Letter to the editor: Not the solution

Posted 2/5/19

Not the solution Since his salary and benefits are paid entirely from tax dollars, I am not surprised that the CFO from Colorado State University and others conclude that higher taxes is the only …

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Letter to the editor: Not the solution

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Not the solution

Since his salary and benefits are paid entirely from tax dollars, I am not surprised that the CFO from Colorado State University and others conclude that higher taxes is the only solution for whatever ails Colorado. If higher taxes were the solution, New York, New Jersey and Illinois would not be in much worse shape than Colorado.

Although Gallagher and Amendment 23 add complications, TABOR has been the only legislation that has saved Colorado taxpayers from politicians. Infrastructure and education are always the buzzwords for proposals.

But somehow it’s never enough and it never goes for infrastructure. Last session, the Legislature chose to spend $225 million to shore up PERA and now Polis wants to have full-day kindergarten. These are dollars that could have gone to infrastructure, but politicians chose to reward donors instead. Taxpayer needs are not a factor.

If the companies who will benefit from infrastructure spending want part of the pie, they will have to give more to politicians than public-sector unions, and that’s a tall order.

Mike Eller

Littleton

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