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This was aired last night on CBS.

Want folks to look around, many don't especially a certain group on the extremes of any type of reality they make up their own, or they want but want it all for free, at all that's there for you and you use or if needed will use or is done for you, think pulling possible dangerous food products off your market shelves and more, much more.

Fervently anti-tax Colorado Springs, facing crisis, weighs new taxes

August 14, 2012 - The voters of Colorado Springs had a choice three years ago: raise taxes or live with fewer services. They chose dark highways, overgrown parks, and municipal layoffs.

The lights are back on now and the parks look better. But new Mayor Steve Bach is still worried.

Take those overgrown parks and the municipal layoffs, people working for you so you don't have to maintain but can use or them streetlights help in the dark of night in many ways, then think of the oh so much more, used and not thought about while doing so.

You give into the kitty, hey we can't help ya get raises for your hard work and dedication that builds experience and innovation from ya, we're in the same sinking boat, and that little bit given is kicked back to ya in spades and then some.

That crisis is rooted in the way the city raises revenue. More than half its $230 million annual budget is funded by sales taxes -- an unreliable source of money in a volatile economy.

"We've lost close to $30 million a year in revenue here" because people are spending less, Bach said.

City Hall has already privatized grounds-keeping, brought in the YMCA to run the pools, and trimmed non-emergency police services. Now the mayor is considering shrinking public transit.

"We're going to have to live with less services from the government," he said.

Now think about the above, the mayor has a solution.
"We're going to have to come together as citizens and provide more of what we want."
Just like the good ole days before we now here were even born, way before, great sounding isn't it, communities coming together and doing for everyone. Really? You probably can get established groups like the YMCA to run them pools, but for free, doubt it for very long. Or how about that privatized grounds keeping, think also of the war against possible illegal  immigrants an not the employers who hire them, look around again and who do you see doing this type of work in most area's of the country. And what about them first contracts and the looks good deal, wait till they run out and need resigning or rebidding and continuing into the future as those privatized cost rise. Will, by that time, those contractors have good friends already within the government branches and scheme's with to short list the bidding process or even rubber stamp the new costly no bid contracts.

How about other groups like lets say church groups or boy scouts or whatever volunteering their time and labor to take on community needs for a better living experience. At first, but that will be short lived, it will be probably highly accepted by those participating, more then likely even fun, but as they give of their labors and time for free they start looking around and seeing the rest of the community using from the fruits of their labors givin and start realizing them using aren't seen doing with them or in any other area where the few have volunteered, don't forget folks used to have jobs and got paid and they enjoyed doing so the rest of the community didn't have to as they did their own work in the private or public sectors and enjoyed what the community offered in their off time, they and their families.

Then of course the not often or ever used but known that that help or need for was once there, from the Society as a whole, State or Federal, happens to be needed, what then.

Colorado Springs no different from many other cities and towns, if not for a once in a generation calamity: the June wildfires that swept through Colorado.

The fires were the worst in decades and the recovery could cost the city millions, putting even more financial strain on the budget.

Only the voters can approve new taxes in Colorado Springs. It's a long shot in this conservative town -- but even the no-new-taxes mayor is having second thoughts.

That's what taxes are about, each contributes, and gets plenty in the returns for those contributions.

Nobody likes paying taxes especially in the past couple of decades where wages are stagnant or low or if raises given they're few and far between as well as usually small. Or in loo of raises benefits are added, or possible bonuses if company had a profitable year thus showing a respect for your contribution to the growth of the company you work for and a sharing in the fruits of that work.

If the wealthy, investors and corporate entities aren't contributing a fair share guess who gets the bill for all they need, like infrastructure, just to stay in maintaining and gaining, for the past couple of decades we've been paying those bills as the sharing from the top has dwindled to the trickle.

In the programs often talked about and the many others it isn't that they're growing more costly only because the few want more it's the problems within that our hired representatives refuse to fix and if fixed cost tons to do so rather then costs of just maintaining or keeping up with the times, they would save money then, they get their campaign contributions from the receivers, the more reaped from the problems the more in contributions the peoples? representatives get to maintain their jobs.

Here's the video report:

The reagan capitalism has failed big time, started here it spread and that spread nearly destroyed other regions on this planet, still could, the collapsing and fighting to maintain the failed economic policies hasn't yet finished being played out!

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  •  As I Watched This Last Night, (6+ / 0-)

    And have already pretty much understood my whole life, the thoughts just started flooding my hard drive between the ears, they're over flowing it now coming and going.

    There's way too much wrong in the direction we've been going, especially from a certain political party, or they still use the labels of but they disappeared a couple of decades ago, seen very clearly with the previous administration and their congresses.

    And not long ago, though yet to be perfect, the direction we hard been on that I grew up in and into till some thirty years back when it started stagnating then reversing.

    We stopped build for a better tomorrow for the next generations a long time back and I doubt we can reverse the damage done, hopefully they will but it certainly won't be easy.

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:04:25 AM PDT

  •  Think Ya Pay Too Much In Taxes (0+ / 0-)

    Wait till ya get the actual bills because the community pot isn't there to give back more then you pay into so the costs will be individually personalized as you use or need!

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:15:52 AM PDT

    •  Oh (0+ / 0-)

      And them bills and fee's you'll be personally paying the costs of will be coming from them lower wages you're now making or soon will be, them bottom lines haven't risen enough for the greedy yet, their hunger only grows after it had already started. The race is between them on whom gets the most!

      You lose!!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:27:24 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Wonder if these 'conservatives?' (0+ / 0-)
    The fires were the worst in decades and the recovery could cost the city millions
    Think? that their 'conservative?' brothers and sisters in that state or the federal government are going to rush to their aid after what's already been done because of the fires, like putting them out, so the community doesn't need to foot the bill, good luck!!

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:33:51 AM PDT

    •  That which is already done, Rightly So, (0+ / 0-)

      As to the help needed because of the fires, adds to the deficits everybody has, the city, the state and the federal government!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:40:05 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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