Of Course, I Can't Talk about Anything but the Amendment 66 Billion-Dollar Tax Hike
Blah, blah, blah, the whiny voice said to me. All you ever talk about is Amendment 66! Well, come on. Look. It’s been two days since the last time I wrote about it, but there are even new developments since then. Since it’s Friday afternoon, count yourself fortunate that I’m just going to dish it out in bullet-point fashion:
- The Colorado Commits (to raise a billion dollars in state income taxes) campaign has surpassed $7.7 million in total contributions, more than half of which has come from Colorado teachers unions — the same ones who want to sue to undo the important reforms supposedly being funded by the tax increase
- The Denver Post hosted an informative online debate between pro-66 state senator Michael Johnston and anti-66 Jefferson County school board member Laura Boggs: Listen carefully and take good notes!
- Independence Institute economic guru Linda Gorman yesterday hit the highlights of a new Tax Foundation analysis that finds Amendment 66 would significantly raise taxes on 95 percent of Colorado small businesses, which employ 57 percent of the state’s workers
- A new release on the aptly named Kids Are First website shows that since Colorado adopted the Amendment 23 school funding measure in 2000, the number of K-12 students has grown by 19 percent, the number of teachers 16.5 percent, and the number of administrators by more than 51 percent!
By the way, here’s the chart that makes the last point:
Get educated, and have a great weekend!