Amendment 66

Voters saw through Amendment 66

By |November 25th, 2013|

The crushing defeat of Amendment 66 was a seismic event in Colorado politics that will also reverberate nationally. By virtue of its size, audacity, and above all its setting, Amendment 66 was a potential template for those committed to growing government and redistributing wealth. As noted by 66 opponent Kelly Maher of Coloradans for Real Education Reform Colorado, Amendment 66 could answer a question long-posed by liberal political strategists across the country: “How do you sell a massive tax increase?” […]

A little "momentum" is a dangerous thing

By |November 13th, 2013|

For once my constant state of overwork was useful, in that my analysis of last week’s election defeat of Amendment 66 now appears after the euphoria has worn off. […]

Amendment 66 fails basic arithmetic

By |October 27th, 2013|

Every day we see that TV ad claiming that Amendment 66, the proposed income-tax increase for schools, will cost an average Colorado family only $133. […]

Beware of Amendment 66

By |October 2nd, 2013|

Route 66 is a famous highway; Amendment 66 is a fiscal dead end, taking over a billion dollars yearly in new state taxes. Here are three strikes against #66 almost no one knows. […]

Amendment 66 would waste your tax dollars

By |September 25th, 2013|

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. […]