cindy constantine

cindy constantine 12 months ago on Jeff Peters: Republicans call shots

OK, Dan S.--Don't let your head explode:

1) Abolish the Federal Dept of Education--Education controlled at the state level. $$ savings go towards Head Start programs in communities whose average household income is less than $40,000. 2) AFDC support restricted to aide for one child. The financial burden of additional children falls on mothers/fathers discouraging out-of-wedlock births in particular. If birth control is against your faith, look to your faith community for support. 3) No financial aide without consequences--getting a GED or diploma, formal job training, applying for and accepting job offers, even parttime, to reduce monthly support. Volunteering in your community, even getting paid for clean-up projects in your neighborhood, teacher aides, etc.--many grants available for these projects. Drug tests required. If you don't pass you are required to enter drug/alcohol treatment programs with a minimum 3 month attendance. If you continue to fail, govt support is suspended. Required military service for any man/woman with a criminal record prior to receiving govt support. 4) Raise the retirement age for receiving SS to 67. Qualification required to receive any retirement benefits. If you make in excess of $250,000 you do not qualify for any Social Security payments, I don't care how much you have paid into the system!! 5) Actively support candidates who propose a modified flat tax and term limits. No retirement benefits or special health care plans for any member of Congress. 6) Reduce govt regs on business by 75% in the next 4 years allowing the economy to grow. With a flat tax system, every person and corporation pays into the pot therefore reducing staffing at the IRS by 90%. 7) Do not replace any retiring govt employee. Consolidate jobs and departments.

If you want people to prosper and grow govt must GET OUT OF THE WAY. I suggest a start by supporting Carly Fiorina for President and Ben Carson for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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cindy constantine 12 months ago on Jeff Peters: Republicans call shots

OK--I can read between the lines as well as the next person, so your answer is "no"--the black community's economic situation has not improved in the past 6 1/2 years. Do you think those on public support should be required to do volunteer work, be enrolled in school or job training, pass drug tests, limit their food stamp purchases to healthy food (no twinkies for instance)? Should they be required to take part time jobs that are available, lessening the govt $$ they receive each month?

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cindy constantine 12 months ago on Jeff Peters: Republicans call shots

Dan S--

Only have one question for you--Do you think the poorest among us, specifically the black communities, are better off economically after 6 1/2 years of Obama "leadership" and programs? A yes or no answer will suffice, don't need a diatribe.

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cindy constantine 1 year ago on Gary Kalow: Rob is right but wrong

Right on, Steve! While most voters (even those registered with a party) consider themselves moderates, the only moderate of the whole bunch seems to be Kasich---I want to know more about him as well. He may not be my personal favorite candidate, but he is probably the most palatable to the independents. When will the Dems learn that they, too, should be actively pursuing and promoting a moderate.

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cindy constantine 1 year ago on Eric S. Morris: Let's not pass debt on

Trying to plan for changing demographics and growth, while seemingly important, never works as planned. Witness the 2008 "meltdown" when Steamboat was ready to spend millions of dollars for infrastructure on the west side for "affordable" housing only to have the economy go south in a big hurry forcing many families to move. That is the reality of the world we live in! While it seems today that Steamboat is "nirvana" I don't buy it for the long term. The proposed location of the new high school just does not work for the vision most residents--young and old--have for Steamboat. What I do have faith in is the School Board will come up with a more workable plan that will be supported by the majority of residents once this bond measure fails at the ballot box.

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cindy constantine 1 year ago on Gary Kalow: Rob is right but wrong

Hi Dan,

Usually disagree with your posts but in this case you are spot-on. But bear in mind the liberals are also in panic mode with "Hillarygate" and Uncle Joe getting ready for a bid to put the Dems in a quandry as well. Soooo you are so right about the 2016 "compelling drama."

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cindy constantine 1 year ago on Eric S. Morris: Let's not pass debt on

I have discussed the plan with the families of young children who have moved into my old town neighborhood in the past several years--a neighborhood of empty nesters and retirees which now has a dozen young children in the 6 houses around me---and they have all indicated they paid a premium for their homes to live in old town specifically because there were downtown schools, including most especially the high school. They will ALL be voting against this plan.

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cindy constantine 1 year ago on Steamboat business and retailers have mixed opinions about the 2015 USA Pro Challenge

Pat,

Yep. Lived here a long time and had plenty of work unrelated to tourists. Just another old fogie who thinks Steamboat has sold out and the payback is not always what it should be. Good for Pamela Lane residents taking a hard stance against Triple Crown. Don't forget that Routt County residents pay most of the sales tax as we have to shop year around in town. Maybe your life is fine in the summer, but mine is greatly impacted on weekends like this past one.

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cindy constantine 1 year ago on Steamboat business and retailers have mixed opinions about the 2015 USA Pro Challenge

Working for a downtown retailer, this was the worse weekend of the summer for sales. And July was exhausting mainly because the guests this summer seemed more entitled, more disrespectful of the merchandise and personnel while in the store, and down right rude as compared to previous summers. Despite the increase in sales tax revenues I for one am ready to bring back the "Stop the Brutal Marketing" bumper stickers. Is enough ever enough? The quality of life for the local really deteriorates in the summer. And for the county employees to get a paid day off on Monday because of the races---I am sorry but that takes the cake! Hey Chamber, we do not live here to be servants to the guests FYI.

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