Jared Polis on U.S. Postal Service: end its “monopolistic protections and special treatment”

December 15th, 2011 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications, fiscal, sustainable, tax, taxes, taxpayer No Responses

USPS, listen to what Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, wrote ten years ago. Ending “monopolistic protections and special treatment enjoyed by USPS” would “benefit … postal customers, postal employees, and businesses in the delivery sector. …

The Citizens’ Budget

November 23rd, 2010 by jlongo Categories: Featured, Updates, budget, citizens, colorado, fiscal, government, policy, shortfall, sustainable No Responses

The report provides an overview of the structure, timing and size of the State budget. We speak to how the problems originated and how things have gone wrong in recent years. The Citizens’ Budget includes legislative, constitutional, and policy recommendations to close the looming state budget gap – without raising taxes – and move Colorado [...]

How Much Does Government Cost You?

September 17th, 2010 by admin Categories: Featured, Revenue, Updates, debt, deficit, earnings, federal, fiscal, government, income, local, state, taxes, waste No Responses

Thanks to our friends at the Independent Institute out in Oakland, California, regular folks like us can figure out just how much the government is costing us in direct payments and in lost earnings over our lifetime.  From the About Page on the MyGovCost website,
The Government Cost Calculator is a unique service from The Independent [...]