In your upcoming mail ballot, you will be asked to give the state of Colorado a blank check.
Don’t be tricked into believing the initial language, “without raising taxes ...” Proposition CC is a tax increase, forever.
Coloradans will no longer receive rebates of their hard-earned money if it passes.
The Legislature has tricked us in the past by saying requested tax increases would fund roads, bridges, education, teacher pay, and on and on, but when our taxpayer money was spent, the Legislature decided to divert it elsewhere due to lobby and special interest groups pressure. The Legislature has consistently broken promises to Colorado voters.
Recently, Colorado voters rejected 13 ballot measures at the state level by a wide margin. So the Legislature proposes to trick us again.
This proposition will gut the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. TABOR requires voter approval for any increase in taxes or debt. It has been the only way voters have kept the state from spending taxpayer funds to the maximum.
Colorado has a top-ranked economy. TABOR has contributed to that success. Colorado has one of the lowest tax rates in the country, providing a positive location for business investment and jobs. It ranks high nationally for job creation and economic growth.
Despite the ballot language, CC is a tax increase. The Legislature already has a $32.5 billion budget; enough is enough!
Do not let TABOR be repealed forever. Our children and grandchildren deserve to control their own vote. No on CC.
Mary Ann Smith