Well, it didn’t take long for Governor Bill Ritter to start chafing under his promise not to ask for new taxes to balance the budget.

According to a report by Tim Hoover in the Denver Post, the Tax Ritter is already in the kitchen serving up waffles:

Looking at tax breaks, he said, “will be part of the conversation.”

Sometimes liberal Democrats don’t seem to understand that eliminating a tax deduction or credit is just as much a tax hike as raising tax rates or instituting a brand-spanking-new tax.

As noted here just last week, Ritter and Colorado’s other big spenders weren’t actually changing their ways, just their words — and words can change at a moment’s notice.