10/05/2007

Excellent Question

This guy asked an excellent question: "So what is your reccommended plan to turn the city around and bring the young people to Great Falls or does someone have an intelligent plan that you support?"

I am going to be indisposed for the next couple days due to the press of business, but I'm glad you asked.

I have some ideas that I'll throw out for discussion. And no, they don't involve more federal money.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks to me that if the Air Force is willing to give up a significant portion of the base to industry, namely a CFL Plant, then why not make the whole place an Industrial/Commercial Park complete with its own runway for the lear jets? Had this been offered to GE just maybe they would be here now istead of Billings. We all know it will be gone some day anyway (Malmstrom), why not plan for that NOW!.....JT

Hutch said...

Yes, I agree, but like he said yesterday: what do we have to do to bring in the 24-30 year old college grads? think green. think tech. what do we have to do? if we put that first, the rest will work itself out. lower crime, better schools, more parks, more perks... I think a good first step would be a change of faces in city leadership.

Anonymous said...

...and fire much of the city staff along with them. Lawton's flunkies newer raised a concern for the wrongdoing. Anything for a paycheck.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the socialist mentality of telling businesses how they have to bend to the will of a few socialist policy mongers. That'll help.

Anonymous said...

Check this out as well as some other thoughts on how to help Great Falls socialists get out of their misguided thinking rut - quote:

To address these and other challenging issues, the John Locke Foundation believes that our society must return to our founding principles:

We are a land of liberty where natural rights of individuals precede and supersede the power of the state.

We are a constitutional republic in which government power is limited and employed for the purpose of providing legitimate public goods rather than for the benefit of insiders and narrow interest groups.

We are a free market in which persons, individually or collectively, have the natural right to sell goods and services to willing buyers, and in which the individual pursuit of economic opportunity benefits all.

And we are a free society where citizens solve social problems not only through government but also by working together in families, neighborhoods, churches, charities, and other private, voluntary organizations.

Anonymous said...

GeeGuy,

Can it have everything to do with eliminating the need for taxpayers to throw more money at the problem?....also includes not throwing city, county, state tax dollars into it either.

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