Amendment 66

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Voters saw through Amendment 66

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Colorado, Education|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Colorado, Conservatives, Opinion|Tags: , , , , |

This is far from over. 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|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

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|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Education, Money, Policy, Politics|Tags: , , |

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. […]