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No, no, no

Dear Editor:

A fellow parent at my daughter’s school wrote a letter to the editors of local papers supporting a ballot issue that we all have the opportunity to vote NO on in November. I would like to respond to Bronwyn Anglin and state that the information that she derived is simply wrong. Here is why:

Amendments 60, 61 and 101 will create a $4.2 billion state deficit, with no plan to deal with it. They cut school taxes in half, and eliminate any practical means for communities to build basic infrastructure, and will eliminate 73,000 private sector jobs in transportation, health care and construction.

The bottom line on 60, 61 and 101 is that if you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, you want to vote NO. If you care about jobs in Colorado or are looking for one yourself, you want to vote NO. If you drive a car on highways, use the telephone, sometimes need a hospital, think prisons are useful when necessary, or appreciate sanitation and flood-control projects, you want to vote NO. Otherwise, vote yes, but your neighbors will not be very happy.

Doug Leibinger

Basalt