Budget Archives


There will be blood

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Recently I wrote a piece noting that Obama’s economic policies are less about fixing the economy and more about retributive justice (more…)

Motorists shafted by Dems’ tax trick

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Beginning July 1, Colorado drivers will pay higher taxes–we’re told to call them “fees”–on every vehicle every year when we renew (more…)

Spenders aim to bust the 6%

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Emboldened that the state supreme court still hasn’t ruled on Gov. Bill Ritter’s plainly unconstitutional property tax hike, (more…)

Sausage process belied BHO promises

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Many Americans are skeptical of the economic stimulus bill as passed by Congress, and with good reason. We may debate the merits (more…)

Four objections – and a better way

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

America is at a crossroads. Congress, pressed by President Obama to act quickly to prevent “catastrophe,” is on the verge of spending (more…)

A “garbage” stimulus bill

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Barack Obama gave his first news conference last night and spread the left’s vision of doom-and-gloom, warning of a “lost decade” (more…)

Spare us the righteous indignation

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The President’s announcement that he’ll crack down on evil CEO’s and executives who are abusing their power and making too much (more…)

Dems’ thinly disguised power grab

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste” said Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s chief of staff. One look at the so-called (more…)

What ‘stimulates’ American commerce?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

If Republicans can modify or delay the “stimulus” package, we might be in the midst of a debate (more…)

No taxpayer bailout for Colo. pensions

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

When President Bush and Congress first proposed a financial bailout for Wall Street investors last September, a grassroots (more…)

What rule by Democrats brings

Monday, January 26th, 2009

It has often been said that, as California goes, so goes the nation. And for good reason. With the largest population and so many talented (more…)

TABOR for dummies (and Dems)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Here they go again. Faced with a budget that’s hemorrhaging dollars, it was only a matter of time before one of our spendthrift (more…)

AFP holds line in ’09 for Colo. taxpayer

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

I listened to Gov. Bill Ritter’s State of the State speech with anticipation the other day, and we have reason to be concerned. (more…)

Budget test finds Ritter wanting

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Colorado faces a $630 million budget shortfall and stark options now that half the fiscal year is past and so much money is already spent. (more…)

Why bail out DNC & RNC donors?

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Some of the biggest donors to both the Democratic and Republican national conventions are now among the companies (more…)