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  • The big winner tonight is… TABOR!

    The big winner tonight is… TABOR!0

    • June 27, 2018

    As I’m watching the numbers roll in tonight from Colorado’s primary elections, I just had to tell you what the news might not pick up on, even if they noticed it. The big winner in tonight’s Republican Primary is our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. You might recall last year several weak-kneed Republicans in the state

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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 10-4-17

    Caldara’s Newsletter 10-4-170

    • October 4, 2017

    After years of standing firm, my daughter used her super-powers of daddy-manipulation, and, well, I caved. We now have a dog. I’m pretty sure it thinks its name is “No!” But get this, it came with the name “Gary.” Gary? Who names a dog Gary? Now when it gets out of the yard I’ll be running around the neighborhood yelling, “Gary! Gary!” like my gay boyfriend just ran out on me (not, not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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  • House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?

    House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?0

    • March 7, 2017

    Increasing state spending as population grows assumes that larger populations require more government services. This may not always be the case, but it at least refrains from taxing people simply because they work harder.

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  • Why date rapists hate TABOR

    Why date rapists hate TABOR0

    • February 28, 2017

    by Jon Caldara The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights does NOT limit tax and spending. In fact, TABOR allows Colorado governments, all 3,700 of them, to rake in and keep unlimited amounts of money and heap unlimited amounts of debt upon your children. It requires you merely be asked first. That’s it. Ask first. You won’t

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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 09-27-16 “The conservative argument against Amendment 71”0

    • September 27, 2016

    As someone who has dedicated their career to limiting government and protecting the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, I wanted to share the conservative case against Amendment 71 – what we’re calling “Rig the Bar.” Here is my op-ed that was originally published in the Colorado Springs Gazette and later on Complete Colorado. ———————————————- Do you

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  • Two Decades of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR)

    Two Decades of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR)0

    • May 23, 2016

    Over two decades have passed since Colorado voters adopted The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in 1992. TABOR allows government spending to grow each year at the rate of inflation-plus-population. Government can increase faster whenever voters consent. Likewise, tax rates can be increased whenever voters consent. This Issue Paper analyzes TABOR’s effect on state government spending and taxes by examining three decades: The 1983-92 pre-TABOR decade; the first decade of TABOR, 1993-2002; and the second decade, 2003-12. The final decade included the largest tax increase in Colorado history, enacted as Referendum C in 2005. Decade-2 was also marked by increasing efforts to evade TABOR by defining nearly 60% of the state budget as “exempt” from TABOR.

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