Letters to the Editor

Political consultants need to remember that no economy has ever been hurt by tax relief

Dear Editor,

On May 24, 2010, Rick Reiter, head of the campaign opposing the three tax relief ballot issues, said in a Grand Junction Sentinel article by Charles Ashby, “these three measures combined are going to cost almost 100,000 jobs.” He added, “Those job aren’t government ones, but private sector positions.”

The 9.12 Project Colorado Coalition has not endorsed candidates — and will not

Dear Editor,

9.12 Project members who nominated or seconded candidates at the Republican District and State Assemblies do not speak for The 9-12 Project group to which they belong, or for any of the other groups in our coalition. The 9.12 Project Colorado Coalition is a volunteer-based, non-partisan collection of grassroots groups focused on building and uniting our communities around 9 American Principles and 12 universal values.

It wasn’t our campaign issue that was such a dud, just your coverage

Dear Editor,

The story in last week’s Statesman (“Romanoff fires ‘Westwood bullet’ at Bennet, but record suggests it’s a dud”) is a mosaic of near-facts, smoothly and cynically crafted by the Bennet campaign, as well as by the senator himself. As cited in the excerpts below, there is a willful attempt to confuse Westwood-style financing with traditional student loans, thus avoiding the issue at hand.

Colorado Council of Churches should give up its tax-exempt status

Dear Editor,

The Colorado Council of Churches wrote a letter to the editor urging the support of legislation to increase taxes to spend more on education using the sin of “Coveting thy neighbor” as an excuse. They cite the per-pupil spending as an indication of how bad Colorado is, yet ignore the top per-pupil spending in our nation’s Capitol, Washington D.C., with the most consistent and worst academic record.

Faith community urges Legislature to let voters DECIDE

Dear Editor,

The faith community has long had a vital interest in the education of our youth. Early in our country’s history, education of children was often centered in the Church. Many, if not most, of our private colleges and universities were originally started by some form of Church.

Teachers should be honored during Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Editor,

American educator Robert Maynard Hutchins said it best: “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

AG Suthers couldn’t be more wrong in his decision to file lawsuit

The Honorable John W. Suthers
Attorney General
Colorado Department of Law
1525 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Honorable Attorney General John Suthers:

At least we spelled his name correctly

Dear Editor,

I love The Statesman — it’s topical, informative and highly accurate. So I was surprised to read in a recent edition (March 26, 2010) this quote from our state Senate president on John Suthers’ pointless, partisan attack on the recent health care reform bill: “I’m disappointed that the Attorney General is choosing to use state resources in needless litigation,” added Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Fort Collins.

A great quote, but unfortunately attributed to wrong founding father

Dear Editor,

I thought I should send along a comment on your article about the GOP function “2010 Candidate Search” in Colorado Springs in case you might need a heads-up about a hilarious historical mistake.

Why kill a bill to allow us to purchase health insurance across state lines?

Dear Editor,

House Bill 1163, which was brought forth in the Colorado House for the purpose of Interstate purchase of health insurance in January and February, was “moved to postpone indefinitely” by the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.