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Fiscal Cliff “Fix” is a Raw Deal for Taxpayers

By James Volvo The last-minute deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff suffers from some of  the worst ailments of Washington’s backroom deals.  Primarily, it does not  address the nation’s fiscal imbalance because it allows taxes to go up but fails  to tackle the true driver of our economic woes: runaway government  spending.  Not surprisingly, [...]

Issues

Thank You Jefferson County School Board

March 10, 2014 J

Early this year the Jefferson County School board announced the 2014 negotiations with its Teachers Association will be conducted in open sessions. Please write to the Jefferson County school board and thank them for increasing transparency and providing the opportunity for the community to attend these sessions. Thank the Jefferson County school board HERE. A [...]

Stop “one size fits all” Education

March 07, 2014 J

Common Core is to education what Obamacare is to healthcare . In both cases you have arrogant but incompetent Washingtonians trying to “fix” what isn’t really broken, by imposing one-size-fits-all “solutions” that create more problems than they solve. But there’s still time to stop Common Core (or at least to force a thoughtful pause before the [...]

New Federal School Standards Are Rotten To The “Core”

December 23, 2013 J

Can Washington do anything right? The answer, unfortunately, is “not very often.” And what’s true for healthcare is doubly true for public education, where decades of federal meddling have reduced America’s once-proud public education system to a shadow of its former self. Take a moment to tell the Governor not to make it even worse [...]

No Empty Promises

December 10, 2013

The new budget agreement in Congress is another trillion-dollar backdoor deal that will increase government spending. If passed, this new increase will break Congress’ prior promise to cap spending at $967 billion, which was in the bipartisan supported Budget Control Act, or BCA. Government spending is out of control. The risky fiscal policies of our [...]

AFP-CO Wants Debt Deal Linked to Entitlement Reform

October 10, 2013 J

PARKER – Americans for Prosperity – Colorado, the Centennial state’s leading grassroots advocate for fiscal responsibility, today urged Colorado’s congressional delegation to make dollar for dollar cuts in federal spending for any increase in the nation’s debt ceiling.  AFP has long supported attaching spending reforms to a debt ceiling increase as a way to get the [...]

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