BAD BILLS

These 5 “bad bills” are a result of having one party rule in our state. We need your voice and participation to help friends, neighbors and acquaintances know what’s happening in Denver at our capitol! Share this information, have discussions and write letters to the newspapers to help others become informed!  This is WHY WE MUST work diligently to create balance in our state governance!

Senate Bill 21-132 EFFECTS OF THE BILL:

  • Create two new government offices to register social media sites and collect fees (amounts unspecified).
  • Empower state government to punish social media for permitting citizens to post information that the government bureaucrats deem to be “incorrect”, “fake news”, “conspiracy theories” or critical of how elections are conducted.

WHY IS THIS BILL BAD FOR COLORADO?

• Do you want state regulators monitoring what you say online?

• Is it in your interest to create incentives for social media sites to censor what you say online?

• Do you trust a tribunal of state bureaucrats to hear complaints about your posts on social media? • Do you trust state bureaucrats to decide whether something you posted online is “intentional disinformation,” “fake news,” “conspiracy theories,” or undermining “election integrity?”

You and I are the targets of this bill! The real targets of this bill are not the social media sites. The targets are you and I, members of the public. Is it the state government’s role to censor what we can say to each other online?

House Bill 21-1103 EFFECTS OF THE BILL:

• Involves the state government in telling public school students which media sources are good or bad.

• Requires the state to adopt academic standards under the guise of “media literacy” for public schools and create a “media literacy” resource bank of state-approved sources.

WHY IS THIS BILL BAD FOR COLORADO?

• Is it advisable to transfer authority over academic standards from locally elected school boards to the state General Assembly?

• Is it good to remove the voices of local communities, parents, and teachers?

• When Colorado students are faring poorly in important subjects like reading, math, science, social studies after the pandemic, should resources be put into the vague subject of “media literacy,” or into core academic subjects?

• Should a legislative body impose a new course standard on students and teachers struggling to catch up from COVID?

 • Would the “Media Literacy Resource Bank” be hijacked as propaganda for a particular point of view? Would it be used to undermine the student’s family and religious values?

• Are the effects worth permanently increasing workloads and expenses of the government and teachers?

HOUSE BILL 21-1106 EFFECTS OF THE BILL:

• Requires all firearms to be locked away when not in use.

• Makes it a crime to disobey the bill.

WHY IS THIS BILL BAD FOR COLORADO?

  • The reason stated for this bill is to reduce injuries or deaths when youths and others gain unauthorized access to firearms. If that is a rampant problem, why haven’t the proponents produced facts supporting the claim?
  • It appears it’s a crime under this bill only if the firearm wasn’t locked away, and if possession of the firearm by another person was unauthorized. (That’s because the bill describes the duty to store the firearm as being to prevent unauthorized possession.)  But many family members, including minors, are provided authorized access to the firearms owned by other family members (e.g., a parent allowing a minor to use the firearm for hunting or target practice).  If an accident occurs in such situations, wouldn’t the bill cause prosecutors to claim (counter to the facts) that the possession was unauthorized just so they could get a conviction in a situation that isn’t an actual crime? Wouldn’t this bill encourage prosecutorial misconduct?
  • Many people keep firearms for personal protection. The U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged that requiring firearms to be inaccessible creates a hazard for the citizen attempting to protect himself or his family. If an emergency occurs in the home requiring a firearm for defense (e.g., home invasion, robbery), will honest citizens be harmed or killed because they won’t have ready access to their protective firearms?
  • Wouldn’t it be better to expand the availability of firearm safety education? Might that not save more lives than this invasion of privacy?
  • The law already creates liability for a person who is negligent in storing his firearm, resulting in harm or death to another. Is this additional measure necessary? If this restriction becomes law, will it encourage the adoption of more restrictions on firearm ownership?

HOUSE BILL 21-1232 EFFECTS OF THE BILL:

State government would design a health care plan, then require insurers of small groups and individual policies to offer that plan as a condition of doing business in Colorado. Providers also would be required to reduce their costs by 20% or whatever percentage finally makes it into the bill (it has been changed a few times). There is no analysis of the actual costs of providing care that supports that arbitrary figure. It appeared from thin air. When it proves impossible to offer the required plans at the mandated prices, the state would create its own medical plan, subsidized by taxpayers.

WHY IS THIS BILL BAD FOR COLORADO?

  • Do programs designed by state bureaucrats usually operate efficiently and under budget?
  • Can state bureaucrats, who haven’t run any health care plans themselves, design a plan that won’t generate losses, driving health plans out of business?
  • Will you be better off than you are today when private providers can’t stay in business under this legislation, forcing the creation of government-run health care?
  • Do you trust bureaucrats to promote personal choice in health care providers, or do you suspect they seek to force everyone onto one plan controlled by the government?
  • Why would the citizens want this plan today, when they rejected a similar ballot issue (amendment 69) five years ago four to one?
  • When the government becomes the only source for health care, do you trust the system to offer the care you need when you need it? Think about the long waiting times in the U.K. and Canada.
  • Do you believe Colorado can make this scheme work for the people when similar schemes failed in other states like Vermont and Washington?

Senate Bill 21-009 EFFECTS OF THE BILL:

  • At an estimated annual cost of $4.2 million, this bill would provide contraceptive and reproductive health services to “individuals who are not citizens of the United States.” That is the bill’s language.
  • Citizens would not be eligible for the subsidy of their contraceptive and reproductive health services provided by this bill.

WHY IS THIS BILL BAD FOR COLORADO?

  • We absolutely care about contraceptive and reproductive health services being available to everyone, regardless of immigration status.
  • Should persons who are “not citizens of the United States” receive benefits at public expense not provided to tax paying citizens?
  • At a time when our public schools are desperate for funding, students can’t get in person instruction and are falling behind, is funding these services for “individuals who are not citizens” a higher priority than public education?
  • Among all the demands on a limited state budget, is this something you, as a taxpayer, wish to pay for today?

For more information on these and other bills, please visit: http://leg.colorado.gov/bills

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FROM CONGRESSWOMAN LAUREN BOEBERT’S OFFICE

Secure the Southern Border Act
Endorsed by NumbersUSA
In less than 3 months, the Biden Administration ushered the country into another border
crisis, and his policies and comments have fueled cartels and brought the influx of aliens at
the southern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) is currently encountering
more than 3,000 unlawful aliens a day that are attempting to cross the border. CPB
encountered the largest number of illegal immigrants in one month in more than seven years
as the agency encountered more than 100,000 unlawful aliens in the month of February
alone. Biden’s border czar Roberta Jacobson acknowledged it was Biden’s policies that
“may have driven people to make that decision [to attempt to cross the
border].”
This lawlessness threatens the safety and sovereignty of the American people. Rep. Lauren
Boebert’s “Secure the Southern Border Act,” would codify the Trump administration’s
executive actions that worked and which Biden targeted for repeal in his Feb. 2, 2021
Executive Order. The “Secure the Southern Border Act,” would protect our national and
border security, address the humanitarian challenges resulting from the current Biden
border crisis, and end the exploitation of people.
Specifically, the bill would codify:

  1. Memorandum, End Catch and Release, April 13, 2018
    • Implements EO 13767
  2. Executive Order 13767, Build the Wall, Jan. 30, 2017
    • End the practice known as “catch and release,” whereby aliens are released into
    the US shortly after their apprehension.
    • Secure the southern border by immediate construction of a physical wall.
    • Detain individuals.
    • Expedite determinations of apprehended individuals’ claims of eligibility to remain
    in the US.
    • Prompt removal of those whose claims were lawfully rejected.
    • Partnerships with State and local law enforcement
  3. Executive Order 13768, End Sanctuary Cities and Enforce Immigration Law in the
    Interior, Jan. 30, 2017
    • Directs executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to
    enforce the immigration laws of the United States.
  4. Policy Guidance, Implementing Migrant Protection Protocols, Feb. 28, 2019• Half dozen guidance documents implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols –
    Citizens and nationals of countries other than Mexico (“third-country nationals”)
    arriving in the US by land from Mexico-illegally or without proper documentationmay be returned to Mexico pursuant to Section 235(b)(2)(C) for the duration of
    their Section 240 removal proceedings.
  5. Proclamation 9880, End Mass Migration Limits on Entry, Jan. 30, 2017
    • Extends the suspension and limitation, as set forth below, on entry into the US
    through the southern border established by Proclamation 9822 and extended by
    Proclamation 9842 – any alien into the US across the international boundary
    between the US and Mexico is hereby suspended and limited. Limit shall expire
    90 days after the date on which the US obtains relief from all injunctions that
    prevent full implementation of the interim final rule promulgated by the
    Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on November 9, 2018, or the
    date on which an agreement permits the US to remove aliens to Mexico in
    compliance with the terms of section 208(a)(2)(A) of the INA.
  6. Memorandum, Enhanced Border Security, April 29, 2019
    • Improve the integrity of adjudications of credible and reasonable fear claims, to
    strengthen the enforcement of the immigration laws, and to ensure compliance
    with the law by those aliens who have final orders of removal.
    • All asylum applications adjudicated in immigration court proceedings receive final
    administrative adjudication, not including administrative appeal, within 180 days
    of filing.
  7. Memorandum, Secure the Southern Border, April 4, 2018
    • The President may assign a mission to the Secretary of Defense to support the
    operations of the Department of Homeland Security in securing our southern
    border, including by requesting use of the National Guard, and to take other
    necessary steps to stop the flow of deadly drugs and other contraband, gang
    members and other criminals, and illegal aliens into the country.
  8. DHS Notice, Expedited Removal, July 23, 2019
    • Designate for expedited removal the following categories of aliens not previously
    designated: (1) Aliens who did not arrive by sea, who are encountered anywhere
    in the United States more than 100 air miles from a U.S. international land
    border, and who have been continuously present in the United States for less
    than two years; and (2) aliens who did not arrive by sea, who are encountered
    within 100 air miles from a U.S. international land border, and who have been
    continuously present in the United States for at least 14 days but for less than
    two years. Therefore, the designation in this Notice (the New Designation)
    harmonizes the authorization for aliens arriving by land with the existing
    authorization for aliens arriving by sea.
    Staff Contact: Paige Agostin, paige.agostin@mail.house.gov, 202-225-4761
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FROM CONGRESSWOMAN LAUREN BOEBERT’S OFFICE

No Amnesty Act
In less than 3 months, the Biden Administration ushered the country into another border
crisis, and his policies and comments have fueled cartels and brought the influx of aliens at
the southern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) is currently encountering
more than 3,000 unlawful aliens a day that are attempting to cross the border. CPB
encountered the largest number of illegal immigrants in one month in more than seven years
as the agency encountered more than 100,000 unlawful aliens in the month of February
alone.
Biden’s border czar Roberta Jacobson acknowledged it was Biden’s policies that “may have
driven people to make that decision [to attempt to cross the border].”
This lawlessness threatens the safety and sovereignty of the American people. Rep. Lauren
Boebert’s “No Amnesty Act,” prohibits funding to enforce or carry out the Biden and Obama
administration’s executive actions that threaten our national and border security and fuel the
exploitation of people.
Specifically, the bill prohibits funding for:

  1. Memorandum, Enforcement and Removal Priorities, Feb. 18, 2021
    • Allows criminal aliens with felony records to remain in the country, placing
    Americans at risk of many preventable crimes.
  2. Executive Order, Impact of Climate Change on Migration, Feb. 9, 2021
    • Unlawfully expands the traditional and legal understanding of “refugee” under
    Section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to include socalled “climate refugees.”
  3. Executive Order, Asylum Seekers, Feb. 5, 2021
    • Suspends the Trump Administration’s Asylum Cooperative Agreements with
    certain Central American countries and five other Trump actions leading to the
    ongoing border crisis.
  4. Executive Order, Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities, Jan. 25, 2021
    • Provides sanctuary for criminal aliens and only removes those who have been
    convicted of “aggravated felonies.” Even with a conviction for an “aggravated
    felony,” only those felons determined to be a “threat to public safety” can be
    removed.
  5. Executive Order, Inclusion Efforts, Feb. 5, 2021
    • Implementation of a less stringent civic examination for citizenship applicants.
  6. Memorandum, Preserve and Fortify DACA, Jan. 25, 2021
    • Unconstitutional attempt to grant general amnesty. • Nearly 90% of DACA recipients are older than 20, and ~130,000 DACA
    recipients are in their 30s.
    • The DREAM Act will provide amnesty to more than 2 million unlawful aliens.
  7. Memorandum, Removal of Undocumented Immigrants, Nov. 20, 2014
    • Set new policies for the apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens in this
    country.
  8. Memorandum, Secure Communities, Nov. 20, 2014
    • Terminates the partnership among federal, state, and local law enforcement
    agencies to effectively identify and remove the most serious criminal offenders
    from the US.
  9. Memorandum, Prosecutorial Discretion (DACA), Nov. 20, 2014
    • Provides prosecutorial discretion to the DHS and its immigration components to
    effectively construct the law as they see fit rather than follow the codified statues.
    • Nearly 90% of DACA recipients are older than 20, and ~130,000 DACA
    recipients are in their 30s.
    • The DREAM Act will provide amnesty to more than 2 million unlawful aliens.
  10. Memorandum, Expansion of the Provisional Waiver Program, Nov. 20, 2014
    • Expands the provisional waiver process to anyone else who did not qualify for
    permanent residence in the US because they are currently out of status and are
    not immediate relatives.
  11. Memorandum, Advance Parole, Nov. 20, 2014
    • Expands the definition of “departure” within the meaning of section 212(a)(9)(B)(i)
    of the INA.
  12. Memorandum, Prosecutorial Discretion, June 15, 2012
    • Provides prosecutorial discretion to the DHS and its immigration components to
    effectively construct the law as they see fit rather than follow the codified statues.
    • Nearly 90% of DACA recipients are older than 20, and ~130,000 DACA
    recipients are in their 30s.
    • The DREAM Act will provide amnesty to more than 2 million unlawful aliens.
  13. Memorandum, Revised Referral of Cases Involving Inadmissible and Removable Aliens,
    Nov. 7, 2011
    • More leeway in ICE determinations to issue a Notice to Appear (NTA), based on
    the totality of circumstances and its priorities.
  14. Memorandum, Prosecutorial Discretion Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of
    Aliens, June 17, 2011
    • Provides prosecutorial discretion to DHS to decide to what degree to enforce the
    law against a particular individual – rather than follow established law.
  15. Memorandum, Priorities for Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Aliens, March 2,
    2011
    • Revised ICE civil enforcement priorities that lead to dangerous criminals
    remaining in the U.S.
  16. Prohibition on any substantially similar policy.
    Staff Contact: Paige Agostin, paige.agostin@mail.house.gov, 202-225-4761
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APRIL MEETING GUNNISON COUNTY REPUBLICANS

The tentative date for the next meeting of the Gunnison County Republican Central Committee is Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Almont Resort, 8:30 AM. If you wish to order breakfast, please arrive at 8:00 AM. We meet in the back bar/lounge area. Questions, please email Jane at JChaney@q.com.

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DECEMBER 2020 MONTHLY MEETING

Right now, we are planning a December monthly meeting. Historically, we do not convene in December. Please “pencil in” Saturday, December 12, 2020. We will meet at the Almont Resort, 8:30 AM in the back bar/lounge area. If you wish to order breakfast, please arrive at 8:00 AM.

If you are not on our mailing list to receive monthly meeting announcements, agendas and minutes, please use the feature on this website to have your name added to that list! Cheers!

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A PRAYER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

By Fae Davidson

Father,

Thank You that you are exposing long standing corruption in our nation.

Thank You that You are shining Your light of TRUTH on the manipulation that has

     been done in secret.

Thank You that you are rooting out and dealing with that corruption.

We praise You that You established this nation and will continue to uphold it.

We praise You that You will uphold Donald J. Trump in office as our

     45th President when all is said and done.  

We rely on You to help us to:

          STAND FIRM in these perilous times

          Not become impatient while You work

          Not give in to INTIMIDATION

Please guard us from FEAR – because You tell us we are not to be FEARFUL.        

We pray for Your revelation to those who have been deluded by the enemy of our

     souls and we bind every demonic force that is attempting to take down

     America. 

Not all of them realize that this is what is going on.       

We lift up Donald Trump and his family, advisors and legal counsel, spiritual

     counsel, the Department of Justice, the United States Supreme Court and all

     others involved.

May they also:

          STAND FIRM in these perilous times

          Not become impatient while You work

          Not give in to INTIMIDATION

Please guard them from FEAR – because You tell us we are not to be FEARFUL.         

We humbly ask for Donald Trump to remain humble and sensitive to Your hand

     in the resolution to this corruption and this election.

We thank you that he knows You and we pray for:

     His continued reliance on You

     His honorable demeanor even in times of inevitable frustration

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Your word tells us:

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”

So we pray for a change in his demeanor that becomes evident to the entire

     nation.

May he no longer give his enemies language to use as ammunition with which to

     deride his character.

May this maturity of character be evident and undeniable to all.

And may he give YOU the credit for that change – that transformation of mind

     away from conforming to this world that You have instructed ALL OF US to

     embrace.

We thank You, look forward to and claim YOUR TRIUMPH that You are bringing

     about in America in our day.

In the name of Yeshua HaMashiach, Your Son, our Messiah and Savior.

And God’s People say:  AMEN!

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Presidential Message on the National Day of Return September 26, 2020

On this inaugural National Day of Prayer and Return, The First Lady and I join millions of Christians here in the United States and around the world in prayer as we turn our hearts to our Lord and Savior.

Our great nation was founded by men and women of deep and abiding faith – a faith that has stood the test of time.  Four hundred years ago early American settlers trusted their lives to His Providence and braved a voyage to a New World – from The Pilgrims who sought His protection aboard The Mayflower to the countless believers who today bow their heads to ask for His guidance.

During these unprecedented times sour country continues to turn to the Lord.  Following in our ancestors’ footsteps we continue the firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence that provides us enduring strength and reassurance in our times of need.

The trials and tribulations the American people have faced over the past several months have been great.  Yet, as we have seen time and again, the resolve of our citizenry fortified by our faith in God has guided us through these hardships and helped to unite us as one nation under God.

As we continue to combat the challenges ahead of us we must remember the sage words of President George Washington during his first Presidential Address:

“Propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”

As a country and a people, let us renew our commitment to these abiding and timeless principles.

Today I am pleased to join my voice to yours in thanking God for blessing this nation with great power and responsibility.  With reverence, humility and thanksgiving we beg for his continued guidance and protection.

Donald J. Trump

President of the United States of America

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WORDS OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT

By Fae Davidson

This is a pivotal moment in American History.

It is tempting to be fearful.

Don’t be fearful.

Instead, we need to STAND FIRM in our spiritual authority given to us by God.

The corruption, fraud & manipulation we are seeing in our election process

     nationwide is an attack from the pit of Hell.

It is a moment of potential INTIMIDATION.

The enemy of our souls is looking to devour this nation – always has from the

     very beginning.

He’s been whittling away at it from the beginning and we’ve been letting him –

     mostly out of lack of knowledge of what to do about it.

But God is now raising up a roar from His people who will pray in His

     sudden demonstration of His justice – a tidal wave of His justice.

In prayer and in our hearts we must surrender this election to His hands,

     not try to keep it in ours.

His ways are not our ways but He WILL give us strength to persevere.

HE is going to topple the arrogant villains.

But don’t blame the Earthly villains.

     Blame the enemy of our souls who is behind their words and actions.

Reject the temptation to throw in the towel and say, “It’s over.”

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Reject the voices that say we need to accept defeat and give in to manipulation –

     a word that means “witchcraft”, by the way.

This is NOT about being obstinate about losing an election

     (which we haven’t lost yet no matter how many fireworks were set off

     in Delaware last night),

But some are already accusing us of being bad sports. 

Respectfully STAND FIRM in ignoring that.

This is about so much more than one election.

This is about preservation of a nation God established for His purposes.

He’s not going to abandon us now!

Credit God with exposure of the corruption FINALLY coming to pass

     and that exposure PROVES He is not done with America.

He will do it, not us, if we leave it in HIS hands.

When prayer was taken out of our schools –

     WHERE WERE GOD’S PEOPLE?!

When abortion was legalized and we began being forced to pay for it –

     WHERE WERE GOD’S PEOPLE?!

Our predecessors possibly didn’t act as one about these things because it seemed

     so impossible that it could really happen. 

     So you can hardly blame them for that. 

But it did happen.

However, we are wise to it now and we CAN say NO to it.

Ignore the voices that say God is done with America.

Now, with a Presidential Election hanging in the balance and when our

amazing founding principles and Constitution and entire system of governance is being threatened with annihilation –

GOD’S PEOPLE ARE HERE!

And we need to STAND FIRM and STAND UP to it.

We are NOT to keel over and whimper and say, “Go ahead, take it.”

Too many people have fought and died to come to, found and maintain this

nation for it to be said that our generation gave up and gave it over so easily.

NOT ON OUR WATCH!

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This is not only about us and our ancestors, but also about our children and their

     children and their children.

But what can each of us as individuals do?

Recognized the authority God has given to each and every one of us.

Our job is to STAND FIRM – each and every one of us.

     Reject all vain imaginations when we hear the media reports.

     No matter what any man declares, God’s declaration is above that.

God ultimately raises up our leaders and He has had ENOUGH of man’s

     manipulations about it.

     Let this storm pass while the corruption is being exposed.

     If you have been declaring that it’s over – cut it out – it is NOT.

     Instead declare that God is in control and His surprise is coming.

     We’re all tired but we must not become impatient.

          “We’re never as tired as we think we are.

          We’re never as weak as we think we are!”

God is going to do what He is going to do.

But He’s looking for us to remain faithful to raising up a STAND-ARD for  His

     purposes and believing, declaring and decreeing that He will hear us

     in this critical hour.

Really – He already HAS heard us. 

He WILL act on our behalf.

You’ve heard this many times before but let us not consider it trite to

     understand what He tells us, as God’s people, to do:

     “if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray,

     seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive

     their sin and heal their land.”

He is bringing us a GIGANTIC HEALING in revealing and dealing with this

     corruption.

Here’s a quote from Joseph Stalin:

     “Those who CAST the votes decide nothing.

     Those who COUNT the votes decide everything.

But he apparently didn’t know our God as we do.

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Between now and Thanksgiving the corruption will continue to bubble

     up to the surface and be exposed and then will be dealt with.

That has needed to happen in this country for a LONG, LONG TIME!

We must persevere during this time of exposure.

Does anyone know the definition of Divine Providence?:

     “God’s intervention in the affairs of men.”

So, sometime between Thanksgiving and even possibly on January 18,

     God in His Divine Providence, is about to bring a miracle surprise to all of us.

He will do it, not us.

May we not commit the sin of turning away in unbelief in His Divine

     Providence but continue to display our faith in Him to Him.

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2020 ELECTION THOUGHTS

This election provides very clear choice for Americans. Putting personalities aside and focusing on policy and public sentiment, 59% believe they are better off today than they were 4 years ago. About half or 11 million people have gone back to work post-COVID. Unemployment before COVID was 3.5% and during peak COVID rose to 14.7%; it is now at 7.9%. Policies that got us to 3.5% will continue to bring that number down if President Trump is re-elected. And, his plans include another middle-class tax cut and trimming unnecessary bureaucracy to reduce cost and put patients closer to doctors, avoiding government run access to healthcare.

Several national and international pharma companies are working 24/7 to develop a COVID vaccine that will meet the testing and scrutiny of the CDC and NIH and hopefully be ready to distribute by the end of this year. Under Operation Warp Speed, our military logistics arm stands ready to first get vaccines out to senior care centers around the country. A partnership with the federal government, Walgreens and CVS, will get vaccines to other seniors and immune-compromised Americans. All this has happened in 7 months whereas it usually takes years or decades.

Peace deals have been brokered by the US between Israel and Sudan, the UAE and Bahrain as well as normalizing relations between Serbia and Kosovo. In the past few days, a ceasefire was brokered between Armenia and Azerbaijan at the behest of the US. ISIS and their leaders have been squelched. And, we are slowly bringing our military home from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. And, it’s been over a year since North Korea has launched a test missile. Working for world peace is a good thing.

The GDP loss in the last quarter is projected to make it up this quarter plus more, which indicates a snap back in our economy. Housing starts, auto sales and retail sales are having strong growth, another good indicator of consumer confidence.

On the local scene, we have two great county commissioner candidates in Unaffiliated Trudy Vader and Republican Dave Taylor who will bring expanded visions and broader discussion to our county leadership. They will represent many voices in the county who believe that’s not happening right now having 3 Democrat commissioners.

It was interesting that Jonathan Houck’s postcard mailing which touts his experience, simply lists 6 committees he’s sat on. Under leadership, he lists 7 subjects but not one actual accomplishment. One would think that after 8 years in public office the entire postcard would have been filled with accomplishments on behalf of his constituents. But it didn’t. With experience having such value to Jonathan, one wonders how a long-time resident businessman, accountant and community volunteer/mentor could lose to his Democrat opponent who has very little direct experience that translates to a county leadership position.

We hope people research the candidates and vote based on the best person to lead our county in to the future and not based on ideology and political party. Americans, Coloradoans and Gunnison County residents have clear and distinct policy differences to consider.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SECOND TERM AGENDA

  JOBS 

  • Create 10 Million New Jobs in 10 Months
  • Create 1 Million New Small Businesses
  • Cut Taxes to Boost Take-Home Pay and Keep Jobs in America
  • Enact Fair Trade Deals that Protect American Jobs
  • “Made in America” Tax Credits
  • Expand Opportunity Zones
  • Continue Deregulatory Agenda for Energy Independence

 ERADICATE COVID-19 

  • Develop a Vaccine by The End Of 2020
  • Return to Normal in 2021
  • Make All Critical Medicines and Supplies for Healthcare Workers in The United States
  • Refill Stockpiles and Prepare for Future Pandemics

 END OUR RELIANCE ON CHINA 

  • Bring Back 1 Million Manufacturing Jobs from China
  • Tax Credits for Companies that Bring Back Jobs from China
  • Allow 100% Expensing Deductions for Essential Industries like Pharmaceuticals and Robotics who Bring Back their Manufacturing to the United States
  • No Federal Contracts for Companies who Outsource to China
  • Hold China Fully Accountable for Allowing the Virus to Spread around the World

 HEALTHCARE 

  • Cut Prescription Drug Prices
  • Put Patients and Doctors Back in Charge of our Healthcare System
  • Lower Healthcare Insurance Premiums
  • End Surprise Billing
  • Cover All Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Protect Social Security and Medicare
  • Protect Our Veterans and Provide World-Class Healthcare and Services

 EDUCATION 

  • Provide School Choice to Every Child in America
  • Teach American Exceptionalism

DRAIN THE SWAMP 

  • Pass Congressional Term Limits
  • End Bureaucratic Government Bullying of U.S. Citizens and Small Businesses
  • Expose Washington’s Money Trail and Delegate Powers Back to People and States
  • Drain the Globalist Swamp by Taking on International Organizations That Hurt American Citizens

 DEFEND OUR POLICE 

  • Fully Fund and Hire More Police and Law Enforcement Officers
  • Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers
  • Prosecute Drive-By Shootings as Acts of Domestic Terrorism
  • Bring Violent Extremist Groups Like ANTIFA to Justice
  • End Cashless Bail and Keep Dangerous Criminals Locked Up until Trial

 END ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS 

  • Block Illegal Immigrants from Becoming Eligible for Taxpayer-Funded Welfare, Healthcare, and Free College Tuition
  • Mandatory Deportation for Non-Citizen Gang Members
  • Dismantle Human Trafficking Networks
  • End Sanctuary Cities to Restore our Neighborhoods and Protect our Families
  • Prohibit American Companies from Replacing United States Citizens with Lower-Cost Foreign Workers
  • Require New Immigrants to Be Able to Support Themselves Financially

 INNOVATE FOR THE FUTURE 

  • Launch Space Force, Establish Permanent Manned Presence on The Moon and Send the First Manned Mission to Mars
  • Build the World’s Greatest Infrastructure System
  • Win the Race to 5G and Establish a National High-Speed Wireless Internet Network
  • Continue to Lead the World in Access to the Cleanest Drinking Water and Cleanest Air
  • Partner with Other Nations to Clean Up our Planet’s Oceans

 AMERICA FIRST FOREIGN POLICY 

  • Stop Endless Wars and Bring Our Troops Home
  • Get Allies to Pay their Fair Share
  • Maintain and Expand America’s Unrivaled Military Strength
  • Wipe Out Global Terrorists Who Threaten to Harm Americans
  • Build a Great Cybersecurity Defense System and Missile Defense System
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