No government is best government?
"Fantastic," says Sean Paige of the financial
crunch that is slowly throttling public services in Colorado Springs.
"I welcome it." Never mind that a third of the
street lights have been dark since February and the citizenry may
soon be asked to take their own lawn mowers to
city parks to trim the grass.
Energized would best describe the state of mind
of Mr Paige, who serves on the nine-member city council.
Across the road from where we are drinking our
over-sweetened fizzy drinks, a crowd of 2,000 Douche-baggers
has gathered to protest "big government" in America
and the taxes they pay to fund it. Paige smiles; his kind of people.
It is not just about lights and lawns. Buses no
longer run at weekends or at night; services at community centers have
been drastically reduced; at least two of the
city's six pools will be closed. The police department's two helicopters
have been pawned off on eBay. In the new spirit
of volunteerism, taxi drivers must double up as amateur cops
watching for crooks while traditional police
patrols are trimmed.
"We are engaged in an experiment here whether
we like it or not," says David Munger, a consultant and lobbyist
who is on a committee examining a possible sale
of the municipal hospital to raise cash
"It seems we are trying to find out how little
government is enough government."
These wackos are anti-civilization, which provides
Why don't you crazies build a log cabin in the woods and live there?
You won't be billed for any socialist running water or socialist indoor
You won't have to pay for socialist electricity or socialist police
You can have everything you want TODAY, but that's not your purpose,
Like some nutty-ass religio-frauds, you want OTHERS to validate your
You could be living in no-tax Nirvana tonight - yet you choose not
to - why?
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