Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Webb for exposing legislative follies

Dear Editor,

I am enjoying the articles by Pete Webb in your newspaper. He wrote about ways the budget could be trimmed — most people just complain but have no concept of the problem of balancing the budget.

Enough from the business lobby — saving schools should be first priority

Dear Editor,

Finally, somebody said it: cutting and cutting won’t create new jobs and save our economy.

Secretary of State Gessler backs off from plans to moonlight at former law firm

Dear Friends,

I’m writing to tell you about my decision regarding my plan to earn supplemental income through my previous law firm. As recently reported in the media, my goal has been to fulfill my duties as Secretary of State, but also to meet my family obligations.

Let the sun shine through on issue of climate change

Dear Sen. Renfroe,

It’d be terrific if you’d help Rep. Tyler host “scientists whose findings reveal the sun/ocean — a.k.a. Mother Nature — makes climate change,” at a seminar at the capitol.

GOP Chair Wadhams should also have vetted cash-strapped Gessler

Dear Editor,

As a conservative Republican myself who voted for Scott Gessler, I am mystified why, if he couldn’t afford to take the position, that he ran for Colorado Secretary of State.

Vacancy committee was fair despite McConnell’s sour grapes

Dear Editor,

As a member of the Colorado 8th Senate District Vacancy Committee, I have to say that I am extremely happy with the process that was used to replace outgoing Senator Al White. The steps taken to provide transparency by Chairman Phil Vaughn and Secretary Audrey Danner were well thought out.

AG Suthers: Buescher’s appointment doesn’t sit very well with me

Attorney General Suthers,

I was astounded and overwhelmingly disappointed to learn of your appointment of Bernie Buescher as deputy attorney general overseeing state services section. This is the person twice rejected by Colorado voters for re-election as state Senator and then Secretary of State. In addition to being rejected by voters, he was hand-picked by George Soros for the Democrat SOS project — i.e. if you control elections, you determine outcomes. 

Give health care reform in Colorado a chance

Dear Editor,

The National Federation of Independent Business’s opinions about health care are out of the mainstream. People do want reform and the benefits are just starting to make a difference. Given time these reform measures will not only help people by keeping them healthier, they will reduce the cost to government and businesses by having fewer sick days to pay out and reducing the cost of insurance.

Any responsible employer provides insurance for their employees and this law will only benefit them in the long run.

The pandering Sal Pace is transparent

Dear Editor,

At a recent union rally on the capitol steps in Denver, the distinguished House Minority Leader, Representative Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, came out swinging hard at the GOP. In typical fashion, Rep. Pace placed his partisan banter front and center, blaming Republicans for the misfortunes of the Colorado workforce. Unfortunately, truth be told, it has been Mr. Pace’s political party that has held Colorado’s workforce hostage for the past six years.

Webb was right about bold ideas, but diverting money from Lottery wasn’t one

Dear Editor,

I couldn’t agree more with Pete Webb’s recent column (Statesman, Jan. 7) in which he stated that tackling Colorado’s budget shortfalls requires discussing and implementing bold ideas. However, I strongly disagree with his idea to divert Lottery proceeds from Colorado’s outdoors.