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Posted on 11/02/2011 10:22:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Colorado Says Occupy This The election results were "a killing field for tax measures." Voters rejected a higher income and sales tax earmarked for education. By PAUL A. GIGOT
If the income-redistribution sentiments of "Occupy Wall Street" are sweeping the nation, you wouldn't know it from the election results in the presidential swing state of Colorado Tuesday night. The results were "a killing field for tax measures," as the Denver Post described it.
By nearly 2 to 1, voters statewide rejected a higher income and sales tax earmarked for education. Supporters had pitched the tax hikes as "temporary" to help the medicine go down, and the alleged earmarking for a popular cause like education is a familiar tax increase ploy.
Supporters advertised the tax hike as a way to alleviate state spending cuts for K-12 and college education. But opponents attacked the increase in the flat-rate income tax to 5% from 4.63% and in the sales tax to 3% from 2.9% as job killers.
The antitax mood was equally clear at the local level. The Denver Post reports that "Aurora voters rejected a $114 million tax increase for recreation centers, Douglas County voters said 'no' to school tax increases, Cañon City voters rejected a tax for library improvements and Boulder voters appeared to be approving the creation of a municipal electricity utility but wouldn't pass a tax hike to fund it." That Boulder bit is especially rich, since the local utility measure is intended as a rebuke to the state's biggest electricity provider, Xcel Energy, which supposedly uses too much evil carbon fuel. Even the great and good liberals of Boulder don't want to pay to indulge their anticarbon principles.
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People realize the fraud that wraps itself with the Holy Trinity of : Schools, Police and Fire Departments.
It doesn’t work any longer.
TeaParty is occupying K street.
Good news for a change. Three cheers for Colorado voters!
Denver Post is the killing field common sense and conservative ideas.
Even the county measures were voted down in large part. In Colorado the schools get a guaranteed percentage of the revenues by State Constitution and said that would be enough, yet, they keep demanding more and more.
...which was the mistake the "supporters" made in the beginning.
Everybody, and I mean eve-ry-bod-ie, knows that anything coming from a government could be, and probably is, a lie...but in this case, "tax hikes as temporary" sent the message that in this case the "supporters" were absolutely lying....since we know that there is no tax increase that is ever "temporary".
..people are not as stupid as most government officials think they are...