"Giving money to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys — it's just not a good idea," Lasee said. "Once you've given people a taste of control over how much money government can take from your pocket, it's hard to give up."

Some lawmakers now say TABOR must be changed to avoid more-painful cuts and preserve basic services.

"We'll be forced to privatize public universities, shortchange our transportation system and throw more folks off the health care rolls," said Rep. Andrew Romanoff, the Democratic House minority leader

Oh, Heaven forbid...

And the implosion begins.