So much chatter at the State Capitol is that Colorado’s government doesn’t have enough money to spend on programs that politicians, bureaucrats and lobbyists want to pay for with our tax dollars.
Any discussion of government spending should begin with the basics:
• Government’s job is to work for us – not vice versa.
• Colorado is a collection of working families and business owners who comprise an economy. We happen to have a government, which we elect. Colorado is not a government that happens to have an economy and five million citizens.
• We expect those we elect to make tough decisions with limited resources – just like we do everyday.
The problem with Colorado’s state budget is not that taxpayers are paying too little or that the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) is too restrictive. The problem is that, over the last 10 years, the ruling Democrats have over-promised social welfare entitlements which are now devouring everything else. (more…)