I have good news and bad news. The good news is that our income tax cut, Proposition 116, made the ballot and the opposing progressive tax hike did not. The bad news is that our success has ignited a fury from big government Progressives, and they’re using every weapon at their disposal to ensure our failure on the November ballot.
When Senator Jerry Sonnenberg and I worked together to launch Proposition 116 (previously Initiative 306 before making the ballot), a modest income tax cut for ALL taxpayers, we did it for two reasons: 1) Coloradans deserve a tax cut to make up for the countless tax increases we have experienced without our consent, and 2) we wanted to offer voters an alternative to Initiative 271, a $2 billion income tax increase.
We have worked too hard to let the Progressives steal this victory from us when we are so close to turning their $2 billion hike into a tax cut! We need to educate voters about the need to rein in taxes. Please contribute right now HERE.
With a massive grassroots effort in support of our initiative, we were able to secure nearly 200,000 signatures, easily qualifying us for the ballot. This groundswell of support from our friends and donors has given citizens the opportunity to vote themselves a tax cut on election day. However, it’s going to take the same kind of support to cross the finish line and pass the measure this November, if not more.
That’s because the opposition is working overtime to confuse voters and make sure our measure fails. They’ve even tried to convince Governor Polis to reverse his support for the tax cut. You might have heard some of their lies:
“This is just a tax cut for the rich.” “This measure will hurt the vast majority of Coloradans.” “The state can’t afford to lose any more money.” “Proposition 116 will rob funding from our schools and roads!”
We have to combat the opposition’s deceptive message and help Coloradans keep a little more of their own money during these difficult times. Equally important, a tax cut will pump more dollars into the private economy to bring back jobs and hasten the recovery.
We don’t have much time left. The election is a mere month away, which means Independence Institute has to educate voters NOW.
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We can’t let the Left take this victory from us.