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  • GUEST COLUMN: We need giant reform to keep inversions from hurting economy

    Bill Parks
    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    In her 1989 tax evasion trial, Leona Helmsley reportedly said: "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." U.S. multinational corporations have adopted this anthem, inventing increasingly creative ways to avoid paying taxes. The latest dodge is called "inversion."  A...

  • LETTERS: Keep marriage traditional; Ben Carson for President

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Keep marriage traditional Thank God, the courts can step in when common sense slips out the open window. I am not anti-gay not at all. I just believe that marriage is and has been for around 4,350 years between one man and one woman. This great country of ours, the United States Of...

  • EDITORIAL: Ryan wants reforms that will get Americans working again

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Paul Ryan's vision could restore a work ethic that made this country the envy of the world. Politicians gain a hungry man's favor by giving him a fish. Teaching the hungry to catch fish takes more effort and comes with no instant political reward. In a culture of growing dependence,...

  • LETTERS: Israel isn't an aggressor; rock star President

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Israel isn't an aggressor We take issue with those who label Israel an aggressor and an inhumane country. When there was a lull in the first week of this war, Israel provided Gaza with 4,400 tons of food, 900 tons of natural gas and 3.2 million liters of diesel fuel. The nation also...

  • GUEST COLUMN: $200K salary and $14K bonus for failed product

    Jonathan Lockwood
    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    You know a product is bad when the person tasked with creating it throws in the towel. Last week, Colorado's Obamacare exchange CEO, Patty Fontneau, resigned, calling her time there one of the most "interesting" experiences she has had. Interesting - before she left, Fontneau received...

  • EDITORIAL: City officials exceed promises with Southern Delivery System

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Congratulations to the Colorado Springs City Council and the staff of Colorado Springs Utilities. As completion of the Southern Delivery System draws near, the massive water pipeline project remains ahead of schedule and under budget. The project includes more than 50 miles of pipe...

  • LETTERS: Rockets in schoolhouses; parking fees downtown

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Ukraine means border In response to "Russia-Ukraine shenanigans": Mr. Edward's letter shows some ignorance and bias toward Russia and Russian people. Just for your knowledge, sir, Russia never annexed the Crimea from Ukraine in the lifetime of Rudyard Kipling for one simple reason: it...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Proposed 'waters' rule would drown counties in more red tape

    Sallie Clark
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Coloradans have a special appreciation for the beauty of nature all around us. Everyone benefits from the beauty and bounty of America's rivers, streams, lakes and other waterways. Of course, these natural resources should be protected from irresponsible polluters, and regulations are...

  • LETTERS: Cory Gardner for Senate; bad Springs drivers

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Corey Gardner for Senate It is my opinion that we should elect Corey Gardner to the U.S. Senate. I grant that his views on birth control need to be substantially changed or negated, particularly if we are to believe what Mark Udall has quoted Gardner as saying. However, it is...

  • GUEST COLUMN: To help city's economy, end the war on business

    helen
Collins
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Fourteen months ago, The Gazette printed my plan to end business fees. I later made major compromises. Liquor and medical marijuana fees and license filings, would remain, but other fees would no longer be collected. The annual "cost" of $400,000 was under 1/10th of 1 percent of City...

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