At a recent congressional hearing on America’s so-called “labor shortage,” megabanker Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, offered this insight: “People actually have a lot of money, and they don’t particularly feel like going back to work.”
If only Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman’s proposed ban on camping in Aurora, as well as his week pretending to be homeless for a local news story, could be written off solely as a way to get his face on TV.
Editor’s Note: This op-ed was submitted by Paul Dragu, Communications Director for the John Birch Society (JBS), in response to a Colorado Times Recorder article published on May 27, 2021 titled “John Birch Society Speaker Defends Chilean Dictator Pinochet to Colorado Conservatives.”
“I Can’t Really Speak to Them,” Says Coffman, Admitting He Didn’t Stay at Aurora Homeless Encampments
Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman says you should believe him when it comes to homelessness because he spent a week on the streets last year, as seen in a local TV story.
It was the second week of February in 1994. I was in my freshman year of college, and most of my closest friends worked at the theatre in Tamarac Square in Southeast Denver. Tombstone was still running, and just a week prior, Schindler’s List was released. I popped in to meet a buddy who was finishing his shift. What I saw when I walked through the door stopped me cold in my tracks.