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Homeless shelter seeks $725,000 loan from city

jimmyjms...I work 50+ as well. This is an expensive place to live.

I oppose this because you can throw good money on bad solutions and never solve the problem. Lawrence is a town of enablers. Handouts have never been effective in helping people get back on their feet. And government programs are even less effective.

I resent paying taxes for social programs, experiments, recreational facilites when we need to keep up streets, police, fire. Government's role is to protect and tax and spend, spend, spend. How about a property tax decrease?

But this is Lawrence. We like our social programs...ineffective as they are.

September 17, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter seeks $725,000 loan from city

I don't have time to visit the shelter. I am too busy working my @ss off to pay my property taxes to pay for it. Geez. No one is questioning the work done there. Just the need to perpetually fund it when we are also paying for Rock Chalk Parks, the LIbrary, the Police station.

I am not heartless, but writing a check, as I have to do in this case, is what I have been forced to do without my consent. If everyone would just take care of your neighbor on an indivual basis like Loring is doing, we wouldn't need that shelter. This town HAS made a business of caring for the poor...because that's what we need to do in Lawrence because we don't want to get our hands dirty.

September 17, 2013 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter seeks $725,000 loan from city

This is called enabling. $725,000 could be spent elsewhere, like repairing cracked and broken sidewalks and streets where a wheelchair can't get through or a blind person might trip.

Loring needs to manage his budget better. Maybe the homeless shelter can have a baked goods sale. He's got a kitchen right? Let them earn the roof over their heads. They will value it more. The irony of this is amusing.


September 17, 2013 at 6:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence wants property to house multimillion dollar police headquarters

How about South Park? Since we are being ridiculous, why not.

September 9, 2013 at 11:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City balks at plan to allow motorists to use credit cards for new downtown parking garage

I just avoid downtown as much as possible. I hate paying for parking in the garages and on the streets my taxes already pay for. You've got enough of my money. I'll go shop south iowa and eat out on west 6th street.

August 14, 2013 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Celebrate Freedom Week' regulations proposed

That fact that we are trying to pass regulations on "Celebrate Freedom Week" makes me laugh hysterically. The irony.

August 13, 2013 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City planners recommending denial of proposed Menard's store; Planning Commission to debate project Monday

And the retail choices just keep getting worse. I cant get a good selection of shoes in this town because the low volume stores we have. Come on...lets get some competition going in this town. I will drive to Menards in Topeka because our choices stink in this town. Get a clue,city hall, saled taxes dollars are driving down I70.

April 19, 2013 at 9:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sandra Fluke says immigration reform crucial to women's movement

Well, she certainly is not wasting her 15 mins of fame. If she had made sense in the first place...I wouldn't think she was such a fluke!

March 28, 2013 at 4:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill targeting sex-selection abortion heard in House committee

But that would be against my religion. Sorry. No thanks.

March 21, 2013 at 2:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )