Look at all the people whining when government does the sensible thing and stops spending money it doesn't have.
They just don't get it, do they? The city should raise the taxes on everyone, so they'll move out. The city should tax the businesses, so they'll fail. The city should borrow money and later on borrow more money to pay back the first loan.
But the city should NEVER cut a dime in spending.
The real trick, though, is that we're not getting the whole story. What special projects is that city doing that benefits only the well connected are still in effect? How's their Free Needles For Stupid Addicts Plan going (if they have one)?
I'm betting that the city has tons of savings available in these bull**** projects, but they want to con the taxpayer into accepting the con that "essential" services are going to fail if they don't raise taxes.
California has been doing just that for years, now, and is in the process of doing it again.
awesome article. A Repubs dream come true. Why not just eliminate the Police and Fire Department all together? Hey its not my fault or problem if you get robbed or if your home burns down thats what certain insurance is for..If everyone bought a gun and a pit bull things would be much better..Lights?? Who needs to walk down the roads at night? you should be home. Autos have headlights to help you see where you are driving. Damn if you can't see well enough in the dark you shouldn't be walking around then...
Here's the town's own website: City of Colorado Springs - HOME
Notice that the first thing you see is a rolling set of justifications for city taxes: "you may not have realized this, but the city pays for your police protection....parks....roads...."
Don't most cities and states have laws about expenses not outweighing revenues? I can't even imagine if my city and state didn't have those laws.
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Colorado Springs is dominated by evangelicals and the military (five military installations nearby, including the Air Force Academy). Not exactly a bunch of liberals. If you want that, move down the road a bit to Boulder. Of liberals, they have more than their share.
They don't have the money, they don't have it. I think people would be more open to cuts than this, given the ever constant bitching about over spending by government entities. It's going to get worse before it gets better.. pity the fool that thought the economy hasn't yet bottomed out.. we're nowhere near bottom yet.
Let's see if after these cuts people will stand by their 'cut spending' mantra when asked at the polls if they'd support a raise in sales tax, property tax or any other taxation in order to help "fund" these things that have been taken away and vote NO. People tend to support something only when it doesn't inconvenience them, so we'll see.
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Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.