Thursday, May 11, 2006

Support for TEL

As I noted on Right Angle Blog, Colorado Gov. Bill Owens, writing for The Buckeye Institute, sets the record straight on Colorado's Tax Payer Bill of Rights (TABOR) -- and Ohio's Tax and Expenditure Limitation (TEL) amendment:

As Ohioans debate government spending limits, some may be misled by those who claim Colorado's spending limit law was so bad that it has been repealed.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Our Tax Payer Bill of Rights (TABOR) is still in place and it still limits government growth to reasonable, prudent levels that allow our state's public and private sectors to be strong and productive.

And, I am amused by TEL opponents who say our TABOR was 'harmful' and caused 'headaches' for our citizens. Colorado is a prosperous, growing state. Ohio TEL opponents who suggest otherwise and then blame our spending limit are twice wrong.

NOTE: Also from The Buckeye Institute; Learn more about TEL!

Jefferson said "When the government fears the people, there is Liberty."

Judging by the howls from the Lt. Governor, mayors, school superintendents, county commissioners and other politicians against the TEL's simple premise that people should determine how much taxes they can afford, liberty is alive and well in Ohio.

Buckeye Institute President David Hansen is helping citizens (and politicians) learn the facts about Ohio's tax and spend policies and how the TEL can put voters in charge of the public purse again.

The coming schedule for his remarks on the TEL includes:

Columbus Regional Chamber of Commerce; May 15, 1:30 PM Columbus

Mid-Ohio Regional Policy Commission; May 18, 1:30 PM Columbus

The Solon Republican Club; May 18, 7:00 PM Solon

Ohio Board of Regents University Trustees Conference; June 6, Columbus

Ohio Manufacturers' Association; June 7

Please call the Buckeye Institute or email us at dhansen@buckeyeinstitute.org for more information on any of these events (not all are open to the public).

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