Sunday, August 16, 2009

Too Big to Save

If you live in the Chicago area, be aware that the city is trying to save money by scheduling "reduced services days", with the first one on this Monday. While emergency services will be available, most other services, such as library, garbage, and city-run clinics will not.

Sometimes, when you really love someone, you have to let them hit rock bottom before you can help. And so it is with cities and states. If the federal government steps in to bail out state and municipal governments, they will never learn the benefits of self-reliance. Instead, they will become dependent on federal assistance, just as a drug addict would take all the money you offer, dragging you down with him.

Believe it or not, people can survive just fine without all these extra services by the government. Here's a great segment John Stossel did on the NYC blackout of 2003:

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