Comment of the Day

Readers: Colorado Springs Has Become a Hellhole

According to the Brookings Institution, Colorado Springs topped the list of ten cities with the greatest growth in poor neighborhoods -- an unhappy distinction to be sure, and one that plenty of our readers equated to the community's fiscal conservatism, among other factors. Here are three examples.

See also: Ten Cities With the Greatest Growth in Poor Neighborhoods -- Including One in Colorado

Don Herman wries:

Not surprising. Colorado Springs has no services available for anyone. It's a hellhole.
Clara Madrid writes:
Colorado Springs is feeling the effects of too many Republicans and religious fanatics living there.
Matt Hougen writes:
Is it a coincidence that Colorado Springs was also recently listed as one of the most conservative cities in America?

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