One of democracy’s great shortcomings, on display these days especially in California, is that we want the government to provide the stuff that we want, but we’d just as soon not pay for it:
Local officials say they need the money to upgrade outdated water-treatment facilities, sewer lines and water mains. In some cases, improvements are required just to comply with the law.
No matter how justified they say the rate hikes are, however, some elected officials have found it hard to follow through in the face of public protests.
Good point, John. And the longer you put it off, the worse the pain is to correct when you finally have to face the music. Like Philly.
Are they irrational cowards or waiting for a bailout?
Talk to Brian Schmidt