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August 02, 2022 10:18 AM UTC

Lang Sias is Really, Really Bad at This

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  • by: Colorado Pols

We haven’t heard a lot about the race for State Treasurer in 2022, which is not all that unusual. For one thing, few Coloradans understand what the State Treasurer actually does – and that may include the Republican candidate seeking the office this fall.

Incumbent Democrat Dave Young is running for re-election against Republican Lang Sias, who is mostly known for losing 4 out of 5 political races in the last decade. With a background as a fighter pilot, Sias is a decent theoretical candidate, but he has never been able to figure out how to win in Colorado despite many attempts. 

For a good look at why Sias is such a perennially-terrible candidate, check out this story from Vail Daily:

Lang Sias said his incumbent opponent, Colorado Treasurer Dave Young, “rubber stamps” too many policies of the federal Biden administration, as well as the Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature.

Sias, a Jefferson County resident, cited his experience in the Colorado House of Representatives, adding he wants to combine fiscally conservative principles with working with Democrats on policy issues.

Sias noted an “elitist mindset” of too many people working in state government.

This is your pitch? That Dave Young “rubber stamps” federal policies that he literally HAS NO CONTROL OVER WHATSOEVER? Why would Young, or any State Treasurer, attempt to block lawful expenditures? (BTW, the only reason Sias served briefly in the State House is because he won a Republican vacancy committee after Libby Szabo resigned for a job as Jefferson County Commissioner).

Sias also says that there is an “elitist mindset” of people in state government. What the hell does that mean, and what does that have to do with the office of State Treasurer?

But we saved the best (or worst) part for last. This one quote from Sias is so fantastically dumb that it sums up his entire failed political career:

“This state is a lot bigger than Denver and Boulder,” Sias said. “We need a voice outside (that circle).”

Folks, Lang Sias lives in Arvada, a suburb in the Denver Metro area that is literally right between Denver and Boulder. Dave Young, on the other hand, IS FROM GREELEY. With this one quote, Sias is basically making the case that you should support his opponent instead of him in November. 

Lang Sias says we need a voice for State Treasurer who is from outside the Denver/Boulder area. That definition would not include…Lang Sias.

 

This statement from Sias is also not helpful to the two Republicans who were campaigning with him in Vail. Secretary of State hopeful Pam Anderson lives in Jefferson County, while Attorney General candidate John Kellner hails from Arapahoe County. Sias is repeating idiotic Republican talking points that don’t apply to him or the candidates he is stumping alongside.

As we’ve written before in this space, Sias should probably find a different hobby that better suits his particular set of skills, whatever those may be. You would have to work really hard to be worse at politics than Lang Sias.

(NOTE: If you are interested in learning more about the State Treasurer, check out the Get More Smarter Podcast interview with current Treasurer Dave Young). 

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15 thoughts on “Lang Sias is Really, Really Bad at This

    1. As usual, Davebarnes assumes wrongly.  The Treasurer oversees investments.  This year’s TABOR rebate will be issued by the Department of Revenue.

      For once, dave, check your facts before blowing an opinion out your ass.

      1. Perhaps Polis should see if there is any way he can sign the checks. (You know, like a certain someone did in 2020 during his re-election campaign but no avail.)

      2. Are you sure about that? The "investments" overseen by the Treasurer are the state's funds. The DOR computes the amount of checks, but it doesn't have its own bank account.

        Similarly, federal refunds are drawn on the US Treasury, not the IRS.

        1. I googled it and it said the rebate would be paid via DOR.  The treasurer does not handle daily bills, the controller does.

          I can’t link from my Amazon fire but google “Who issues the TABOR rebate” and a DOR release will walk you through it.

          1. For an example of how TABOR refunds work, see 

            …THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL ISSUE TO EACH QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL AND TO EACH JOINT FILING OR GRANT APPLICANT PAIR OF QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS A REIMBURSEMENT WARRANT FOR THE APPLICABLE TEMPORARY REFUND AMOUNT PAID FROM THE GENERAL FUND…C.R.S. § 39-22-2004(2)(b) (EMPHASIS ADDED)

            "Warrant" is a check. DOR issues the warrants. The warrants are drawn on the General Fund, which the State Treasurer oversees.

             

            1. Yes.  So dumbass barnes was wrong when he claimed the treasurer "printed" the check, then criticized him for not making it electronic funds transfer.

              1. Perhaps. But you're a dumbass for saying that the State Treasurer doesn't have anything to do with it, and a double dumbass for doubling down on your dumbassery.

                Maybe you're both dumbasses because it is an act of the legislature that requires that TABOR refunds be mailed.

                1. Barnes said:

                  I massume that the Treasurer prints those TABOR checks that are being mailed.
                  What a stupid waste of money. Has Dave Young not heard of direct deposit?

                   

                  • Voyageur says:

                    August 2, 2022 at 11:15 AM MDT

                    As usual, Davebarnes assumes wrongly.  The Treasurer oversees investments.  This year’s TABOR rebate will be issued by the Department of Revenue.

                    For once, dave, check your facts before blowing an opinion out your ass.

                  -0-
                  at no point, Old Time Fart
                  did I say the Treasurer “doesn’t have anything to do with it.”
                  I said he doesn’t print the checks. He doesn’t. DOR does. Read it: THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL ISSUE …

                  I usually respect you so I won’t call you a liar.  

                  But anyone who reads the full exchange will know you completely misunderstood it.

                  I won’t rub your nose in your mistake.

                  Nana nana nanny goat!

                  Well, not much…

                   

                    1. And you were indisputably, totally wrong!

                      Nana nana nanny goat!

                      I don’t expect you to admit your mistake and apologize gor your insults..

                      But it would make you look like less of a fool.

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