Progressives Don’t Govern Well on the Most Local Levels

24/7 Wall Street has a list of “states that are falling apart.” In the top 10:

10. Massachusetts:
Roads in poor condition: 31.5% (2nd highest)
Dams at high hazard risk: 22.9% (22nd highest)

8. New Jersey
Roads in poor condition: 31.0% (3rd highest)
Dams at high hazard risk: 27.3% (16th highest)

6. California
Roads in poor condition: 29.4% (4th highest)
Dams at high hazard risk: 52.6% (6th highest)

1. Hawaii
Roads in poor condition: 29.0% (5th highest)
Dams at high hazard risk: 93.2% (the highest)

On a much more decentralized level, there’s San Francisco. Its NBC affiliate surveyed a 153-city block area (that included schools and playgrounds) and found a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces that amounts to a disgusting and potentially deadly mix of contamination that experts now believe could exceed some of the dirtiest slums in the world.

If the people who love government and “love to govern,” aren’t able to create a safe and clean community on the municipal level in the heart of devout progressivism, how do they have a shred of credibility left?

UPDATE: Progressive mecca Baltimore is now the U.S.’s most dangerous city with the highest per capita murder rate in the nation, with nearly 56 murders per 100,000 people.


10:12 pm on February 19, 2018