Michael Schlierf 
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Re: “GOP chair ousted, suit over wind farm, Springs on bike map, and more

What is "the Republican Right"? The Republican "liberty" wing was voted in this weekend. The liberty Republicans want better (more local control, less testing, more competition) education for our kids; don't care to legislate "morality; and support free markets and disdain corporate welfare (Dems and "Pro-business" Republicans like to tax and regulate small biz so we can hand out incentives to the crony-capitalists, and support regulation which tends to provide barriers to new competition). I do not care for "moderates" that are willing to compromise on our Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness

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Posted by Michael Schlierf on 03/18/2015 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Our picks in campaigns both statewide and local elections

if you are interested in the differences of why I provide a choice between Rep Lee and myself. Check the Fox21 live debate between us tonight. KRCC will have a link.

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Posted by Michael Schlierf on 10/14/2014 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Our picks in campaigns both statewide and local elections

I'm not at all annoyed about the Indy not endorsing me for State House. I had not expectations of an endorsement, and actually enjoyed the endorsement interview. I am a regular reader of the Indy, while I do not alway agree with the perspective, I appreciate varied points of view on discussions. On the issue of Federal Government inflating tuition, there are a number of reports i.e. http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa531.pdf that demonstrate a .96 correlation between Federal spending and tuition. If anyone has a counter set of data to refute this, I would be very interested in reading it.

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Posted by Michael Schlierf on 10/14/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Our picks in campaigns both statewide and local elections

Once again, the Indy has cut through the fog of the political season to bring us a laser focused insight on the ideological war that is being fought out on TV, in your mail box and on your front porch. In the Oct 8 endorsements you write that I accused the incumbent Democrat “of acting as though government can solve problems”. BTW, I expected an endorsement for my Republican campaign, the same way President Obama breathlessly expected one from Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

Can or should we expect Government to solve our problems?

I believe that people can solve their own problems. Government’s job is to protect our rights and provide basic services so we may do so. When government gets confused and thinks it can solve our problems; it tinkers with our lives, try’s to protect from us from ourselves; and flies down the path of unintended consequences.

For instance; College Education Debt. Federal Government pours money into Higher Education, inflates the market, now wants to fix the student debt issue.

In this election season, there it is, your real choice. Are you voting for someone to employ government to fix your problems, or are you in charge? Do you want government to provide a good road for you to drive on, less regulations to wrestle, and just enough of that good ol’ DMV customer service?

Michael Schlierf
Non-endorsed Candidate for HD18
Colorado Springs

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Posted by Michael Schlierf on 10/12/2014 at 7:41 PM

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