Joe Meglen

Joe Meglen 4 months, 3 weeks ago on City Councilman proposes new taxes on marijuana, lift ticket sales

Yes, Let’s look for ways to grow government with more taxes and social engineering. Here is an idea: how about downsizing government, limit it to protecting individual liberty and only providing the essential services that can not be better provided by the private sector.


Joe Meglen 6 months, 2 weeks ago on Lift ticket tax for public transit raised at City Council meeting

Transportation should be private not public. Of course that ship sailed a long time ago. If there is to be yet another tax (which there shouldn't be) it should be paid for directly by the Ski Corp. and the merchants since they are the greatest beneficiaries.


Joe Meglen 7 months ago on Pay to Play: Working group poised to recommend city ask voters to create new parks and rec district

Those that live off taxes always claim that there is a lack of “funding”. There is never enough. Tax on property is an attack on property rights. It is pure and simple theft.

Routt County residents are not under taxed.


Joe Meglen 7 months, 1 week ago on Air service board seeks tax renewal flight plan from city of Steamboat Springs

How is it that Intrawest found $50 million to do a stock buy back producing no tangible benefit to the ski mountain yet the people are asked to subsidize the Ski Corp’s business? The price of a season ski pass went up again for the 2016/2017 season. Maybe the free market should also be allowed to determine what it costs to vacation in Steamboat Springs.


Joe Meglen 7 months, 4 weeks ago on Gary Cogswell: Resident-driven solution

Excuse the following for my experience is in the private sector:

Why is there a need for a new $12 million police station? Granted, the design as it now exists requires a GPS to navigate the maze but there doesn’t appear to be any lack of space. How about saving $10 million for a rainy day and just do a redesign?


Joe Meglen 8 months ago on Jeff Peters: Elections have consequences


With the exception of local elections, we agree about the uselessness of voting. Presidents are nothing more than bought-and-paid-for middle managers. They are completely controlled by large international moneyed interests who have no concern for national or individual sovereignty. If the president makes the mistake of thinking he is in charge and departs from the agenda of those that actually control government he will be removed. Ultimately, no matter which candidate from either political party is elected the result will be bigger government, more unconstitutional wars, more debt, more taxes, more plundering of the people and less individual freedom – right up until this socialist empire, like all others before it, collapses.

As a slight digression, it is entertaining to watch the outright panic within the GOP, and Democrat Big Government Establishment over Trump’s juggernaut. The Establishment will wage total war.

Voting at the national level is a waste of time and legitimizes the illegitimate.


Joe Meglen 8 months, 1 week ago on Ken Collins: People need voice


You are misinformed; a testimony to compulsory state factory schools and government propaganda. Language changes with time. The meaning of the Constitution does not. The Constitution memorializes the Natural and therefore unalienable rights of the individual. The Constitution established a strictly limited federal government which sole purpose for existing is to protect individual rights and provide for the defense of the United States. That is all. When government expands beyond the enumerated powers granted its actions are unconstitutional and therefore unlawful.


Joe Meglen 9 months ago on New winter tire legislation clears initial hurdle

We need yet another law to add to the tens of thousands already on the books. Every new ordinance, law, tax and regulation of the private sector by government erodes liberty thorough incrementalism.

“In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant” … Charles de Gaulle


Joe Meglen 9 months, 1 week ago on Airline board readying to take general sales tax back to voters in Steamboat Springs

Didn’t Ski Corp’s parent company just do a $50 million stock buy back reducing shares outstanding increasing earnings per share? Didn’t the cost of season ski passes increase for 2015/2016? Why are the people subsidizing a private for profit company?