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LETTER: What is Ref. B really all about?

The mail-in ballots came this week. While reading the candidates' names and the two measures, something occurred to me. The wording of Referred Measure B brought to mind New York Mayor Bloomberg and the proposed ban on big sugary drinks, a true "trial balloon" if ever there was one. It failed to pass this time, but rest assured it'll be back again and again until it passes.

So, that made me wonder if Referred Measure B isn't a trial balloon, too? One attempting to override TABOR with the voters' blessings? Even though all the proposed projects seem worthy, isn't the ultimate goal really the elimination of TABOR? After all, we know politicians have always wanted to have unlimited tax money without accountability.

I've decided to vote "NO" on that one and hope it fails and sends a message. But, rest assured, we'll see it, or something like it, on our ballots again real soon. Wait and see.

That brings to mind another question. If we vote "yes" like they want, and our taxes won't go up, then aren't our taxes too high in the first place?

Al Carley

Grand Junction

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