Policy

Are PERA and TABOR on a collision course?

By |April 26th, 2015|

Absent changes to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association, PERA, or Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, TABOR, Colorado’s public employee retiree population will be on a collision course with the Colorado taxpayer population in the […]

Rousing finale from Colonel Allen West: America at its best

By |July 20th, 2014|

Former Florida Congressman and Colonel Allen West summed up the Western Conservative Summit’s 2014 theme–America at its Best–perfectly late Sunday morning.

For West, the devil lies in the details. Conservatives must separate their version of “America at its Best” from the false message spread by the left. They must show the American people the difference between “economic empowerment and economic enslavement.” […]

What Obamacare means for rural Coloradans

By |October 7th, 2013|

Whether by design or coincidence, rural residents can expect to take it in
the pocketbook as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka
“ObamaCare”) takes effect over the next 15 months. […]

Public grows skeptical about costs of 'affordable care'

By |September 26th, 2013|

Nobody likes the unknown, so it’s easy to understand why Americans are
growing increasingly wary as the implementation of ObamaCare or, as it is
formally known, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, draws near. […]

Amendment 66 would waste your tax dollars

By |September 25th, 2013|

Referendum C set TABOR’s tax baseline at the highest amount collected between 2005 to 2010. Ref C’s big-spending advocates promised that its tax burden would last only five years. But Coloradans still pay $1 billion each year. […]

Obamacare does not justify a government shutdown

By |September 25th, 2013|

“First, do no harm.” That’s a phrase doctors learn as step one in ethical behavior, and members of Congress ought to have to repeat it when sworn into office. They don’t, and while they should grasp the concept nevertheless, many don’t do that, either. As a result, we the people are inflicted with overly ambitious laws like Obamacare, which is assured to do harm left, right and in between. […]

The perks of being on welfare

By |August 20th, 2013|

National Public Radio (NPR) recently published a story on why millions of Americans are leaving the workforce. The four reasons they came up with: More people are retiring, going to college, staying home with the kids, and simply cannot find work.

Well, maybe NPR should have included a fifth reason 36 percent of Americans 16 or over – the highest rate since the 1980s – are currently out of the labor market: it would actually cost them money to get a job. […]

No Amnesty, None, Nada Until Enforcement Is Here to Stay

By |July 31st, 2013|

The United States enjoys and is benefitted by a wonderful attraction to immigrants, people who lawfully come here from other lands to live and be a part of this exceptional nation. Unfortunately, it also attracts migrants who either cross our borders or enter our ports illegally, […]

CU Regent James E. Geddes remarks as prepared for Western Conservative Summit

By |July 29th, 2013|

University of Colorado Regent James E. Geddes appeared on a Western Conservative Summit panel on Saturday, titled, “Self-Government or Serfdom? Education in Crisis.” Below are his remarks, as prepared: […]

Ten key moments from the 2013 Western Conservative Summit

By |July 28th, 2013|

The Fourth Annual Western Conservative Summit proved to be a non-stop tour of memorable moments. From Mia Love’s address on opening night, to Allen West’s comments during Sunday’s lunch, attendees were treated to top conservative thinkers and national politicians. In addition to the networking opportunities, great vendors, and spark to action, the Summit harbored some powerful messages. After Senator Ted Cruz mentioned a petition to defund Obamacare (dontfundit.com) over ten thousand signatures were added within 24 hours. Here are just a few other memorable moments of WCS 2013: […]