Thursday, November 8, 2012

Progressive Majority is Estatic Over the Election Outcome

The Election in Colorado is now over, and the Progressive Majority is  ecstatic about the number of Progressives that have been elected/re-elected to the State House and Senate.  Colorado was one of ten states targeted by the PM.  Having been formed in December of 1999, the Progressive Majority 527 organization has raised over $18 million to fund Progressive candidates and funded, in part by anti-American, George Soros.

Unfortunately, the average citizen who cherishes personal Liberty, holds to traditional moral values, works hard to achieve on his/her own, holds to the basic tenants of the U.S. and Colorado Constitutions and who desires a society that upholds the rule of law needs to be much concerned with the Tuesday's election outcome.  Over my ten years in the Colorado Legislture, I've served with several of those relected (names in bold).  Their ideals are inconsistent with what the Founders saw as the need to limit government's intrusion in the lives of citizens and to maximize the Liberties we have long cherished. 

Over the past two years, unlike the Democrat-controlled Senate, Republicans held a tenuous majority (33/32) in the House of Representatives and thus held the leadership of each House committee.  Now that both the House and Senate are in strong Democrat control, as well as the Governorship, we can expect to see bills passed by Democrat-controlled committees and signed into law during the upcoming 2013 legislative session.  These will certainly include "Civil" Unions, In-state Tuition for Illegals, implementation of Obamacare and numerous other bills to redistribute the wealth of hardworking citizens in order to provide more government "services" to the "have-nots." 

The Progressive State and House members for the next two years will be:

Diane Mitsch Bush - State Representative, District 26
Morgan Carroll - State Senate, District 29
Crisanta Duran - State Representative, District 5
Tony Exum - State Representative, District 17
Randy Fischer - State Representative, District 53
John Kefalas - State Senate, District 14
Andy Kerr - State Senate, District 22
Steve Ludwig - University of Colorado Board of Regents, At-Large
Pete Lee - State Representative, District 18
Dan Pabon - State Representative, District 4
Cherylin Peniston - State Representative, District 35
Dianne Primavera - State Representative, District 33
Susan Ryden - State Representative, District 36
Max Tyler - State Representative, District 23
Jessie Ulibarri - State Senate, District 21

Monday, October 15, 2012

Voting Suggestions for Colorado's Statewide Elections

Recommendations for 2012 Statewide Election to be held Tuesday, November 6th 2012.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Colorado's 2012 Taxpayer Champions



Colorado Union of Taxpayers
PO Box 24594
Denver, CO 80224

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Contact:           Marty Neilson
                        303-747-2159
Colorado’s 2012 Taxpayer Champions

CUT releases its 2012 CUT Rates the Legislature Scorecard detailing legislator’s votes on the thirty-one bills to be included in the 2012 Ratings publication.    (See the attached listings).  Retiring Senator Shawn Mitchell and retiring Representative Don Beezley both representing Broomfield earn CUT Taxpayer Champion designations!  Senator Mitchell scored 90%; Representative Beezley 96%.  Retiring Senator Timothy Neville, Littleton, and Representative Randy Baumgardner, Hot Sulfur Springs, earn CUT Taxpayer Guardian status.  Senator Neville came in at 89% and Representative Baumgardner 93%. 

The Colorado Union of Taxpayers presented each Chamber during the session eighteen position reports covering 96 bills. Of these bills, thirty-one were selected.   To be included in our Ratings, bills must be voted by one full Chamber and either Committee or full House/Senate vote of the other Chamber.

CUT gives the 2012 Legislature an F.  Passing the largest budget, $20+ Billion, in the history of Colorado is disheartening while Colorado citizens are reeling from a depressed economy and their incomes have not kept pace with such increases.  As citizens must tighten their belts, they ask “Where are the spending cuts for government?”   On the contrary, the Legislature failed to pass HB1075 which would have restored the 6% spending limit and established a “rainy day” fund. 

The CUT Ratings, which will be released June 29, 2012, will provide an explanation of each bill and the rationale for CUT’s position.  The 2012 Ratings will be available free on CUT’s website, www.coloradotaxpayer.org.

Founded in 1976, the Colorado Union of Taxpayers is our state’s
long-serving advocate for taxpayers.    


 
                             Colorado Union of Taxpayers       
                Taxpayers Voice Since 1976
                                                 2012 CUT Rates the Legislature

Senate  Scores: Friend or Foe?

Highest to Lowest - Who is representing the best interests of taxpayers? Here’s what Members of Colorado’s Senate earned on CUT’s 2012 Ratings Scorecard:





%
SENATORS
Pledge
Party
District
Hometown







Mitchell, Shawn
P
R
23
Broomfield
90.00
Neville, Timothy
P
R
22
Littleton
88.89
Brophy, Greg
P
R
1
Wray
86.96
Harvey, Ted
P
R
30
Highlands Ranch
82.61
Lundberg, Kevin
P
R
15
Berthoud
81.82
Grantham, Kevin
P
R
2
Canyon City
79.31
Cadman, Bill
P
R
10
Colorado Springs
78.26
Lambert,  Kent
P
R
9
Colorado Springs
78.26
Renfroe, Scott
P
R
13
Greeley
78.26
Scheffel, Mark

R
4
Parker
75.00
King, Keith
P
R
12
Colorado Springs
60.87
Roberts, Ellen

R
6
Durango
54.55
King, Steve

R
7
Grand Junction
45.00
Spence, Nancy

R
27
Centennial
27.27
White,  Jean

R
8
Hayden
27.27
Hodge, Mary

D
25
Brighton
16.67
Jahn, Cheri

D
20
Wheat Ridge
13.64
Schwartz, Gail

D
5
Snowmass Village
13.04
Giron, Angela

D
3
Pueblo
12.50
Bacon, Bob

D
14
Fort Collins
10.71
Heath, Rollie

D
18
Boulder
10.71
Aguilar, Irene

D
32
Denver
10.53
Carroll, Morgan

D
29
Aurora
9.09
Nicholson, Jeanne
D
16
Black Hawk
8.70
Steadman, Pat

D
31
Denver
8.70
Boyd, Betty

D
21
Lakewood
7.14
Foster, Joyce

D
35
Denver
4.55
Tochtrop, Lois

D
24
Westminster
4.55
Guzman, Lucia

D
34
Denver
4.35
Hudak, Evie

D
19
Westminster
4.35
Johnson, Michael
D
33
Denver
4.35
Morse, John

D
11
Colorado Springs
4.35
Newell, Linda

D
26
Littleton
4.35
Shaffer, Brandon
D
17
Longmont
4.35
Williams, Suzanne
D
28
Aurora
4.35






Overall Senate Score




34.23