Begging for “Big Government”

December 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM 1 comment

Here’s a wake-up call to the drown-government-in-a-bathtub crowd:

Boulder Flood

Boulder Annexation Inquiries Surging After Flood– Damaged wells and septic systems make city services more attractive

September’s floods did a number on the wells and septic systems of many Boulder County residents, with testing still revealing contamination in some wells nearly three months later

That damage has led to a surge ofinquires about annexation into the city of Boulder from people who have typically been wary of city government but now see the appeal of getting city water and sewer services.


The photo above is how the main street leading out of my neighborhood in Boulder looked immediately after the Boulder flood.  Republicans and libertarians would say hey, what’s the big deal?  You and your neighbors should band together and take care of it.  “Big government” can’t help you.

Really?  As a matter of fact, “big government” cleared that road in a matter of hours because it had the equipment to do it.  My neighbors and I would have had to clear it using our bare hands and shovels.  It would have taken days.

So I wonder what Republicans would say to the poor folks who are still living with contaminated wells.  Probably something like:  Live free or die!  Until, that is, those people can’t drink the water coming out of their wells and faucets because, ah, they really might die.

Then what?

Uh, silence.


Entry filed under: Musings.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. coconutspeak  |  December 9, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Well said. Government is needed because people are self righteous, panicky, overbearing hypocrites. And they’re clueless to boot. The upper 2% would have their ‘help’ clean up the mess.

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