Everyone has learned that tourism also brings sprawling growth, crappy jobs, ever-higher rents and home prices, and an increasingly unmanageable crush of visitors and traffic.
Land grabs are killing western towns by preventing economic activity on the lands, such as energy production, timber production and mining.
Coal communities around Twentymile Mine in northwest Colorado face economic ruin if the company running the massive coal mine goes bankrupt.
Waste Management and other recyclers say that more than 2,000 municipalities are paying to dispose of their recyclables instead of the other way around.
What in the world does this have to do with defending America against the numerous threats we face? The answer is: nothing.
Memo to Colorado Marxist mini states: If you don’t want to explore, dig, extract, transport and process the treasure deep beneath our feet, then you will not enjoy the fruits of those who do.
The only way any government entity has money is to first confiscate the money from its citizens through taxes.