I haven’t had enough personal interest to write about the TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights) movement. Luckily, Talking Taxes is there to discuss TABOR in Kansas, pointing out that:
when you allow revenues only to grow with population and inflation, you’re pretty much asserting that the current levels of spending are just right and are not likely to ever change.
Given that the legislature is under a court order to raise school spending substantially next year, that assumption is clearly flawed.
Talking Taxes writes:
It’s hard to imagine that there will ever be a time and place when a government knows that it is adequately funding current needs and will never face new spending needs that would force overall public spending higher – but if such a place exists, it sure isn’t Kansas.
It also isn’t Colorado, where a movement is growing to repeal the TABOR amendment they passed a few years back.