I spent a decade biking 5 miles to work, each way. So it's bullshit to say that it's not an option for dozens if not hundreds of thousands of people in Denver. Obviously it won't work for everyone, but for a lot of people - it will. I'll also point out that if you don't like it, vote in new representation who will spend money on things you'd prefer. Oh, what's that? You can't do so because a majority of your fellow citizens disagree with you? Better keep heading east to Iowa or something.
Wow, 5 miles. Did you miss the part where I said a majority of the people who live around Denver have a 20 minute car ride to the city? That exceeds your 5 mile mark. My current commute for work takes me 45 minutes by car and that is going to be the average soon with the way housing prices are going up. You should check rents and house prices in the Denver market before you say something stupid.
The Denver metro area is home to millions of people. Hundreds of thousands of those people live within 5 miles of where they work. It's incredibly stupid to say that these people can't walk or bike to where they are going - they can. Just because YOU bought a house in the suburbs, doesn't mean everyone else did.
And, forget about work - what about all the other stuff people go do? There's a lot of things close to people's homes that can be biked to, it's foolish to focus only on commuting. Maybe you should try riding a bike sometime before slamming it, who knows, you might like it.
As for housing prices, I live in the most expensive housing market in the country. By a lot. So yeah I'm not too impressed by Denver's prices. **** is downright affordable compared to where I'm at, so stop complaining.
Nope. If you truly gave a ****, you'd be for removing those loopholes without asking for anything in return. I mean, if you agree they are a problem, why should anything be necessary in return to fix the problem?
I don't believe in soaking a business for everything they are worth just because YOU think society is has a right to the companies profits. Give you leftists an inch and you take a mile.
The number I quoted originally was from the CATO institute, and it was what they truly considered to be unnecessary 'corporate welfare.' As in, tax breaks that were being offered to corporations to influence their behavior in some way or help them out, but they were very likely to have made those same decisions without a tax break.
If you think those guys are 'leftists,' I dunno what to tell ya. They are anything but. Most of these items are special exemptions that were carved out for specific industries after heavy lobbying of Congress, IE, classic corruption. I guess you're cool with that tho
As for the artist housing thing, I'm not really a huge fan of that but I do think that there is a vested interest in creating works of public art for everyone to enjoy.
Works of public art are one thing, but this isn't doing that, this is building them new and converted housing so they can create their art. So based on that and your thoughts, we should pay for their housing and then pay them for their art as well? So these artists do nothing but live for free and create things? Yeah, total waste of taxpayer monies. Dildos hanging from the ceiling of a public library isn't really "public" art, it's dildo's hanging from the ceiling.
Lemme put it this way, 75 years from now, people will still be enjoying and experiencing the artwork created on behalf of the city and it does enrich people's lives.
No it won't, the city of Denver has a 5 year limit on public art, that way to can swap it out and keep it fresh. Well except for that stupid blue Bull with the red eyes outside of the Denver airport, it got an extension for another 5 years.
Whereas, whatever it is that YOU do, nobody will remember or give two fucks. Isn't that right? From that angle, maybe they're worth MORE to society than you ever will be.
Such petty words from such a petty person.
I'm not a narcissist, so I could careless if people remember who I an in 75 years. It has never been my point in life to be famous or be remembered, except by my family because in the long run they are the only one's who matter. I'm a tech support dude for a digital storage company not really a "rock star" position in life. I'm very good at what I do and my customers appreciate me when I save their asses from company wide data loss.
I already told you I'm not big on the public housing bit, so you won't see me bend over backward to defend it. I would have to ask, what's the problem that it's trying to solve? If that can't be clearly stated, it's a waste of money. I'm not for spending money on whatever, just because I'm a liberal guy. I'm for spending money on things that matter, and yes, works of public art add value to our society.
I couldn't find anything online about a 5-year limit on public art... but I highly doubt those pieces of art are then destroyed once removed. They still go on enriching our society and species elsewhere.
You can describe me as Petty if you like, it doesn't bother me. Whatever you need to say about me to feel good about yourself and your argument here, go right ahead.