Sep 14

After all, it’s my money, not the governments….

Yes, we all have to pay taxes to live in a civilized world. If you want to pay more, you have the right to write a check to the government.
But don’t force me to do so
After all, it’s my money, not the governments….
 
#TABOR
#DontLoseYourRights
#WhyTABORMatters
#DontGetFooledAgain
#VoteNoOnPropCC

Vote No on Proposition CC on Your November 5 Ballot

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TABOR was passed by tax-paying voters in 1992 and became part of the Colorado Constitution.  Its’ purpose is simple in that before lawmakers can raise your taxes, you get to vote yes or no, although spending increase by the inflation rate + population growth.  Any extra revenue collected beyond that should be refunded to taxpayers.  

If Proposition CC passes, you lose the right to vote on tax increases and lose any refunds due you.  Not just for a year or two but permanently.

TABOR keeps government honest and forces it to prioritize the budget and spending.

Don’t lose your rights and refunds!  

The TABOR Foundation & TABOR Committee urge you to Vote NO on Proposition CC

Aug 29

Referendum C hurt TABOR; Prop CC will do more harm

They lied to us in 2005, and they are doubling down on this lie in 2019. Colorado voters were sold a bill of goods with Referendum C in 2005, and it is of the utmost importance that we aren’t fooled again with Proposition CC in 2019.

Proponents of Referendum C originally claimed that their measure was “temporary.” The measure was supposed to offer a five-year reprieve from the constitutional limitations created by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), allowing some fiscal flexibility for Colorado lawmakers to invest heavily in education and transportation.

Aug 12

SENGENBERGER | Safeguard TABOR — and stand up for Colorado taxpayers

The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights is under attack. For at least a decade, Democrats in the Colorado legislature — backed by the Colorado Supreme Court in erroneous rulings and occasionally supported by faithless Republicans — have thwarted some of the protections afforded to Coloradans by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

Typically, these successful assaults against TABOR have come from taxes disguised as “fees.”  In fact, this past legislative session Democrats even proposed financing a paid family leave program with a payroll tax (like the Social Security tax) that they would again have labeled a “fee.”  (This legislation is likely to return next session.) 

But this year’s attack — Proposition CC, put on the ballot by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly and backed by Gov. Jared Polis (D) — is particularly troublesome.  Recall that the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights was passed in 1992 and provides two essential protections for Coloradans.  First, the amendment requires a vote of the people to raise taxes (unless legislators call it a “fee,” as discussed).

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Aug 10

Why #TABOR Matters on August 10

Colorado’s annual state budget is nearly $32 billion – a 300% increase over what it was when #TABOR was passed by voters in 1992. How is it possible that $32B isn’t enough for government to operate for a year?
 
#TABORYes
#ThankGodForTABOR
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#HandsOffTABOR
Jul 31

Trump’s Greek-Style Budget Deal

In other words, we’re on the path to fiscal crisis. Is there a solution?

Yes, we could adopt constitutional restraints on the growth of government. I mentioned Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights in the interview, as well as the “debt brake” in Switzerland.

https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/…/trumps-greek-style…/

Jul 28

Semantics ploy could undermine TABOR

COLUMN: Semantics ploy could undermine TABOR

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What’s your opinion of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution? I suspect the reply of the overwhelming majority of Coloradans to that question would be: “Huh?” But hold that thought.

If you’re a Colorado taxpayer, you better get a firm grip on your wallet. Once again, the forces of unlimited government and the folks who know how to spend your money better than you do are after it. The dragon they want to slay for the umpteenth time is commonly known as TABOR, The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

This was an amendment added to the state constitution via a ballot question by a direct vote of the people in the general election of 1992. It limits spending by all levels of government under a formula that considers population growth and inflation. It also requires approval by the voters for tax increases.

While still in the ballot-question womb and from the moment of its birth, TABOR has been generally supported by Republicans and opposed by Democrats. To circumvent TABOR, Democrat governors and legislators have sometimes gotten away with the charade of disguising tax increases as new “fees.”

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