While the beneficiaries of higher government spending want to keep their unlimited access to taxpayers’ wallets, Erik Arneson in Sen. Brightbill’s office got it exactly right: “That is not a recipe for Draconian cuts…. That’s a recipe for smart, controlled, responsible growth. We’re just making it a little bit more difficult to spend above the rate of inflation.”
For more on this labor union-backed “Coalition to Increase Your Taxes,” see this news release from us a few weeks back.
And if you aren’t familiar with our push to limit the growth in state government spending, see the PolicyPoints on Tax & Expenditure Limitations and Spending Limits: Rhetoric, Distortions and Fabrications.
Also, an Op-Ed in today’s Patriot from the “Coalition” would have you believe that spending limits are dead in Colorado. Governor Bill Owens of Colorado dispelled that myth a few weeks back on the very same pages.