Saturday, March 20, 2010

Things to Come

I just thought you might like a peek into the future of this country being brought to you by the right. What follows is an article from a couple of months ago, from the Denver Post, about the city of Colorado Springs, home of organizations like Focus on the Family and other right wing hate factories, and one of the most conservative cities in the country.

Here is how these people choose to run their community:

"More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet. The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled.

The parks department removed trash cans last week, replacing them with signs urging users to pack out their own litter.

Neighbors are encouraged to bring their own lawn mowers to local green spaces, because parks workers will mow them only once every two weeks. If that.

Water cutbacks mean most parks will be dead, brown turf by July; the flower and fertilizer budget is zero.

City recreation centers, indoor and outdoor pools, and a handful of museums will close for good March 31 unless they find private funding to stay open. Buses no longer run on evenings and weekends. The city won't pay for any street paving, relying instead on a regional authority that can meet only about 10 percent of the need.

"I guess we're going to find out what the tolerance level is for people," said businessman Chuck Fowler, who is helping lead a private task force brainstorming for city budget fixes. "It's a new day."

A new day brought to you by the naked greed that is today's conservatism. Let them back in power, and soon our whole country will be like this.

4 comments:

Derek said...
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Poll P. said...

Isn't what you're describing -- the suspension or elimination of services that make a civil society distinct from barbarism-- an example of the strategy of 'starvingthe beast'?

Green Eagle said...

This is exactly the mixture of stupidity and lying which has finally run out my patience with the likes of Derek Foley.

I asked you to go away, Derek. You have nothing to contribute to honest discussion. Get lost, you infantile, ignorant fool.

Derek said...
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