When voters read the blue book explaining the ballot initiatives this November it’s safe to assume they won’t all be engrossed to the end. In all likelihood most probably won’t read past the first sentence. After all, the Pew Center on the States found it takes a PhD level education to fully grasp the language.
All of which is to say the billion dollar tax increase is screwed.
To understand why, you simply have to look at the language voters will be reading when they receive their ballots.
Here’s the language voters saw about Prop 103 in 2011, which lost 63-37:
And, per Floyd Ciruli, here is the language that voters will see on their ballot this year:
It’s all really simple. If voters rejected an annual income tax increase of $536.1 million by a substantial 2-1 margin only two years ago, who in their right mind expects voters to pass double that amount?
It's been for the kids over the last 40 years, spending has tripled and student performance scores – math, science, writing are flat lined…..
7 counties in Colorado with unemployment >19%, income tax increase between 8-27% hmmmmm, what's wrong with this picture….let's raise the expectations of our school system to utilize the money they have now, rather then raise our taxes!
Not the Dems, who lead the democrats around, pouring shots of Kool-Aid to get the sheeple to vote for them. They are totally ruinning the state. Oops, should I have typed running?
they think if they say "its for the kids" people will vote for it.
The Democrats are bona-fide idiots.
Because Morse and Giron arrogant narcisists.
A total waste of time, effort, and Colorado taxpayer money. Why is this fool allowed to have pen and paper? He should not be allowed to handle sharp objects!