The Denver Post
Lawmakers, too, hide fees
Re: “Colo. consumers are getting hit with hidden fees,” March 2 commentary
Kudos to Phil Weiser for reining in deceptive price structuring by CenturyLink. Now, if he could do the same thing with our politicians in Colorado who do the same thing. They call everything a fee to get around TABOR (Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights) law.
Tim Fitzgerald, Denver
While I agree with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser about the evolving fee-happy spree spreading across businesses, I don’t want our government excluded from his admonition. My new car came with 13 undisclosed “fees” from various government bureaucracies totaling about $171.
Then we have the current legislature considering raising the gas tax by imposing a “fee” (thus avoiding a TABOR vote).
As long as he’s using Consumer Protection Week to uncover deceptive pricing practices, I think he needs to look inward.
Stephen Holben, Lakewood