The Gazette, whose owner is a major backer of C4C, published another editorial/propaganda piece yesterday. How much of the $400M price tag to build the stadium etal is Anschutz going to contribute? Of course, he should pay his "fair share", which I estimate to be about 10%, or $40M. Is Anschutz willing to put his money where his mouth is?
That small group of elites that wants C4C, which includes the property owner, the property developer, business leaders, CVB, and the mayor and his allies, should pay for C4C. Instead, they want US, the taxpayers, to pay for it. WE have not been asked if WE want C4C because THEY know what is best for our city and WE don't. And since El Pomar, another believer, wants a stadium, El Pomar should empty its bank account to help build it.
Issuing bonds is an obligation placed on the taxpayers, and cities can and do go bankrupt when unable to raise the money required to make bond payments. The elites hope that building a stadium/museum complex will produce economic recovery, but it is businesses that provide jobs and prosperity, not stadiums and museums.
Our city and state govt has a legitimate role to perform, which includes public safety, roads, storm water, and reducing regulations and taxes to make our city and state business friendly. It does not include wasting tax dollars to build stadiums. Again, let those elites who want C4C pay 100% of the cost of C4C.
.....and on and on and on. Hightower, for the last 5 years you have been the worlds biggest cheerleader for this mess. Now that it is going south (just like those "racist teabaggers" told you it would) it is now the "racist teabaggers" idea?????? This is pathetic AT BEST! Shame on the Indy for printing such unmitigated drech.
Dobson's book, reincarnated as the USAF Academy training philosophy, appears to be another genesis of the "leader principle" techniques that were popularized in Germany three quarters of a century ago. As such, it needs to be rejected as ultimately unworkable in this society. Why is the present dominionist author working where he has any impact on training our young people who will work for us? We should be training young officers to respect our constitutional foundations, and not respond through fear of authority, providing the lame excuse, "I was just following orders". A critical underlying question is how such a person as Rosebush could get employment where he can impact the minds our young people?
One of the reasons more patrol cars and more fire stations are needed is the endless expansion of Colorado Springs towards Kansas and Nebraska.
Its time we start talking about slow growth initiatives.
No one doubts that an Olympic museum would draw tourists. If proposed on its own it would likely have wide support - with or without RTA funding.
Unfortunately tourists are also not what makes cities thrive - they are what makes them live in the past.
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