Does John McCain want Arizona and California to have more access to Colorado River water, leaving other western states without? He’ll have to contend with millions of Colorado voters to get anywhere near such a policy. My hunch is Coloradans won’t like the idea too much.
Bob Schaffer, perpetually trailing Rep. Mark Udall in polling throughout the cycle, continues to desperately search for anything that might decrease Udall’s chances. The latest charge: Udall wants to increase the gas tax by 50 cents per gallon. It’s untrue, of course, but when you’re behind, you attack your opponent.
Bob Schaffer had the gall to tell reporters after their 2nd debate that oil corporations have a small margin of profit. Raise your hand if you think they should get a larger margin becuase Schaffer is arguing that $11.68 billion in just three months is too small.
Mark Udall, in contrast, wants to stop the corporate welfare going to Exxon and others and instead provide money for renewable energy ventures so we can end our dependence on fossil fuels. Which is only one reason why Udall continues to hold a lead in the Colorado Senate race.
Marilyn Musgrave thinks her record and efforts to lower the price of gas for families in Colorado should help get her reelected this year. That’s a novel approach because since her first election, gas prices have increased from $1.50 per gallon to over $4.00 per gallon this year. What exactly has she down to lower prices? Billions of dollars in corporate welfare to oil corporations didn’t work. Invading and occupying a major oil supplier didn’t work. Voting against every pro-renewable energy bill and amendment didn’t work. Enough already, Marilyn. You haven’t represented your constituents for years. It’s time for Betsy Markey.