You may remember when Colorado state Sen. John Morse, D-Colo. Springs, supported ending a whole bunch of business tax exemptions.
Well, in one of his latest videos, he discusses a tax exemption he actually likes! (Insert blind squirrel/acorn joke here.)
“What this was about was when PTAs and whatnot have bake sales, technically they’re required to charge sales tax – and remit sales tax – to the state on those sales,” he says in the video. “And so what we did in this bill was exempt them from that requirement.”
Technically the PTAs were supposed to pay sales tax on bake sales? I was still smarting from the lemonade stand permit situation in Oregon. I didn’t know that PTAs had to pay taxes in the first place.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has dispatched a bus to collect back-to-school supplies for Colorado kids.
“This isn’t about politics, Democratic, Republican, or any other kind of politics,” said Bennet in the video, replete with Bennet campaign signs. “This is about our kids. And I hope everybody will roll up their sleeves, or dig into their pocket for a little extra cash, and make sure that we’re supporting our children.”
Nothing wrong with that; well, nothing wrong except that Bennet has been part of a federal spending spree that will crush those kids (and their parents) with unsustainable debt.
Don’t take our word on the spending. The Denver Post just did a fact check on an ad claiming Bennet has been a party to spending upward of $2 billion A DAY since being appointed to the U.S. Senate in January 2009.
Here’s the rub: Bennet is the former superintendent of Denver Public Schools and presumed to have a real concern that, as he puts it, “the zip code you’re born into shouldn’t determine the education you get.”
Tom Tancredo was on The Jim Pfaff Show today. Tom’s sudden entry into the Colorado Governor’s race by leaving the Republican Party and running as the American Constitution Party candidate has thrown Colorado’s elections into a whirlwind. He says that the reason he made this move was because of the weakness of Scott McInnis (whom he was supporting until he jumped into the race) and Dan Maes.
Is this the best way to address his concerns, though? In my opinion it’s the wrong way to go about this. And Tom Tancredo’s candidacy assures a victory for John Hickenlooper in the Fall. A recent Denver Post poll show’s Tom splitting the vote with the GOP nominee whomever it will be. Where will the votes come from for him to win in November as a third party candidate? Not from Democrats, that’s for sure. And he’ll need a lot of money to overcome the disadvantages third party candidacies bring. Read More
President Barack Obama is pleading with Colorado Democrats to stick with Sen. Michael Bennet in a primary challenge, calling the appointed senator “the person that I want alongside me.”
Bennet is facing a primary challenge from Andrew Romanoff, a former state lawmaker who has blasted Bennet as too cozy with corporate interests. Obama joined a conference call with Colorado Democrats Tuesday evening and disputed that, saying Bennet “stood up again and again” to big corporations and was “one of the key people I needed” in the Senate to see a financial regulation overhaul pass.
The president noted that many in Colorado’s mostly mail-in balloting have already voted but urged Bennet volunteers on the call to redouble efforts to boost turnout.
What do Barack Obama and the ACLU have in common? OK, where do we start? Well, they both apparently have a problem with the Boy Scouts—you know, America’s homophobes-in-training. (Their view, not ours.)
While all three of his predecessors managed to address Boy Scout jamborees, President Obama passed up the opportunity. Which raised some eyebrows, especially as it was the Scouts’ 100th Jamboree. Well, at least, it was for an important cause in the nation’s interest. (He had to tape his appearance with ABC’s The View.)
Now comes the ACLU, hard charging against the Scouts in Colorado, according to the Boulder Daily Camera: Read More
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