The following sentence appears in an Associated Press story in the Coloradoan today:
Because of Colorado’s Byzantine tax laws, the recreational pot taxes can’t be levied until voters again sign off on them.
Get it? The left wing AP considers it “Byzantine” that Colorado voters have a say before their taxes are raised. In the liberal mind, the little people are not supposed to have that right.
“Byzantine” is a word generally used to denote something unnecessarily complicated and arduous. It is also sometimes used to say something is devious or underhanded. That’s about how liberals think of the people having the right to vote on whether their taxes are raised. In a “people’s Republic” the people have no say in anything.