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"I still believe (we) need to afford lower income owners and renters a place in Steamboat. Otherwise our economy will suffer far higher costs than this housing would cost."
Again, why should anyone have to subsidize and not the employers? Smacks of government forced redistribution of weath to me.
The way I see it, it is either a government sponsored charity or government subsidation of the private sector.
Also, could you elaborate on those quantifiable economic costs please?
Yum, a Cuban coffee...
9 reasonable people, other than me, judged him. He even got to select those 9.
I am now done with you and your prose.
Have a great and safe weekend and please keep your version of morality at a level where it doesn't impact me or my family's well being and I will do the same for you and yours.
Wall could have defended himself by demanding a witnessed blood test.
Morality has nothing to do with it friend. Its a law based on studies showing physical impairment. He was convicted of violating the people's law. If you don't like the law, feel free to stump for a change. If you don't like the way our jury system is set up, work for change.
If he is innocent, then I hope he appeals and wins. If he can't prove his innocence in the future then he will have to live with the fact that he made a terrible decision not to cooperate when he was given a chance.
End of story.
Why should developers carry this burden? Aren't they just building to what the market will bear? It is the consumer that sets demand, not the builders. Why shouldn't businesses that need employees adjust their wages to allow employees the ability to live within a reasonable distance from their work place. If the businesses fail, then the customers will have determined that the service or good was not needed locally or at that price. Healthy competition and business evolution no? If the loss of these goods or sevices dimishes the appeal of Steamboat as a community, then the cost of land will stabilize or retreat. This is how an unfettered economy works. My argument here is specific to the private sector as I have already agreed with you on the public employee housing issue at first blush.
Are you really comparing Wall's decision to drink and drive to a doctor's moral/legal battle with upholding their oath to do no harm and helping someone to die with dignity? That's fascinating analogical logic.
I think what you are trying to say is that we judge the man no more harshly then we would any other citizen and also take into account all of the good deeds he has done. I tend to agree with you to a certain extent, but also weigh the fact that he is the Sheriff. He has a higher responsiblity than most. He has been granted the public trust at a much higher level then we grant to just about anyone else. We grant him the right to kill people if deemed neeeded. Having said that, I can still forgive the Man if he seeks forgiveness and help, but I cannot forgive the Sheriff.
He knowingly and willfully put innocent people at risk when he chose to drink and drive. He has betrayed the trust we bestowed upon him.
If you felt set up as the stop was proceeding, why not ask to be taken to the hospital for a blood test? You do know how those work don't you?
"I was very disturbed about what he had wrote," Wall said. "I said, Brett, that is not true. You know that is just not true. : I felt violated, and I was not going to do anything for Trooper Hilling because of that." You know what they say about cooperating with a police officer don't you?
Again, what about doing the most obvious thing you could have done to exonerate yourself if you felt you were being set up? A blood test. Or did you think the hospital staff was in on the grand conspiracy?
I am actually in favor of the City securing housing for "our" employees if you can breakdown the numbers and show me that it can done as a financially sound investment. I think it can. I see it as a standard business investment that allows the City to continue to offer the services that we want it to, well into the future. An increase in other benifits and wages may be more cost effective and a greater enticement, but I would need to crunch numbers to come to that determination. It is a concept not too dissimilar to the Feds providing base houseing for military personel.
This is a slightly different animal from the City seeking to subsidize housing for other businesses (non- governmental) employees don't you agree?
sorry upore, but I can't condone any form of drunk driving. No, I am far from perfect and yes we are all human and make mistakes. Ever hear of the concept of contrition? I can forgive a man who accepts his mistakes and his violation of the public trust. Has Wall done this in your opinion or do you merely consider him a victim of some sort? Do you think that he will likely reoffend if he refuses to embrace the possibility that his actions have an impact on others? What if he kills somebody next time? Or again, do you think he is the victim here?
I agree with you that I (should) "reap what I sow" if I were to ever drive while alcohol impaired...
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