mark hartless

mark hartless 5 days, 23 hours ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

Scott Bideau is, of course, exactly right.

If Phillip Morris or Jack Daniels tried to advertise in the places and manner that pot sellers now do they would be in big trouble.

And in candy??? Heck, the actual candy makers have been forced to stop making the fake candy cigarettes because they look kinda sorta somewhat like real cigarettes.

Talk about a double standard...

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mark hartless 6 days ago on Affordable apartments pass first test with city of Steamboat, more to come

"...to find reliable help is almost impossible. Very few return calls. It's a surprise when someone shows up on time. It seems like people move here to play first then work."

This is exactly what I have found too. Very few folks are here to roll up their sleeves and go to work. It's by far the worst place I've ever lived to get a return phone call. You and I aren't the only ones who see it. The first time I was in their office my insurance agent told me "the lack of response is mystifying." Boy were they right!!

And giving people free housing and groceries and bus and a ski -pass if they wash dishes on the Mtn all winter is a form of direct competition with those of us who ask them to get up off their ass and earn a real living.

I brought my income with me when I moved here because I knew it would never happen here. I waited several years beyond when I wanted to move here just to get my finances in order. To think, all along I could have moved here earlier and sucked at the public tit.

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mark hartless 6 days, 4 hours ago on Affordable apartments pass first test with city of Steamboat, more to come

" I'm just saying that it won't be built by the private sector, ".

Well hell no it won't.

That's because gubbamint has effectively outlkawed the private sector from building anything affordable. Open Space, zoning, ridiculous building codes, racketeering and collusion and anti-competitive practices by federal, state and local gubbamint, etc. All have conspired to remove private developers from the equation.

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mark hartless 6 days, 5 hours ago on Affordable apartments pass first test with city of Steamboat, more to come

You admit that trailer parks can be quite profitable. You know they are as cheap a form of housing as there is. You say you want low-income folks to live in Steamboat. Show me a place in Steamboat that allows me to build a mobile home park.

And I mean lets me build one that looks just like a brand new Dream Island. There's some affordable housing potential with NO, ZERO, ZIP, NADA, need for subsidization by uncle scam.

The truth is you can't. Zoning has effectively killed that form of affordable housing and now has to scalp taxpayers to subsidize what the market would have taken care of if left alone.

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mark hartless 6 days, 5 hours ago on Affordable apartments pass first test with city of Steamboat, more to come

Dan,

You're 0-for-4.

Every municipality in the region I operated effectively outlawed trailer parks altogether through regulations, overly complicated building codes, and mostly through zoning. So too has virtually every city and county in most of the US. Thus it was indeed gubbamint planners (your pals) that put that form of affordable housing out of business.

And not just that form of housing, but the manufacturers too. Mobile home manufacturing in the US peaked in 1973 with 580,000 units produced that year. Just 10 years later it was less than 300,000 units. And by 2009 it had dropped to below 50,000 units. This all happened at a time when a population explosion should have seen the number increase exponentially to several million units.

As an aside, I'd also like you to check into Routt County and City of Steamboat regs. and give us an update on how easy those municipalities have made it to build a trailer park.

In fact, the demise of the mobile home and mobile home park is a CLASSIC example of how progressive liberalism has destroyed an industry, and destroyed affordable housing for the very people you claim to champion in the process. How many good-paying American jobs were eliminated when unit manufacture went from half a million units to 50, 000 when it could have gone to 4 million instead?? The 25-50 million manufactured homes that never got built would look mighty good right now to some of those folks you say we ought to provide housing to, wouldn't they, Dan?

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mark hartless 1 week ago on Affordable apartments pass first test with city of Steamboat, more to come

How 'bout "Food Stamps" for 400, Alex:

Investors Business Daily, May 15, 2015 "Study shows 40% of food stamps recipients are THIS."

What is OBESE, Alex?

That's correct!

Just like 40% of gubbamint housing recipients are living "fat" in places they don't belong...

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