You’ve got to grant Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald (D – Golden) something: it hadn’t even been a full day since she took over as Colorado’s first ever female Senate president. But in her speech to the joint session yesterday, Fitz-Gerald said:
“I see an opportunity to provide a paycheck for every family, a textbook for every child and a doctor for every patient.”
Stop for a minute, re-read the quote, and ponder. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Sure, Joan. That’s the way to solve the state’s budget crisis. Spend your way out of it. Despite running on the platform of fiscal restraint, the Colorado Democratic Party looks like it won’t be able to hide its true colors for long. She made this statement on the first day of the session.
But that’s okay. I’m sure Senator Fitz-Gerald will make good on her promises. I’ll keep checking the mailbox every day for that paycheck from the State Capitol, keep waiting for that state-appointed doctor to come make a house call. All while the Democrats magically solve the budget crisis by raising the taxes of productive businesses and workers more and more….
Want to know when the paycheck is coming? Want to know who your doctor will be? If you’re the impatient type and can’t stand the wait, you can always drop an e-mail to the new Senate president and ask.