Apparently Rep. Mike Coffman is going all out against Joe Miklosi to hold onto his seat, with the Denver Post reporting that Coffman says Miklosi has overstated his legislative record. I reckon Coffman ought to have made sure he wasn't sitting in a glass house of legislative failure before casting those stones. I can't find a single accomplishment Coffman can claim from legislation he sponsored.
Hey! Mr. Gardner! Did you notice that 60,000 acre fire burning in your congressional district? It's right there! See it? NOW WHY DID YOU VOTE AGAINST BETTER WILDFIRE PREVENTION?!?!??
This evening, Rep. Cory Gardner voted against an amendment to a bill that added three sections to a bill amending the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.Three sections:
According to the Democratic Whip (Rep. Hoyer), the House will begin consideration of H.R. 5 tomorrow. This bill was recently renamed, but the essence remains the same: national medical malpractice reform. This issue has long been a Republican rallying cry, with Gardner and his buds crying about how it would reduce health costs nationwide. Without saying much more, I thought I should just point you to a past post by Gardner Path explaining that this will do nothing for health care in Colorado, the state Cory Gardner supposedly represents. You see, Colorado has already enacted all but one of the provisions of this "new bill" in the U.S. House, yet health costs in Colorado continue to climb at a rate higher than the national average.
Just as Cory Gardner considers the needs of his constituents as a secondary priority to his main focus of puckering up to the oil industry, for me this blog is a secondary priority to my main focuses in life (including paying work). I do apologize for the great delay in posting, but money is more important than providing the people of Colorado with information. Wait, that is Gardner's motto too! We have a lot in common I guess. Well, I don't do indecent or unethical things for my money, so we aren't exactly alike. I will try to post again in the near future, but in the meantime, enjoy a few links I found crowding my Google Alerts mailbox. And enjoy that beautiful Colorado March weather. Cory Gardner won't give a straight answer to an 18 year old who is irked at the deflection.
With all of his grandstanding on the Keystone XL pipeline, one issue Cory Gardner has ignored completely is the fact that the oil companies are using eminent domain to take interests in farmland that sit in the path of the pipeline. Eminent domain is the power of a government to seize private property to put it to a public use providing compensation, but not requiring consent. While a state rep, Cory Gardner introduced two bills to stop eminent domain use to benefit private companies. Unfortunately, now it appears he has changed his mind and thinks it is a good thing for a private oil company to use eminent domain to take farmers' property without their consent. Never forget folks, Cory Gardner is owned by oil companies and he has no problem taking your property for their gain.