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IQ: Does anybody really know what time it is? 

Does anybody really pay attention to all these bonds, mill levies and tax issues? Does anybody really care?

click to enlarge MONIQUE LEE-DRAPER
  • MONIQUE LEE-DRAPER


Monique Lee-Draper
Unemployed
Neighborhood: North Colorado Springs

What is the best tax you've ever voted for? I haven't voted for any.

What should be taxed, but isn't? I would have to say, the extremely wealthy.

Who is the last candidate you felt really good about voting for? Well, I never really felt good about any of the candidates for the presidency. Anybody who stands up for family values, I am for.

Can you name one of your school-board representatives? No, actually I can't. My daughter isn't school age yet, and I know I should be concerned, but at this point, I haven't taken the time.

Who should be elected president next year? George W. Bush.

click to enlarge STEVEN BENWAY
  • STEVEN BENWAY


Steven Benway
Caf worker
Neighborhood: Broadmoor

What is the best tax you've ever voted for? Amendment 3.

What should be taxed, but isn't? The rich. Man, they have all this money. They should be able to pay a lot more than they do.

Who is the last candidate you felt really good about voting for? Nixon, for president.

What's on this November's ballot? I know about 1A, 2B and 2 ... or 1A, 2A ... no, 1A, 1B and 2C, that's about the school.

Can you name one of your school-board representatives? No, my kids are grown up.

Who should be elected president next year? Bruce Willis. I liked him in Die Hard.

click to enlarge JOLIE SALOMONE
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Jolie Salomone
Jeweler
Neighborhood: South Downtown

What is the best tax you've ever voted for? Oh, I think the cigarette tax is good, and they do spread it (the money) around a lot.

What should be taxed, but isn't? The accounting departments that work for the big corporations!

Who is the last candidate you felt really good about voting for? Hmmm ... you got me.

What's on this November's ballot? I've gotten the information in the mail and in the newspaper, and I've just read about Amendment 1, about paying for the road work with the cigarette tax. They have sound arguments, but I'm not agreeing with doing that.

Can you name one of your school-board representatives? No.

Who should be elected president next year? I haven't picked anybody out yet. It's a wait-and-see thing. It's a little funny, I don't think anybody's too serious about it.

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