In all this, taxes inevitably figure.
Progressive or regressive in nature matters not, for sales taxes, whether luxury or common consumer, remain a percentage plucked from the American pocket.
But without these no services or infrastructures could be financed and maintained.
"No new taxes" remains an empty campaign promise inevitably reneged upon. Of course there must be taxes. They provide citizens services, and even create jobs - particularly in maintaining community infrastructures.
In my own home town of Pueblo, Democrats, by hook or crook delivered jobs in construction of bridges and new edifices, both county and municipal. Yet another such structure, massive and impressive, begins to take shape at the corner of Fourth and Elizabeth.
What follows is attributed to KKTV news:
Updated: Wed 7:06 PM, Feb 01, 2012
Construction To Begin On New Pueblo Judicial Building
Whereas the new Judicial building will appear, according to DLS Arcitects as:
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday to celebrate the start of construction of Pueblo County's new $52 million judicial building.
The five-story, 16 courtroom building has been in the works for over a decade.
The historic groundbreaking is a moment that 10th Judicial District Chief Judge Dennis Maes has been waiting 16 years for.
"It's going to be a beautiful building that will provide access to justice and be a symbol of the rule of law that we enjoy in the United States. And at the same time it's going to put many people to work," said The Honorable Dennis Maes.
Judge Maes says getting a new judicial building has been a need in the community since 1998. He believes the architecture of the building is beautiful and will be a real eye-catcher in the community. The design of the building has already won an award.
Project officials say the building will not only be "state-of-the-art" but the complex will also offer new services to the people of the community. Judge Maes says it will be a "better way of doing business."