As we pointed out in our previous post, politicians in Colorado have been quietly supporting state Senator Rollie Heath's effort at increasing taxes in a recession, lacking the guts to publicly endorse the job-killing initiative. If you go to the website for the tax hike campaign, Bright Colorado, you don't see one politician's name, only liberal special interest organizations.
With an independent study showing the five-year, $3 Billion tax hike could kill almost 120,000 jobs in Colorado, it's no wonder politicians have been so skittish about standing proud and tall behind it.
In order to aid Rollie's effort at building his roster of politicians standing with him, we have compiled a list of legislators who can be seen supporting the tax hike in one form or another.
Some joined him at his press conference announcing the first iteration of the initiative, which was a smaller, three-year proposal, while others donated money to Bright Colorado — the issue committee supporting the tax hike initiative. Others have made public statements in support or gathered signatures to get the tax increase on the ballot.
Now that the initiative is on the ballot, it's time for politicians to stop hiding and for the press to get them on the record one way or another. Consider this a gentle shove in the direction of tax hike transparency.
Beth McCann (D-Denver) emailed the Peak
John Kefalas (D-Ft Collins) Newsletter announced Oct 7 fundraiser for Prop 103
Randy Fischer (D-Ft Collins) *See Kefalas newsletter
With the Legislature not in session it's been easier for legislators to hide from taking a public position.
No more tax hike hidey holes.
Who supports raising taxes and killing jobs?
If any politicians are interested in stepping up to the plate and publicly endorsing Proposition 103 you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll gladly add you to the list.