Today, Democratic state Sen. Andy Kerr will announce his candidacy for CD7, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s seat as Perlmutter is now running for Governor. We thought this might be a good time to remind everyone that Kerr thinks he is more entitled to your money than you are. In fact, he so firmly believes this that he’s suing the state of Colorado to allow the state to keep more of your tax dollars, instead of refunding those dollars to you, where they belong.
The case has not been resolved and is still working its way through the court system, but the crux of the case is that Andy Kerr, represented by liberal U.S. Rep. Diana Degette’s husband Lino Lipinsky, believes that TABOR, or the taxpayer bill of rights, violates a representative government. Has Kerr been a passionate advocate for representative government in the past? No. In essence, he’s searching for any reason to undermine TABOR. Here’s what the Denver Post‘s then-editorial page editor, Vincent Carroll, wrote in 2013 about the case:
“They wish to be the sole authority in Colorado on ‘all questions [my emphasis] of timing, method, nature, purpose, extent, and priority with respect to the imposition of taxes or the appropriation of funds.’
“They say this in a legal brief filed recently in support of a lawsuit urging federal courts to strike down the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights as an unconstitutional infringement on legislative power.”
Wow. Power-grabby much?
So, as Kerr gets up on his pulpit and preaches about wanting to fight for the average Coloradan, just remember who is hurt by his lawsuit. It’s not the super poor, who pay no income tax. It’s not the super rich, who have found ways to appropriately shelter themselves from taxation. It’s the middle class. You know, the ones who Kerr claims to fight for.