September 26, 2012

There are thouands of stories like this right now...

I've no special reason to post this one. I very much doubt that "progressives" are really going to change their thinking. Leftists made faustian bargains with the public employee unions, gaining massive political donations and help, while the unions were allowed to loot the treasuries. Then sat by for decades as governments promised benefits that can't possibly be paid. Plus sat by and tolerated shoddy work and laziness. They can't re-think, they don't dare, because to do so will threaten to expose their horrid guilt.

Most people just won't re-think, period. Henry Ford famously said hat 95% of people would rather die than think. Weidner's corollary to that rule is that 99% of people would rather die than re-think.

Walter Russell Mead, Progressives Sour on Chicago Teachers:

...The larger problem here is that blue policies simply can’t be made to work. Higher taxes won’t fix the problem of an overpriced, underperforming school system; indeed, they will just drive out even more of the city’s tax-generating economic base.

The city is now on a course to make all its problems steadily worse. Chicago is slowly bankrupting itself to sustain a school system it can’t afford that doesn’t educate its kids very well. Somebody, somewhere should explain why supporting slow urban suicide is a “progressive” position....

Well, I just did explain it. "Take it, you're welcome, no extra charge."

Posted by John Weidner at September 26, 2012 9:21 AM

"Apres mois, le deluge" should be the "Progressive" motto, since as far as I can tell the only goal is to prolong the failure until they've got theirs.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at September 26, 2012 12:03 PM

AOG wrote:
" . . . since as far as I can tell the only goal is to prolong the failure until they've got theirs."

Yet no one ever calls them their hypocrisy regarding "sustainability" or "managed growth". If the economy grows at 2% per year, and the State increases its share of that economy by 5% per year, the state will soon devour all the product of the economy. Neither borrowing money nor debasing the currency can change that equation.

Posted by: Terry at September 28, 2012 7:55 PM
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