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I do not have too much to write, except my deep disappointment in receiving a communication from my Democratic Senator, Mark Udall. I have included it virtually in full.


Dear Fellow Coloradan,

Two weeks ago, small-business owner Lisa Goodbee, president of Goodbee & Associates in Centennial, and 14 other small-business owners met with President Obama in Washington, D.C.  They asked him to continue working with Congress to reach a balanced deal that fixes our budget.

They weren't the only ones moved to action: Colorado State University student Kirsten Silveira also recently traveled to Washington to ask congressional leaders to work together – across party lines – and address the looming fiscal cliff.

As the new year approaches, our country is at a crossroads: We can risk going off the fiscal cliff or we can seize this chance to set our nation on a more stable, sustainable footing by responsibly addressing our growing deficit.

Since the beginning, I’ve been a big advocate of using the Simpson-Bowles model as a starting point for a deficit-reduction plan.  Although the Simpson-Bowles plan is not perfect, this bipartisan approach could make the necessary reductions in our federal deficit while staving off harsh, automatic sequestration cuts to defense and domestic discretionary spending.  Here’s my commitment to you:  I’ll keep working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle until we reach a responsible solution to avoid the fiscal cliff.

What can I say, sensible and responsible small businesswoman Lisa Goodbee and intrepid and earnest youngster Kirsten Silveira crisscross the nation to plea for bipartisanship. Can't we all just get along? Can't we just keep repeating crazy just half the time?

I am sickened and shocked by this, it seems outside of the President's strategy, outside of the desires of the American people who made their will very well known just one month ago. Shame on you Mark Udall.

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