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Re: “Ritter wants to go hard on soft drinks

TABOR has put Colorado's population in a position of having to do this. We want education; We want roads; We want to support our most vulnerable population... But we're not willing to pay for it. Unlike the Fed. Gov't, Colorado cannot simply add the bill to the "credit card" (thank goodness). We're to the point now of having to cut critical services such as funding for housing for developmentally disabled children. TABOR eliminates the ability to raise the funds by conventional means so what are lawmakers to do? The only choices are cut the funding or find some exotic way to get the funding.

Keep in mind... such actions like "cut the pay of all state workers (x) percent" won't raise enough money and has already been done (furlough days). So what do we do? Fine with me if we simply eliminate funding for our schools but then be ready to pay far more to support a bunch of illiterate idiots a decade from now.

Posted by z2 on 01/27/2010 at 9:41 AM

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