TABOR BLUES….Colorado’s Republican governor, Bill Owens, is fighting to overturn his state’s TABOR law, a spending cap that has devastated the state so badly that even the business community now wants to get rid of it. Here’s what Owens says about the law:
“I don’t think it was designed to cripple government,” he said of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR, amendment his state’s voters approved. “This is an unintended consequence.”
Idiot. Of course it was intended to cripple government. That’s why Grover Norquist and Dick Armey and the rest of the tax jihad army are still fighting to keep it around. To them, destruction of state services is a feature, not a bug. They won’t be happy until Colorado and the entire rest of the country look like Mississippi.