Rep. Joe Salazar made an inept case during a weekend town hall meeting to keep TABOR tax refunds intended for TAXPAYERS in the hands of money-squandering politicians.

His speech was full of the usual bungling, in this case, of history. Then he muddled it with a movie cliché that he also botched, in a hilarious pledge to use the money for education.

Reveal Politics has the show:

“E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one. That is the motto of our country – out of many, one. That means if someone funded your kid to go to school, then you should fund, you should reach back and pull someone else forward, too.”

It appears that Jackass Joe is the one needing a little education.

E Pluribus Unum, according to Merriam-Webster, means “one out of many.” It was the original motto on the great seal of the United States adopted by Congress in 1782, to represent all of the 13 colonies coming together to form the federal government.

It has not been the motto of our country, as Joe asserts, since 1956, although it is still used on some coins.

The motto of the United States is “In God We Trust,” the exact meaning of which is self-evident. But let’s use it in a sentence anyway:

In God we trust to spend our money better than Joe Salazar, Gov. Hickenlooper and the entire Democratic Party.


Joe’s definition, “if someone funded your kid to go to school … you should reach back and pull someone else forward,” appears to be a slack-jawed riff on the movie “Pay it Forward.”

As far as we can tell, the only nugget of truth he nailed in that little speech was this gem:

“I’m going to say something you probably aren’t going to hear from many other politicians, we need to get rid of TABOR.”