Regarding the Aug. 12 Rob Christensen column “The problems with TABOR”: Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, along comes the idea of a Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
There is a reason no other state has tried it since Colorado – not only doesn’t it work, it puts handcuffs on future government when it comes to spending and raising taxes. It got so bad in Colorado, the residents voted to suspend it for five years in 2005.
And who got hit the hardest? The neediest. Public schools, higher education, public health are still feeling the effects even after the suspension.
The NCGA is already racing this fine state to the bottom. This would be a potential death blow.