You Said It Column February 28, 2009

•  The city shops with all their vehicles (alive and dead) and parts and pieces sit next to the Colorado River Trail. A little farther down sits some dead trailer place. In both instances you cannot see the river because the tamarisk is too high. Maybe the “take a hike guy” could spend more time cutting the brush and less time running his mouth. 

•  Have you seen the full-page ad paid for by Sierra Club? I would be more inclined to agree with their position if they would spend as much money trying to get rid of all the plastic water bottles that end up in the wild. Isn’t it time  Colorado charge a very hefty price for the non-return of plastic bottles?

•  Craig Meis is the epitome of hypocrisy. He demonstrates against President Obama’s stimulus package saying that it wont work, and then gets in line for his share.

•  The inmates have taken over the insane asylum. The same people who forced banks to loan money to people who couldn’t qualify for a loan on their best day are now forcing a vote on legislation before anyone has a chance to even read what they are voting for. If you think some bad mortgages were bad for the economy, wait for the results of a trillion dollar foreclosure (only now it’s for our nation).

•  It is no wonder this country is in such critical condition economically, when we have leaders like Pelosi, Boehner, McConnell and Reid in Congress. I happen to be an independent voter so have no allegiance to either major party. The two-party system is a major reason for our current problems. They don’t care about the average person, they care about their party and re-election only. When are the American people going to wise up and vote all these so-called incumbent leaders out and bring in new blood, someone with no allegiance to lobbyists, etc.? It’s high time that congressional folks took a pay cut, too, instead of getting automatic $4,000–5,000 raises each year.

•  So, approximately $1 million of the stimulus money is to be used to create a bus stop at the mall. Will that generate future income to pay for it? Will the number of short-term jobs justify the expense? Will we need to spend more money in the future to put the ramps back in to handle the increased traffic?

•  1,000,000,000,000.00 — We should all take a long thin piece of paper, write this number on it in red ink. Next to it, in black ink, write your annual salary. Now tape it to your bathroom mirror. This will remind you of the enormous debt we are strapping our future generations with and maybe, just maybe, help us be very considerate about where we allow our governmental agencies to spend that money.

•  So the morons who brought us to the brink of another Great Depression take shots at Obama and say that only they have the answers to save us? Why did they do this to us in the first place? The same policies brought us the first Great Depression and now they’ve done it again. Keep them as far away from the levers of government as possible. They can only tear down, not govern.

•  With the Democrats firmly in control of both national and Colorado congresses, that loud sucking sound will be the resources of western Colorado headed for the Denver metro-plex. They have all the votes they need over there and we will only be a source of resources. Get used to it. It is the way it has always been in this state.

•  I am very proud to live in a state that has two Democratic senators and a Democratic governor and that voted for a Democratic president. I am proud to live in an area that has a Democratic representative in the House. As a newer resident to the area, I pledge my efforts to bring progress and change to the valley, also.


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