> >>>>> MOTHER. ?-----> ?FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.
> >>>>> And just like that, I'm hopeful the world DOES end on May 21st....
> >>>>> Jason
> >>>> Nothing wrong with Texas.
> >>> Except that $25 BILLION deficit.
> >>> But hey, whaddya expect from a state dominated by Democrats?
> >>> OH.
> >>> WAIT.
> >>> Jason
> > .
> >> Name me one state that isn't going through deficit problems.- Hide quoted text -
> > ? Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Arkansas& ?West ***ia
> > And before you start evading the topic with "Aha! See? RED STATES!!"
> > let it be noted that the first four states on that list have
> > populations that, combined, are less than any five city blocks in
> > Manhattan. They SHOULDN'T have deficits.
> You just admitted that the deficit problem is due to social programs,
> not infrastructure, which is squarely alongside the arguments of
> Republicans and Libertarians.
Social programs play a part in some of these states' deficits, yes.
But infrastructure wears down the higher the population and more
maintenance is needed.
Hundreds of snowplows and tons of salt are needed when there's
snowstorms in Chicago or NYC. In western states where there's miles
between farmhouses you either need to own your own plow or be ready to
Roads in highly populated areas get worn out much quicker. More
population means more parks, activity centers, schools and playgrounds
are needed. (Are those social programs too?)
You need more cops and with a little more training than Barney Fife.
You need more fire stations, and trucks with big ladders so that
apartment buildings and big skyscrapers can be reached.
Shall I go on?