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Re: “Gazette reportedly lays off newsroom employees

Whiny Wayne Laugsen bills himself as the 'op-ed' board. Must be lonely up there in Gazette tower, eh, Wayne?

Posted by choe on 04/27/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

People here are making a lot of assumptions that Trump doesn't pay taxes, like any successful business person he pays what he is legally obligated to. If you don't like it, change the laws. Rachael Maddow tried to make sensationalist news by revealing one year of his taxes returns that ended up showing he did indeed pay his fair share at a higher tax rate than most in his income bracket. Maybe the people here don't do their own taxes or even pay taxes because you would know if you did that there is no real information that would be revealed in a tax return. The financial statements that Trump has disclosed reveals a much broader and more pertinent scope of information. Trump supporters are obviously the Winners, and because of them everyone will end up benefiting from a new approach in our federal government that will finally be for the people, not the career politicians. People need to quit forming opinions based on 10-second news clips on the evening news and start listening to the facts, you will be amazed.

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Posted by marjies on 04/27/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “City for Champions hits snags, generates controversy

"The study also reported the stadium and arena would cost $74 million to build. State RTA money would provide $14.35 million, operating income revenue bonds could add another $10.7 million, and local incremental tax money, $21 million, the study said. That leaves a $28 million funding gap."

It's deceptive to the core and frankly a lie for Suthers to say the shortfall is only $28 million. First of all, the plan approved by the State puts the cost at $93 million. Even if the cost went down since 2013 (very unlikely as construction costs have skyrocketed), the 21 million in "local incremental tax money" is also taxes collected as City sales and property tax and then diverted from the general fund that pays for things like public safety, roads, stormwater and parks. And that's all in today's dollars--add the cost of financing planned for C4C (a factor of 2.38) and we're up to $117 million in payments made by local taxpayer dollars on top of the $27 million in state taxpayer dollars that should be funding things like widening I25.

Keep your eyes open, Colorado Springs--your duping and double cross radar should be on full gain and pointed toward City Hall and the City Administration Building and Tejon Street. The City hasn't officially cancelled the stadium project with the State and still has an obligatory agreement to build one unless they do so.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 04/27/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

One other thing Jack if those folks that are not paying taxes to finance a war are selfish and anti American. Where does guys like Trump fit in? Hes got millions and is not paying so in your mind does that make our President anti American?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

Hear is my take. For years we have heard about the low income folk not paying taxes. They get all those services for nothing. Remember? Horrible people taking advantage of the Government and the honest taxpayer. Yet here is a very wealthy person doing the same thing only with millions and while running for the highest office in this land called it smart to do exactly the same only 20 times larger. Dont you think its just a bit of a double standard not to hold him accountable?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “City for Champions hits snags, generates controversy

In addition to using taxpayer dollars to pay for the bridge, tax dollars will also be needed to build the parking garage adjacent to the Olympic museum, a garage that will lie under Jenkin's proposed skyscraper condo building. Giving developers tax dollars to help them build condos and whatever in urban renewal areas, tax dollars that are in addition to paying millions for infrastructure for their developments are, regardless if it's legal, a misappropriation of public funds. Using tax dollars for economic development results inevitably in needing to raise taxes to pay for roads, parks, fire and police, etc, since the dollars intended for these vital govt functions was given to the developers. A truly visionary developer will find a way to make his dream schemes happen without fleecing the citizens, many of whom have no interest in living in or "revitalizing" downtown.

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/city…

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Posted by curious on 04/27/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

the grabber in chief is a con artist scammer and always has been. he will screw over anybody and everybody to make a buck. he has been sued for this countless times... he just settled a $25 million dollar scam for his fake university. he has a long history of screwing the little guys on his big projects then sicking his big law firms on them so he can pay them less than they agreed on. why anyone would trust this scumbag is beyond me. show me the tax returns and then we can judge why he is giving so many tax breaks to the rich and greedy. if he and much of his family doesn't end up in prison our system is badly broken.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/27/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Reader: Who cares how much taxes Trump paid!

We care Jack. We have a liar in chief , a twit who twitters , and you say "fix my country" , he is destroying it bit by bit. Looks like we are headed for another useless unneeded war. About to give his family and cabinet members a $9billion dollar tax break just on the death tax alone. All he has done is promote family interests/businesses since he's been in. Jack you are a Trump supporter = LOSER !!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 04/27/2017 at 4:26 AM

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