by Clayton Moore
For over a decade these otherwise (well intentioned) people are trying to continue to promote a FAILED and still FAILING business model.
They’re known collectively as the so called “Eagle Air Alliance” a group that has for years promoted the model that if “we just continue to throw money at Commercial Airlines into the Eagle County Regional Airport – things are bound to get better”.
Every reasonable person we know – has no problem with “making a good investment” with our Tax money. Fact is: After over a decade of trying – the Commercial Airlines coming into KEGE – just want MORE flight guarantees and subsides.
It’s time to call and end to this nonsense.
It gets worse.
Now these same folks want to propose a new Eagle County wide “sales tax increase” – so that they don’t have to continue beg for annual handouts to keep their failed business model – afloat.
Hence why the ECT believes some of them have a (how should we say – a screw loose)
Exhibit A –
Let’s get this straight for Mr. Flaum – of Eagle County’s (largest by sales by volume) Real Estate company. Why does he believe – Eagle County can be made better- by having everyone in Eagle County pay more in Sales Tax – so his company can enjoy the direct (disproportionate) benefits of having more taxpayer subsidized flights – so his well-heeled Resort Real Estate customers (1% ers??) can fly into KEGE instead of Denver? He wants ALL Eagle County taxpayers to support – his (Eagle Air Alliance) agenda – on this (proposed?) new Ballot Tax question?
Where does the ECT stand on this issue?
Answer: With the hard working Men, Women and Families that live here in Eagle County. That’s who. Some working more than just (1) job – to be able to afford to raise their family here.
News Flash, Mr. Flaum! These folks care much more about their child’s Public School Education than subsidizing Flights into KEGE – for your well-heeled customers that may be considering buying some of your overpriced, resort Real Estate! Ditto for you Mr. Tim Baker)
Merry Christmas – Eagle Air Alliance – from the EagleCountyTimes.com
We’ll see you next year, Eagle Air Alliance. You can count on it.