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Do you feel it?  There’s a groundswell of hope as bright as a severe clear November sky.  As the trees change colors and prepare for their winter’s rest, and the ground is blessed with moisture that gives life to the season’s last blooms, there is an expectation that this winter will not be as dark and bleak as the last four have been.

President Washington is credited with saying “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force.  Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

Colorado has experienced a summer of uncontrolled fire and the devastation and loss that goes along with it.  Not one of us escaped the oppressing smoke – though we may have escaped the flames.
Not one of us as escaped the effects of an uncontrolled government, either.  Now we see clearly that we have allowed our servant to become our master, and we have been burned.
When we are the American Government’s master, and God is ours, then freedom can blossom.

Vote Republican this fall to start the change.  Then rest this winter, knowing that whatever seeds of creativity or perseverance you decide to cultivate, you will be able to reap the fruits of your own labor.

But by all means, tend the fire!

Rae Chornenky, President of the National Federation of Republican Women, (NFRW), gave a speech at the fall convention of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women in which she stated evidence from many different sources that there really does seem to be a War on Women. Read the statistics below and decide for yourself, if you are a women or are related to a woman, which party is on your side and which is fighting against you.

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  • The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics announced some time ago that 92 percent of jobs lost since Obama took office were women’s jobs.Job recovery for women has not only started later than that of men, but the rate has been slower.
  • Young women have fared even worse under Obama.Their unemployment rate has risen from 12.5 percent to 14.4 percent.
  • The poverty rate among women has skyrocketed to the highest level in 17 years.
  • The extreme poverty rate (income below half of the federal poverty line) is the highest rate ever recorded among women.
  • More than 40 percent of single mothers live in poverty.
  • With more than half of poor children living in female-headed households in 2010, the child poverty rate jumped to 22 percent.
  • The majority of older women in America are unable to cover their basic living expenses and the percentage of those in distress is 50 percent higher than that of men.Three out of five women over the age of 65 have incomes that can’t pay for their basic daily needs.
  • In the Obama White House, in figures released for 2011, the median salary for female employees on the White House staff is 18 percent less than that of their male counterparts.
  • The Obama campaign’s recent filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) revealed it paid women more than 5 percent less than men during the months of May and June.
  • Female employees of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) earn significantly less than their male counterparts.A review of salary data filed with the FEC reveals that the DNC paid female staff members $500 less on average than male staffers in July 2012.
  • More than a dozen Democratic Senators paid their female staff members at least 20 percent less than male staffers during 2011.
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi paid her female staff members almost 30 percent less than male staffers in 2011.