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September 27, 2007 06:36 PM UTC

Post Editorial On Ritter Business Plan

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  • by: Colorado Pols


The editorial board at The Denver Post apparently finds Republican attacks on Gov. Bill Ritter – made after he announced his business reform plan – as silly as we did. As The Denver Post writes today:

The seven-point economic development package proposed by Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter does a lot more to cut red tape than it does to cut taxes. That’s exactly as it should be.

In fact, the Ritter plan is so logical – and overdue – that Capitol Republicans were reduced to recycling their dislike of Ritter’s property tax freeze to conceal the embarrassing fact that they failed to adopt the same affordable pro-business policies during the long years when they monopolized power in the statehouse.

The two most welcome reforms will eliminate the nettlesome business personal property tax for an estimated 30,400 businesses over the next five years and simplify corporate income taxes. Both reforms will reduce the heavy compliance costs businesses incur for accountants, lawyers and record keeping just to calculate what they owe the tax collectors…

…By simplifying taxes and junking nuisance levies that cost more to collect than they’re worth, Ritter has found a way to stimulate business at little or no net loss in revenue to the state government. The legislature should pass the reform package when it returns in January.

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6 thoughts on “Post Editorial On Ritter Business Plan

  1. ….hopefully he’ll simplify mine too!

    “We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made.” –Mark Twain

    1. Is that you? 

      And what word is that? That nearly every single county in Colorado has de-Bruced because they understand that the republican tax-mantra is insane economic policy? That as Coloradoans, we would rather provide for our children to have a better future, to build a better America, and create a better world, rather than tell them “get lost punk you’re on your own!”

      Are republicans getting the wrod yet?

      1. Blue, are you recommending that free-market capitalism is a theory which has been proven false?

        De-Brucification is the result of the man, not one of the foundations of free-markets–low taxes.

      2. we would rather provide for our children to have a better future,…..”

        Which children are these?
        The fortunate ones that were allowed to be born, and not sucked into a sink.
        What about the ones that were not allowed to even be born because women’s rights are more important to liberals than children lives.

        Talk about hypocritical….

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