by Chet Hardin
Congressman Doug Lamborn hates the idea of big government spending constituents' hard-earned tax dollars on socialisms so much that he introduced a (probably unconstitutional) bill into the U.S. House that would shut off the geyser of dollar bills to the "left-leaning" National Public Radio.
This is a principled stance, OK? Lamborn says that government is just too big:
Congressional Republicans must show the American people that we are serious about cutting spending and reducing the size and scope of the federal government. We simply cannot afford to subsidize NPR, or any other organization that is not doing an essential government service. The government must learn to live within its means.
So on Monday, a group of Lamborn's tax-strapped constituents are gonna see if he'll put an end to another wasteful, socialist giveaway of their hard-earned dollars: the huge subsidies to not-exactly-struggling oil companies.
According to Fremont County businessman, Paul Carestia, "This idea stems from Congressman Lamborn's strongly endorsing that corporations that are profitable to stand on their own two feet, and not taking subsidies from the U.S. government. And what we would like for him to do — if that's a reasonable position to take — we believe that it would also be a reasonable position to take with other members of private industry, namely the energy industry."
"And so, we would like him to pledge," he continues, "and that is our goal on Monday, is to get him to sign our pledge that he will take the same stand that he is taking against NPR with the energy industry."
Carestia and others will be in front of Lamborn's district office this coming Monday at 10:30 a.m. His office is located at 1271 Kelly Johnson Blvd., #110.