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“Freeze” mocked January 11, 2008

Posted by jgmpk in Property tax increase, statewide.

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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