Dear Arapahoe County Commissioners and Long Range Planning Committee,
This is a response you requested, “What do you think?”, to your “Arapahoe County Conversations” paid (with taxpayer money?) advertisement on page 24 of the August 1 The Villager newspaper.
You stated, “Arapahoe County needs your input.”
Here it is:
Your advertisement discusses raising property and/or sales tax rates by vote to fund new County facilities: a Detention Center, a Courthouse and DA’s Offices.
I want to be most clearly on record as soon and strongly as possible as being unequivocally opposed to any tax raise to fund additional size, scope or spending by our Arapahoe County!
Without questioning or discussing the “need” for these facilities, the mere idea of more government by the county and less freedom to control their own property and other resources by we Arapahoe County citizens is not only unacceptable, but also totally and completely repugnant!
We already have more than sufficient taxpayer resource provided to the county.
The fact the county may not have provided in advance for what they now determine to be needed places no responsibility upon taxpayers to fund the county’s shortcomings of anticipation!
Prioritization, whether or not properly anticipated, is the answer to our funding situation.
Perhaps some officials’ previously favored expenditures will have to wait for more pressing things to be first done!
The answer is NOT “Do it all now!”
TABOR provides for increases in spending for inflation and population growth already without using that now as a poor excuse to further increase tax revenues and expenditures!
Proposing to increase tax rates above and beyond Colorado’s carefully considered, already distasteful, constitutionally normal increases is clearly cause to oppose the reelection of irresponsible officials and to implement the hiring of fiscally frugal county employees!
Vote “No,” “NO,” “NO,” “NO” on any Arapahoe County tax increase!
Thank you for asking!
Vote no on tax increase
More than a hundred members of Congress now support opening an impeachment inquiry. That number has grown daily since Mueller testified before Congress.
For anyone who missed it, Mueller made it clear that he did NOT exonerate Trump. Not in his report, and not in his testimony. His investigation found damning criminal activity and has already led to 37 indictments, and at least 7 guilty pleas or convictions. Mueller said his investigation uncovered over 100 secret communications between the Trump campaign and Russia or people working with Russia, and at least 10 episodes of obstruction of justice.
Obstruction of justice is a crime, plain and simple.
During Mueller’s testimony, Representative Ted Lieu asked: “The reason you did not indict Donald Trump was is because of an OLC opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting representative, correct?” Mueller responded: “That is correct.” If anyone else did what Trump did, they’d be in jail.
I want to see Congress take action to hold Trump accountable. Trump should abide by the same standards as any other American.
No one is above the law in our country, especially not the president. That’s why I’m calling on our representative and the rest of Congress to open a formal impeachment inquiry now!
Hearing Mueller describe the extent of Trump’s crimes and corruption convinced me that Congress has to stop stalling and start taking action. It’s time for a formal impeachment inquiry.
Donald Trump claims the Mueller report exonerated him, but Mueller clearly stated in his testimony that he did NOT exonerate Trump. Mueller’s investigation found extensive criminal activity, uncovered over 100 secret meetings and communications between Trump’s campaign team and Russia or Russia-linked individuals, and found at least 10 episodes of obstruction of justice by the president himself, including telling the White House Counsel to lie during the investigation.
It’s unbelievable to watch the person who holds the highest office in the land ignore the law when any other American who committed those same crimes would be put in jail.
Mueller’s findings resulted in 37 indictments and at least 7 convictions or guilty pleas, including Trump’s national security advisor, personal lawyer, and campaign chairman. Mueller made it clear, however, that the Department of Justice policy prevented him from indicting Donald Trump because he is a sitting president.
Mueller did his job. It’s time for Congress to do theirs and hold Trump accountable.
There can be no more excuses or delays. It’s time for our representative and the rest of Congress to take action to hold Trump accountable. It’s time for a formal impeachment inquiry!
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