Need to pay for it
A recent headline said something like “People Afraid TheyWill Have To Pay For Sewer.” I saw it as a kind of metaphor of an attitude thatI think is increasingly prevalent in today’s society. All over you see peopleopposing tax increases to pay for various public ventures, schools, education,public works projects, highway and other infrastructure maintenance orimprovements. It’s true that when public projects are done some people benefitmore than others. People forget that they have benefited from projects thatwere done to their benefit and which cost them nothing. People want all thisstuff, they just don’t want to pay for it.