I favor voting for third party candidates when possible -- we need to break the corporate political parties duopoly power over government. More choice will mean greater representative democracy and empowerment of the people.
However, this November, in the event there isn't a third party candidate in your Colorado state senate or house district, it maybe time to give the Repuglicans a crack at rolling back the more egregious moves by the Dimocrats to take more of our money -- during a recession -- and passing more oppressive laws.
Two years ago I stated my opposition to any more taxes being levied against working class Coloradoans (Time for Colorado to Say "No New Taxes!) ... I haven't changed my mind.
At the Colorado Independent in a news item titled "End of an Era: Colorado Moves to Tax Online Purchases", it is reported that:
The sales tax is regressive -- period. Dimocrats and Repuglicans, both, should be working on ways to eliminate it completely. I favor a progressive state income tax, for instance. But the idea of the state government tracking down all of our internet purchases is a bureaucratic intrusion too far, in my opinion.Under the new law, the companies selling the product will be required to either charge state sales tax with the initial purchase or inform Colorado customers by mail – both at the time of the sale and at the end of the year – that they owe the state taxes on their purchases. It also requires out-of-state-companies, as a safeguard, to give the state a list of their Colorado customers and total purchases at the end of each year to the state Department of Revenue can collect taxes from those who haven’t paid.
I don't like raising taxes on my diet soft drinks, either. And, frankly, I don't like the direction of the medical marijuana "regulation" legislation that the state Dimocrats are talking about.
Unless the increasing out-of-touch Colorado state Dimocrats rediscover their alleged "common man" roots, perhaps the time has come for them to be in the state legislative minority again for awhile.