Letter to the editor - Thoughts on Perlmutter

Posted 2/2/22

Thoughts on Perlmutter Mr. Perlmutter has done an admirable job in representing the citizens of our district, to be sure. I appreciate his willingness to serve as our representative. However, his …

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Letter to the editor - Thoughts on Perlmutter

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Mr. Perlmutter has done an admirable job in representing the citizens of our district, to be sure. I appreciate his willingness to serve as our representative. However, his consistent campaign message of “Our Neighbor….Our Voice” only half-way resonated for me (he is our neighbor), as his voting record shows that his ideology matches the tax-and-spend Democratic Party platform more than it does the 60% of voters in his District that identify as moderates or conservatives that abhor the exponential growth of the national debt.

Mr. Perlmutter took the time to toot the horn of the massive, inflation-inducing infrastructure bill that the Feds will have to print money to cover and my grandchildren will need to pay for. Colorado, being the 21st most populous state in the union, ranks 28th in terms of funds received for highway improvements within this bill. This tells us that much of the tax burden assigned to Colorado taxpayers associated with this bill is being distributed to other states.

I am sure there are projects within this bill that will improve some highway conditions in this state, but the cost to Colorado taxpayers is disproportionately high, which is really not something to brag about.

Mr. Perlmutter also indicated that during Joe Biden’s first year in office, “the stock market is up 10,000 points, which means $14 trillion…”Checking these numbers, on Joe Biden’s first day in office, the Dow was at 30,930. Today (1/24/22) it closed at 34,364, an increase of slightly more than 3,000 points, and it has trended downward for more than the past 6 months.

I am not sure where Mr. Perlmutter gets his numbers, but his assertion of a 10,000 point gain and a $14 trillion gain in market value is untrue and should not go un-challenged.

As for his worry about the state of democracy, Mr. Perlmutter was rightfully critical of President Trump’s antics, but he can also rightfully use his position by being a more vocal opponent of Democrat’s movement toward packing the Supreme Court, adding states to union, weaponizing the FBI and the IRS against its citizens, and doing away with the Senate Filibuster rules. Those represent true threats to our democracy now.

Barry Stamp, Golden

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