Thursday, February 25, 2010

Teachers Save the Day? Maybe...

Our forefathers and foremothers could not have imagined a time when children would be shot at their local school.

Today's Denver Post trumpets the heroic role of teachers during the shooting incident at Deer Creek Middle School earlier this week.

Thank you. Without a doubt, Dr. "B", math teacher David Benke's actions saved the lives of other children.

I would add in one other factor: prayer and God's protection. Ultimately, good trumped evil in this one.

Our forefathers and foremothers would have thanked God too and not just the training of local teachers.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Obama's New Health Care Proposal

More of the same?

Does the President not see news that most American believe health care reform is a low priority right now?

Okay, give him credit for his persistence. Here we go again.

Here are the details.
What do you think?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Sensible Roadmap for America's Future

Last Sunday, syndicated columnist George Will penned an op-ed which evaluated Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's Roadmap for America.

You need to read this.

Most Americans are against the tide of red ink/out of control government spending in Washington, acts which threaten America's survival as a robust world power.We're all smart enough to know that you cannot spend your way out of debt. Its been tried and its failed.

Congressman Ryan's map offers cures for America's most pressing problems by focusing on economic vitality, diminished public debt and health and retirement security.

Sounds good to me.

Compared to what we are hearing both the Colorado State Legislature, the US Congress and the White House, this plan is a breath of fresh air for both our nation and state.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Democrats Roll Back Colorado Tax Exemptions

The Massachusetts Miracle message has not resonated yet with Colorado's Democratic state leaders.

The message: less government spending, lower taxes and reduced deficits.

On Monday, Democrat-led state house of representives rolled back a bucket full of tax breaks for Colorado businesses.

I guess denial is a form of bliss.

According to the Speaker of the House, Terrance Carroll (D-Denver), "We're asking big business to pay their fair share so that we don't have to keep balancing the budget on the backs of teachers, police officers and firefighters, senior citizens and the neediest who depend on our safety net," said House Speaker Terrance Carroll, D-Denver. "It's only been the GOP and their special-interest cronies who have been complaining because we're rolling back corporate welfare and special-interest tax loopholes

Here is the reality check for Representative Carroll and his Democratic cronies- reduce tax exemptions for businesses and those that can leave the state will. These companies will not pay more taxes. Rumor has it that Utah is eagerly courting Colorado businesses.

Reality check number two is that businesses hit by these exemption roll backs will cut production, reduce jobs and pass increased tax costs to the consumer.

Again, liberal ideology does not translate into effective governance. Perhaps, we need a Massachusetts Miracle here in Colorado.

To read more, visit the Denver Post article here.