Rep BJ Nikkel: "Eric Weissmann offers us the best opportunity to win"

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 | Comments (112)

State Representative BJ Nikkel (House District 49) from Larimer County recently endorsed Eric Weissmann to be the next Congressman from Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, and we wanted to share her endorsement letter with you. Thank you Representative Nikkel!

Dear Larimer County Republicans:

I'm writing to share with you my endorsement of Eric Weissmann for the Republican nomination for Congress in the Second Congressional District.  I'd humbly ask you to join me in supporting Eric. 

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Infographic: Limited Government

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 | Comments (3)

Since 2009 -- when Jared Polis and Barack Obama took office -- our national debt has grown by 48%, from $10.6 trillion to $15.7 trillion. This is in addition to 75 new major federal regulations have been implemented costing more than $380 billion over 10 years, and another 219 additional "economically significant regulations", each costing American companies, workers, and consumers - an additional $100 million or more per year.

Washington doesn't need more politicians who talk about cutting spending without acting. The infographic below shows Kevin Lundberg has proven he doesn't have what it takes to reduce the SIZE, SCOPE and COST of government during his lengthy political career. 

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News Underground Interview

Monday, June 04, 2012 | Comments (8)

Eric Weissmann was recently interviewed on News Underground 1190 in Boulder. Listen here. 

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"Strangling Our Recovery"

Friday, June 01, 2012 | Comments (8)

One of the things I’ve heard in traveling the district and talking to voters, especially those who work in the financial services industry, is a frustration with the knee-jerk regulatory environment that ensued following the economic collapse of so many large banks in 2008. But these knee-jerk regulations are having a particularly acute impact on the smaller, community banks that finance Colorado families and businesses, choking our economic recovery. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Kevin Lundberg and Eric Weissmann by the numbers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | Comments (35)

When looking at the candidates in this election, we all have one goal: Fire Jared Polis. So which Republican is best prepared to not only Fire Jared Polis, but also make a difference, reduce the deficit, and create an environment where small businesses can create jobs?

We have created this infographic so you can compare the candidates for yourself: 

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War on Poverty Isn't Working

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

When it comes to fighting poverty, government has failed. Since 1964 when President Johnson declared a 'war on poverty' the federal government has spent $12 trillion, but the poverty rate in America has remained almost unchanged. But in the four years since Polis and Obama got to Washington, the number of Americans in poverty has grown by roughly 6.5 million to roughly 46.5 million Americans.

Ultimately, only solid economic growth can produce the shared prosperity we need to reduce poverty in America. But, the goal of government poverty programs should be to give Americans a hand-up, not a hand out, so they can provide for their families and seek out their own version of the American dream. Instead, the so-called war on poverty has failed generations of American families. Beneficiaries of poverty programs have grown dependent on the federal government. The system fails to transition able-bodied Americans in need of temporary assistance into successfully employed wage earners. 

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Government Still Picking Corporate Winners and Losers

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers when it comes to American jobs. Earlier this month, Jared Polis voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (H.R. 2072) and increase its lending limit by $40 billion. I would have voted against it. The Export-Import Bank now has the authority to provide $140 billion in loans to foreign corporations who receive exports from American companies, essentially picking winners and losers from corporate America and putting the American taxpayer at risk.

We have seen the disastrous effects of government intervention in the economy: look no further than Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the failed "stimulus" that was supposed to "jump start" our nation's economy.

Please check out our updated Issues section of the site to read my position on government intervention, "Government Still Picking Corporate Winners and Losers". 

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Eric speaks to Larimer GOP

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Comments (3)

On Wednesday, Eric spoke at the Larimer County Republican Club in Fort Collins. The Loveland Reporter-Herald covered the event...

"'When I woke up this morning, our country was $3 billion in debt more than it was yesterday, and it will be again tomorrow,' said Weissmann...

"'I'm the Republican who is going to fire Jared Polis... I don't want us to be the generation that breaks our promise to the next generation of a prosperous and free nation.'"
 

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Eric Weissmann Signs Pledge to Repeal the Estate & Gift Tax

Monday, May 07, 2012 | Comments (1)

(Boulder, CO) – Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, Monday signed a pledge to the voters of Colorado and the American people that if elected to Congress he would vote to permanently repeal the federal tax on estates and gifts.

"People spend their lives working hard, paying their taxes on income, property and investments. The federal estate and gift tax punishes small businesses, family farms and individuals who work hard. The tax discourages savings by taxing death," said Weissmann.

"I am glad to join other common sense leaders who believe that we should foster the American dream rather than punish it," said Weissmann. "Repealing the federal estate and gift tax would be an important step in encouraging Americans to save not only for their own future but for future generations." 

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In Case You Missed It: Weissmann Campaign Puts 2nd CD Race "On the Radar"

Thursday, May 03, 2012 | Comments (2)

The Colorado Observer covered the news recently that Eric Weissmann has achieved the second level of the Young Guns program, an important test of the campaign's readiness to win in the newly competitive 2nd District:

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Eric Weissmann, a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, has advanced to "On The Radar" status in its "Young Guns" program.

"It is a testament to the organizational and fundraising momentum we have achieved in this race and shows that national Republicans are coming to the realization that Jared Polis is very flawed incumbent in a competitive seat," said Weissmann. "Not only must Congressman Polis answer for his unpopular budget busting, job-killing, and government-growing policies, but he must also take responsibility for his corrupt personal biotech and health care investments based on insider information as a member of Congress."
 

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