Predicting life without government

September 18, 2012 

Less government, regulations and short term thinking. What does it get us?

• More potholes, faded lines and burned-out street lights on roads

• Highway lanes added and obsolete before done; the result of refusal to fund high speed rail therefore wastes money.

• Fewer or no public schools for all equals private and charter schools choosing students, as in Third World

• Bridges that fail from no maintenance

• Lack of safety regulations equals deaths and injuries

• Less police and firefighters equals more crime and fire losses and maybe gunfights downtown like the old West.

• No mosquito abatement equals sickness

• Bad or no water and air rules equals sickness

• Bad or no regulations on business equals bad environment, underpaid workers, dishonesty to consumers.

• No one to check out food quality or medicines equals even more people hungry, homeless and sick

Social Security, Medicare — forget it. We'll be at the mercy of the bottom line, where the dollar rules, not ideals, compassion and intelligence. Yes, we need a balance, but we also need to remember we have one Earth and we are all together in this life. Hopefully someone(s) will take that into consideration when deciding what's what!

DIANE KROEZE Modesto

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