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A Vote for “Progressives” is a Vote for Tired, Failed Ideas

Originally posted on http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/11/03/a-vote-for-progressives-is-a-vote-for-tired-failed-ideas-n1912713/page/full

Whenever the media high foreheads or anyone else labels “progressive” those politicians and agendas that any fair-minded person would term way-out-left zany liberal, my ears bleed. Letting liberals get away with pretending they are progressive is… Continue reading

Sen. Udall, please protect access to affordable energy

First posted: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26657283/sen-udall-please-protect-access-affordable-energy

As a single mom budgeting for energy costs, my blood pressure just went up a little higher. The Farmer’s Almanac recently released its latest prediction: This winter will be colder, and the 2015 summer will be hotter.… Continue reading

You May Not Be Into Politics but Politics is Into You

First published on Townhall at:  http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/10/01/you-may-not-be-into-politics-but-politics-is-into-you-n1899158

People, especially young people, often say that they don’t care about politics. They’re just not into it; they think politics doesn’t affect their lives. Even if they cared enough to get involved, they’re… Continue reading

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

So, I have been thinking.

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

We have some real money makers here in Colorado… marijuana, gambling, alcohol and cigarettes. These things all help… Continue reading

Hopes for Job Recovery Dashed by Affordable Care Act

Guest Commentary in the Denver Post

First published:  http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26373421/hopes-job-recovery-dashed-by-affordable-care-act

Like many Colorado families, the recession hit us hard. I lost my job in the roughest months of 2009. I haven’t been able to find a replacement job since, so… Continue reading

Minimum Wage, Minimum Skill

It is very sad to read the latest news on McDonald’s, which just reported its longest stretch without rising US sales in its corporate history. I wondered how much of this decline has to do with the movement to raise… Continue reading

The Cliff Effect

The Cliff Effect- The concept that the government drives our impoverished families up an unrealistic cliff with subsidiaries and handouts. When these families finally get the ability to grow in a higher paying position, they do not take the… Continue reading

If You Want Equal Pay, Don’t Work for a Democrat

Democrats like to rant about the inequality of women making less than men. Why then does Colorado Democrat Senator Mark Udall pay his women staffers 25% less than his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner? Other Democrats like Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, even Obama -- all pay women staffers less than men. Just who is warring on women here? Continue reading

Are You a Woman? Well, You are Being Exploited…by Politicians.

As a woman, listening to the debates on the “Paycheck Fairness Act,” I question the politicians’ motives. Because you know they have them.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was passed when the work environment was truly unfriendly towards woman… Continue reading

Wage gap isn’t so simple

First posted at: http://www.denverpost.com/Opinion/ci_25588383/Kafer:-Wage-gap-isnt-so-simple  Look up the old saying, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics,” and you’ll see this as exhibit A: Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.Politicians… Continue reading