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Amendment 66 would waste your tax dollars

Referendum C set TABOR’s tax baseline at the highest amount collected between 2005 to 2010. Ref C’s big-spending advocates promised that its tax burden would last only five years. But Coloradans still pay $1 billion each year.

Now our state wants Amendment 66, an additional $1 billion annually. Rather than its ever-expanding bloated budget, the state should eliminate inefficiencies and consolidate or privatize government functions.

Education consumes 37 percent of the budget, roughly $10,000 per pupil. Still, despite billions of tax dollars spent on education, pupil achievement remains essentially flat. Moreover, the state will impose more regulations, taking yet more control of their children’s schooling away from parents.

High taxes stifle the economy, reduce the amount individuals have to spend, and limit the ability of businesses to expand or to maintain employee benefits.

Amendment 66 carries a $1 billion price tag that will grow every year. Its goals cannot be measured. Colorado taxpayers deserve better.

2 Comments

  1. Steve October 20, 2013 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Amendment 66 TV ad supports are not telling you the whole truth

    Read the facts! They say it only cost $133 which is unrealistic unless your income in near the poverty level. If you and your spouse make $75K it will cost you $952/year.

    The millions it raises cannot spent wisely in a year and will only create fraud. Do you want the government spending more of your income

    Think about it and Vote no on Amendment 66

  2. IRSMedic.com October 9, 2013 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Taxes should serve back to the people. If it has become a burden instead of a benefit, then what it is good for?

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