Essays

COMMENTS AGAINST D-11 TAX HIKE ISSUE 3E

D-11 lost its 2016 election for a $15 million tax increase, and more later. It also lost its demand for a $390 million debt repayment plan for “safety concerns.” Have they fixed their phony “safety” issues? No. D-11 now wants a $42 million yearly tax hike for pay raises, growing in future years! They didn’t get the voter’s message in 2016 and want to badger us each year, to wear us down. They want more money from struggling families. They get 70% of the average property tax bill, but it’s “not enough.” It’s never enough.

 

COMMENTS AGAINST COUNTY BALLOT ISSUE 1A

The politicians want $15 MILLION more of your tax money. What’s worse, they want you to let them ignore the state constitution (which they swore to uphold) to get ANOTHER $15 MILLION each year FOREVER! That is illegal. The state constitution is not by local option. Local money grabbers cannot change state law, even with a local vote.

 

COMMENTS AGAINST CITY BALLOT ISSUE 2A

Here they go again! City Hall imposed $45 million in illegal rain taxes, 2007-2009. Citizens petitioned to end it (issue 300). City Hall arrested petitioners (acquitted in a jury trial!) Voters strongly rejected the rain tax. City Hall never refunded its illegal $45 million. Multiple corrupt acts—stealing tens of millions, arresting a known tax fighter who opposed them, lying to voters, and now hoping voters will forget the facts.

 

COMMENTS AGAINST RTA ISSUE 5B

The ballot title says the existing RTA tax is 0.55%; it is 1.00%, 80% higher. Like El Paso County, RTA offers to “fix” I-25 north. Our $10 MILLION may be 2% of the total cost of this state and federal job. It is $10 MILLION “at any time;” does that mean every year? Does it mean $10 MILLION of the yearly budgets is not spent for many years to come, until the state and federal government finally start the widening of I-25?