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Thank you Trudy for a timely and consise review/comparison of our out of whack healthcare system. Much of what you addressed in the first half of the article flys in the face of many peoples mis perception that government has no place in our lives. Most acknowledge that our government buerocracy can be frustrating and inefficient yet sadly when many of our social issues ( working poor, fair wages, infrastructure, availability of a quality education, healthcare...) are left to free enterprise many are left out and this is ultimately impacting our economy and social mobility as the middle class becomes more and more entrenched, the working poor disenfranchised and the priveleged 1% more out of touch.
It should not be a black or white/ right or wrong discussion rather it should be our representatives coming together to do what is best for all not just their constituents and generous campaign contributors. Canada and the other supposed Socialist governments are certainly far from perfect, however, they at least are able to work together and create a functioning mix of government and private enterprise forming an outcome that few would exchange for our dysfunction and divisive ineptitude. Hope spring eternal. Looking forward!
That is one hell of a vision Harvey, makes me laugh. Thanks for sharing!
Why so mean spirited, does it make you feel important?
Because he is nothing but a bully (to say the least) and for better or worse I have never been one to backdown from confrontation. Still learning and striving to be a better person so thanks for your comments!
Because he is nothing but a bully and for better or worse I have never been one to backdown from confrontation. Still learning and striving to be a better person so thanks for you comments!
The Putin regime in Russia should suit your interests just fine. What you are calling for is somewhere between a dictatorship and a plutocracy. Which do you prefer comrade Heartless?
This was very well attended with an overwhelming majority of those present being opposed to the city's interest in putting a new police station on park space. The city has their work cut out for them because although I agree this is a totally inappropriate location for such a facility my opposition to it is not based on the many NIMBY(Not In My BackYard) arguments that were presented. After all this is the same park space that was considered for a new recreation center a few years back and it got NIMBY'd, then more recently a rouge frisbee golf course was set up and then considered but it got NIMBY'd as well. It's apparent that the landowners that boarder this wonderful resource feel that it is their own private sanctuary and they begrudgingly allow the general public to share it.
Don't get me wrong, it would have been a terrible precedent for the city to use even a small portion of this beautiful park space with a municipal building in the midst of a residential neighborhood. But as the city manager stated, this land when donated was not gifted to the city on the premise that it could only be used as park space, it was a future city council that made that decision.
Either way the city is between a rock and a hard place if they think they will ever find an affordable location for a new police facility within the heart of town. There are 30+ acres of designated green space in my backyard and they are welcome to it, not so sure the neighbors would agree though.
Wow, out of the mouth of babes! What a concept and who would decide who the "dunces" are? Takes one to know one so you get my nomination. And skin in the game, what the heck does that mean? If anything there is way too much (lobbying) skin in the game already. Your comments never fail to amaze me and I do appreciate your consistency, you go to the head of the class for being such an ASStute observer.
Could not have said it better Jim! Thanks for sharing your opinion, one that I am convinced a vast majority of the citizens in Steamboat Springs share. We need a new city council for sure and one that has the ability to lead and rein in a city manager and staff that have lost all concept of who they work for.
All except you wise sage. Your wisdom is truly mind boggling!
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