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Posted on 11/05/2013 7:02:25 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit

Colorado election results. Amendment 66 is trying to change taxation laws in CO, a lot of out of state money poured into the campaign for raising taxes (Bloomberg, Gates).

2 of 64 counties reporting

Ballot Question Vote Choice Percent Votes

Amendment 66 (Raise Taxes in CO, changing State Constitution) Yes/For 34.76% 185,787
No/Against 65.24% 348,716

Proposition AA (Tax Marijuana at 15% excise and 10% retail) Yes/For 65.18% 345,008
No/Against 34.82% 184,295



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; election; raisingtaxes
Also up for 11 CO counties, forming new state. I only have Weld together, will post more in a bit

New State Votes

County Vote Choice Percent Votes

Weld Yes/For 42.20% 22,313

No/Against 57.80% 30,562

1 posted on 11/05/2013 7:02:25 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

So it seems that the people want somebody else to pay for it. Great.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 7:05:29 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

new results off gazette.com:

Amendment 66 (Education Tax)
Yes: 229,290
No: 448,139

Proposition AA (Marijuana Tax)
Yes: 433,751
No: 237,704


3 posted on 11/05/2013 7:10:49 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: redlegplanner

At least one tax failed. Woohoo!


4 posted on 11/05/2013 7:16:07 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I don’t understand why people are voting for the pot tax. A tax is a tax. The gov’t will just waste more $$$


5 posted on 11/05/2013 7:20:08 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Thanks for the post, ican’tbelieviet.

Good news on 66


6 posted on 11/05/2013 7:24:37 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: dynachrome

“they” say that it will be used for education. I went against it because I do not want teachers having a stake in increased dope sales. However, I understand why if one is anti drugs it would sound like a good idea.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 7:24:42 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: dynachrome

It’s just going to drive the pot heads back to their dealers.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 7:25:35 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: DonaldC

Down and out . . .

The Associated Press is declaring lost Amendment 66, the proposal to raise income taxes statewide to generate $950 million for schools. It trailed early and often as results came in, losing with 66 percent opposed.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 7:27:22 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: DonaldC
Actually I think the one that was voted down was an amendment to the State Constitution. This was put on the ballot in an attempt to roll back the TABOR Amendment. hell they have been trying to roll it back or subvert since it went on the books back in the 90s
As a former Coloradan, I would bet the farm that Tom Tancredo and Jon Caldara both were instrumental in getting this thing voted down.
Tancredo for Governor!!!!!!!!!!
10 posted on 11/05/2013 7:28:14 PM PST by Tupelo ( Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. An old Republican Tradition.)
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To: dynachrome

“I don’t understand why people are voting for the pot tax. A tax is a tax. The gov’t will just waste more $$$”

Because they are idiots, the cartels can now undercut the State regulated prices = little tax revenue. The Dopers will go for the high grade cheap stuff ALWAYS.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 7:28:33 PM PST by DAC21
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To: dynachrome

“I don’t understand why people are voting for the pot tax. A tax is a tax. The gov’t will just waste more $$$”

Because they are idiots, the cartels can now undercut the State regulated prices = little tax revenue. The Dopers will go for the high grade cheap stuff ALWAYS.


12 posted on 11/05/2013 7:28:34 PM PST by DAC21
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Where can we see the results of the counties voting on secession?


13 posted on 11/05/2013 7:30:37 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DAC21

I think there will be a lot of little pot farms. Someone sells their buddy an ounce at cost or a little over. State gets zip.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 7:30:55 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

I think it is payback. MJ was made legal in CO with the sell that if we legalize it, we can tax it, etc... well, the taxman comes calling.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 7:31:09 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: dynachrome

“I don’t understand why people are voting for the pot tax”

True, but I think maybe it is because pot is becoming legal to buy in January and they think pot will be untaxed.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 7:35:39 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: dynachrome

I agree. It is frustrating for me to see people vote for a tax.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 7:36:21 PM PST by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: 1010RD

Who wants somebody else to pay for what?


18 posted on 11/05/2013 7:39:56 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Cheerio
6 of 64 counties reporting

Ballot Question Vote Choice Percent Votes
Amendment 66 (Raise Taxes in CO, changing State Constitution) Yes/For 33.90% 290,072
No/Against 66.10% 565,545

Proposition AA (Tax Marijuana at 15% excise and 10% retail) Yes/For 64.52% 547,187
No/Against 35.48% 300,887

I haven't figured out Elbert or Moffat yet, but here is what I have:

New State Votes

County Vote Choice Percent Votes
Weld Yes/For 42.20% 22,313
No/Against 57.80% 30,562
Logan Yes/For 0.00% 0
No/Against 0.00% 0
Sedgwick Yes/For 42.97% 437
No/Against 57.03% 580
Phillips Yes 0.00% 0
No 0.00% 0
Yuma Yes 0.00% 0
0 0.00% 0
Washington Yes 58.16% 1,115
No 41.84% 802
Elbert
Lincoln Yes 44.51% 806
No 55.49% 1,005
Kit Carson Yes/For 52.32% 1,016
No/Against 47.68% 926
Cheyenne Yes/For 0.00% 0
No/Against 0.00% 0
Moffat

I want to change those tables... will have a better view in a bit.

19 posted on 11/05/2013 7:42:07 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: CodeToad
Will people be able to grow their own? Isn't it easy to grow? Put dealers out of business.

I had a neighbor who grew his own on his 2nd floor patio. He said he didn't trust what was sold on the street.

20 posted on 11/05/2013 7:43:39 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: dynachrome

“I don’t understand why people are voting for the pot tax. A tax is a tax. The gov’t will just waste more $$$”

I agree. I obviously voted against the billion dollar tax increase for “education”, the biggest tax increase in the history of the state.

At first, I was gonna vote for the pot tax, but then realized, that yes, a tax is a tax is a tax, and I’m pretty much opposed to ALL NEW and/or INCREASED taxes, so based on principal, I did in fact vote against the pot tax too, even though I was opposed to legalization in the first place.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 7:47:36 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

The Equally important Douglas County School Board race was swept by the conservative slate!

The Union spent a LOT of money trying to get back in, and failed.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 7:54:39 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: catnipman

That was my thinking in my two no votes. No, I do not want to give the government more money, more power.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 7:55:38 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: dynachrome

66% of voters disagree with you.

They’ve learned that legalization doesn’t take the crime out of the drug trade.

They don’t want the shops in their neighborhood either.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 7:56:51 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: lonestar
Yes, you can grow up to 6 plants in ACO with the passage of Amendment 64.

8 of 64 counties reporting

Ballot Initiative Yes/For No/Against
Amendment 66
(Raise Taxes in CO,
changing State Constitution)
33.34%
66.66%

Proposition AA
(Tax Marijuana at
15% excise
and 10% retail)
64.85%
35.15%

25 posted on 11/05/2013 7:58:19 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: dynachrome

The pot tax should be about 500%


26 posted on 11/05/2013 7:58:46 PM PST by GeronL
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To: laplata

didn’t libertards try to sell the crappy legalize it so we can get revenue from it??

Of course the libertards now oppose taxing it.

lol

Libertopians can never be trusted


27 posted on 11/05/2013 7:59:55 PM PST by GeronL
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To: lonestar

How naive can you be?

The cartel’s have illegals running slave labor harvesting their crops in the forests, under threat of death to their families.

Do you really believe the pot shops aren’t having to pay for mob “protection”?


28 posted on 11/05/2013 8:00:22 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: GeronL

Yes, the politicians pushed legalization so they could tax it.

Now it will go back underground and they’ll see little tax money and the Cartels and dealers will make big bucks.


29 posted on 11/05/2013 8:06:58 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: G Larry
Actually, because I don't do drugs, I haven't given any thought to it.

That you have doesn't impress me.

30 posted on 11/05/2013 8:14:19 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: G Larry

A lot of people grow their own.


31 posted on 11/05/2013 8:14:31 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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Secession Votes
County Yes/For No/Against
Weld
42.20%
57.80%
Logan
0.00%
0.00%
Sedgwick
42.97%
57.03%
Phillips
0.00%
0.00%
Yuma
0.00%
0.00%
Washington
58.16%
41.84%
Elbert
Lincoln
44.51%
55.49%
Kit Carson
52.32%
47.68%
Cheyenne
62.23%
37.77%
Moffat

32 posted on 11/05/2013 8:18:48 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: laplata

I am not worried about it going too underground. There is enough “pot” tourism to keep it in the open.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 8:20:02 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: laplata

The cartels aren’t making LESS money.


34 posted on 11/05/2013 8:28:49 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: G Larry
Last update. Off to bed. Days are long anymore. I should be able to sleep well though, knowing taxes aren't going up for me.

17 of 64 counties reporting

Ballot Initiative Yes/For No/Against
Amendment 66
(Raise Taxes in CO,
changing State Constitution)
33.79%
66.21%

Proposition AA
(Tax Marijuana at
15% excise
and 10% retail)
65.06%
34.94%

35 posted on 11/05/2013 8:45:22 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

You’re correct.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 8:58:57 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

And the union busting members of the school board in Douglas county are winning over the very well financed union puppets! Bloomberg appears to have wasted his $ trying to interfere in a local school board election. It is a defeat for national union dollars poured into the race as well.....


37 posted on 11/05/2013 9:03:32 PM PST by Mom MD
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To: Tupelo

I got a lot of emails from Tanc about the “billion dollar tax”. He was on it.


38 posted on 11/05/2013 9:48:32 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: G Larry

“Do you really believe the pot shops aren’t having to pay for mob “protection”?”

Actually, I know a few pot shop owners. One thing legalizing has done is it has removed the criminal element. Pot has become a very branded product now. It isn’t just pot, there are numerous named products. Besides smoking pot there are drops, coffee supplements, gum, etc. Again, hundreds of products the criminal element does not control. These shop and product owners value their license and are paranoid (no joke intended) about doing anything illegal.

We tried prohibition with booze. Didn’t work. Things got worse. Same with pot. As studies have shown, as many people smoke pot now as before the crackdown on pot, yet, many lives have been ruined with jail, police bashing in doors, murders, crime, etc. It isn’t working. Time to try something else.


39 posted on 11/06/2013 5:52:41 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: dynachrome
I don’t understand why people are voting for the pot tax. A tax is a tax.

I want to know how they are going to collect a tax on illegal contraband sold on the black market by people breaking the law. The pot shops are only a tiny fraction of the pot consumed.

40 posted on 11/06/2013 6:01:45 AM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Just like in Canada where our cigarette taxes are insanely high. There is a massive black market in cigarettes and you’ll find everyone from lawyers to doctors to businessmen smoking them on a regular basis. A 25-pack of cigarettes can cost anywhere from $10 to $12, depending on which province you are in (prices seem to range from $5 in red states to an insane $14 in New York). When you charge confiscatory taxes for any product, people will find a way around it.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 6:37:25 AM PST by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: CodeToad

“it has removed the criminal element”

Keep dreaming...


42 posted on 11/06/2013 7:19:39 AM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: G Larry

Your exact comments were made of booze when the amendment to legalize it was being passed.


43 posted on 11/06/2013 7:25:50 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

How does one ever make a comment of booze? (Duck’n & runn’n!)


44 posted on 11/06/2013 7:29:31 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Well, you drink a lot then try to say something. :)


45 posted on 11/06/2013 7:30:50 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

Why do you want to ruin police rectal searches?

that’s un’merican!


46 posted on 11/06/2013 10:54:44 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

lol! Yeah, I’ve been hearing from the Fraternal Order of police lately about that.


47 posted on 11/06/2013 11:08:06 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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