“If Prop 103 Passes…” Broncos. Outta Here.

Since 2004, interested parties have relied on Colorado Pols for news and insight on Colorado politics and policy matters. Proposition 103 is an education funding initiative on the statewide ballot this November. If passed, Proposition 103 would restore the income and sales tax rates that were in effect in 1999 in Colorado: increasing from 4.63% to 5%, and 2.9% to 3% respectively for five years.

But that’s not all!

The horror.

If Proposition 103 passes, the “crushing burden” of about $2.50 a week in combined higher sales and income taxes per median Colorado family will force the Denver Broncos to leave the Mile High City for a more favorable locale. One of the nation’s biggest media markets, Los Angeles, currently has an opening for an NFL franchise, and the specter of the additional cost of a cup of Starbucks’ coffee for this state’s greedy and avaricious children will be the tipping point for an organization already plagued by lackluster and severely overhyped quarterbacking. Homes along the Front Range painted orange and blue will fall into foreclosure. Oakland Raiders fans, suddenly liberated from their years of secret, forbidden love, will flood the streets of Denver, displaying their usual bad manners and declaring final victory in their long rivalry against Broncos fans…and all because Proposition 103 passed.

What’s that? California’s taxes will still be far higher than Colorado after Proposition 103 passes?

How about Utah, then? The Salt Lake Broncos, folks. It’s in the data!

16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Obvious Alias says:

    Starbucks coffee is way more then $2.60

  2. Pre-game party at my place, I guess?

  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    I wonder which will make the Blue Book. Hope the govs are sending these in

  4. sxp151 says:

    but then I read how it’s just going to be used to buy Starbucks coffee for kids! Now I drink coffee myself, and it helps me work, but really? Kids as young as six needing a caffeine rush just to do their times tables? I’m appalled! I’m shocked! I’m flabbergasted!

    I also don’t read articles very carefully.

  5. Car 31 says:

    Not. Fucking. Funny.

  6. BlueCat says:

    about 103. Pro-103 since the last question was “would you volunteer?” Anybody get any con stuff?

  7. Diogenesdemar says:

    glad to see you finally admit that there’s a potential upside to prop 103 . . . will they take those garish, cheesy “Sports Authority” signs with ’em, too?

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