Letter to the editor: Time to reconsider?

Posted 2/5/19

Time to reconsider? In the recent article “State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts,” two problem areas are stated: TABOR, Amendment 23, and the Gallagher Amendment; and the …

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Letter to the editor: Time to reconsider?

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Time to reconsider?

In the recent article “State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts,” two problem areas are stated: TABOR, Amendment 23, and the Gallagher Amendment; and the gasoline tax that has not been increased in 28 years.

Looked at in the most positive way, which is assuming a lot, the amendments (TAG) presumed that a formula would be created to take care of the issues of each: taxes, funding for K-12 education and reining in property taxes.  

These three amendments, in the context of their impact on living human beings, simply cannot work together, and probably would not have worked by themselves. Since no one could have predicted the intertwining effects of these three ballot issues, especially since they were not proposed at the same time, and the problems they continue to cause, isn’t that enough grounds to reconsider them? 

Regarding the gas tax, perhaps a consideration that might be acceptable would be a gradual increase in the tax, and consider tying it in with other sources of future revenues.

Ken Valero 

Littleton

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