EPA back with job killing, economy wrecking ozone regs

Kudos to Jason Chaffetz for offering a sane, common sense critique of a renewed effort by the Obama EPA to impose unrealistic ozone regulations on a U.S. economy finally getting on its feet again. The timing for this unworkable and destructive regulatory proposal, described by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as potentially the costliest in…

Who knew? Colbert now an immigration expert

Falling into the category of “so-whacky-it-can’t-possibly-be-true-but-oddly-enough-it-is,” comedian Stephen Colbert will be testifying in front of the immigration sub-committee today. A House Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.” Congressman Jason Chaffetz was not impressed. “We have never, ever…

Chaffetz and Hatch show-down

Late on a Friday afternoon, before a holiday weekend no less, Senator Orrin Hatch let “slip” on a local radio show that Congressman Jason Chaffetz had promised not to run against him. Supposedly this assurance came sometime LAST YEAR even before his buddy Bob was defeated at convention. Seriously? THREE YEARS before an election and…

Colorado's primary results

Incumbent Senator Michael Bennet survived a strong intra-party challenge from former Colorado House Speaker, Andrew Romanoff.  (Yes, the one that was offered a job by the White House if he would drop out of the race.).  Bennet won with 54.2% of the vote, while Romanoff received 45.7%. Bennet had establishment backing from Obama, the DSCC…

Chaffetz: Taxpayer Hero

When Rep. Jason Chaffetz ran for office two years ago, he ran a lean, fiscally-conservative campaign, one that remained debt-free – an unusual feat for a challenger.  He campaigned hard on a promise of fiscal restraint and has earned a reputation as a fiscal hawk.  From pointing out money wasted on mohair subsidies to calling…

The rest of the story

Earlier this week, the Tribune did a story about Congressman Jason Chaffetz receiving money from postal workers unions – donations of over $20K. A year ago, Joe Pyrah of the Daily Herald also wrote about the mail carriers donating to Chaffetz, who is the ranking member on the committee that oversees the postal service. (And…