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Begin by cutting spending

Dear Editor:

Our governor, the tax and spend one, is getting his feet hooked up to the fire.

Colorado State Congress sees a need to start cutting back on spending now. Quote: “We need to begin cutting programs now for the 2009 Fiscal Year.” If we are so low on money, (our governor has said we have no money to spend on road and bridges), then why is it that he hired 2,900, that’s right, 2,900 new state employees last year? If we are running out of state money, then maybe it would be a good idea to get rid of

new people just hired and begin cutting back on programs.

I e-mailed Gov. Ritter and asked why that many new employees if money is so tight and I never heard from him. He does not respond to criticism of any kind. Other states that were running low on funds last year began cutting state employees; not ours, he hired new ones. When I ask where all of these people were, I did not receive an answer?

Hopefully Colorado citizens will vote against his tax proposal with all the extra added cushion. If you are suppose to live within your means, then set an example of what Colorado needs to do. I am sure Gov. Ritter would like to De-Bruce everything here in this state. I didn’t vote for him and hopefully everyone can see that he is a tax and spend person and we don’t need one of those running our state.

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Jane Spaulding

Carbondale

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