1/ So I was strolling through #copolitics yesterday, and I noted with amusement a new lefty troll account: Rich Guys Against Proposition 118. @guys_118 "Hmmm", I wondered, "what stupidity is this?" #NoOn118
2/ I decided to look at their website at notnowco.org. It seems to hate on the business groups that have donated money to defeat Proposition #118 for paid family and medical leave. Of course, I've opposed it for years. #copolitics #NoOn118
3/ Let's keep in mind that COLORADO businesses that employ thousands of people, through their trade groups and a few individuals, have contributed a total of $47,002 (TRACER as of today) to defeat Prop 118. #copolitics #NoOn118
4/ Of course, as I wrote about in my blog No More FAMLI kimmonson.com/featured_artic…, the Issue Committee formed to support 118 has received $2,600,000 from an OUT OF STATE Democrat dark money group to put it on the ballot. #copolitics #NoOn118
5/ For the mathematically challenged, this means that 55 TIMES more money came from OUT OF STATE to promote this terrible idea. 55 times. #copolitics #NoOn118
6/ Now, I also looked at where the money went. Sure enough, $7,000 went to Colorado's own @ProgressNowCO, you know, the bullies at the back shooting spitballs at the kids in the front. #copolitics #NoOn118
7/ And sure enough, @alanfranklin's name is on the website as the registered agent. #copolitics #NoOn118
8/ I'm glad Governor Polis' minions are finding work during this pandemic, when so many people who actually add value to our economy are unemployed. #copolitics #NoOn118
9/ But let's not talk about the paltry amount raised in Colorado to oppose 118 when $2.6 million came from out of state to support it. No, let's not. #copolitics #NoOn118
10/ And seven grand for a silly website? Somebody's not getting their money's worth. Suits 'em right. #copolitics #NoOn118

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