In 2008, Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute used real-life sock puppets to illustrate his policy points. This year he’s enlisted a domino world record holder to illustrate the negative impact on Colorado jobs of Proposition 103.
But my favorite Proposition 103 video was Kelly Maher’s discovery that petition gatherers were hiding the fact that Prop. 103 is a tax increase. Kelly asks, “a guy lies to me then asks me out–isn’t that backwards?” Well Kelly, not really. That’s the progressive definition of “moving forward.” In fact that seems to be a too common definition of “moving forward” at both the federal and state level. Carol Hedges of Progressive Women of Colorado says Prop 103 is an easy way to provide funding for schools. We’ve already pointed out that Prop 103 provides money for the state general fund, not public education.
Proponents of Prop 103 chose a stop-gap measure. That’s gathering opposition as well as support. The Sterling Journal-Advocate says vote no and get to work on fixing the state constitution. In the midst of persistent unemployment, many voters may be reluctant to tip the next domino on job losses.