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Our current system is broken, but this will be even worse. You can argue that basic healthcare is a right, but that's NOT what this is. Amendment 69 punishes high earners, sole proprietors, small businesses, and healthcare professionals in the name of cadillac healthcare for all. Too expensive, too much pie-in-the-sky, too much bureaucratic overreach, and it's not an idea that should be codified into the state constitution or tackled on a state-by-state basis. All-or-nothing at the federal level is the only way to pull off single payer without burdening individual states. I'm voting no on 69.
I recognize Mary Blakeman. I'm pretty sure she was my 6th grade English teacher at CMS many a moon ago...
You nailed it. They're in Routt County. Wish I had something for ya, but you'll have to settle for the thrill of victory.
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And herein lies another rub I have with this ridiculous secessionist movement - it's a purely partisan ploy. I'd venture that a VAST majority of the people screaming for secession would be dancing a jig if the shoe were on the other foot and Republicans controlled the governor's mansion and the state capitol. For the record, I'm unaffiliated because I enjoy watching members of both parties make complete fools of themselves.
Lynn - Don't get me wrong I understand where the frustration comes from. I lived in Moffat County for 8 years and my family is still there. I don't like the Democrats running 2/3 of the government anymore than I'd like Republicans doing it because neither party on their own truly represent the average American. When they're allowed to ramrod highly-partisan legislation through we all suffer. Unfortunately it's only through gridlock that our broken 2-party system governs with a majority of us in mind.
I personally find the whole notion of secession to be completely idiotic, especially when we live in a country where 40% of the population doesn't partake in their constitutional right to vote and nearly a full 1/3 of those who do vote are unaffiliated and up for grabs.
Democracy should be about winning elections not changing the rules to suit your agenda.
Life in prison if he's convicted on the most serious counts.
I'm sorry Frank, but trying to justify secession because Republicans are the minority party and aren't able to stop liberals from advancing their agenda is infantile and doesn't help the party's already battered image. What happens if this asinine movement results in a 51st state and Greeley shifts liberal? Gonna take your football and go home again because you're not getting your way? Instead of stomping around like a bunch of toddlers who didn't get the Happy Meal they wanted try fronting better candidates - moderates who don't fit the stereotypical image of the Republican Party. When knuckleheads like Tom Tancredo, Dan Maes, Scott McInnis, and Scott Gessler are the best the GOP can put forward it's no wonder why the party is quickly fading into irrelevance.
I don't have a problem arguing the effects of state and federal regulations on coal-fired power plants in regard to increased costs to providers and consumers, job losses due to conversion of existing plants from coal to natural gas, and the overall effect on the state's generating capacity due to the amount of costs required to bring a new facility online.
The nonstop propaganda and half-truths, however, wear me out to no end.
The biggest one lately is that if the EPA has its way the coal mines are all gonna shut down. Really? Because we're the only country in the world using coal? Even if the feds clamp down on coal (not likely), the coal mines are safe because they're still going to have customers.
Two big potential customers come to mind in India and China. China still doesn't have enough coal to power the Pullman Towns that make all the cheap crap we buy from Wal-Mart on a daily basis, and India has ravenous consumer demand for coal as well. As an added bonus selling our coal to the Chinese gives us a chance to bend them over the same barrel they've had us bent over for 25 years.
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