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Monday, September 26, 2016

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The County Commissioners Column

The County Commissioners Column

April is National County Government Month By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III People often are unaware of the roles county government plays in their everyday lives. Often people think cities and counties perform the same functions, and in some areas they do, however there are many functions counties provide both inside and outside city limits. As county commissioners we have heard people tell us they don’t live in the county, they live in one of our wonderful cities or towns. This ... Full Story

Why Civility Matters

Why Civility Matters

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson I’m getting to the age where I can look back on several decades of public service and talk about the “good old days.” Old lawmakers love to talk about what the legislature used to be like when they served. A favorite topic is the lack of civility in today’s government and public discourse. While the lack of civility certainly isn’t new, we ought to be concerned about it today because it hampers progress on difficult issues and has a ... Full Story

Park Rangers speak out

Park Rangers speak out

Anonymous Park Rangers Speak Up by Land of Enchantment We have been recently treated to the Congressman who told a Park Ranger in DC that she should be ashamed of herself. (Because of the government shutdown he and his party had worked so hard to bring down upon us all!) She did not have the liberty to mouth off at his small-minded, mean-spirited willful ignorance. The National Parks Conservation Association has just released a video which shares the words of Park Rangers. Turns out ... Full Story

How is the sequester affecting federal agencies?

  How is the sequester affecting federal agencies? The government-wide spending cuts known as the sequester took effect on March 1, forcing $85 billion in budget reductions by the end of September. The federal workforce faces furloughs, hiring freezes, and reduced overtime. Agencies say the cuts will mean reduced government services. Initial effects include closing of contract airport towers and longer customs lines, but other reductions will materialize in coming months. Congress’s new ... Full Story

The “Makers” are really the

The “Makers” are really the “Takers”

    16 Giant Corporations That Have Basically Stopped Paying Taxes -- While Also Cutting Jobs! It's a golden age for corporate profits. So why don't our biggest corporations pay more taxes?   By Paul Bucheit The brackets are set for the big dance — the dance around tax responsibility. Most of the teams are in the bottom bracket. In this league, the lowest score wins. Outside the stadium our nation's kids and seniors and low-income mothers may be dealing with  ... Full Story

Investing in Progress

Investing in Progress

              By Josh Knauer As a software entrepreneur, I find it ironic to see people going online to rail against taxes and government spending. The Internet grew from government research financed by earlier generations of taxpayers. So did computers, GPS technology and many other technologies we take for granted today. The Global Positioning System (GPS) we access from our phones, computers and cars was developed and is still operated by the Department of ... Full Story

Is the US becoming a Nazi state

Is the US becoming a Nazi state

                      Are the Nazi-linked Backgrounds of Some of America's Biggest Corporations a Clue to the Direction We Are Headed?  By Richard Clark (about the author) Did IBM knowingly assist the Nazis in rounding up the Jews and are big American corporations now helping our government prepare for the next roundup of scapegoats, trouble makers, and dissidents?Why are war profiteers who play both sides of the fence not prosecuted as ... Full Story

Colorado Democrats Call on Perry Colorado Chair to Get

Press Release Denver – After Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign released a TV ad in Iowa attacking gay and lesbian soldiers, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement. “In thirty seconds, Rick Perry’s latest campaign ad highlights what's wrong in politics today. Instead of offering constructive solutions to the real world problems that our country is facing, he has chosen the well worn path of division and bigotry. "Many things make this country ... Full Story

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

                Merck—Too Big to Prosecute? December 6, 2011 There is a surprising reason why the government won’t go after drug companies for serious crimes. It is because government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration would then be barred from doing business with them! In 1999 the FDA approved Vioxx, a drug created by Merck and Co. to treat arthritis. Vioxx was pulled off the market in 2004 because evidence showed it ... Full Story

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