Thank you to my friend Helen Jean Mitchel for supporting the Kim Monson Show.
Helen Jean Mitchell joins Kim and Producer Steve in studio to converse on the proper role of government. Excessive taxation coupled with double taxation, using the gas tax as an example, is out of control. The much-discussed mileage tax would allow the government to track your movement. “Luck is when you are prepared for opportunity.” Lorne Levy, mortgage specialist with Polygon Financial Group, advises listeners that inflation has not yet affected mortgage rates and encourages refinancing if your present mortgage is above 3.5%. Pre-qualification is a must if you are planning on buying a new home. Call Lorne 303-880-8881. For Kim Monson Show listeners he will cover the cost of your home appraisal if an appraisal is needed.
The Colorado regular session is complete and no further harm can be done to every-day Coloradans unless a special session is called. The infringement on personal rights this session will have tremendous negative effects on people throughout the state. The public health option bill is just one example. Every-day, hardworking Coloradans will see the price of health insurance increase, the quality of healthcare decrease and limits to quality healthcare. “Picking winners and losers” was a major theme in the session. The push for electric vehicles, EV’s, at both the state and federal level is as a way to push us out of our gas-powered cars although the EV technology is not complete. The radical left continues its drive to shut down fossil fuels and the 50% increase of gas prices is only the start of continued fuel price increases. Next is the ban on natural gas products within homes. In the Texas border city of McAllen, a Republican mayor is elected; the city is 85% Latino.
Guest “Car Coach” Lauren Fix, car expert and author of Lauren Fix’s Guide to Loving Your Car, notes the enthusiasm by PBIs (Politicians, Bureaucrats and Interested Parties) for electric vehicles is not seen by ordinary people. First on the list for dislike of EVs is the limitation of travel. Other factors include EV’s are much heavier than gas powered cars; EV tires wear out faster; Because of their weight, EV’s create more wear and tear on roadways; car insurance runs about twice as much in comparison to a gas-powered car; the time it takes to charge a car and; the cost to replace a battery (approximately $7,000) and other maintenance costs run about twice as much. EV car batteries are built from rare earth minerals which makes the U.S. dependent on China. Charging EV batteries puts a considerable amount of stress on already highly used electrical grids. Lauren concludes by encouraging people to do their homework before buying any car.