Not Even Trash Pickup

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Over in the Big (un)Easy, Mayor Nagin plans to cut sanitation services in the French Quarter to alleviate a budget shortfall.

Nagin said his administration was forced to make “hard choices” by reducing sanitation services because council members did not cut enough spending in other areas when they revised the city’s spending plan two weeks ago.

How about letting residents decide the quality and quantity of trash pickup? What if I live in the Quarter and require less or more service than what the government has decreed? And I bet you can’t form your own neighborhood trash pickup to compete with the politically connected Privileged One(s) who have been given a monopoly.

Another example of the perils of state involvement in society.

2:05 pm on January 27, 2009