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“Freeze” mocked January 11, 2008

Posted by jgmpk in Property tax increase, statewide.
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The Post‘s token conservative (bet he hates being called that) David Harsanyi’s piece today ripping Gov. Ritter’s magical ballooning property tax freeze (which CUT blogger bendegrow was staggered by a couple of days ago) is both funny and horrifying:

Approximately 90 percent of Colorado’s elected officials blatantly deceive taxpayers.

Now, that’s just an estimate. You see, when you “estimate,” you can say anything. . . .

Turns out that Ritter’s property-tax “freeze” is now “estimated” to generate $2 billion more in revenue than lawmakers “estimated” when approving the deal eight months ago. When the legislature first said yes, it was “estimated” at $48 million yearly. Then it was “estimated” at $114 million. Where it will be “estimated” next nobody knows.

Amendment 23, Ref. C and, forebodingly, TABOR are mentioned.

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