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Homeless Coalition Pushing Tax
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/29/2020 3:54:10 PM

DENVER – Some Denver voters will soon be asked how they would feel about paying increased sales taxes, property taxes and other taxes to raise $50 million to $55 million a year to support Denver’s homeless population. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless said Tuesday they are hiring a pollster to begin the process of getting a tax increase on the November 2020 ballot. “We really want to explore as many options as possible so voters can tell us whats the most palatable to them,” said Cathy Alderman, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy for the Colorado Coalition for

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Vote yes if you want more homeless than ever imagined.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JL80863 1/29/2020 4:05:15 PM (No. 301622)
It's what dems do. Force residents to ruin their own cities while the pols buy votes.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: reefdiver 1/29/2020 4:05:47 PM (No. 301624)
Another California resettlement camp.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 1/29/2020 4:14:27 PM (No. 301628)
If the money were to be used to alleviate the problems caused by the homeless, it might be well spent. But they will likely use it to alleviate the problems OF the homeless by giving them various handouts, which is essentially rewarding them for being street people. In that case, Denver will become a magnet for drug addicts and derelicts.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MFM 1/29/2020 4:24:04 PM (No. 301633)
Doing it the city of Seattle way, you may want to do a city site visit Denver..stupid is what stupid does..
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/29/2020 4:24:57 PM (No. 301635)
Yes, a crisis they manufactured as a reason and justifiable excuse to raise taxes. Brilliant. Nothing is palatable. Turn it over to the private sector and provide incentives to churches and private enterprises to step in to help these people out. Jesus even said that the poor you will have with you always. He didn't say that taxpayers and government will pay to support them.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 1/29/2020 4:27:20 PM (No. 301637)
Did it ever occur to them that the ever rising taxes, and fees, is the reason there are so many homeless? Their very policies are creating the problem - creating another new program. What about reducing the size and scope of government, by implementing technology, reducing redundant programs, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity from government?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie 1/29/2020 4:29:35 PM (No. 301639)
They already spend nearly 150 mil on it now, but want an additional 55 mil. For less than 6000 people. Where is the money going now? What are they doing now that actually works? Do they really help people overcome homelessness and are just unable to keep more from becoming so? What is NOT working? Is the homeless population growing over the years, shrinking, same people year after year? Who are they and why are they? Transients coming for the dope, vets with ptsd, runaway kids or social outcasts who will never get better? Citizen or immigrant, legal or otherwise? No answers, but very helpful for covering every possible angle to separate taxpayers from their money, for yet another good hearted cause.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: curious1 1/29/2020 4:32:20 PM (No. 301641)
Where, exactly is the state government, or the federal government, authorized to spend taxpayer monies on handouts? Answer: Nowhere.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 1/29/2020 4:40:03 PM (No. 301644)
One of the options put forth is this: Reallocating or increasing marijuana taxes to support the homeless If memory serves me correctly, the motivation for legalizing marijuana in Colorado was that all of the taxes collected would be used to support the public schools. How can we possibly trust these people?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: tsquare 1/29/2020 4:45:28 PM (No. 301647)
6000 homeless, denver. 50 million, new taxes. Solution...tax for only a month, spend $1000 per homeless, send them to where workers are scarce (spain is a good example).
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bona Fides 1/29/2020 4:53:34 PM (No. 301654)
Thank you Denver for voting yes, you are wonderful people. I'll inform my local homeless of your generosity.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TLCary 1/29/2020 4:55:23 PM (No. 301655)
You get what you pay for. Imagine how many more homeless they can get for $55 Million a year.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JackBurton 1/29/2020 4:58:21 PM (No. 301656)
Set up a works program. Cleaning up trash and poop. Cleaning restrooms. Distributing food. But only feed those who work and don't trash the place. No work, no food. Also, no drugs. See what happens.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/29/2020 5:01:26 PM (No. 301658)
Denver, come for the legal weed, stay for the freebies.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ming 1/29/2020 5:03:48 PM (No. 301659)
Why do I get the feeling the 'Homeless Coalition' created this problem to begin with, and now the same @sswipes are demanding money from us to fix the problem they created. Go...Pound...Sand!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/29/2020 5:07:35 PM (No. 301660)
My plan for support of the homeless in Denver. This is "palatable" . Hey Bum. Welcome to Denver. Here's your government funded snow shovel. Get to work.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: vhs68 1/29/2020 5:11:03 PM (No. 301663)
Here's the solution. Take the money from the Weed Tax.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: hammondb3 1/29/2020 5:33:19 PM (No. 301672)
OK... you want fewer homeless, right? Homelessness is measured as a function of the percentage of a city's homeless compared to its overall population... right? When you punish people for good behavior and reward people for bad behavior, you will get LESS good behavior and MORE bad behavior... right? If this passes, higher taxes will run people out of Denver to suburbs that are not in the city limits and, since there is now more money and freebies for the homeless... as the producers leave, the leeches arrive. BRILLIANT! ... not
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Reply 19 - Posted by: SALady 1/29/2020 5:42:33 PM (No. 301674)
You don't "help" homeless people by making it easier and more attractive for them to stay homeless!!!! I have the strong feeling that even brain dead lie-berals (sorry for the redundancy since there are no other types of lie-berals except for brain dead ones) will not go for this insanity!!!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 1/29/2020 5:43:32 PM (No. 301675)
Denver residents, if you really want to help these people, move a couple of them into each of your homes and bypass the government. The money you spend will go twice as far. I think the only reason these "help" coalitions are set up is that some people are making a pile of money. $55 million for 6000 people is $9,167 per person per year. That's a lot of food. The only palatable solution for me would be, they move out of town or I move out of town.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/29/2020 5:55:58 PM (No. 301684)
OP: "Vote yes if you want more homeless than ever imagined." And how! The money and the programs will act like an electron magnet - - drawing in "homeless" persons from all over the hemisphere. Which - - of course - - is exactly what the leftists and commies want. Then they will "need" more funding - - to attract even more drug addicts, alcoholics, mentally ill, and just plain bums. Just imagine how much money, power, and jobs that will create for the lefties and commies. A nice gig if you can get it. A life of luxury - - using other peoples' money.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/29/2020 6:21:56 PM (No. 301695)
Instead of asking voters for more money for "homelessness", why not ask them for increased jail space to put the homeless in? Might even consult with Sheriff Joe and make tent cities for the homeless on the cheap. Keep them in there for a 2 year minimum. That should dry them out.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Jethro bo 1/29/2020 6:33:06 PM (No. 301703)
I got a better idea. Cut taxes, don't pay a dime to homeless and watch the homeless move on to another Democrat/Socialist city to get free goodies.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 1/29/2020 6:52:21 PM (No. 301712)
#14 hit it, when weed was legalized the homeless population boomed. I live near Durango, same thing has happened to that small city, there is a homeless "crisis" that didn't exist until weed was legalized.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/29/2020 6:58:33 PM (No. 301714)
This is one of the reasons wife and I had enough of the Denver deep state and left after living there for 45 years. We had enough of local dims' and local msms' constant push for more and more social justice garbage and corruption. Don't miss it at all.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: janjan 1/29/2020 7:02:13 PM (No. 301718)
Taxes, once imposed, do not ‘go away’ as a citizen in the article proposed. Instead of studying and attacking the causes of homelessness the Democrats constantly throw other people’s money at the symptoms. There will never be enough. But keep voting for the same ineffectual clueless jerks.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bassman1911 1/29/2020 7:23:29 PM (No. 301723)
The perfectly wrong thing to do.There’s a reason we have signs in National Parks that say “please don’t feed the Animals as they will become dependent.” The only way to end homelessness is to make homelessness unbearable.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/29/2020 7:23:39 PM (No. 301724)
Here's an idea - quit subsidizing the "homeless." They may find it advantageous to move on.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/29/2020 7:42:38 PM (No. 301737)
Sorry, but the "homeless" here in Texas are up to their azzes in available jobs. They can't get the GOOD ones because they can't pass the drug test. They could get the 10 buck an hour ones but they don't show up for work. If they want to go to Denver, off you go.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Vesicant 1/29/2020 8:34:07 PM (No. 301757)
I'll bet "one way ticket out of town" isn't one of the choices.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: padiva 1/29/2020 9:06:29 PM (No. 301768)
Is the intention of the new taxes to solve the homelessness problem or to maintain it? (The social warriors running these programs want to maintain the problem otherwise they will be out of a job.)
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Reply 32 - Posted by: John C 1/29/2020 9:14:01 PM (No. 301772)
My idiot Gov. Baker (RINO-MA), is trying to raise taxes for Global warming and "other priorities"
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Reply 33 - Posted by: hershey 1/29/2020 9:14:18 PM (No. 301773)
A dem never met a tax they didn't love...
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Reply 34 - Posted by: John Farson 1/30/2020 12:26:13 AM (No. 301842)
Want less homeless people? Quit offering any assistance. Go to work or eat dirt. J
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/30/2020 1:12:16 AM (No. 301861)
I want. I want. I want. I'm entitled to your money. Same old, same old. If this comes into being, watch the drain happen CO, like it already has for CA and NY, both states being the bastion for the transfer of wealth to the slugs. Haven't they already got enough from Welfare and Medicaid?
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/30/2020 1:18:20 AM (No. 301865)
I've got to say this in a 2nd post: Where do the homeless get money to buy weed? Welfare dollars? Why doesn't the city outlaw that instead?
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Reply 37 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/30/2020 1:25:32 AM (No. 301868)
Put the homeless in camps, sober them up and then put them to work rebuilding roads and other public works...no free lunch, no clean needles etc. If you want nothing but piles of feces all over Denver, you just go ahead and follow the Kalifornia model that Bloomberg says is so great!
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