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Entries from April 2009

Two Trillion Tons

April 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

With apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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Stealing is wrong — even if government does it

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

We allow government to tax and spend, recognizing that forcibly taking the fruits of someone else’s labor would constitute theft if anyone else did it. In turn, we expect our elected officials to remember that their responsibility is to represent taxpaying families and businesses — not to protect government at all costs. Well, after three [...]

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TABOR on life support

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Seventeen years ago, Colorado voters frustrated by the excesses of an unresponsive government passed the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), a constitutional amendment designed to limit government spending and give voters to final word on tax hikes. Initially, government officials largely adhered to TABOR’s strictures, ever mindful that the voters had spoken and expected those [...]

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