Bring On the Super Rich!
Bill Quick

San Francisco at 1 million: City’s population is booming once again | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

No matter what the future holds, growth generally means two things for the budgets of The City and citizens alike — higher revenue and higher expenses. Despite a recent surge in property taxes, San Francisco has yet to keep its spending growth in line with increasing costs. The latest budget grew by more than $700 million since last year, for an annual $8 billion. That’s more than the annual budgets of 12 U.S. states.

For a middle-class individual between jobs, that same scenario means life in the big city comes with little wiggle room. Metcalf, who moved to San Francisco in 1996, said some positive change has taken place since then. But he fears if the reaction to growth is slow, The City could set itself up for a “super-rich monoculture.”

Living in a super-rich monoculture is fine with me. Super rich monocultures don’t tolerate crime, or the moochers, looters, thieves, and bums who are a primary source of such criminal activity. ¬†As Glenn Reynolds so often says, “Faster, please!”

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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