It appears Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston will stop at nothing to raise taxes on Coloradans.
In 2013, nearly two-thirds of Colorado voters rejected a ballot measure from Johnston to increase taxes an eye-popping $1 billion.
Following this overwhelming result, even Colorado Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper was forced to concede that policymakers must prove increased spending is needed before raising taxes.
But, unlike Hickenlooper, Johnston has refused to give up on his tax-hiking crusade. Last week, he released a plan promising to make taxpayers pay more if elected. Instead of accepting the will of the voters, Johnston argues 2020 will be a “wave election” where Coloradans suddenly learn to love higher taxes.
Unfortunately for Johnston, if Colorado voters overwhelmingly didn’t want higher taxes in 2013, then they won’t want them in 2018 or 2020. Johnston’s stubborn refusal to accept this fact shows just how out-of-touch he is with the concerns of the people of his state.