Even though no proposal has been put forward and the Study Committee has not finished it’s work, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial page has seen fit to attack the very concept of statutory limitations on government growth:
The problems with TABOR legislation are obvious. It is a very blunt policy weapon that makes more subtle approaches impossible. The costs of some state services — health care, for example — typically increase faster than inflation. Some segments of a state’s population grow faster than others and require more costly services. A simple formula based on overall inflation and total population growth cannot account for all budget necessities.
What “subtle approaches” does the AJC propose? Obviously none as they call for higher spending on education, health care, criminal justice and human services. I’m not surprised the AJC’s left-leaning editorial page would criticize an attempt to reign in run-away government spending, I just thought they would wait until an actual proposal came forth. Perhaps they are worried such a proposal would have broad support?