Letters to the Editor

Join Republican leadership, legislators in a bipartisan stand against Prop. 103

Dear Governor Hickenlooper, President Shaffer and Minority Leader Pace,

We are writing to ask you to join us in opposing Proposition 103, the ballot measure that would raise personal and corporate income taxes and the state sales tax by almost $3 billion over the next five years. We believe Colorado’s elected officials must provide a united front in standing against policies such as Proposition 103 that will harm Colorado’s economic recovery.

Herman Cain would help convince “blacks” that they can be conservatives

Dear Editor,

Let me join Dennis Miller (who was not joking) in suggesting Herman Cain for the (R) nomination for president. Obama can always appoint Hillary Clinton as his running mate, and drop Biden if things get tough, but really the history of one-term presidents offers scant hope for change conservatives can believe in.

Let’s hear it for those legislators who made the CUT

Dear Editor,

Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT) publishes an annual Ratings of the Colorado legislative session. Each year we select 25-30 bills related to taxes and smaller government, analyze them, and rate the legislators on how each voted, identifying Taxpayer Champions and Taxpayer Guardians. Champions and Guardians are those legislators who most often voted in favor of fiscal responsibility, smaller government, and upholding the spirit and letter of TABOR.

The freeze out on 29th Avenue involves a heated battle over liquor laws

Dear Editor,

The Prospect neighborhood behind Coors Field is transitioning from gritty industrial to 21st Century residential. Quickly occupied lofts are filling or replacing early 20th century warehouses. Services lag. In a few months Tye Lofts, a new residential rental building can have its ground floor retail space open for business.

Sara, an enterprising real estate agent, matches Stennis with Tye. Stennis wants to open a liquor store. Tye suggests a convenience store with beer and wine. Stennis says that’s not my business.

Mayor Hancock should reconsider his position on Initiative 300

Dear Editor,

In Ernest Luning’s “Hancock pledges: ‘Better, faster and stronger’ city” in the Aug. 19 issue of The Colorado Statesman, he reported that Mayor Michael Hancock stated his opposition to Initiative 300 to provide paid sick days to workers in the city of Denver, saying while he appreciates what proponents are doing to try to help employees, he believes now is the wrong time for such a public policy.

Pete Webb’s column on Rep. Amy Stephens was a mere puff piece of haphazardly constructed half-truths and assertions — and he never called me for a response

Dear Editor,

In the “Webbcast” opinion published on Aug. 5, 2011, Pete Webb made several unsubstantiated assertions that I would like to refute.

About halfway through his article, Mr. Webb switches gears from his anti-Tea Party rant and throws out: “The county GOP, now being led by a 22-year old, has been openly hostile and supportive of the fringe groups.”

There are several errors in this allegation.

AARP to the President: Social Security payments are vital to beneficiaries

American Association of Retired Persons Chief Executive Officer A. Barry Rand sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday evening, emphasizing the critical importance of Social Security benefits as a lifeline for millions and urging that Social Security payments continue to be made regardless of Congressional action to raise the debt ceiling. AARP is focused on protecting Social Security and Medicare for the millions of beneficiaries who have paid into the systems over their working lives. Rand’s letter follows:

“Dear President Obama: