State of Colorado Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Bob Beauprez: 2010: 47% of people happy to let others pay the bill

[A 2010 video] shows Beauprez in a speech to the Denver Rotary Club making comments that echo those that hurt Mitt Romney's challenge to President Barack Obama two years later: "I see something that frankly doesn't surprise me, having been on Ways and Means Committee: 47 percent of all Americans pay no federal income tax," Beauprez said in the video. "I'm guessing that most of you in this room are not in that 47 percent-- God bless you--but what that tells me is that we've got almost half the population perfectly happy that somebody else is paying the bill, and most of that half is you all."

He indicated Democrats had reasons to keep it that way. "I submit to you that there is a political strategy to get slightly over half and have a permanent ruling majority by keeping over half of the population dependent on the largesse of government that somebody else is paying for," Beauprez said.

Source: Denver Post on 2014 Colorado gubernatorial race Jul 2, 2014

John Hickenlooper: One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless

One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless Addressing our most serious challenges requires partnerships with our faith and non-profit communities. One Congregation-One Family is an example of a project with proven success in housing families and seniors who are homeless.

One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless We continue to work closely with religious and community partners in metro Denver to bring this successful program to Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Fort Collins and other communities.

Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

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