
If you haven't seen the Domino video, it's a great one for a Friday afternoon and great to send to your less politically oriented friends. It makes a point in a humorous and entertaining way — vintage Caldara:
Caldara and i2i's rip roaring attack on Prop 103 with a laser-like focus on jobs, jobs, jobs has helped force supporters of the tax hike into producing their own sham “study” defending the initiative.
Just today Big Government lovers the Bell Policy Center released a study trying to claim raising taxes $3 billion in a recession won't actually affect the economy. More on that later. Suffice it to say it relies heavily on discredited Obama stimulus-like economics.
Caldara is dead-on in his estimation of what really matters to the public right now: jobs. Or as James Carville might advise Rollie Heath and Bell Policy: it's the economy, stupid.
Governor Hickenlooper’s cowardly decision yesterday to save mass murderer Nathan Dunlap’s life via executive order has been met with a furious reaction across Colorado. Most furious were the victims’ families, who have been waiting 20 years for justice.
Yesterday, Coloradans were outraged when Democratic Governor Hickenlooper cast aside the wishes of Nathan Dunlap’s victims’ families and granted him a “temporary reprieve” from his death sentence for slaughtering four innocent ...
Outrage is the only way to describe the reaction of many of Colorado’s leaders today over Governor Hickenlooper’s cowardly decision to issue a reprieve to mass murderer Nathan Dunlap via executive order.
From victims’ families to the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police to ...
Governor Hickenlooper is a coward. Rather than making a decision on whether to grant clemency to Chuck E. Cheese mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, Hickenlooper instead chose to issue an executive order for ...
Chuck E. Cheese killer Nathan Dunlap may have a few more months before his scheduled execution in August, but sources tell Colorado Peak Politicsthat a decision on whether or not to commute his sentence is likely coming much sooner than that.