GOD WHO GAVE US LIFE GAVE US LIBERTY...
...CAN THE LIBERTIES OF A NATION BE SECURE
WHEN WE HAVE REMOVED A CONVICTION
THAT THESE LIBERTIES ARE THE GIFT OF GOD?
[ The Poop Nazis - "No Cans for You!!" ]
In retaliation for Citizen's cutting up the City Council's "2C" no-limit General Budget Credit Card, the Fearless Leaders of Colorado Springs have stopped watering/maintaining city parks... and removed trashcans.
Total Recall or just Dejavu?
At high noon on a Friday, the truth of that sentiment was visible in the face of Patrick Ayers as he announced plans to file for the recall of Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera and Vice Mayor Larry Small. Ayers is known as an advocate and activist in support of the homeless.
3rd time's the charm?
In a television interview Mayor Lionel Rivera blew off Ayer's effort, indicating Ayers had threatened twice before... but never followed through to file the paperwork.
Additional coverage and comentary via the Colorado Springs Gazette:
[ McFeudalism - Colorado Springs style ]
The McProjects - The Colorado Springs Housing Authority owns more than 350+ properties.
Observe the City wanted to raise the property taxes of private property owners while these City-owed rental properties are Tax-Exempt.
[ Colorado Springs Annual Budget Hearing ]
[ Congressman Doug Lamborn, Healthcare "Town Hall" Meeting in Colorado Springs ]
Colorado 5th District Congressman Doug Lamborn holds a Town Hall meeting at the Stargazer Theatre in Colorado Springs
[ Tax Day ]
2009 Tax Day Tea Party in Colorado Springs
TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, Governments are instituted among men...
[ Constitution Day ]
Colorado Springs Rocks Constitution Day 2009 with a Tea-Party
[ Up the Rivera in the McBurban Jungle ]
3. Ponzi Investment. This is best exemplified by housing. A house, once built, is incapable of producing a return into GDP. Its value can only increase because someone else believes that it is of greater value than the person who originally constructed it. This is the definition of a “Ponzi Scheme” and the claims of many Realtors in fact feed it – the fear of scarcity as epitomized in the claim “they aren’t making any more land.” While Ponzi Investments have utility value in many cases, their inherent value frequently decreases over time and requires additional capital inputs to maintain (as in the example of a home needing a new roof.) This type of investment, when financed through debt, is always a net drain on GDP.