This is what happens in Progressive cities: high costs + dumb workers = no businesses

In Progressive cities, long-established businesses pull out because (a) they can’t afford the cost of doing business in a Progressive-run city and (b) the work force is substandard (which may go a long way to why the City’s voters consistently elect Progressives).

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  1. Spartacus says

    I had a parallel thought the other day.
     
    Living about 20 (blissful) minutes down the road from a Dark Blue Stain not so different from Frisco, I am only forced to make the dreary trek into the aforementioned Dark Blue Stain once a week for church.  After getting off of arterial routes, I only really have to deal with one non-arterial road.  It’s a post bellum Bosnian-quality goat trail.  You can tell that once upon a time, it was a real road, and a well-constructed one at that, in the same way that inhabitants of Seventh Century Rome looked with awe upon the overgrown wonders of a fallen empire.  And every week, I’ve been asking myself, “Why don’t they fix this?”  This past week, I had the occasion to get off the arterials in another neighborhood of the Dark Blue Stain, and realized, “Oh.  It’s because they’re all like this now.  And the bloody moonbats are out of money to do anything about any of them.”
     
    What makes this especially unforgivable is 1) the high per capita income inside of the Dark Blue Stain as opposed to elsewhere; 2) the relatively few miles of road they have to maintain per resident, as opposed to areas with less population density; and 3) the high quality of roads elsewhere, in poorer and less dense ares, proving that good roads are not an impossible task.
     
    And these people want to run our healthcare system.

  2. JKB says

    No, no, this can’t be true.  Everyone wants to live in the big expensive city.  In fact, so many that they need elaborate public transportation systems and urban-urban high speed trains.  It’s true a liberal told me.
     
    It’d be interesting to see how many of the transferred employees actually live in the city.
     
    The second item in the column is ironic, sad, something.   The Hire-Local mandate.  ”Under the proposed ordinance coming up for a final vote Tuesday, building contractors doing business with the city would have to hire as many as half their workers from within the city. Half the new hires will also have to come from the ranks of the “disadvantaged.”"

    Following a post about a long established employer leaving due to cost and lack of qualified workforce, it seems this mandate is a desperate play.  And one wonders if the required bureaucrats hired to run this program will have to be hired-local, i.e., physically resided in the city for 1 year prior to employment.  If not, wouldn’t that be ironic?

  3. Tonestaple says

    Spartacus are you in or near Seattle?  That’s my indigo stain and what a stain it is.  Fortunately, this post finally reminded me to send a vivid email to the city about needed street repairs on a street I travel almost every day.  The potholes are too many for me to be able to keep track of while driving and the fact that this street has disintegrated so badly tells me that no one working for the city can be bothered to look past the end of his nose to report things.  Lazy bastards.  I would move to TN or TX if I could.

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