Four years ago, a narrow majority of Coloradans bought the slick advertising of the Referendum C tax hike. Today, statehouse Democrats seem to have forgotten all their grandiose promises. (Or were they not telling us the truth in the first place?)
A great catch by Face The State (go and listen to the brief audio clip for yourself):
So we were shocked to hear JBC vice-chairman Rep. Jack Pommer, D-Boulder, assert during last week’s discussion that â€œRef C wasnâ€™t designed to fix anything,” and that “Ref C was an arbitrary amount of money.â€
Perhaps Jack Pommer – one of the Democrats’ leading budget experts – could clarify what he meant. Revise and extend his remarks, as it were. Because I’m sure a lot of Colorado voters would be surprised to learn that Referendum C was “an arbitrary amount of money” that “wasn’t designed to fix anything”. In the vernacular, that would be a blank check for Democrats to spend and grow the size of state government.
Because the state legislature sure didn’t bother to take advantage of times of plenty to set aside money for a rainy day (and economically speaking, it’s pouring cats and dogs outside).
Tell me: Why should we trust Democrats or any other politicians who support the coming Bill Ritter tax hike when they can’t even get their stories straight about their reasons for stiffing us with the last tax hike?