Real Unemployment Reaches 20% In 7 Colorado Counties

September 29, 2012

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has certified seven Colorado counties as having real unemployment reaching 20%

DENVER — The slowest economic recovery since World War II is going especially slow for sections of Colorado, according to a letter from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) obtained by The Colorado Observer.

In seven counties in Colorado unemployed individuals are close to or exceeding 20% of the population, a letter from the Chief Economist of CDLE to the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

The letter, obtained through the Colorado Open Records Act, was sent August 29 as required by federal law. According to the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, the Colorado Labor Department is required to certify counties where the “Not Employed Rate” surpasses 19.5%.

The “Not Employed Rate” is defined as “the percentage of individuals over the age of 18 who reside within the community and who are ready, willing and able to be employed but are unable to find employment as determined by the State Department of Labor.”

Ranking highest was Costilla County at 23.56 percent. The list runs from larger counties like Pueblo (20.09%), Montrose (20.62%) and Fremont (19.66%) to smaller populations like Huerfano (21.78%), Archuleta (19.97%) and Dolores (19.85%).

Whereas the unemployment rate doesn’t include people who are out of work, but have given up looking for a job, the “Not Employed Rate” gives a fuller picture of the dire economic situation many Coloradans are currently facing.

Colorado has faced one of the slowest economic recoveries in the nation coming out of the recession.

Last month, Colorado’s official unemployment rate — 8.2% — surpassed the national unemployment rate for first time in nearly 7 years. While unemployment fell from 8.3% the previous month, Colorado’s unemployment rate rose for four consecutive months prior to that.

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229 Responses to Real Unemployment Reaches 20% In 7 Colorado Counties

  1. zippy
    September 30, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Great photo from the 30s. Is that about the era that Rmoney is tryig to ‘restore’ us to? Or is it more the Robber-Barron Gilded Age?

    • JustSayNoNow
      September 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

      That’s not the 30′s. That’s Obama’s economy today.

      • RufusVonDufus
        September 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

        People like you, zippy, are what is wrong with America today. You are probably one of those people who vote strictly party lines and have never given a thought to doing anything else. You have no ability with your limited brain to think about what might be or should have been, only what your union bosses tell you. So sad that people like you are contributing to the demise of our country.

        • lloyd Lee
          October 1, 2012 at 6:21 am

          Zippy? Limited brain? What does that accomplish?

          • stary kozel
            October 1, 2012 at 7:01 am

            Zippy is the name that the person with limited brain chose to use. Learn to read Lloyd! You obviously are also limited more than one way. Maybe you name should be “Twitchy”.

          • Bob from Berkeley
            October 1, 2012 at 7:30 am

            Mr Lee, remember Zippy has a last name?
            It was Pinhead.

      • wrongheifer
        September 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

        Obamas policies of spendy, shovel ready and green…Losing Colorado!

        Come on Romney-Ryan!

        • nuke um all
          September 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm

          I would rather have Obama than romney and his greedy skinny running mate that wants to take everyones social security away. I worked for mine. Their will be a civil war against republicans if they can social security. To hell with their kids and grand kids having to pay orr the national debt.
          I could care less. Democrates own guns too rebubs.

          • maroon
            September 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

            Obama is the worst president ever… why re-elect a failure?

          • Tesla V
            September 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm

            I didn’t think you could buy guns with food stamps.

          • Nancy Napoli
            October 1, 2012 at 1:29 am

            Democrats are scared to death of guns. They make a loud booming sound and exceed the noise levels permissible.

          • Mark Hopeman
            October 1, 2012 at 2:50 am

            people like you frighten me. “Im go git my gun an kill you if you disagree wit me”. I thought we had the right of fredom of speech and free expression of ideas here. You and your ilk should just leave and go live in the Gulag of your choice. What a fool you are.

          • October 1, 2012 at 3:26 am

            Hey Nuke em all, You ignorant old Geezer, The republicans want to fix Social Security, Not take it away. If it isn’t repaired soon, you won’t get anything anyway. Medicare will be out of money by 2020 if not sooner. Here is a solution for you you old fart. EAT cow poop and die

          • JohnDough
            October 1, 2012 at 4:03 am

            You know so would I, it gives us great pains and joy to watch Colorado do so well. It is a new century and poor shall take every dime from the worker. Atlas did more than Shtrugged, he has given up.

          • Maubi
            October 1, 2012 at 4:19 am

            It is ignorant people like you the reason our nation is moving rapidly to depression and soon extinction. The freedoms we now enjoy will all be lost for lazy people who do not bother to be informed and only listen to the party rederick, and bias liberal media. No one is interested in taking away your social security if you had bothered to check would have known that, but liberals are to lazy and trust whatever they are told. Tow the line until there is no more lifeline left, what will you do when the dollar is no longer any good do you think there will be a social security check for you? People like you should not be allowed to vote due to ingornance!!!

          • David
            October 1, 2012 at 5:03 am

            I don’t like either one. But as far as the SS, Romney has laid out his plan to save SS and medical. It is on his website and it was on his TV speech last night. just an fyi

          • ConservativeLatino
            October 1, 2012 at 5:20 am

            Liberals will go down in flames. Obama is toast and America know this. Romney/Ryan 2012

          • 5greatkids
            October 1, 2012 at 5:27 am

            Romney/Ryan do NOT want to take away your social security. If we continue with our current practices it will be GONE–whether you worked for it or not. There is NO pile of money sitting in a social security bank account. It was STOLEN!! Romney/Ryan want to help folks get their money back and have a good retirement. Do some REAL research sir! You appear to just be listening to false ads put out by the democrats.

          • TDVann
            October 1, 2012 at 5:38 am

            You actually say “to hell with their kids and grand kids”? You greedy selffish self absorbed P.O.S. You and your ilk are what is wrong with our country. The Credit Card is maxed out. Not only do are kids our grandkids and us have to pay the bill, there is no more money for greedy libtards like you. Get off your ass and do something productive.

          • Dmb
            October 1, 2012 at 5:43 am

            Ryan only proposes a choice for vouchers (aka investing your money as you wish) not dropping social security all together. It would be a good plan for young people as most conservative investing gets a bigger return than the government and it would keep congress’ hands out of it.

          • Lcpinco
            October 1, 2012 at 6:05 am

            Well you obviously haven’t done your homework on the Romney/Ryan plan. Get your facts straight before you spew things! And please do it before you vote! Every statement you made about their SS plan is false. Get off your butt and do some homework. It’s people like you, who just listen to one source for their info, yours being the democrat party, and think everything they tell you is true. Well wake up! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist so see that what’s been happening for the past three plus years isn’t working! The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expecting different results!

          • crispy
            October 1, 2012 at 6:12 am

            dear nuke em all

            go educate yourself.

            i assume your a mouth breather or possibly missing a chromosome.

            o-blame-a with another 4 years will ruin this country.

          • Jerzey Boy
            October 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

            Nuke ‘um; You are a (willing) victim of the BHO and the left’s propaganda machine. SS is doomed if the course is not changed. I too worked all my life (>40 years) and do not see how SS will have anything left for me or others unless it is changed. BHO will just keep borrowing from the Commies to pay for his give-aways to get votes.
            So vote for your beloved leader and watch the USA slid into France, Greece, and the rest of the dying EU group, and take everyone with you.

          • TC
            October 1, 2012 at 7:04 am

            Hey Maubi? You mentioned ignorance twice in you post but yet you think rederick is a word. Dude, I’m a conservative but idiots such as yourself are giving the party a bad name. Please tone down the rhetoric before your head explodes.

          • Suegra
            October 1, 2012 at 7:17 am

            you do understand that the Obama “free healthcare bill” has taken million$ of dollars from Social Security and Medicare and that you medical insurance is going up up up because of this legislation, don’t you? No Republican has said can Social Security they are trying desperately to save it. The Dems keep raiding the fund!

          • MorrisBerry
            October 1, 2012 at 7:20 am

            Hey Nuke um,

            While you figuring out which end the is the dangerous end you will already be six feet under.

          • Terry
            October 1, 2012 at 7:43 am

            Oh so your the Dem/Lib that owns a gun. I wondered where that person lived… “Obummer” The worst excuse for a president this country has EVER seen.. and thats saying something — what with Carter and all. And your Buddy Bill C… what a morally bankrupt low life he is.

          • Kevin
            October 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

            get off you couch and really read what they want to do to s/s, they don’t want to take it away, they want to fix it. stop listening to what obama says and read for yourself. the national debt is coming after you with higher interest, higher food cost, try reading if you can and stop listening to lies spewing out obamas mouth. being lazy got us where we are

          • Jarhead
            October 1, 2012 at 7:53 am

            Obama is a closet communist and you are his tool. BRING IT.

          • America's Defender
            October 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

            Romney is trying to secure social security for future generations. Obama’s plan is to strip it and many other vital programs from the hands of future generations. I have a feeling you haven’t been listening to both sides of the argument.

          • Mike Allen
            October 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

            “…his greedy skinny running mate that wants to take everyones social security away”

            Watching too much MSNBC I see.
            Show me one place, one single incident where Paul Ryan or Republicnas even suggested they take your SS away?

            Do you think you are the only one who paid into it?

          • October 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

            Put down the crack pipe Nuke Em!

          • justsayn
            October 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

            The ones that stole your SS are the ones lying about it. When the government takes your SS money from your check, the do not hold it in an account for you. No they have already spent it. This is called a ponzi scheme and if you are dumb enough to believe that it will still be there for you when they have already spent the “your money” then you are a lost cause. Those that originally made the lying promise are most to blame as that is how they set it up. Of course anyone spending the ‘taxes’ is to blame as well.

          • dwalk
            October 1, 2012 at 8:47 am

            Could post your refernce source for your claims that Romney is going to take away Social Security?
            These are the same wild, untruthful claims that Democrats have been spouting for the past forty years. H-m-m-m, last time anybody looked, Social Security is still there – time to get some new talking points from your incompetent leaders!

          • CurlyBill
            October 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

            What is a Democrate? Is that the box that democrats are shipped in?

          • October 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

            Nuke hem all..that that it will do much good with the closed mind, lame stream fed liberals..but ..Social Security has been in trouble for many years since the democrats started raiding the trust fund for their pet projects with no plans to replace the money, knowing the “baby boomers” were getting older. Then they started letting people who never paid enough into it start drawing out of it.
            The same thing is happening with Obamacare and Medicare. Obama is drawing out 716 billion out of it the go to Obamacare and cut benefits so much a lot of Drs are say they will not be able to afford Medicare patients and insurance companies that proved supplemental and drug coverage are dropping their plans. The others are raising their rates just like Medicare premiums are increasing too.
            If you would open your mind, research for yourself instead of believing the fake news, you might learn something.

          • October 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

            @nuke em all who every said anything about taking away your SS? Should you ever decide to listen with your ears and digest said info with gray matter he says: those over 55 or 59 keep their SS those within the next age group get a choice of staying with SS or go private and those younger then 45 or so go with the private retirement.

            There is NO excuse for not this the people in Galveston Texas opted out of SS and are doing very well thank you very much. But Pin Head, Zippy and the rest of your family are unable to think this through on your ow w/o unions or progessive causcus telling you what to think….. the next sad fact is that you have NO solution at all and you rparty does not either. over 3 years w/o a budget and all of Mao-Bama’s European style economics have failed as in ah Europe yeah can anyone else conenct eh dots….or did you not get Thatcher’s memeo about running out of other people’s money???

          • October 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

            nuke um all,

            “I would rather have Obama than romney and his greedy skinny running mate, etc.”, good for you because by the time ALL of this is over, ALL parties WILL have bankrupted the America we once knew and the U.S. of A. WILL be NO MORE. Looking for ‘man’ to solve our problems is what got us into all this mess, rather than God/Jesus Christ instead. The United States of Europe, try that one for size.

          • ken
            October 1, 2012 at 9:46 am

            Wow, are you dumb! I mean painfully dumb! Please do not breed.

          • dbo
            October 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

            nuke um all, having made such an across board threat to use Democrat gun ownership against Republicans’, do you believe that you are you speaking for all democrats?

          • Bob Kidera
            October 1, 2012 at 10:04 am

            Ryan has NEVER proposed any fix for social security that does not allow those in the system to continue in it just the way they are today. Nobody is going to have SS “taken away”. Where do you get your information? Or are you just the kind of person who is easily frightened? You should be scared of Obama’s fiscal policies, which will make your retirement dollars worth a whole lot less than they are today.

          • BigArch
            October 1, 2012 at 10:09 am

            nuke un all………..Do you really think Romney wants to kill social security or is that what your union bosses told you to say? You speak of national debt but do you understand how much that debt is increasing daily under your messiah, b hussein obama? Do you understand that obama’s budgets have not gotten even one (1) demoRAT vote in either the house or senate? Do you understand the senate has not passed a budget in over 1200 days and it is controlled by the demoRATic party? No? I didn’t think you did.

          • thedrake
            October 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

            here is no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged
            who does this sound like

          • SnotPuppy
            October 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

            nuke un all,

            Wow … you are so smart! I am impressed. Like many other posts here … read Romney and Ryan’s plan. They do not want to ‘kill’ social security, just fix it. It was never meant to be the ‘end all’ for anyone’s retirement; just a little extra. Problem is, too many of us old f arts are retiring now and not enough younger people paying in to keep it afloat. What about the math don’t you get?
            I can retire and draw my SS in about 5 months …. but most likely will not as I don’t have enough ‘personal’ savings built up yet. Still working on that as I think it is my ‘responsibility’ to take care of myself and family … not Big Government or Obama.
            You are one sad old f art!

          • Griefman
            October 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

            Nukeum……. maybe you should go back to school and get your GED.
            Now repeat after me……
            They’re going over there to pick up their things.

            Why do all the retards vote for demo-rats?????
            Don’t answer; it a rhetorical question.

          • jb books
            October 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

            Perhaps, but do they know how to use them?

          • tc297
            October 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

            Stop with the Dem propoganda. Romney and Rayn never said anything about taking anybody’s social security away. The majority of Americans know that Obama and the Dems are not interested in the facts or the truth. They are only interested in pretetuating their little narrative even if it is a lie. Your post is just another exmaple of this.

          • JG
            October 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

            Once Obama puts us all out of business, there will be no tax revenue to contribute to social security. If everyone who had a pension, or retirement fund for the past 40 years would have left social security for people who didn’t have either of those, we might not be in this mess. The attitude that we are all owed something from the government even if we don’t need it has contributed to the problem. My own grandfather who I love, had his house paid for, a pension plan and a couple hundred thousand dollars in the bank, and he still collected social security from the government. That wasn’t social securities original intent.

        • Chris
          October 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

          Oh Colorado, aren’t we glad that we embraced Progressive Liberal politics and values over the past 10 years? It has been so fruitful (no pun intended) to have morons like Hickenlooper as Governor, more regulation, more taxes, and a lowering of the moral bar across the board. eh? But hey, Colorado is “cool” now just like we always wanted to be! Of course, we do have insane people massacring their fellow Coloradans schools and movie theaters… hmm. Oh well, prosperity and safety are a small price to pay in an effort to progress toward being as hip as Chicago, L.A. and NYC. Right?

        • Li
          October 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

          Thumbs Up!

          • JG
            October 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

            Well said.

      • Buzz
        September 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

        You must be part of the 47% that Romney was correctly speaking about. Have you gotten your free Obamaphone yet Zippy?

        • Marlene Klim
          October 1, 2012 at 6:02 am

          That 0bamaphone isn’t free. It is bought and paid for by the billpaying, working people of this country. Part of the piggyback ride through life for the lazy.

      • Nobamasmama
        October 1, 2012 at 1:15 am

        lol. Zippy didn’t catch that in the story. They are comparing the 30′s to today and Obama’s economy. Liberals like to look at pictures but have a hard time reading all that text that goes along with it.

      • JohnDough
        October 1, 2012 at 3:59 am

        Well at least the people will not be selling Apples with Alar on the street corners to their families enough to eat. It now appears to the rest of the USA that electing a democratic governor means you only have one choice, move… this case under a bridge.
        Team Obama will take care of these 20 percenter people right up through the election, then he will go golfing your troubles away and spending another 1.4 billion for next four years of family vacations.
        Colorado scooped up Hickenpooper so you deal with hand you were dealt. I know it stinks but hey you bought their message, both the gov and prez.

      • Timkov
        October 1, 2012 at 6:07 am

        It would look like that today if people weren’t mailed unemployment checks for 99 weeks and food stamps. We’d have Hoovervilles and the whole bit. Today we’re just in the era where the government covers up their ineptitude.

      • harley hooch
        October 1, 2012 at 10:07 am

        The unemployment rate is about 27.5 percent. The gov is top liars.

    • Dennis D
      September 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Look at modern photo’s of Detroit,Camden,Philly, Chicago etc. Thats what Obama wants for America. Crime-Poverty and Bad Schools. Thats what Dems have been doing in our inner cities for 70 yrs

      • JohnDough
        October 1, 2012 at 4:00 am

        Hey we resemble that comment !!!!

    • Frank
      September 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Hi Zippy – still drinking the coolaid aren’t you. Pretty sure that the mess we are in belongs to Obama. Let’s chat about Romney for a minute as you libs see him as the antiObama – successful, strong religous background, contributes 4 mil to charity, Businessman – does pay taxes guaranteed 10X more than you do.

      Gee … if he were elected we would release restrictions on small biz, have a healthcare program that worked, everyone would probably pay taxes and we would once again gain respect from teh thrid rate dictators that basiclly piss on Obama and laugh.

      • mic
        September 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

        Well hard working business people and owners don’t necessarily pay 10 times what the zippy obamabots pay in income taxes, because 10 times zero is still ZERO

        • jerry
          October 1, 2012 at 5:28 am

          Mic where did you learn all that wonderful math? did you ever get a job from a poor person? does your union thug boss still have to tell you who you vote for?

        • Marlene Klim
          October 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

          You can blame the government legislators IF some high earners pay very little or no taxes. The people are following the ‘tax code’ laws or the IRS would be on them like stink on a dog.

      • BJ
        September 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

        We have a busines (no business) thanks to the current president. We’re in Fremont one comes in, no one can afford $20 even…we can’t stay open,but we can’t sell a building no one can afford or wants at any price..maybe if we paid someone to take it…that’s about it. The Obamacare is rediculous and will close us down for good when it hits as well as most small business around us. Thanks Obama for ruining so many lives…you really want to help people…RIGHT!!!! (not!)

        • Thomas Jefferson
          October 1, 2012 at 12:24 am

          “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….”

        • David
          October 1, 2012 at 5:05 am

          Amen BJ!

        • Ngalamom
          October 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

          In Chicago, my dad had a business he pulled out due to his property taxes on a building valued at $150,000 being raised to $29,000…. yes that $29,000 number is correct.
          Fraud & corruption, the Chicago way, and high taxes. He moved his business out of the state.

          • October 1, 2012 at 9:50 am


            Good for your dad, seeing the writing on the wall, sadly not too many can do what he did though. This nation is truly sinking like the Titanic, God help us.

          • rj chicago
            October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

            See my comment on Chicago below – 1 bil in unfunded budget next year due to teacher union deal. State of ILL_ANNOY in worse shape.

    • G Crompton
      September 30, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Right on Comrade! Romney wants the serfs to have no jobs so that they are all reliant on the Gov’t. He wants no means of birth control so that all women must abstain from sex or face the consequences of an illegitimate child. He wants the elderly to starve and have no health care – culling the herd, so to speak. Romney…he sucks….BAD!!! Now gimme my dam Obama Phone!!!

      • gatita
        October 1, 2012 at 4:29 am

        Comrade? Another commie , look commie , the only one proven to have people starving without help is Obama he won’t help his own family in Kenya and he believes in collective salvation LOL I guess his own family aren’t people to him . Obama gutted 716 billion dollars from medicare , That is a known fact to pay for Obama Care . However people under 55 won’t have changes on their medicare . See Obama is great giving our money away so he can slave the people . Romney not only believes in the individual to self survive but also has given not only millions to charity and by the way Obama has also millions he just won’t give much away . Romney time and time again has help people with his time and he also gave away the money his father left for him to charity . Now Obama Comrade we do not believe in communism in this country . We will save the country from Obama and the comrades you got that ?

      • Marlene Klim
        October 1, 2012 at 6:07 am

        Truly an 0bot plant. Not worth the effort to reply.

      • America's Defender
        October 1, 2012 at 8:06 am

        Where in the world are you getting your information from? Romney’s track record is so much better than Obama’s. Romney will not take a paycheck as president, as he did not take a check as Governor. Romney is for the people and is concerned with all that has to do with America. Obama is concerned with how the world views him and gives very little thought to Americans. Get your head out of the sand.

      • dwalk
        October 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

        Unemployed Americans:
        2009: 12.05 million
        Today: 12.54 million
        Unemployment Rate:
        2009: 7.8%
        Today: 8.1%
        Long Term Unemployed:
        2009: 2.7 million
        Today: 5 million
        Middle Class Income:
        2009: 54,962.00
        Today: 51,002.00
        Gas Prices:
        2009: 1.85
        Today: 3.86
        Home Values:
        2009: 169,700.00
        Today: 151,600.00
        Americans in Poverty:
        2009: 39.8 million
        Today: 46.2 million
        Federal Debt:
        2009: 10.6 trillion
        Today: 16 trillion

      • SJM
        October 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

        you should put a sarc tag at the end of your post. Some of the responders don’t get it

    • Bobsu64
      September 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Romney has not done anything to hurt our economy, he is just a candidate. Who has been president the last four years?

      • MileHighMike
        September 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

        George Bush, I believe, if the current house sitter @ 1600 PA Ave is to be believed :)

        • nuke um all
          September 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

          George Walker Dumb S##t Bu$h should be tried at the hague and than hung for war crimes along with Dickless Channey the old white devil.
          Bush is the one that collaps the economy along with his zionist jew banker buddys.

          • Dan
            October 1, 2012 at 12:29 am

            Been watching too much MSLSD,humm..

          • Spudgy
            October 1, 2012 at 2:45 am

            Are you a person or a parrot? Those lines are old worn out. What war crimes, please enlighten us who actually read news from a variety or sources… Also, last I checked GWB is not running for president nor is Dick Cheney. Nice closing line too, you are clearly a model of intelligence and morals!

          • End of the Innocence
            October 1, 2012 at 4:38 am

            As is usual and expected the ugly Democrat racist shows it’s true colors.

          • H Beale
            October 1, 2012 at 5:37 am

            Let’s see! 2000 dead soldiers in Afghanistan and Obammy’s minions in the news refuse to report it. 16 trillion in debt and Obammy’s minions are busy covering their worshipful master being interviewed on The View. One of our ambassadors and several soldiers are killed in Egypt and the BS just keeps flowing out of the liar-in-chief’s mouth (plus, the anointed one wants to give Egypt a bonus of 450 million $$ for carrying out his bidding). Who is the war criminal?

            Get off of the Obammy kool-aid and attempt to educate yourself.

          • divingnut
            October 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

            Hey nuke um all, anybody told you lately you are a RACIST. Figures, you take your cue from the racist-in-chief.

          • dwalk
            October 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

            1. President Obama raised the troop levels in Afghanistan from approximately 40,000 to 100,000.
            2. Last year, we lost over 500 military personnel under Obama’s watch, with approx. 1,500 over the nine years. Obama is responsible one-third of those in just one year.
            3. President Obama massively stepped up drone attacks, killing more people with no trial, no jury, just executed, and that includes civilians.
            4. Obama attacks Libya and kills hundreds of civilians and military people who didn’t even attack us.
            5. Obama signs orders to continue warrantless wiretaps with communication companies, violating the right to privacy for all American citizens. Was it not liberal Democrats claiming it was the end of civil liberties and the shredding of the Constitution?
            6. Obama orders trials by military tribunal at Guantanamo Prison in violation of international human rights. Bush was called a criminal for that by the media and liberal Democrats.
            7. Obama campaigned for President and ran against every Bush policy while claiming that said policies were destroying America and her reputation abroad. Now Obama is instituting or continuing the same policies. Since he didn’t mean what he said on the campaign trail, does that make him a liar? Because his lies have resulted in more American deaths, civilian deaths and additional wars, doesn’t that mean he lied and more people died?
            8. The liberal Democrats called for impeachment of George W. Bush. Where are they hiding now?

          • CurlyBill
            October 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

            Wee THERE’S an intelligent comment. Do you have even the slightest idea what you are talking about?

          • JG
            October 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

            You sound like a racist.

    • Mick Slix
      September 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Good response, zippy. That certainly eliminates the fears and struggles of those crushed by obomanomics. Just keep quipping.

    • Powerbar
      September 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Idiot; Who is President right now? Do you want to continue to 20% unemployment in some parts of Colorado because that is what you will get if you re-elect Obama.

      • Marlene Klim
        October 1, 2012 at 6:10 am

        It’s not just Colorado. It is the entire country. Clinton started the ‘cook the books’ method of calculating unemployment because the real numbers would scare his supporters. It’s a total fraud.

    • Spinnaker
      September 30, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Zippy I don’t believe I have ever seen a more ignorant post.

    • ted fritsch
      September 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Hey Zippy, (how appropriate for a Lib.) We have been there for over 2 years and getting worse. In those days, Unemployment compensation, SS Disability, Food Stamps did not exist. If not for those right now, you’re boy would see riots in these streets that would pale in comparison as to what’s happening in Europe and the middle east. But, another 4 years of your man child will bring it on.

    • Jack
      September 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

      There is one growing little bright spot in the gathering energy boom here in Colorado …

      Witness all the lefties throwing themselves across the tracks to squelch it …

      Prosperity is such a dirty word when it doesn’t involve throwing tax subsidies at solar panels and windmills …

    • Jimbolini
      September 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Zippy there is no cure for stupidity you’re screwed! I don’t think ObamaCare can help you either.

    • Heb
      September 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

      zippy, along the way to the elections this year it would be wonderful if, at some point, you admit to yourself that you are incapable of casting an intelligent vote and make the promise no to do it again for the sake of healing the nation.

    • RedinDenver
      September 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Your making a partisan joke in response to this article says a lot about you.

      You really don’t care about the 20% unemployment figures, do you? You wouldn’t support Romney, who actually could get this economy going, even if Obama publicly admitted what should be obvious to everyone: Obama’s policies are responsible for the stagnant economy.

    • gman
      September 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

      Businessman or crack dealer? Easy choice.

    • Shepherd
      September 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Wow. In the face of 20% unemployment caused by your messiahs failed agenda and you make jokes about that. Liberalism truly is a mental disease.

    • wrongheifer
      September 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

      You little troller?…Get back under your bridge!

      This economy is a direct result of failure of Obama to connect the dots to the people…

      NObama and NObanacare!

    • j ryd
      September 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

      You crack me up Romney is not even elected and you blame him? You are a fool zippy! Todays economic woes are strictly caused by this presidents failed policy and ideology. Take a good look around all the major cities are broke decimated shells of what they were. Can’t wait for the unfunded union pensions to blow up. See you in the bread line!!

      • Pat
        October 1, 2012 at 6:47 am

        I wish we did have bread lines instead of EBT (food stamp) cards. Then people would know just how many people are suffering under Obama’s policies. With the food cards it’s kept from public view. I guess Obama voters enjoy paying 100 percent more for a gallon of gas since he took office and paying close to 100 percent more for food at the grocery store. Oh but wait a minute, according to this adminisration we have low inflation and only 8 percent unemployment. Would they lie?

    • estaban
      September 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      yeah I hate it when people can actually get wealthy.. what was romney thinking? perhaps he should have just given up and started smoking crack or blaming everyone else.. you know, sort of like your sort of folk..

    • robotech
      October 1, 2012 at 3:19 am

      Good Lord skippedout, you are a dunce.
      Here the article is about Colorado’s UNEMPLOYMENT caused by OBAMA’S policies, and you throw that crap sandwich out there?
      You are insane.

    • Maubi
      October 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

      Then I guess zippy enjoys no employment and living off others because that is what I see with this administration. There will be no more freebies soon because America will go bankrupt if we continue down this course. Some people only want handouts remember those hobos that is what we see when we see people like you talking stupid stuff. We are no longer is a recession we are in a full blown depression, and this is all obama’s doing more than 5 trillion in less than 4 years. Where are the jobs for all the stimulus money,where is the transparent government,I could go on and on but if you have half a brain could catch the drift. But seeing that you are on the government dole can not give you the benefit of the doubt.

    • Morris65
      October 1, 2012 at 4:45 am

      I take it you’re “the” Zippy!

    • David
      October 1, 2012 at 5:01 am

      Zippy, I have a question. If Obama is the president and that Colorado is over 20% unemployed (NOT counting the NOT looking for work anymore), What in Gods name would Romney have to do with it? This is Obama’s Econ, not anyone else’s. If Romney gets in, Things can only get better, because Obama already put us on the bottom. Dang, when are people going to open their eyes and get off the party crap. Its not Bush’s fault, its not Romney’s fault. Obummer is the prez, not them!

    • Farm Boy
      October 1, 2012 at 5:20 am

      Let me guess … you are a high school dropout who likes the “freebies” you are getting from Obama (paid for with borrowed money).
      Blaming this mess on Romney makes as much sense as blaming it on Bush. Obama BUILT THIS!

    • annecink
      October 1, 2012 at 5:24 am

      The photo is what the US looks like now and is doomed to look like under Obama! The only reason you don’t see those long lines at food kitchens today is Obama and his cronies are GIVING AWAY cash, food cards, medical care, phones, housing, etc. There is no standing in line. The “poor” just make applications and the stuff starts flowing their way. Many of the “poor” end up with more in income than the average working person. How is that fair?

    • October 1, 2012 at 6:41 am

      Obama loves the poor- just look how hard he is trying to make more of them.

    • James
      October 1, 2012 at 7:05 am

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job creation in Obama’s entire presidency is plus or minus a few hundred thousand jobs, depending on whether you date his presidency from January or February of 2009. At this point, Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any president since World War II.

    • Will James
      October 1, 2012 at 8:21 am

      No zippy that is the economy Obama has restored us to, like the Democrats before him that belive central government works best…
      It doesn’t! Free markets do not work under oppressive taxes, and regulations.

    • GKPAL
      October 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Zippy, sorry to say it but you’re a moron and brain dead. It is Obama’s economy and out of control spending that brought us to this point. How hard is that for you to understand? How much more of my hard earned money do you want?

    • Pete
      October 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

      ZIPPY, the perfect example of why stupid people shouln’t vote. Let the adults take care of this election Zippo.

  2. Milt
    September 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Obama-Epic Failure: Gasoline $3.80… up 107.6%
    Unemployment 8.3%… up 3.7%
    Democrats boo and try to evict God at DNC.
    Democrats pay tribute to Russian Navy at DNC.
    Food Stamp Recipients 46.7 million… up 31.7%
    More Americans Now Commit Suicide than Die in Car Crashes as Miserable Economy Takes Its Toll
    United States Ambassador to Libya and 3 staff KILLED BY MUSLIMS.
    Obama knew of terrorist attack but went to Las Vegas for a fund raiser
    Then Obama chooses ‘The View’ over private meetings at the UN
    Mob attacks US Embassy and burns flag in Egypt. Four More Years… Really?
    Benghazi-Gate: New Evidence White House Lied About Libya Terror Attack
    Voting for Obama again is like backing up the Titanic and taking another run at the iceberg. Do you really expect different results? Vote American This Time!

    • Kathleen Livingston
      September 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Milt, I am in full agreement. I just don’t get it, why would anyone want to reelect a lame duck president with a terrible record? Obama ignored the plea for jobs for the first 3 years in office. What makes anyone think he would do anything in a second term. He is the best con man I have ever seen.

      • October 1, 2012 at 2:34 am

        Short answer? Short bus.

    • Frank
      September 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Lets not forget the Turkish Fighter jets that were flying in teh background too!

      • BDL
        September 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

        And how about the Soviet battleships! How anyone who is legaly able to vote (i.e. per voter laws you cannot be an “imbecile”) could possibly vote for this failed president is amazing.

        • October 1, 2012 at 2:35 am

          If we could test her, I’m sure the Obamaphone lady in the youtube video wouldn’t NEAR pass. Wanna bet?

    • RufusVonDufus
      September 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Milt, you forgot the half a billion dollars Obama wants to give to Morsi, the muslim president of Egypt, so he can buy some weapons with which to kill the infidel–us! Everything else is right on!

  3. Milt
    September 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

    43 months of unemployment above 8 percent, 8.2 million people working part-time who want full-time work, a record 88 million Americans not in the labor force, 1.5 percent GDP growth in the past quarter, more bad GDP numbers expected, a stagnant housing market, $5 trillion in new debt, the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating, 38 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, 45 million Americans on food stamps, food prices continuing to increase dramatically, the poverty level likely to rise to the highest level in nearly fifty years The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression.. … … and this means the plan “worked? The shine is off the Hope and Change, it’s now just Hype and Blame, so you’ll be going away come this November. Maybe you can get your old job back as a Community Organizer, best stick to something you know how to do.

  4. Milt
    September 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Here are some real world numbers of the past 3.5 years that the president can’t spin:
    • Women in poverty has skyrocketed to 17,000,000, up 800,000
    • 7,500,000 women are in extreme poverty,
    • 25% of Hispanic women are in poverty
    • 2,500,000 women over 65 are in poverty
    • Most of the job losses under Obama have been women (780,000), who have now left the workforce
    • Official black unemployment rates are 14.4 (actually much higher)
    • Official black youth unemployment rates are 40%
    • Official Hispanic unemployment rates are 11 (actually much higher)
    American Blacks and Hispanics have been led down a dangerous path by the Pied Pipers of the left. Their only hope for a brighter future is to reject the new plantation bosses of the Democratic Party and to move to traditional American values and politics, which provide personal liberty and economic freedom for all.

    • Dennis D
      September 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Obama loves the poor so much he created MORE OF THEM

  5. jack klompus
    September 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Good…they deserve it…they all voted for obama and will again…enjoy the hard times

    • October 1, 2012 at 2:40 am

      Hey, I lost a home, a business, two vehicles and almost every physical thing I own and put three people that worked for me out of work too when this administration crashed or helped crash the economy. I’ve been homeless, hope-less and change-less until I finally CLAWED my way back DESPITE this MORON in Chief to at least having a roof over my head and wheels enough to get to work and feed my family-barely.

      And, I didn’t vote for this FARGIN IDGIT and never would.

  6. Nancy Barendt
    September 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I know it’s all Romney’s fault. No Bush’s fault but not mine says Obama.

    • Richard
      September 30, 2012 at 10:23 am

      The democrats have gone from “The Buck Stops Here” to “The Buck Stops ANYWHERE But Here”…

  7. Nancy
    September 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

    We can’t afford four more years of Obama. The economy is getting worse, food and gas prices are skyrocketing and Obama does nothing to help the middle class. We are worse off since Obama took office. We must vote him out and give Romney a chance to turn this mess around.

  8. Just say'n
    September 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Before the dems took congress in 2006
    1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
    2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
    3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

    Since voting in a Liberal Do Nothing Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:

    1) Consumer confidence plummet;
    2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $4.00 a gallon;
    3) Unemployment is up to 9%, probably higher
    4) American households have seen $4.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses)
    5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $3.2 trillion dollars

    Since Obama took over the radical Muslim Brotherhood has taken over the middle east, and we are sending the 450 million in egypt.

    Our cities are shooting gallaries. The urban poor have zero chance of ever getting a real job, and will live and die on welfare.

  9. GaHunter123
    September 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I don’t care what these polls say. It is going to be a landslide for Romney. People aren’t going to put up with this poser for another 4 years.

    • Joseph
      September 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Ole Zippy posts one little note about how bad Romney is and suddenly there’s about a hundred telling Zippy he’s a moron…now that I find encouraging. I’m tempted to put Colorado’s nine electoral votes into the Romney column at this point. One ‘swing state’ has swung.

    • October 1, 2012 at 2:42 am

      Your keyboard to God’s ears.

  10. NotFondOfLibs
    September 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

    The facts are in front of you Coloradans. The unemployment rate in your state and the rest of the nation is not going to improve as long as Barack Obama is President. Why? Because Obama does NOT care about the private sector. He even said so a couple of months ago when he stated, “the private sector is doing fine.” All Obama cares about are public sector jobs for Firemen, Teachers, and Policemen. If Obama is re-elected, it is going to be a long and miserable 4 years in this incompetent clown’s 2nd term. Howl all you want Obama supporters, but that’s what is going to happen.

    • DA
      September 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

      If anyone thinks Obama is insufferable now, just give him four more years!!!!

  11. Tomas
    September 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

    These people are lucky. Now they’re all eligible for free Obama cash. Endless unemployment, none work required welfare, food stamps and free Obama cell phones.

    • Ken
      September 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

      whats funny is that the free phone program was started for landlines under Reagan and extended to cellphones under Bush. GIVE ME MY BUSHPHONE!

      • 5greatkids
        October 1, 2012 at 5:31 am

        Its true. They were for seniors or disabled who had no access to a phone to call 911. Only for that reason–very, very few minutes a month allowed. Mr. Obama has taken the program and E-X-P-A-N-D-E-D it greatly–now it is simply a bribe to vote for him.

      • Clayton Trapp
        October 1, 2012 at 6:42 am

        really? I would like to know more about this. Can you give me some information please? I was a poor struggling student under Reagan and I never heard a word about this.

  12. rifleman
    September 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

    dont forget F&F between 200 to 300 dead South of border and And at lease one Amercian agent

  13. Randy in LA
    September 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Saw this on Drudgereport. I did not know unemployment was that bad in Colorado, thought things were going well back there? Several business’s left here to go to Colorado 2 years ago. Out here on the Left Coast I see more and more newly homeless people after the first of each month (after being evicted from their rentals, I surmise) carrying what possesions they can in those rolling suitcases as if they were trying to catch a flight at an airport. Maybe that photo from the 30′s is more appropriate as to what’s really going on than we all can realize?

    • DixT
      September 30, 2012 at 11:05 am

      We here in Colorado HAD NO IDEA unemployment was this bad here, either!!! All we’ve been hearing from our state officials is, “Colorado isn’t as bad off as many other states.” NOW, seeing these figures MAKES ME SICK!!!

      • Pat
        October 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

        Thank goodness the truth comes out now and then.

  14. Newman
    September 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    The Soros owned media loves Obama ! The Media in America are worse then Nazis ! Voting is rigged in this Third World Country – Obama will win even though over 60% of Americans want Eye Candy Obama out . We have lost our Country ………………………………….

  15. thomas debenedictis
    September 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    WAKE UP YOUNG PEOPLE IN COLORADO!!!! Your future is at stake and that of your children!! Throw out most of the congress and replace them with fiscal conservatives, and throw out this president!! You cannot create growth and raise the standard of living by looking backward and promoting redistribution..We do not need to cut the pie in more slices we need to get MORE PIES!! Get going! be optimistic ! forget dependency on any government!! It is going to be your time now and for the future. I am old but you young folks have something I can never buy… You have the future !! Get Smart and protect it!!!!!!

  16. MaoMao
    September 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Just the beginning of how bad it will become. QE Forever results in $4 billion a week being printed. Do the math. . . You are partially correct, Obozo is a problem, but the real problem is the political machine that keeps this nonsense moving no matter who is at the controls. Wake Up!

    • G Crompton
      September 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

      you mean Hairy Reed, Nancy Pel-lousy, the idiots in their states (NV and CA) who keep re-electing them, and the willing accomplices in the so-called mainstream media.

      • MaoMao
        September 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

        That is the idea. . . Very sad isn’t it. For many of us to have actually seen how great this country and society once was. It will be over so quickly once the 2013 through 2016 agenda and tax rates go into effect. Part of the Bush tax cuts that will end will be the Earned Income credits and the rates that allowed so many to totally escape Federal Income Taxes. Won’t that be a surprise to many of the Obozo supporters!

  17. G Crompton
    September 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

    This article, although linked to the Drudge Report, won’t be read by most of you Coloradans. I’ll bet OBummer wins your state by 2 points, which is a shame. Unfortunately, I think he wins my state (WI) by the same margin. I hope I’m wrong, but Rassmussen shows this is a close election. Romney, or anyone who would be running against this clown, should be up by 20 points!! Very sad.

    • Joseph
      September 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

      The polls said Walker was going to be recalled in Wisconsin too. They said Kerry was going to beat Bush. That Gore was going to beat Bush. That Brown wouldn’t win in Mass. That Americans favor Gay Marriage. The November poll is the one that counts. Don’t listen to the main stream media liars.

    • Pat
      October 1, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Blame the Media. Romney is running against both Obama and the MSM and would be up 20 points if the media did their job impartially.

  18. Common Sense
    September 30, 2012 at 9:56 am


  19. RotalSnart
    September 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

    That’s the Hoax and Chains that the liberal media said would be good for America

  20. suzy000
    September 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

    So how can Romney be trailing in the polls when we have major problems like these? Obama has not fixed the problem…in fact…his energy policies have unemployed thousands and thousands more in addition to high gas prices and healthcare expenses. With no jobs, how are we suppose to afford all this? I am voting for Romney….I can’t wait another four years with this President!

    • cracker
      September 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      I don’t understand it either!!! What the heck is going on? Who would want another 4 years of this clown. I’m in California and don’t stand a chance but there’s enough other states that can stop this fool!! Wake up people!!! Save this country!!! I can’t imagine anyone wanting to vote for this idiot!!!

      • jesse
        October 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

        I don’t understand either!!! Your right! Who wants another 4 years, we can’t afford what he has done to us thus far. This week, after the Terrorist attack which did not happen on 9/11 in Libya. Obummer wants to give Egypt 425 Million, Syria 45 Million, and we get to suck it up. While our people…Americans can’t find jobs, run out of benefits, have their homes repossessed, and Obummer apoligizes to the World. He does not have time to meet with Israel, but he has time for Letterman, Oprya, the View and any other TV show. He is taking from 416 million dollars from Medicare to give us ObamaCare. He said, “he would not raise taxes”, well, I guess you drank the Kool-Aide! We have a new 3.8% tax on all real estate transactions, food, gas, everything is on the rise. But, I guess this is what liberals will say is Bush’s fault. But Bush has been gone for 4 years!!! We can’t afford this fool. He lies, his administration lies, we can’t believe a word. The attack in Libya was a “Spontanous Riot from a film shown” according to the white house. What a lie! Now the truth is coming out, and to think of the poor old guy they arrested to pass this lie to everyone. Like you would believe that spontanous rioters would have morters and RPG’s, and could just happen to storm a fortified building on 9/11. I guess you guys out there are going to get what you want and deserve… 4 more years of Obummer. I hope and pray you wake up.

        • divingnut
          October 1, 2012 at 8:52 am

          The polls are heavily skewed. They way over sample dems. Do NOT listen to them, they want to dishearten you.

      • T.c.
        October 1, 2012 at 8:47 am

        I don’t understand it either!!! What the heck is going on?

        It’s not that hard to understand why the people will vote Obama back in office again. He’s the ultimate sales man. He could sell a spaghetti dinner to a newlywed still wearing her bridal gown.

        Consider this;
        A huge number of people voted Obama into office. Really all he has done in the first year was take credit for Pelosi’s and Reid’s hard work to pass a multi-trillion dollar boondoggle. The last 3 years he’s accomplished absolutely nothing good for the economy or the nation. His first 3 years in office he spent blaming Bush and the Republicans for the nations ills but did absolutely nothing to make things better.

        But yet most Democrats will still vote for him again. Why? Pride. They are simply to embarrassed to admit they voted for the wrong guy in 2008. So just to prove the rest of us wrong they will vote for him again in 2012.

        As a lame duck he will accomplish even less and possible start a civil war, OK not war but much civil unrest. We’ll be to busy fighting off the angry Muslims to have a war at home…yet.

        Will Obama win? I bet he does.

        Sometimes you have to sink to the bottom before you can climb out of the pit. Look for some scary times in the near future America.

  21. Heb
    September 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

    It has often been said that there must be something in the rarefied air found in Colorado that makes people there a half a bubble off center to the left. Come on Colorado, prove that supposition wrong this year and help heal this nation. Send the disaster in motion and his staff of liars, scam artists and thieves packing.

  22. Tank
    September 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Mission accomplished for the food stamp President. Millions of citizens on the dole and dependent on the welfare state. I fear there aren’t enough hardworking taxpaying Americans left to stop the slide to a permanent majority of “takers” hey, all of you there in EBT nation, if you can read this it used to be SHAMEFUL to be on welfare, public assistance or take anything that you didn’t earn yourself. Where is your pride??

  23. fred
    September 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

    What I want to know is how anyone can blame the current problem on one person or one party. BOTH parties are responsible for our current situation. There is no way that the current mess can be attributed to the policies of JUST the past four years. It took a lot longer than that for things to get this way.

    • divingnut
      October 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

      That is true. But if you look at the policies put out the last 3 1/2 years you will see that Obama has made it much much worse. Both parties need to be cleaned up but the dems really need to get rid of the commie’s–google who in the senate and congress are registered communists–81 and all but 2 or 3 are democrats

  24. September 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I live in Moffat County, Northwest Colorado. Only 36% of our county went for Obama in ’08. We have an abundance of fossil fuel: Coal Mines (and a 3 stack Coal operated power plant), Oil & Gas. If Obama is re-elected we may be a ghost town as ‘Progressives’ appear to be anti-domestic energy… and count on your Electric bill going sky high once Obama and the Greenies do away w/ COAL!
    Romney actually came to our town, Craig, of about 9000 population back in June. Coal miners showed up in their gear to support him – ironic since their LibTard UNION supported Obama in 2008!
    Ghost town Craig, Colorado
    The Perfect Storm over Craig, Colorado

  25. Heb
    September 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

    “COWARDICE asks the question – is it Safe?”
    “EXPEDIENCY asks the question – is it Politically Correct?”
    “VANITY asks the question – is it Popular?”
    “But the CONSCIENCE asks the question – is it Right?”
    “And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither Safe, nor Politically Correct, nor Popular, but one must take it, because its RIGHT!!”
    Are we finally at a place in history when we say we have had enough of the disaster in motion team that is bent on the destruction of this country? Do we need any more examples of the incompetence and ineptitude of this administration they hand out on a daily basis? Are we ready to take back the country from the destructive agenda being rolled out in our faces?
    Remember in November. Use the band aid we all possess and put it on the wound in this country’s soul at the polls in November.
    Keep things in their proper perspective – this is not about electing Romney…this is about un-electing OBlunder.

  26. Heb
    September 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    OBlunder – get your hand out of my pocket – I can stimulate myself!!!

  27. Heb
    September 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

    This isn’t an election, it is reaffirmation of the principles we have had set before us by men who pledged their lives and honor to stand up for. We have just a short time in which to turn around the thoughts of a country and bring it back to a set of principles which has made us a beacon of light for any who would want freedom. One voter at a time needs to reaffirm the belief that we are so much more than what we have become and what we have allowed to happen. Talk to all you know and can find. Tell them we can be better than what we display presently on the world stage.

    Every election we hear that ‘this is the most important election ever’. Many time this is nothing better than a wonderful campaign slogan. This time it is a statement of fact and yes, it is that important. We saw what smoke and mirror promises came from faux snakeoil salesmen we elected to place their hands on the future of this country and guide it into the future. We have sold our souls, our future, our children’s future and the possible existence of America to foreign countries and ideologies.

    We each carry a band aid in our hands. We need to apply it when we enter the polls this election, for within each of us lies the responsibility to insure the continuation and success of what we have created so many years ago.

    Remember in November…make a liberal pundit cry and vote for a Republican…

    this time elect an American!

  28. Frontrange Boilermaker
    September 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Six counties in Colorado have 20% unemployment. And our popular governor is getting a pass? I love his TV commercial standing in lush field talking about helping farmers. Is Hick fighting to get Colorado farmers the access to water they need? Nope! Obama needs to go for sure. But don’t give Hick a pass on our local economy.

  29. Kelvin
    September 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Hey, 20% unemployment? Really, don’t worry, Obama cares about you.

  30. Ken
    September 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I want my Bushphone

  31. September 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I spend alot of time cruizing the internet, reading alot of news sites. Here’s the thing; just about everywhere I go, I read the comments section for most of the articles. I feel I am pretty balanced in what I take in. A great number of them, except for the hard left sites, everyone seems to be just seething about what a terrible President Obama is. How in the world can they be tied in the polls?
    I am not into conspiracy theories, think most of them are completely looney. But the more time I spend surfing, and reading the reactions from across the country, something strikes me as very wrong. Very, Very Wrong.
    I recently read an article in an English newspaper, the Telegraph ( and dear God, it looks just like what is happening here and now.
    Could there really be some sort of international group or association that is striving for world dominanace? I know I sound kinda of crazy but, you really need to read that article.
    Keep in mind that this is written by a foreign newspaper about a doubley foreign election and the situation is weirdly similar.
    Just something else to worry about on top of all else. Sorry if I killed anybody’s Sunday.

  32. Lora
    September 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

    If the ecomomy was great whould it still be the “Bush Economy”? Just asking…

    BTW, Resident Obama just gave a $20 million dollar tax payer funded loan to one of his campaign donors to build a car dealership in RUSSIA with nary a word from the media. Hey Colorado be sure to get out and vote this SOB out of office come November.

  33. Troy
    September 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Robber barons? Did you wake up from a 120 year coma yesterday? Take a look around you. This is obama’s america. WITH 2yearsa of a super majority. Ask me how many budgets were passed during this time? Moron.

    • ByteRider
      September 30, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      I’m with Troy on this one… this is all on Obama and the Democrats. They had 2 years to do ANYTHING they wanted… and they did. They spent money like drunken fools and danced away at Obama’s Wednesday parties at the White House.

      While America fell, the Democrats played their fiddles…

      Disgusting. This will come back to haunt them in unimaginable ways.

  34. Gungy
    September 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    So 7 counties in CO. basically look like what many California counties have looked like for a few years. Bur for some real strange reason, Colorado and California voters just love that Obama. Standards for president real low huh? The national debt – no biggie. 26 million people years later still can’t get a job. Oh well – whatever. As long as the Bama*ites get them free phones, screw the country…..right?

  35. OK BUT
    September 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Ok so what are the real numbers at,you know using the U6 formula 30% 40%?I believe the state is around the 15% to 18% range in terms of actual unemployed.Just like inflation is “only 1.8%”.

  36. enoughAlready911
    September 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    As impossible and crazy as it might seem I honestly believe we will be at full civil war by 2014 with an Obama win.

    I predict that he will further usurp the 3 branches by rolling in a large number of executive orders faster than the supreme court and congress can reverse them. Further, the dollar will accelerate its slide downward in value at a pace unprecedented in the US. Obama will feel confident(without another election) to unleash his “dreams of his father” which are anti-capitalist, anti-superpower and want to level the field(by reducing the USA’s stature).

    Answer this…why has the Social Security Admin and NOAA ordered 1.2 Billion hollow point bullets THIS year? They never have any time before this. Ask why.

    Next why did Obama ask the military to prepare a plan earlier this year to squash national civil protests? Can you imagine the OUR military holding guns on OUR citizens? Obama obviously can.

    The election in Nov is a choice between removing Obama by the ballot or I fear removing him by force with unknown American lives lost.

    I know it seems like an impossible scenario but who thought the housing/banking collapse would happen? or unemployment would remain 8%+ for 4 years, WTC 911 attack, Egypt no longer an ally, US turning its back on Israel, Iran as a nuclear threat, Terror attacks in Libya which aren’t called terror attacks, media so lopsided that 60% do not believe anything they say, Atty General who doesn’t arrest black panthers threatening voters by arrests a crappy film maker who dared make a stupid clip of Muhammad. A President who goes on “The View” instead of meeting with Israel who is preparing to attack Iran. Or did you ever believe we would be $16,000,000,000,000 in debt(where a newborn is already $50k in debt on delivery)?

    • OK BUT
      September 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Everything you say is in place,Question is what will be the trigger.Guarantee a lot of people will do the things you say not fully comprehending what is going on.I have been in a civil war,it is mostly chaos and the “ideals” people think they are fighting for while mabey clear in their minds are not the same as those running the show.

  37. ByteRider
    September 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Keep holding onto that Hope and Change, Colorado.. you jackwagons…

  38. Miguel
    September 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Love to read the common sense of the good people of Colorado here. As a one-time California democrat, I’ve seen out here just how much my former party has betrayed the American Worker, the American Common Man/Woman.

    In Sacramento, even in the fancy neighborhoods there are black holes in their upscale shopping centers. I’ve seen whole shopping centers empty, (smaller ones) in Sacramento, home of the gerrymandered, ideologically hateful democrat legislators, many of whom have committed personal economic crimes against the people, as well as drunk driving, etc.

    I want to thank the people of Colorado who’ve spoken here, giving people like us out here in CA, home hope that there is relief on the way, from other states where common sense still prevails!

    Thank you Colorado!

  39. Inhurricane7
    September 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    The better question is who will the 20% unemployed vote for: Romney or Obama? Why?

  40. jeff m
    September 30, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Obama built that.

  41. maroon
    September 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    So what do you expect you dummies in Colarado? You elected a Democrap governor… and the Democraps control the senate.
    If you people in Colorado haven’t learned your lesson yet, you deserve the hardships you are facing.. and will face if you re-elect Obama.

  42. Tesla V
    October 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Obama’s strategy seems to be working in Colorado. More unemployed people means more people that need help from the govt. to obtain food,clothes, phones maybe a section 8 home. I guess Obama can now state mission accomplished.

  43. sactownhero
    October 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Let me guess. This is all George Bush’s fault.

  44. Jayhawk
    October 1, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Poor Colorado. Used to be good hard working state before the 70s then Calif., and east coast people moved in. I moved out and now sazham it is a blue state. You got what you voted for. Maybe the old ranchers and miners were right . To hate them hippies so much..
    Enjoy your unemployment and your tourist based economy. Checkout the western slope oil and gas. they are still working. May be more rules or dumbass hippie Ideas will work. Call Calif. they are doing ok right?

  45. Obama Hates America
    October 1, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Anyone in Colorado who votes for Obama deserves to be unemployed and eating out of trash cans. And they will if Obama wins! Seriously, our country is strong, but it ain’t strong enough to survive four more years of Obama. Our own president has repeatedly circumvented and violated the US Constitution, with the national media as his willing accomplice. Enough is enough! VOTE ROMNEY!

  46. Brodave
    October 1, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Dear Colorado Liberal Loons,

    Keep voting for Obama, his Democrats and the Liberal loons of all stripes and soon you will be a “California” or a “Greece” or a “Spain”.

    Liberals are so incredibly stupid.

    Fortunately Darwinism will eventually eliminate them.

    And then America will once again become the greatest Republic on Earth.

  47. localnet
    October 1, 2012 at 5:33 am

    All of that oil and natural gas, to bad you all are pretty much shut down… I think half of the population up here in North Dakota is from Colorado, is anyone really surprised at 20% unemployment in your neck of the woods? Hopefully you all will wake up one day and quit voting for people that seemingly go out of their way to destroy prosperity in the name of “helping” people.

  48. October 1, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Hey Colorado – you are a beautiful state! Sorry to hear you are going through Obamaville currently. It has to get better!! Romney 2012

  49. 5greatkids
    October 1, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I’m sorry some of your counties are hurting so badly. Please do some soul searching and think about what the cause is.

    Bush has been gone for 4 years. Mr. Obama and the democrats had a supermajority for 2 yrs. Do your own research and stop listening to union leaders and democratic ads. Folks, please wake up before our country is destroyed!

  50. RightStuff
    October 1, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Colorado can escape the stealthy commie takeover of the state if it will only wake up and realize what happened. The “service” unions have really “serviced” the people of Colorado.

  51. Joy Wyse
    October 1, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I live in one of these counties and this is right on. I will not vote for any local officials, county officials, state officials and most of all will not vote and I mean not vote for anyone for president because it will make no difference. I did not vote for the crummy democrat governor, I knew better. Colorado is lost to the globalists. It is really sad because it is such a beautiful state but you cannot make a living there.

  52. RightStuff
    October 1, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Colorado can escape the stealthy leftist takeover of the state if it will only wake up and realize what happened. The “service” unions have really “serviced” the people of Colorado.

  53. RussRamey6
    October 1, 2012 at 5:52 am

    We need to be in prayer for our nation, then work to reach those individuals who still see no difference in the options we face. Individualism, property, and liberty verses entitlement, poverty, and mob rule. We, our generations, must decide…to go forward and earn once again our freedom, liberty under the rule of law; or go down the path Hayek called” the Road to Serfdom”…we either drift, drown, or decide.

  54. smash44
    October 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Excellent! I hope every one of you stupid foolish politically-ignorant clowns who voted for oabama is out of work. You people deserve everything you vote for. As for Romney cutting Social Security, how brain-washed can you be. An uber-liberal stooge for the MainStream Media no doubt. But then again getting a Democrat to think logically is like trying to get a black person to work. Never gonna happen!

  55. denroy3
    October 1, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Don’t worry, Robert Redford says all you unemployed, and homeless can come stay at Sundance.

  56. October 1, 2012 at 6:26 am

    This is GREAT NEWS for Obama and you can PROVE IT for your friends WITH MATH!

    See, the average unemployment is 8-9% approximately, and the AVERAGE is made up of adding EVERYTHING and then dividing by the number of things, which CONCLUSIVELY proves there must be SEVEN counties where unemployment is (20% – 9% = ? ) NEGATIVE ELEVEN PERCENT UNDER Obama ! – or maybe Biden? Did unemployment ever hit NEGATIVE ELEVEN percent under Raygun? So there !

  57. kestrel27
    October 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Unemployment at 20%? Who cares as long as you can get you one of those free Obama phones like that fat troll on youtube. Welcome to Obama world where welfare and foodstamps are the new signs of an upwardly mobile middle class and the Democrats are your lords and masters.

  58. ertdfg
    October 1, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Employment hasn’t recovered, I thought we all knew that.

    Employment-Population Ratio (% of people over 16 with a job) seems the best way to show this.

    Before the recession this number ran in the 62-64% range.

    June 2009, the “end of the recession” we were at 59.4% employment.

    Now, after over 3 years of “recovery” where are we? 58.3%.

    We’re losing ground during the “recovery”… what does that tell you about the recovery?

  59. Joy Wyse
    October 1, 2012 at 6:59 am

    All Colorado is about where I live is the tourist industry such as the skiers, outdoor people which I am one of only unemployed, the bicycle tours which have failed miserably in Montrose. The political signs all over town make me want to vomit. There was a wonderful store that closed their doors after 40 years in business and these scum bags have done nothing to get people to come in and start new businesses or support the ones that are there that produce jobs. You have to be a friend of friend to get a job there. Since I have lived there a little more than 3 years I am not in their clicks. It makes me very very angry. I will never vote for any of the clowns running in the election.

  60. klg1956
    October 1, 2012 at 7:30 am

    You can google images of Detroit, Michigan, it’s been in the hands of “liberals, progressives and Democrats” for sixty years now…..just like Colorado has been in the hands of “liberals, progressives and Democrats” for forty five years now; you are getting your first taste of those splendid desserts, your just desserts, and now you’ll start complaining, but just a little, because there’s a radical liberal, progressive Democrat just like you in the White House and you must stand with solidarity and blame Bush….Andrew Cuomo, in 1998, as HUD secretary for Clinton sued AccuBank of Texas to lend money to unqualified borrowers, $2.1 Billion (just one bank) 15,000 subprime mortgages (loans) that failed (subprime lending caused the 2008 financial crisis); where was Bush? He was Governor of Texas at the time all this was happening and you blame him, you perverted insignificant crapdungs who couldn’t physic a knat! that’s how I know most Democrats are BRAIN DEAD and cannot critically think or connect the dots and don’t really care as they spew crap! Get ready for that crap coming your way Colorado..your crap will get closer to you with progressives running your life and when the smell gets bad and the flies get bad that’s when you start blaming a critical thinker who can actually fix your crap problem! Maurice Strong is the biggest reason your state is failing, next is Obama and Al Gore and then Goldman Sachs… you can’t critically thing that because you’ve been trained not to ask questions they don’t want you to ask (Delphi Technique).

  61. Alvin
    October 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Why would anyone re-elect a president who has not had a budget for three and half years? The budget which he present to the Senate did not get one vote even from Democrats! Then he did nothing to try to negotiate a budget thru Congress. Any CEO or manager who did not have a budget for the year would be fired. We need to fire this president!

  62. October 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Read on Austrian economics.
    Americans don’t save enough. Thus, there are not enough investments. Investments create jobs. Read Say’s Law of Markets paraphrased as “The supply of each producer creates a demand for the supplies of other producers.” I have cited Crash Proof 2.0 by Peter Schiff, Wiley, 2009, pg. 94.
    The Federal Reserve is destructive. It is debasing the currency by printing money resulting in inflation.

  63. lamchops
    October 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

    If the federal government were using the same definition of the “Not Employed Rate” as the Colorado State Department of Labor:

    “The percentage of individuals over the age of 18 who reside within the community and who are ready, willing and able to be employed but are unable to find employment.”

    The national unemployment rate would be up around 20-22% also. Instead, the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics requires an individual to be actively seeking employment to be officially designated “unemployed”.

    And as bad as it is, it is about to get worse; as Europe is slipping into the second stage of this international depression, and the U.S. will soon follow.

  64. cineski
    October 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Folks, Colorado is a prime example of what happens when people from California move there en masse (I currently live in CA and know just how screwed up the voter base here is). The average Californian elite (aka those living in the blue counties) have been lulled by the fine weather and beautiful surroundings into having the comprehension skills of a kumquat. The sad thing is, they are completely unaware of their surroundings…..they still think the rest of the country looks to CA as a shining beacon of amazement. The truth is they have ruined the beautiful state of California and are now leaving to relocate to your neighborhood in states which look at California as a beacon of idiocy. But do not let your guard down. The amount of crazy that Californians posses should not be underestimated if you want your state to remain free and a nice place to live. If you see a California license plate come into your town, be friendly, but firmly reassure this person they’re only welcome if they assimilate into a free state’s mentality (I’m not sure if this is possible). Any place that’s a hot bed for Californians to move to are going to take a serious nose dive in livability. You now have proof in CO’s rising unemployment. Unfortunately, California’s only hope is to have enough of these people move to the “Escape States” that CA may return to a state of normalcy.

  65. Big_Conservative
    October 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Are the great people of Colorado going to accept 20% REAL unemployment as the new normal? Are you willing to accept $4 or $5 per gallon for gas as the new normal? Are you willing to accept an Obama economy that has whole strip malls sitting empty? Are you willing to accept the continued grotesque display of waste and abuse by the federal government all while they’re demanding that YOUR taxes go up to keep funding it all? Is all of this the new normal? Because this is EXACTLY what Obama and his Ministry of Redistribution is trying to get you to accept! Will you? Or will you go out an vote this disgrace of a President and this disgrace of a Dimocrat (Marxist) party OUT?!

  66. Chehay Kim
    October 1, 2012 at 9:29 am

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him president.”

    The foregoing is attributed to an article published in the Czech Republic.

  67. Frederick R. Sharpe
    October 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    What? You cannot grow an economy by tearing down power plants and building wind farms, driving energy costs from 7 cents KWH to 13 cents KWH? Not sure who is to blame, the politicians peddling this green jobs madness or the morons who believed it and voted for them.

  68. Enzo
    October 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

    “party rederick”
    wow.. Just wow.

  69. Blade Runner
    October 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Well keep voting for Leftists and maybe you can get that up to 85%.

  70. Len
    October 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    If Omoron ran on the communist party platform openly, we may pick up a few of the lefty voters. Unfortunately, the Dumbocrats don’t see that, clearly, that’s the America that this jerk sees for us. And, I’m sure that people like Zippy and Nuke em have there head so far up their rumps that they would never see it, or, they would like being little commies.

  71. Bill Lee
    October 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    They don’t want to work. They feel entitled to bailouts. Oh, wait, that’s the fuggin’ banks.

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