Filling the Estes Park housing 'gap'

Filling the Estes Park housing 'gap'

There are 3 comments on the Estes Park Trail-Gazette story from Aug 30, 2013, titled Filling the Estes Park housing 'gap'. In it, Estes Park Trail-Gazette reports that:

Affordable housing efforts have, for the most part over the years, focused primarily on lower income families and individuals as they struggle to find a home in the expensive Estes Valley area.

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Not Clear

Aurora, CO

#1 Aug 30, 2013
what the consequences of changing the policy would be. Does this mean middle income people will be eligible for subsidized housing?
I worked

Denver, CO

#2 Aug 30, 2013
My butt off for 50 years to get where I am now. I bought a house and lived where I could afford to with my family. I drove 30-50 miles a day to and from work and never ever did I ask for assistance from anyone. I and my family made it through rough times due to our tenacity to survive. Now I ask Rita Kurelja why do you want to bring down the current living standard in Estes Park so that the less fortunate can live here? Yes, it's a mean, cruel world out there but the strong will survive and without help from the tax payers. Maybe Rita would like to share with us her life experiences of survival.
So you are independantly

Washington, DC

#3 Sep 11, 2013
wealthy, and don't collect anything from the federal treasury?

I'd bet dimes to dollars that you are receiving social security payments and Medicare benefits that far exceed what you paid in over those 50 years. Pretty sweet deal - you paid in pennies, nickels, and dimes over the years and get paid back in today's dollars. And the young workers you seem to despise and hold as "lower beings" and not worthy of being your neighbors are paying the FICA taxes that cover your social security payments and Medicare bills of retirees.

FICA has always been a pay-it-forward system. Your past contributions paid for your parent's and grandparent's SS and Medicare. If you think there was a "lockbox", and your contributions sat there and built up interest all these years, you are woefully mistaken.

If you are independently wealthy, and don't collect SS or Medicare - you would be one of the very few who do so........
I worked wrote:
My butt off for 50 years to get where I am now...... Yes, it's a mean, cruel world out there but the strong will survive and without help from the tax payers.........

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