Shoot for the moon

Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at 8:41 AM
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    I predict there will be another study ordered to see if the commmunity will support this joke any longer. That is about all the WECRD and CLDC have done in my opinion. Maybe if both had not ordered so many studies in the past, the community would not have to raise $900,000.

    -- Posted by Old capt obvious on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 8:48 AM
  • Kelly, you left a few things out in your story like the projected tax hikes...14 years before any pools will be built, etc. You were at the meeting, why leave out so many important facts?

    How about how Jana asked you to paint a positive picture and not tell the public the timeline for this joke?

    We already did this study and it is called the Shaw Snow Report. It was VERY expensive. The "rich" of this community were asked if they would give and how much. It even listed pages and pages of concerns these people had. Why spend another $20-60,000 to find out what we already know? It is pretty much the same group of "rich" people in a worse economy than what was noted in the Shaw Snow Report. I cannot believe that you have the nerve to back these IDIOTS/FOOLS.

    You have a duty to the people of this community to report the facts---ALL of the facts. This is a great disservice to this community. Perhaps review your data on how many people in Elmore County have jobs and can afford to pay higher taxes for NOTHING. Shoot for the moon? Where is your head?

    Merry Christmas.

    -- Posted by OpinionMissy on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 2:07 PM
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    Where does the CLDC/WECRD/YMCA expect the money to come from?

    Elmore County wages are consistently $2,500 lower than state averages, and $10,000 under national averages over the last decade.

    Census data has Idaho's growth over the last decade slower than the previous decade by 7.5%.

    Population estimates for Mountain home increased by less than 1,000 people from 2000-2009 -- County wide down about 300 people.

    Emergency Unemployment Compensation for Elmore County in 2009: 804 cases totaling $223,031.35.

    Emergency Unemployment Compensation for Elmore County in 2009: 10,745 cases totaling $2,894,704.66.

    There's so much more reality out there it's overwhelming. These are just a few quick facts from government agencies. I didn't even want to get started on the increasing tax burden. Check it out for yourself - look at your decreasing disposable income, compare it to the world around you and figure it out.

    -- Posted by VicVega on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 4:06 PM
  • With all due respect....Mountain Home is too small to support this for long term. The evidence is there already.

    -- Posted by Mtn.Homer on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 4:43 PM
  • Mountain Home cannot afford this, this needs to stop, stop taxing us anymore for this fiasco and put the monies towards Recreation already up and running in town towards new buildings, equipment etc. for recreation NOW, not 15 years from now!

    -- Posted by Moanah on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 5:33 PM
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