Law­mak­ers, too, hide fees

The Denver Post - - OPINION -

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

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