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    Re: Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Just finished reading the article .... damn, just damn.


    That place IS in trouble. The kind of cuts they are talking about are going to lead to even fewer revenues down the road. Nobody shops in a scary, dangerous place with bad roads.


    REALLY stupid.
    I was thinking the same thing earlier today actually. These policies are likely going to lead to increased crime and other problems which will drive people and businesses out of the city in the long run. Then, as you say, goodbye tax revenues. I'm all for fiscal conservatism, but one must do it responsibly, not in a mindless hack n' slash manner!
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    Re: Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What is TABOR?
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxpayer_Bill_of_Rights]Taxpayer Bill of Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]


    Don't worry I didn't know either. Google is a God sent at times...

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    Re: Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Yup, everything bad is the illegals' fault.
    Property taxes were voted down.
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    Re: Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many

    I think what we're seeing here is a tendency to believe that basic services like roads and police and parks are just sort of there--they take care of themselves. The connection between taxes and these kinds of services aren't real for lots of people, so they vote down taxes thinking they'll end up paying for welfare queens and over-priced political hacks. Sort of like when people say "keep government out of my Medicare!"

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