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Message to Colorado Citizens: You Asked For It

Last night Colorado citizens passed Referendum C - 52.3/47.7 - "suspending" (code word for killing)the nations toughest restriction on government spending. Colorado will now be allowed to keep/and spend an additional $3.7 billion over the next five years, money that would have been returned to taxpayers under the model.

Between 1995 and 2000 over 111,000 Californians moved to Colorado. I wonder if they took tax and spending ways with them?

Gov. Bill Owens used some pretty big scare tactics to fight for Ref C - read about that here. Shameful.

In unrelated news the citizens of Wyoming, Kansas, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Oklahoma sent a big thank you card to Colorado - seems they're more competitive now. Their tax structures don't look so bad when you consider a $3.7 billion tax increase was just passed.

Despite a serious blow the TABOR fight will move on.

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