Joe Springs 
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Everything (over the years) from the mundane to the severely political. Some small expertise in Labor-Management, chess, athletics, history, the arts, computers, and unwanted advice.

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Re: “Bach to business

I want to congratulate Pam Zubeck on a very professional job of relating the facts about the past of Richard Bach.

"Tired of the Mud": You call this article "tripe", in typical right wing "kill the messenger" fashion. Trouble is, this messenger did a great job of exposing this sleazebag for what he is. Thanks for that, Pam.

Posted by Joe Springs on 04/21/2011 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Bach to business

TFBR: Maybe you are not seeing Colorado springs because of all the buildings...

This CIty Government, and especially this County government, have been, to say the least, "friendly" to the cause of the builders and developers ever since I've been here, and certainly before that.

Why? Because builders and developers have used their money to place these politicians in office, that's why! Nor'wood developersspent over $800,000 to get the strong mayor provision passed, and you had BETTER believe they will now want one of their own elected, namely Bach.
Mr. Skorman will be a friend to the business community, of course, but at least he won't be bought and paid for by one or two developers!

Let me ask you this: Would "Strong Mayor" Bach use the power of his office to lessen his own taxes, make land areas available to him and his friends, and ijncrese the influence the developers already have on decisions made in council? You'd better believe he will!

It's time to STOP electing bought-and-paid-for politicians, and vote for a man who has conclusively demonstrated that he is for the good of our community. That wiould be RICHARD SKORMAN.

Posted by Joe Springs on 04/21/2011 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Separate paths in journalism

So Ralph, you're not really accusing the Gazette of being biased in its reporting, are you?

Good heavens, next you'll be declaring Pike's Peak to be a "high mountain".

Posted by Joe Springs on 04/21/2011 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Bach to business

So, TFBR, you're saying that Bach is a martyr? That he's like Jesus Christ?

Sounds to me like he's the ultimate jerk, just based on the documented evidence of his trying to screw his ex-wife's family. Then he goes ahead and marries into another developer family!

If I were his current wife, I would beware!

Posted by Joe Springs on 04/21/2011 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Good banking reform gone bad, very bad

Let's try putting this regulatory reform process into strict perspective.

Household wealth was reduced by 14 TRILLION DOLLARS ($46,000 for every man, woman, and child in this country) during the Great Recession of 2007-2010, which was obviously caused 100% by the greed and indiscretion of Wall Street.

Mr. Hightower echoes the ultra-right Wall Street Journal in attempting to discredit the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act. The main tenet of this bill, to create an agency which would prevent a financial disaster of such huge scale from repeating in the future, is laudable in its essence, mainly because of its mandated bipartisan independence.

Nit-picking the creation of this agency in the face of such losses is not constructive.

I support a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency, and so should every citizen.

Posted by Joe Springs on 04/30/2010 at 6:01 PM

Re: “It's debatable: Style proves biggest divide as Dems square off

There is one significant difference between Romanoff and Bennet. Bennet takes contributions from large corporations and Romanoff doesn't.
The difference between either of these two candidates and Norton/Buck is that Norton/Buck are owned by the big corporate interests, as is the Republican National Committee.
I agree with Lee Milner: whoever the Democrats send up for the Senate, I'm for.

Posted by Joe Springs on 04/30/2010 at 5:22 PM

Re: “The pros and cons of a strong mayor for Colorado Springs

My first concern about a change in City Government is the prospect of a disproportionate increase in influence by big money interests. Centralizing governing power in a single individual also means that these interests can maximize their political power by channeling campaign funds into ONE candidate's campaign.
Just as important is the idea of strengthening the Council's fiduciary powers to create a checks-and-balances effect. Our City Council represents the citizens of Colorado Springs, and thus the Council's political power must not be allowed to be washed away by a strong mayor.

Thank you for your time.

Posted by Joe Springs on 04/30/2010 at 4:25 PM

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