Anti-tax advocates yesterday hailed the end of Referendum C, calling the timeout from TABOR rebates a "cowardly" move backed by voters five years ago and pushed by "spending bullies."
Fiscal conservatives gathered at the Capitol yesterday where they celebrated the end of Ref C, a 2005 voter-approved initiative that suspended a tax limit set by the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights for five years to fund health care, public education and transportation projects. The timeout ended June 30th.
Stalwart supporters of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to cheer the expiration of Referendum C, the measure voters approved in 2005 that imposed a five-year timeout from taxpayer refunds under TABOR.
The merriment was led by Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, which favors government spending limitations like TABOR. Other groups represented Tuesday included the Colorado Union of Taxpayers, Mothers Against Debt, Americans for Prosperity and the National Taxpayers Union.