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Government regulation is not the cause of the lack of affordable housing in Steamboat. The cause is market forces. Land is a scarce resource and the concept of highest and best use is what determines what the property will be used for. Mobile home parks are razed because the land owners have a use that they believe will bring more profit. There is however abundant land in Hayden and surrounding areas to the west and when market forces convince developers that a profit can be made, housing will be built.
The problem is with the abundance of low paying service related jobs there are not enough qualified buyers to support a single family home development. Multi-family rental units built in Steamboat fill up immediately, but we haven't as yet seen developers willing to invest in outlying areas.
I can see the issue with OC due to the lack of roads to handle increased traffic and infrastructure such as shopping, gas, etc. But I agree with Scott and don't see why more efforts aren't made to build affordable housing in Hayden.
I think Lock has it covered.
So sorry that your wittle feewings got hurt by those nasty educated liberal elites who called you those awful names. Poor white working class Trump supporters, guess it never occurred to you that waving around the stars and bars, spray painting racial epitaphs and trashing the homes of interracial couples might be viewed as racist. Or that denying services to gay couples, supporting conversion therapy and wanting Muslims to register and carry around a special ID might seem just a tad bigoted. Didn't hear a peep while Sep calls dems all those awful names you're so offended by. Gollleee. Yeeaaaahhh, hypocrisy is safe! That's right, the beatings will not continue cause I'll just elect a foul mouthed, corrupt, racist, bigoted narcissist, that'll show 'em.
Now you can relax, your new president has promised to make it safe and acceptable for you to insult, discriminate and objectify. And all those jobs he promised would be coming back, heck, he already saved around 800 and it only cost tax payers 7 million. Yeah, a real slick negotiator you got there. That's what I call punishment for outsourcing!
Jim and Nancy said it best, "We will not close our eyes."
Here is the real problem we are facing.
You're right Scott, like saving coal when natural gas is the real threat to the industry. And wait till the rust belt states realize those thousands of middle class manufacturing jobs won't be coming back either and if that wasn't enough, no more health insurance. And cities like Chicago and Baltimore that don't see any promised improvement in their lives. Should be interesting.
Yeah Dan K., brilliant. You like John's definition if bigot don't you. Funny how none of you will answer this question. Do you think the KKK has a valid argument? Do Ya? How about ISIS, they have a valid point of view that you should consider? Well if you don't, then by John's deffiniton you are a bigot. Just brilliant, what an intellect.
And I wouldn't exactly call it cognitive dissonance that is on full display here by the idiocracy. I'd called it manifest bias and the compete inability to see or accept reality.
You've been conned (persuaded by the use of deception), you've been had, punk'd by the master, but you're so enamored of your savior that you willingly to overlook his obvious racism, misogyny, xenophobia and nativism. Crony capitalism that you all whined incessantly about is now on full display. Great job.
We'll just have to wait and see how all this plays out. When things go horribly wrong I'm sure you'll deny it and make up stories about how it was someone else's fault. No doubt.
"I would love it if more women would participate in this forum." Hahahaha. What a myopic statement.
It would be great if a lot more people, not just women, participated in this forum. But why should they? You really think a lot of people want to be subjected to the kind of disrespectful treatment shown to Mary by the same handful of right wing extremist who freely roam the comment section, traveling from topic to topic, to spew the same nonsensical dribble, make the same false arguments and equivalencies, over and over. Please.
Thank you Mary for your courage to speak up and share a woman's perspective. Thank you.
The false equivalency to JFK or Bill Clinton, the assertion that democrats are the racists, all of the same nonsense spewed by the idiocracy over and over like a bad remake of Groundhog Day. JFK and Bill Clinton certainly had extra marital affairs, but they didn't brag about sexually assaulting women and grabbing them by the pussy and bragging that if you're a star you can do anything. Extra marital affairs and sexual assault are in no way equal. False equivalency boyz.
Or that democrats are the racists when Trump voters share the same preference for president as the KKK. When Trump received the lowest minority vote total in decades. When republicans have repeatedly tried to suppress the minority vote by limiting polling hours, options and ID requirements with the fake claim of voter fraud when there is absolutely zero evidence of any voter fraud that could in any way influence the outcome of an election. And guess what, the courts have agreed that these attempts by republicans to suppress the vote are racially motivated.
So you wonder why more people don't participate? The treatment Mary received for expressing her thoughtful views from a woman's perspective should be pain enough to see.
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