Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Poll Shows “Bright Colorado” Losing

As pointed out in a previous blog, “‘Bright Colorado’ Faces Poor Prospect,” the proposed state sales and income tax increase for education – called Bright Colorado Initiative – has dim prospects.  And, a new Democratic robo poll confirms that tax begins with more opposition than support.

The collapse of the economy and growing anger with government makes a November tax increase even less likely.  With it usual smart timing, the teachers union just endorsed the tax increase.  While not a surprise, it’s clear they only reluctantly came to the table, and may still not spend much money.  Recent polls show teachers union support is often a net negative in terms of its affect on the electorate.

What is the education establishment’s motivation for endorsing a long-shot campaign?

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