Colorado Springs Mail-in Ballot Issues November 3, 2009 Voting

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       In a time when manufacturing is losing  jobs and a health crisis swine is pending in the horizon now more than ever citizens need to focus and decide how to vote. Once the proposed issues pass they will be permanent. We still do not know the effect that the health so called “crisis” will have on business or the workers ability to stay employed if ill.  It would have been nice to see the very same individuals proposing tax hikes to also propose along side it a financial system reform starting at the State level moving us out of the fiat “print money like no tomorrow”  money system.  We must be realistic and study all the angles. Now the so called “health” care bill will also affect business and there seems to be no end in sight to deficits, taxes, spending with one gimmick after the other thrown in front of us. We need monetary reform and jobs, not more bureaucracy. If workers had their manufacturing plants , jobs and income then they could buy the things that they need like insurance and buy things so the city could have its share of income from the purchases. The Fed, Wall Street, and bureaucrats, et al will continue to do as they please with other people’s money for they know they can count on those at the community city level to just pass the costs on to the citizens. What really saddens me is that we have such great people in this country and all families stand to suffer. Already many could not even afford the higher utility bills last year and now more taxes are being proposed. We must pray and hope that things will work out. We need now more than ever to keep our eye on the 8th ball for we stand to lose a lot.  We had a meeting October 3rd trying to trouble shoot the four major areas of concern to study such as Economy, Health Care, Taxes and Law & Order.  Here is a brainstorming sheet that we had which I jokingly call it the Republican Party Economic dead sea scrolls.

 

 

 

Economic Dead Sea Scrolls Republican Party Meeting

Economic Dead Sea Scrolls Republican Party Meeting

  300-City of Colorado Springs

“Shall an initiated ordinance be adopted by the City of Colorado Springs to read as follows:

Excluding sales and use taxes forwarded from enterprise customers, all enterprise payments to the city shall phase out in eight or fewer equal yearly steps

starting in January, 2010, with all yearly savings passed on as reductions to each customer bill in dollar amounts as equal as possible. Hereafter, all loans,

gifts, and subsidies between an enterprise and the city or another enterprise are prohibited?”

___    For the Ordinance

 __   Against the Initiated ordinance

 

 2C – CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS“SHALL CITY TAXES BE INCREASED $46,000,000 ANNUALLY BY INCREASING 2009 GENERAL PROPERTY TAX 6.00 MILLS, 1.00 ADDITIONAL MILL

 

PER YEAR FOR FOUR YEARS, CONTINUING THEREAFTER, CONSTITUTING VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?”

___ Yes

___ No
Ballot Issues in Plain English
Issue 300 will END the stormwater fee when voting for the ordinance on ballot and phase out other taxes the city calls “fees” bypassing word tax.
Issue 2C raises property taxes and they will become permanent if passed.
Note: The two ballot issues are opposites, so the storm water fee you would vote “for the ordinance” so as not to support storm fee.
In 2c a vote No is no for the property tax hike.

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A Call for Action to the American People

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A Call for Action to the American People

 

 

Family time and living with good values

Family time and living with good values

As individuals and as a Nation we may need to re-evaluate from time to time our goals, mission and values since as humans we get easily distracted and often complacent in our daily routines or circumstances. We may get up in the early morning with our days mostly fully planned and going about life living nicely within our comfort zones. This is great to be comfortable and secure within our immediate environment, however every so often is good to come out of this comfort zone and take a look at what is going on around us. We are all part of a larger community and should from time to time take even 5 minutes a day or one afternoon a week to be concerned with matters affecting our Nation. For example let’s say we have ten individuals and each contributes 10 percent in an effort to make our communities better then we would have a 100 percent output on a particular neighborhood goal by these ten individuals when added up. The same dedication that we have to our employers or organizations we could express for our own daily lives and for the well being of our Country. We may need to evaluate periodically our values, visions, mission or purpose and the strategies needed to make sure that we are growing well economically, in health and prosperity. We have been blessed to have been born or to have chosen to live among our fellow Americans to become one in sharing a Nation full of hope, liberty and opportunities that is unlike no other in the world.  We should also work together to make sure it stays as beautiful and prosperous as the founders of our Nation had envisioned for it to be and remain forever.

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Family enjoying time together

Family enjoying time together

Time has past however our dreams are still the same; for us to be able to raise great families, to be secured in our property and in our person, the opportunity at education, to work hard and be prosperous.  Today we may need to re-examine some of these values for we are almost forgetting them and need to do something each day or take time out at least once a week to make sure that we maintain who we are as a people and as a Nation. Our future and vision of freedom, hope, progress, economic opportunity and societal stability is also important for the rest of the world. Our Statue of Liberty should always be there as a symbol of hope and not just for ourselves but also for our brothers and sisters across the world with whom we have always been able to do international business without losing who we are as a united People.  Let’s take some time to re-evaluate and reflect who we truly are and that is a Nation determined to be free, healthy and prosperous raising great families, sharing our values with the world and at peace with our creator.  Our call for action to you the American people and from our voting precinct 368 in Colorado is to please do something each day in order to  maintain our values, keep track of legislations, support and keep up with your leaders, take action when needed, petition when needed, work harder, raise better children, have better relationships, enterprise, open up your closed up factories if necessary, innovate etc., for the rest of the world not in the media but in their hearts expect the best from us, lets live up to that which is so great about the human experience, a world in prosperity not of failure, of Liberty and not control and in Justice for all  civilization. Let’s work together at taking this country back and bring out all that is of America’s greatness.