Immigration is a hot topic, at least among politicos in Colorado.
As Peggy Noonan wrote in the Wall Street Journal, we are in a time of “soft thinking and hard words,” demonstrating too little willingness to understand the complex sources of our problems or to work together to resolve them.
The widening of I-25 through Colorado Springs to six lanes should have happened 20-30 years ago.Continue reading …
As always, we enjoy reading Mr. Matejczyk’s opinion pieces. I would like to address his June 2, 2006 opinion, titled, “Deciding when to go full throttle or put on the breaks.”
Under Half Throttle, Mr. Matejczyk recommends we, as a community, engage in “federal grants for work force, economic development and higher education.” We couldn’t agree more.
In a recent CSBJ article, Rob Larimer wrote:
“If Colorado Springs wants to attract venture capital funding, it will have to increase its airline services, attract a more talented work force and improve its overall brand.”
Developing a robust entrepreneurial culture in Colorado Springs that will attract a major league venture capital presence will hinge on three factors:
<em>Dear Editor:<br />RE: Allan Roth “In pursuit of a ‘fair tax’”</em>
After helping my son figure out his 2005 taxes as a part-year resident of two states and transitioning from a doctor’s residency in Utah to a practicing doctor here in Colorado Springs, I have to agree that the tax code is just ridiculous.
The 1040 for a business must be a quarter inch thick. We got his taxes done, but some of it is in the “we hope its right or at least close category,” because of the complexity.
We wish to reply to two columns in your June 2 edition. Both conveyed false descriptions of Amendment 38, the Petition Rights Amendment.
The publisher said Amendment 38 “mandates that the taxpayers pay the printing regarding issues they may not support.” That is not true.
The consensus from Treasury is that we would not have any movement at all in tax reform for a minimum of three years — not during the remainder of President Bush’s term and not during the presidential campaign.Continue reading …
There will be instant howls from everyone on the left if the new tax lays on the poor at the same rate as on the rich, and you will immediately cut the purchasing power of all those welfare dollars, food stamps and rent subsidies – not to mention fixed income retirements which are off the employment radar.
Making it non-regressive should start with covering Social Security and Medicare contributions. Keeping the employers’ contributions intact would retain the information on earnings, and halve the impact on that original 23 percent.
I totally support Allan Roth’s observations (“What’s wrong with health care can be clearly seen in my colonoscopy,” May 5) on a well-intended, but broken system, the health savings account.Continue reading …
My dad recently had his knee replaced and went through the same frustrating experience of trying to figure out what it would cost him (both the gross cost and his portion after his health care provider kicked in). Only after the fact is he getting the bills (four weeks later) and he still doesn’t know how much of it he’ll be paying.Continue reading …