It’s almost time for the Tax Day Tea Party at the State Capitol in Denver (with a great idea for an official logo, compliments of Ben Hummel).
Here’s where it gets good: While we citizens will be standing outside, protesting government overreach and proclaiming our rights, inside the members of the state house will be wrestling with the tough decisions of a budget vote. Funny thing is, the decisions wouldn’t be nearly so tough if the Democrat-led legislature had voted three years ago to create a rainy day fund (PDF) proposed by Representative Cory Gardner and Senator Josh Penry.
Instead, the same day as the Tea Party takes place, the Democrats will be trying to avoid tough decisions by raiding hundreds of millions of dollars from the successful private Pinnacol Assurance workmen’s comp fund. Colorado Democrats are giving “bailout” a whole new bad name.
The $1.8 billion that rainy day fund would have left the state to more than cover the shortage – that would have been nice. But even without it, Democrats seriously want us to believe that the best option is an indirect tax (that is ILLEGAL) on Colorado businesses? Hogwash, my friends. Hogwash.
A perfect setting for the people of Colorado to demand back their government. On a related note, Representative Kent Lambert writes on behalf of the Republican Study Committee:
In coordination with a nationwide “Tea Party” movement on April 15th, citizens will descend upon the Colorado Capitol to voice their opposition to continued tax increases. The Denver “Tea Party” rally will be held on the West steps of the state Capitol and is scheduled to take place from 12:00 – 1:30. A “meet-and-greet” with State Legislators will start at 11:00 A.M. As this rally provides an excellent opportunity to take part in a spontaneous grassroots movement that refuses to be complacent, it is possible that the number of attendees could exceed 2,000. For details on other rallies being held around the state, see http://taxdayteaparty.com/teaparty/colorado/.
On April 15, the Colorado House of Representatives will also be debating next year’s budget and call for reductions in spending and the out-of-control growth of government. Throughout the day, members of the
Republican Study Committee of Colorado (RSCC) will be attempting to relay Twitter messages directly from the Capitol, granting public access to the debate in a way that might otherwise be impossible. To follow the Republican Study Committee of Colorado on Twitter, create an account on www.twitter.com. (You must provide and confirm an e-mail
After creating an account, search “RSCColorado”, and click “follow.” After doing so, all updates from the RSCC and RSCC members will be received automatically on your Twitter homepage.
Twitter updates can also be sent to mobile devices. To do so, click “Settings”, and then select “Devices.” From there, instructions are given as to how to activate cell phones to enable mobile updates.
Other RSCC information is available at www.rscc.us
Let’s hope our Republican legislators have their ears on, ready to listen to the concerns of the people. It would be nice for Democrat lawmakers to show up, too, but I’m not expecting as much. See you at the Tea Party!
Rebekah Ball says
You need to get over the party affiliation bashing and come together as one people. Then I too would join in the tea party!!!
Yes, I happen to be a Republican myself, for the reasons explained on my Who Writes This Blog? page. Sorry you see my style as party affiliation bashing. Democrats are in charge at the State Capitol, so I call it as it is. It doesn’t mean there aren’t occasional exceptions on key issues among Democrat legislators, and it doesn’t mean that some registered Democrat voters aren’t upset either. And I call out Republicans who go astray, too – though there aren’t as many of them and it doesn’t happen as often.
If you believe in limited government and restoring fiscal sanity to our state and national governments, don’t let me keep you from joining the Tea Party. Thanks for stopping by my site.