Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial: Polis opposes jobs and wages — again
Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board
July 29, 2018
“Our military personnel work too hard for too little, and Rep. Jared Polis voted to keep it that way Thursday.
“The Democratic nominee for Colorado governor, Polis voted against a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops. Despite his no vote, 139 other Democrats voted for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. They helped pass it by a whopping 359-54.”
“In voting against the pro-military act, Polis counters infusing more than $130 million into military bases in metro Colorado Springs. He apparently opposes $77 million for a vehicle maintenance shop at Fort Carson, and $24 million for training and equipment buildings for the 10th Special Forces Group. Without those buildings, Colorado could lose its 4,400-soldier 2nd Brigade Combat Team.”
“Meanwhile, Polis consistently declines supporting the Western Slope Jordan Cove pipeline. The liquid natural gas structure, opening world markets for Colorado’s gas, means lucrative new jobs and billions of dollars for Colorado’s economy. It means less dependence on Russia and the Middle East. Stapleton supports the project, along with Democrats Hickenlooper, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and others.
“Most Coloradans don’t have the luxury to pass up good jobs, more income and better economic security for their kids. They cannot afford a new governor with a dramatically different view of how the world works for those who struggle to make ends meet.”
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