Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rep. Kent Lambert stays neutral on tax cutting ballot measures

It’s not an endorsement, but Colorado Springs Republican state Rep. Kent Lambert says three ballot measures that would cut taxes and government borrowing may not be so bad.

For Lambert to remain neutral on Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 is quite a statement in a county where his fellow Republicans and other leaders have closed ranks to oppose the measures. The all-Republican El Paso County commission voted to oppose them. Business leaders and top GOP politicians have held rallies in opposition, and the Colorado Springs City Council passed a resolution Tuesday urging the defeat of three measures. Opponents say the meausures would kill 70,000 jobs and virtually eliminate government borrowing for public projects, among other things.

But Lambert, who served on the General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee, says the measures may have an upside.

“There are a lot of attractive things about them,” said Lambert, who is studying the measures and plans to reach a final decision on his position in the coming weeks.  More -

1 comment:

  1. Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 are just fine.

    Remember that telling a politician, either dem or rep, that they can't tax is like cutting of a pig off from the trough. It really irritates the pig.