For thee, not for me in solidly blue Fairfax County, Virginia:
Dig… into the county’s wish list and you find other gems. It wants more state aid to localities, and opposes any funding cuts (“erosions of the social safety net”) that might leave localities on the hook for Medicaid costs. Translation: Let’s have lots of health care, paid for by someone else. There’s limousine liberalism in a nutshell. As George Mason University’s Bryan Caplan once explained, “The wealthy but uncharitable socialist ceases to be a mystery once you understand relative prices. Voluntary charity is costly to the giver, but voting for charity … is virtually free.”
Well, as Lady Thatcher once said, eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.