The best response to this type of overstep by downtown businesses is to shop elsewhere.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
It is disingenuous to discuss the high sales tax without discussing the extremely low property taxes.
I would much rather see a property tax increase, but there is little chance it would be supported by the developers who own this city.
Though you have a good point Hunter, it would also be silly to complain if after spending $10,000 on a dentist a patient refused to brush their teeth every day and blamed the dentist when other cavities appeared.
Far too many parents neglect their children's education and blame the schools for failure. The biggest predictor of educational achievement is parent involvement.
Only positive feedback? I have heard nothing but mockery about the City for Champions projects. This city would paint a burning house.
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.
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