Info Gluttony

All Politics is Local

Posted in Disaster Capitalism, politics by echan on January 28, 2010

So long as California social service cuts translate into the mentally ill being treated solely with meds, or being denied treatment altogether, and MUNI seriously floats the idea of cutting service and increasing fares again, it is hard for me find comfort in Obama’s State of Union.  While high speed rail may get the job train moving for parts of California, my resevoir of hope drains out with each bus delay.  Empirical evidence shows that once these cuts happen, the services tend not to come back.

If there’s one silver lining, at least, the Obama presidency means that we won’t have a “That’s not true” Alito replacement filling Justice Stevens seat.


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  1. ToastyKen said, on February 3, 2010 at 7:43 am

    At least you don’t live in Colorado Springs?


  2. Andrew said, on February 27, 2010 at 1:38 am

    It’s true. It’s astonishing, when you think about it — government agencies don’t need to make huge profit margins like private enterprises…They just need to stick to their budget. They need to BREAK EVEN. And Muni can’t even do that. Or the state in general.

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