Posts Tagged ‘Taxes’

postheadericon Bevy of municipal ballot issues await Thornton voters

While the November 2013 ballot for the City of Thornton will be very light on quality choices for City Council, there will be plenty of choices to make on ballot issues.  Thornton City Council is asking citizens to render decisions on six ballot issues ranging from a tax increase to relaxing term limits for councilmembers. […]

postheadericon Judge’s ruling sets the stage for court mandated tax increases to fund education

In a ruling handed down Friday, Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport determined that the state of Colorado was in violation of its own constitution and not adequately funding education.  After dismissing crucial evidence that clearly shows increased funding does not equal increased outcomes, Rappaport issued a ruling that muddies the separation of powers and could […]

postheadericon Taxing Christmas: Obama administration implements Christmas Tree Tax

Sometimes the stupidity of our government’s actions just seems beyond belief and here we have yet another example.  A new tax is set to take effect this year imposing a 15 cent premium on each and every Christmas tree sold to make us feel better about the yuletide tradition. Apparently the government is greatly concerned […]

postheadericon Colorado Proposition 103: The massive $3 billion tax increase and the fallacy that more money means better education

Many voters will begin casting their ballots in Colorado this week and a seemingly feel-good measure to pour more money into public education, Proposition 103, is one issue to be decided.  Despite proponents’ attempts to deceive voters, this is a massive tax increase that would be felt by every family in the state during hard […]

postheadericon Friday funnies – Dear Congress

Seen on Facebook:  Dear Congress, Last year I mismanaged my funds and this year my spouse and I cannot decide on a budget. Until we have come to a unified decision that fits all of our needs and interests, we will have to shut down our checkbook and will no longer be able to pay […]

postheadericon Adams 12 school district learns from State of Colorado; Raises taxes by calling them fees

Two years ago the Colorado State Legislature and then-Governor Bill Ritter used so-called “fees” to bolster the state’s coffers while evading the requirements of TABOR.  Faced with budget cuts, Adams 12 Five Star Schools seeks to use the same underhanded tactic by forcing parents and students to pay “fees” for basic items required for education. […]

postheadericon Colorado Amendment 60, Amendment 61 and Proposition 101 – The dirty three

These three measures seek to capitalize on the electorate’s distaste for taxes, big government and out of control spending.  While I appreciate their desire to limit these, the measures are like taking a chain saw to a weed and simply go about fixing the problem in the wrong way.  Colorado’s budget is a mess for […]

postheadericon Polis, Perlmutter side with higher taxes before heading home

Colorado’s congressional delegation split this week on whether they felt raising taxes in a poor economy was a good idea or not. Some felt Congress should stay in DC and continue to work while others like Jared Polis (CD2) and Ed Perlmutter (CD7) decided higher taxes were okay and that they were ready for vacation. […]

postheadericon Abusing the taxpayer – Northglenn to pay $515,000 for sign

Sometimes governments do some pretty dumb things and in the process waste taxpayer money.  The city of Northglenn historically has been a poster child for this type of activity and their recent decision to pay $515,000 toward a sign for the Northglenn Marketplace shopping center is right up there.  The owner of the mall went […]

postheadericon Trouble for the leftists – Voters trust Republicans more on all key issues

The disillusionment with the “hope and change” brought to the nation two years continues to grow.  According to a new poll, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on the top 10 issues of the day from education and the economy to ethics and taxes. Many Americans drank the Obama Kool-Aid when they voted in November […]

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