It is unfortunate that house shown in the paper article was not necessarily a good representation of poverty stricken areas nor a neighborhood that has felt the effects of the economic downturn. In fact that house has been in a dilapidated state for almost 20 years and is almost unsalvageable, which is unfortunate for that neighborhood in its own right.
I find my new home city, Seattle, very prosperous and the citizens work for common welfare, not to separate themselves to flaunt their freedom.
If this is what class warfare looks like, it looks like the wealthy won. The yahoos will still vote for the GOP'er, to their own detriment and against their own best interests.
CO Springs Indy @csindependent
"Move to higher ground if water is approaching"? Really, we're not new to this flooding thing.
Then please explain why we kept seeing cars driving through areas they shouldn't have the other day and CSFD routinely has to perform water rescues during flooding.
Some might say that the Organizers of the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent are interfering with the incline enthusiasts.
The BLM will rubber stamp anything Fort Cartoon wants to do in spite of crashing on Almagre which could start a fire that burns the town to the ground. When the Broadmoor promotes LAMEborn it's Anschutz telling us how to vote and when the GAGzette tries a paywall for people to comment it's more cowardice to stop the critics after they tried facebook login and found that many more critics had a facebook account than the violent shills that ruined their comment section. They actually had a policy that no groups could comment even if they had a facebook page and CSaction was the only group commenting. Cowards afraid of the truth.
The problem with attracting companies through tax breaks, is other cities offering bigger tax breaks to pull them away. The race to the bottom is a losing proposition.
One of the biggest problems with the Colorado Springs economy is having all of its eggs in the DOD basket. War is not a jobs program. Eventually, every war comes to an end and the soldiers go home. Colorado Springs acted like the defense spending would never end and expanded way beyond its means.
The Army pay range is from the official site and is what the base told us to use. But that's interesting and I'll keep it in mind. There was certainly no intention to mislead anyone.
J. Adrian Stanley
I live in Stratton Meadows, and I consider myself to be part of the fastest growing class, the working poor. My husband and I are both educated and employed. While our salaries have remained flat for the past few years, we struggle to find better career opportunities. We barely make ends meet, but least we have a nice view.
"E1-E4, with less than two years' experience, make between $18,378 and $23,994 annually."
This is misleading, hopefully not intentionally. Only an E1-E4 who lives on post and does not have to pay for rent or groceries makes this little. Housing and subsistence allowances, which are income tax free, double the take home pay of the E1-E4 troops, thus moving them above the poverty line. It is misleading to quote only base pay when discussing military compensation.
This sounds like another rubber stamp procedure masquerading as an independent study.
Colorado Springs is a beautiful city, but businesses don't care how beautiful a city is. They want tax breaks and infrastructure. It's a shame that the city planners are so incompetent as to mismanage economic growth. At one time MCI was one of the largest employers with high tech salaries. The city had HP, Agilent, Intel, MCI, and several IT contract companies that provided benefits and high income jobs. Now it has very little in the area of supportable incomes, but at least you can get a Starbucks at the mall.
Very simply, Colorado Springs has suffered as good paying, middle of the road education jobs have left the area. If City Council pounds the final nail into the coffin of The Drake poweplant ending reasonable energy, away go all hopes of ever regaining in this sector.
Jobs increases in food and service are great, except that they will never replace what was lost. And when no one can afford to eat out, bye-bye more jobs. It's time to get smart.
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