Watch this video and be amazed. This is how democracy works: a majority of voters can decide to deliberately destroy a city by refusing to pay for the things that create quality of life, safety, and economic development for everyone. That’s what is happening in Colorado Springs right now.
If I had more respect for their intelligence, I’d think this was part of a right wing plan to rid the city of anyone who can’t afford a nice house in the far suburbs. Instead, I think this is simply blind hate of the social contract that has existed in cities for 10,000 years: that there is a price that comes with enjoying the benefits of civilization, aka “city life.”
Now, what we are seeing is simply: “I’m not paying anymore. I can live, too bad for those who can’t.”
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