Brush piles & straw men
I enjoy reading about the city of Madison government. It's a government that can't afford to salt its streets, but can send its leadership to Amsterdam to learn about European bike culture. In Madison, the city can afford a shiny new downtown
homeless shelter library, but can't afford timely brush pickup.
This is a predictable predicament for Madison. And, as such, the article's comments follow the usual pattern: taxes, Bush, Cheney, Obama, liberals, tea baggers. And, then, of course, there's this:
where are the tea-baggers who bitch about big government/municipal services?
Nice argument, but only a few fringers truly equate big government with municipal services. Small government doesn't mean no government and even wacky libertarians are mostly content to pay taxes for services rendered. The problem, which comments like this try to skate by, is where government reaches down too far into its citizens lives - whether it's their sex lives, their speech or their ability to run a business. No one is bitching about government abuse of snow plowing.
Posted by kris at June 11, 2010 09:05 AM
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|# June 11th, 2010 9:34 AM kris|
|Oh, I forgot about bikers - no comments section on madison.com is complete without a) a rant about bikers followed by b) a biker responding by calling person a fat & lazy. |