Americans prefer to be ripped off and overspend on subpar services though
Remeber when American liberals were swooning over Macron, even though he’s just another corporate puppet?
France’s public services ground to a halt Tuesday as civil servants across the country went on strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed economic reforms.
Regressives hate government services that work, it destroys their false narrative that “the market does a better job”. Their mission is to destroy successful programs by any means possible. First they mismanage and saddle them with debt. Then they defund. They use the argument that “we must cut service due to finances, the same finances that they just sabotaged”. Once service is cut, they make the argument that the agency or organization “isn’t doing a good job” and must be turned over to the market. Once privatized, costs go up and services go down
They have done this to:
The Postal Service
Our education system
And many other successful government agencies
“One week after a protester was convicted of disorderly conduct for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, a journalist in West Virginia was arrested for being too tenacious while asking Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price a question.”
Police say Dan Heyman was “causing a disturbance,” but he says he was just doing his job.
“Roads are made, streets are made, services are improved, electric light turns night into day, water is brought from reservoirs a hundred miles off in the mountains — and all the while the landlord sits still.
Every one of those improvements is effected by the labour and cost of other people and the taxpayers. To not one of those improvements does the land monopolist, as a land monopolist, contribute, and yet by every one of them the value of his land is enhanced. He renders no service to the community, he contributes nothing to the general welfare, he contributes nothing to the process from which his own enrichment is derived.”
~ Winston Church, 1909
Trump voters getting screwed again! If you are working class and voted for Trump thinking he’d help you, you got played.
‘These hard working, small town Americans don’t have airports or Uber to turn to; they depend on these trains,’ says Jim Mathews of the National Association of Rail Passengers
Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts could lead to 220 US cities across 23 states losing out on all of their passenger train services, according to a new study. The analysis from the National Association of Rail Passengers (NARP) concluded that cuts to the infrastructure budget, would cut off Amtrak,…