Clear The Bench Colorado Director Matt Arnold discusses Colorado Supreme Court role in enabling “Dirty Dozen” tax increase bills on Backbone Radio
Clear The Bench Colorado Director Matt Arnold appeared on Backbone Radio (710AM KNUS) Sunday evening at 6:30 to discuss the role of the Colorado Supreme Court in enabling the “Dirty Dozen” tax increase bills pending final approval in the Colorado Legislature.
ALL of these bills are seeking to exploit an apparent loophole ripped into the Colorado Constitution by last year’s notorious “Mill Levy Tax Freeze” ruling (which didn’t only blindside voters to unconstitutionally increase property taxes, but further undermined TABOR protections) by the Colorado Supreme Court.
Despite the apparent loophole created by the Mullarkey Court’s ruling last year, many (if not most) of the “Dirty Dozen” tax increases are STILL unconstitutional, as they either impose an entirely new tax (requiring prior voter approval) or violate other constitutional provisions (both of TABOR and, in one case, the U.S. Constitution’s 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable searches & seizures). Many (if not most) of these bills will be challenged in court – and (especially if the worst current justices are cleared from the bench in the November 2010 retention elections) the challenges will likely succeed.
Listen to the podcast to hear more about how the Colorado Supreme Court has aided and abetted another assault on your rights – and your wallet.
Become an informed citizen; conduct your own evaluation of the performance of these justices, based on how (and whether) they follow the Constitution and uphold the rule of law. Armed with information, Yes, you can exercise your right to vote “NO” on the four ‘unjust justices’ of the Mullarkey Majority (Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, Nancy Rice, and Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey) who need YOUR approval to continue taking away your constitutional rights: your right to vote on tax increases, your right to defend your home and business from seizure by rapacious governments, and your right to enjoy the benefits of the rule of law, instead of suffering under rule by activist, agenda-driven “justices.” Support Clear The Bench Colorado with your comments (Sound Off!) and your contributions – and vote “NO” on retaining these unjust justices in the upcoming November retention elections!