Doug Robinson on Budget & Economy
Problems should be fixed by spending less, not raising taxes
When it comes to major state issues, Robinson said the state's roads need a major fix--but he opposes a statewide sales tax hike put forward by his own party's legislative leaders. Instead, he believes the state can find money in the existing budget--
a move Democratic lawmakers suggest would lead to significant cuts in education, public safety and health care. "Our budget is a mess," he said. "I fundamentally think we don't have a revenue problem--we have a spending problem."
Source: Denver Post on 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race
, Apr 25, 2017
Use our budget more effectively, instead of raising taxes
Q: What do you want to do about Colorado's budget?
A: Many people say we need to raise taxes, we need to have more resources. And as I've studied this, Colorado spends more per capita than almost all of our surrounding states.
Wyoming is an exception, because of their small population and their industries and so forth. But to me, it's not that our state budget isn't big enough. It's looking at how we're spending it.
Source: Westword.com on 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race
, Apr 25, 2017
State budget is a mess; improve it by cutting spending
Robinson is yet another candidate with business experience who touts his status as an outsider in Colorado politics. A recently-retired investment banker, Robinson played a key role in running the anti-recreational marijuana lobbying group
Smart Colorado. When it comes to the issues facing Colorado, Robinson told the Denver Post he'd focus on the state budget, which he called "a mess" and wants to improve by cutting spending.
Source: Colorado Times-Recorder on 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race
, Apr 17, 2017
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