Skip to comments.OOPS: Tax Hike Signature Campaign Needs Line-by-Line Review of Petitions
Posted on 08/17/2013 6:39:27 AM PDT by george76
The campaign to raise income taxes by a billion dollars a year hit a major snag on their path to the ballot today, with Secretary of State Scott Gessler announcing his offices review of a random sample of tax hike petition signatures did not meet the threshold for approval.
Now the tax hike campaign will have to have all 165,706 signatures they submitted reviewed line-by-line.
Based on the 5% random sample reviewed by Gesslers office, the tax hike petition gatherers had a validity rate of 56% a far, far cry from the 97% validity rate seen in the Giron recall.
This is especially embarrassing for the tax hike campaign considering they paid a Washington, DC firm Fieldworks over $500,000 to get this done.
(Excerpt) Read more at coloradopeakpolitics.com ...
Its no surprise that an out-of-touch Washington, DC firm paid over half a million dollars to date struggled to properly collect signatures to put a billion dollar tax increase on the ballot in Colorado, said Compass Colorado Executive Director Kelly Maher. When you have East Coast and special interests entering the state to try to impose their will on Colorados families, the result will never be a good one.
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It was just a consulting job for them. Messing it up means they’ll get to bill some more cleaning up the mess they made.
Yeah, those DC firms are notorious for needing “change orders” to fix problems. Usual this is where the real profit comes from.
Cheaters gotta cheat...
If the parents and grandparents don't care or don't value education, then the children will not. It is that simple.
That is why America is falling behind and throwing billions of dollars at it won't help.
Take any of America's economic competitors: China, Japan, India, Asia,... they all strongly encourage their students to do well in school. Actually, it is highly competitive and only the select few move on to higher education and even fewer find jobs. I imagine the families of the students encourage this as well. It is this drive that makes the difference. Not billions of dollars.