K’Lynne Jorgenson: For Scanlan, government’s the only solution | SummitDaily.com

K’Lynne Jorgenson: For Scanlan, government’s the only solution

K'Lynne Jorgenson

Time Out! I opened today’s paper and saw a full page ad on Christine Scanlan praising her leadership on I-70 zipper lanes and beetle kill appropriations? Both of these issues have cost taxpayers a ton of money and we have yet to see any real solutions to the problems.

CDOT already completed one study to the tune of $150,000 which shows the zipper lane probably won’t work. Yet, they’re doing another study to confirm the preliminary results? Seriously? If Christine had spoken with a few of her constituents who drive the I-70 corridor, she could have saved the taxpayers a lot of money. We could have easily told her it wasn’t going to work.

Then there’s the beetle kill situation. Instead of working locally to brainstorm ideas that could actually work on beetle kill solutions, Christine flew off to Washington to grab money. At a time when Washington’s spending is out of control, it seems irresponsible to me and makes Christine part of the problem. She cost Colorado thousands for the two trips; and then got the government to print up another $30 million to fight the beetles? Can anyone point to results in our community? Where are they hiding? Where’s the money gone?

As I see it, Christine Scanlan sees the government as the solution to all our problems and our wallets as an open resource to fund it. Again, seriously?

That’s why I voted for Debra Irvine. Debra has conducted her campaign just like she’ll legislate in Denver. Debra recycled old 4×8 campaign signs and painted them herself. Debra has not sent out mailers that overflow our recycle bins at the post office. And, Debra has received the bulk of her campaign funds from the residents of Summit, Lake and Eagle counties. Debra has been thrifty with the money that has been entrusted to her so far and we can expect the same when we send her to Denver.

I am proud to consider Debra a friend and gave her my vote!

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