Gov. Ritter’s executive order
Governor Ritter’s campaign promises quite obviously changed dependant on his audience, I recall Ritter speaking fiscally moderate and pro business to voters while apparently negotiating behind closed doors with union leaders while he accepted their campaign donations. His decision and the manner with which it was executed were clearly designed to fulfill his union promises and circumvent the legislature from debating it. In doing so, he has completely ignored the voters who depend on the legislature to be their voice.
In a time of precarious economic standing, mortgage woes, rising gas prices and shaky consumer confidence, his act has guaranteed taxes will go up and the business climate and the citizens of Colorado will suffer. Short sighted and self serving politics at its worst!
The Governor’s executive order will certainly be at the forefront of my decision making when voting on all matters that are remotely aligned with his office and his party’s agenda in the future. I encourage all voters to do the same.
In nearly every political campaign I can recall, a common card foes play is their opponent bowing to special interest groups, should Governor Ritter choose to run for re-election, in his case it will clearly be true.
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hey when your a chicken s**t like ditter you have to do everything under the table and hope nobody notices. watch now how he will fight for increasing the state tax 3-4% so he can pay for a better illegal state.
will it be a full year before the unions get in and demand their right to strike? its coming just not sure when.
tiu need to give some more infoPosted by on November 13, 2007 04:59 PM
unions = tenur for state employees = less productivity and servicePosted by on November 14, 2007 03:49 AM
UNIONS, LIKE MONOPOLIES, ARE HOSTILE TO CONSUMERS AND TAXPAYERS.
Unions worship at the altar of seniority, bennies, work rules, vacations--extracting more and getting paid more. They are productivity killers that hike the cost of capital, produce higher prices, increase inflation and help to jack-up interest rates. Capital flees to where it is treated best, business expansions are deferred, plant closinging increase, new jobs are not created, incomes suffer and consumption is reduced--wealth is compromised as the consumer and taxpayer have to pick up the union tab.
U.A. W. == U Ain't Workin.' Is that what you want for Colorado, Mr. Ritter? So why did you invite the camel to put his head into the tent? Don't you know where he soon will be sleeping?Posted by Hank on November 14, 2007 07:42 AM
Unions mean fair wages and safe working conditionsPosted by outraged on November 14, 2007 08:41 AM
maybe its time to
GET RID of RITTER!!!!Posted by on November 14, 2007 08:49 AM
First thing Hitler did was to disband the unionsPosted by on November 14, 2007 10:09 AM
"Unions mean fair wages and safe working conditions."
Okay, currently, the state employees have safe working conditions, so there's nothng to gain there. Fair wages means making equivalent wages to those in other states. Currently Colorado's state employees reportedly make 25% higher wages. Your statement mans you should get a pay cut.Posted by Frustrated on November 14, 2007 11:36 AM
Seems I don't recall this much whining when Bush & Chaney were cutting deals with Haliburton,Oil companies,& Health insurance companies. And boy are we all paying for it today.Posted by on November 14, 2007 12:21 PM
Liberalism poisons the soul. Modern-day liberalism is like a disease or an addiction that literally has the power to destroy the character of the person who falls under its spell. The liberal answer is always more powerful government, totalitarian control, unionism and higher taxes. More recently, liberalism has declared that man is the enemy of the Earth. If this is not poison, then hemlock is Kool Aid.
Posted by Hank on November 14, 2007 12:25 PM
1221 what deals? the ones made up in the minds of the liberals? least one forget that billary clinton also gave halibuton a no bid contract, and why, because they are the best in their field.
but to point out facts to any liberal or progressive is useless as they are such sociopaths facts dont register only what they want things to be are real.Posted by on November 14, 2007 12:28 PM
ON STRIKE....ON STRIKE....ON STRIKE
Snow removal suspended, pot-hole repair put on hold, fire fighters no longer answer calls, police suspend 911 calls and all criminal arrests, no bus service today, library closed today, schools closed today, water purification suspended, school bus drivers not reporting to work, street repair suspended, no drivers licenses until next Friday, 8% salary hike required, new work rules provide four 30-minute breaks, construction of new school and library has been postponed, no mail delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 weeks of vacation or no weeks of work, electrical power restored next January, no SS checks until next month, retirement at age 50, Light Rail shut down, airport closed, I-25 closed, no garbage pick-up until next February ....the camel's head is in the tent!Posted by Hank on November 14, 2007 12:51 PM
1228 Your not only blind but your very stupid too.Posted by on November 14, 2007 01:12 PM
The vast majority of these posters need to turn off Limbaugh and read a book on the history of unions in this country.Posted by Joe on November 14, 2007 01:49 PM
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