Chris Hadlock

Chris Hadlock 3 days, 3 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

Seems to me that bald tires in the snow create their own self-limiting fines without any police intervention at all. Once or twice in the ditch and either Darwin takes over or the driver gets some better rubber.

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Chris Hadlock 4 days, 4 hours ago on Margaret Stees: Honesty not always best

9:30 AM driving West on Lincoln at 25 MPH dead on. Passed through the light at 11th and observed Steamboat Police Vehicle #xxx License xxx-xxx (Yes I know both) pass me in the right lane at approx 30 MPH, accelerate to 35 MPH and run through the light at 13th St. very, VERY close to the yellow/red change.

Tell me, how many people think I could have matched that officers driving in my vehicle and not received a citation from that same officer? This small example of the double standard that the officers give each other but refuse the general public is at the heart of the issue.

I will not go as far as some, but our police services need understand that they are subject to the same exact laws and limitations as the rest of us. Signing up for a career in Law Enforcement does not give you any special privilege or entitlement. Furthermore, it does not give you the right to violate any of mine.

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Chris Hadlock 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Sen. Michael Bennet: Hold Congress accountable for shutdown

"All of these proposals seeking some formula to prevent a government shutdown are stupid and useless. Congress let the government shut down because they believe it is a winning move."

To call other opinions stupid and useless is in fact part of the problem Scott.

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Chris Hadlock 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Sen. Michael Bennet: Hold Congress accountable for shutdown

Without feeding our local anti-gubbamint types, I would add the following to the proposed legislation:

"In any calendar year that the combined House/Senate allow the Government to shut down, the salary for each and every Congressman and Senator will be withheld for that entire calendar year. Yes, include the President also.

Let's hit them in the pocketbook, and maybe just maybe their own self-interest will help them avoid the "shutdown fever" that has been so much in the forefront of their political playbook of late.

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Chris Hadlock 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Routt County's improving economy confronts a shortage of workers

Dan, I am sorry you feel that coming from me. Not intentional I assure you. I have nothing against you that I know of :)

Yes, I would support a flat tax with no deductions for anyone or anything. All income treated the same regardless of source. That would go a long ways towards correcting some of the imbalance in the current system.

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Chris Hadlock 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Routt County's improving economy confronts a shortage of workers

Dan, It is Mark's contention that he should not have to pay anymore for the Gov't services that he uses than the family that makes less money. He completely rejects any concept that he was able to create a successful business because of the infrastructure that is provided by our country in things like roads/bridges, education for employees or the police/fire protection that all of us receive.

In short, he just wants to keep everything he thinks he has earned and gives no credence to the environment that we all contribute to. That environment allows everyone to compete based on their skills and gives opportunity to all. The cost for that stable society is paid for with taxes. Bottom line is the tax system that charges a percentage of income is fair and has always been so. Mark is the perfect example of a taker who considers himself a maker.

In reference to the 47%, that is complete and total BS. Each and everyone of those individuals they refer to work at minimum wage jobs or in a low paying sector and as such they contribute almost 10% of every dollar earned to FICA/Medicare. If the Govt' considers that as part of the general fund, then how can anyone say they pay no taxes?

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Chris Hadlock 3 months, 4 weeks ago on Routt County's improving economy confronts a shortage of workers

Dan,did you read the Mark Hartless letter titled "Fairness in Groceries"? If not, please review and my comment will make more sense.

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