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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-05 10:00 PM
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Maybe this is why we elected Sen. Ken Salazar
U.S. Senator Ken Salazar
Member of the Agriculture, Energy and Veterans Affairs Committees
2300 15th Street, Suite 450, Denver, CO 80202 | B40A Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 17, 2005

SEN. SALAZAR TO DISCUSS PRESIDENTS SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION PLAN

Denver, CO U.S. Senator Ken Salazar will hold five town hall meetings to talk with and solicit the views of Coloradans about the long-term health of the Social Security system and the Presidents privatization plan. Senator Salazar will discuss the impacts of the Presidents privatization plan on Colorado, including possible reductions in benefits, the excessive implementation costs and the resulting deficit crisis.

Senator Salazar said, Its my belief that the Presidents privatization plan for Social Security is just bad medicine but I would like to discuss this important issue with Coloradans. In the end, we need to maintain our commitment to a secure retirement for all Americans, while not piling mountains of debt on our children and future generations.

The upcoming meetings will be held in Fort Morgan, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa and Grand Junction. The public is welcome. Below are details on times and locations.

WHO: U.S. Senator Ken Salazar
WHAT: Discussions on Presidents Social Security Privatization Plan
WHEN AND WHERE

Saturday, February 19, 2005
Fort Morgan: 10:30 am, Strohs Restaurant, 901 W. Platte

Monday, February 21, 2005
Colorado Springs: 11:00 am, Village at Skyline Retirement Community, Large Assembly Room, 2365 Patriot Heights, Colorado Springs

Pueblo: 3:30 pm, Joseph Edwards Senior Center, Dining Room, 230 N. Union, Pueblo
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Alamosa: 8:00 am, Alamosa Senior Center, 92 Colorado Avenue
Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Grand Junction: 10:45 am, Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Avenue, Grand Junction

Julie DeWoody
Executive Director
Colorado Democratic Party
303-623-4762
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-05 10:09 PM
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1. What does that mean "open to the public?"
I thought that went out of fashion under the Bush Administration.

Senator Salazer had better be prepared for a whole bunch of Bushoids showing up to disrupt his meetings.

Maybe setting up to videotape the whole thing, like CSPAN does, so we can see who starts the arguments.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-05 12:55 AM
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2. OK, Senator Salazar,
Sounds to me like you're one of the really good ones! None of the pre-screening and signing of loyalty oaths like the Bushies always do in their forums. You really want the whole spectrum of people, with all their disparate views and opinions, as well as ideas and questions. GOOD GOING! Any time you want to move to California...
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 11:41 PM
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13. He stood up for Alberto Gonzales. n/t
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F.Gordon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-05 11:12 AM
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3. Well, can you imagine Allard doing this?
Edited on Mon Feb-21-05 11:19 AM by F.Gordon
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On Edit: Take note of where these Town Hall meetings are being held.
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Damien Donating Member (280 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-05 01:52 PM
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4. these are odd locations
all southern colorado, where he might just hear pro-bush propaganda. I live in Greeley -- those are all at least 2 1/2 hour drives (if not 4 for most).

That's strange.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 10:04 AM
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14. My thoughts exactly!
apparently Denver and the surrounding Metropolitan areas don't want or need to know any information about Social Security?

Maybe he thinks he already knows how we feel?

I'm not real pleased with Salazar, he seems to be acting in concert with his brother and only "representing" southern Colorado. Quite frankly, I have way different concerns then those people do!
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-05 01:59 PM
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5. there's three reasons I voted for Salazar
He was on record as being opposed to Bush's SS privitization plan.

He was on record as being opposed to anti-gay marriage amendment.

He actually had a chance of winning, unlike Mike Miles.

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Outside of that, I didn't expect much from him.

It is kind of interesting where these meetings are being held, isn't it? I wonder what it means.
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-05 08:31 PM
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6. He's also against doing away with the Filibuster rules too.
n/t
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 02:08 PM
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7. Why No Meetings On Condi Rice & Alberto Gonzales?
Did he care what we thought about his supporting the incompetent Ms. Rice and the advocate of torcher Mr. Gonzales?

I called prior to these "townhall" meetings and his office said he would NOT support Bush' SS plan. So what does that tell me? Salzar will hold "townhall" meetings on issues that he knows are popular with dems. Reminds me of tactics used by current occupant of the White House just a tad.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 09:20 PM
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8. these town meetings
on Social Security are being held by Dems throughout the nation. Thank god for Salazar.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 09:41 PM
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9. Well At Least He's On Record
saying he wouldn't switch parties after being elected. Thank God for that!

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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 09:43 PM
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10. I know you folks are jaded by Campbell
but Salazar is a loyal Democrat. He won't switch parties.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 09:59 PM
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11. Well He Said He Wouldn't
I heard say it at the Denver primary convention!

We're not jaded, just watching him introduce Alberto Gonzales makes you wonder though...and voting for Condi. Right out of the gate, and he jumps to the GOP side. Not exactly loyal to the democrats, is he?
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 10:11 PM
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12. he's plenty loyal
Feingold voted for those too. He's a Democrat in Colorado. He's still one of only two Dems elected statewide.
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jdog Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 08:00 PM
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15. If he doesn't vote for most of the Democratic policies
it really doesn't matter if he's a Democrat. I myself am SERIOUSLY worried about Salazar.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 11:52 AM
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16. he votes with the democrats on most issues
aside from cabinet appointments. He's a solid Democrat. The best you can hope to elect in Colorado and a very good person.
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