This educational tale comes from Austin, Texas. A city known as a liberal stronghold in an otherwise sensible state.
The article quotes one Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist, who has “…voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. “
Why can Ms. Gardner no longer afford to live in Austin? Her property taxes have gone up in order to play every thing she voted for!
Here is a financial hint for Ms. Gardner, buses are always a better economic choice over light rail. Unless you are in the public service unions that will maintain and run the more expensive to build/maintain/operate light rail systems.
She wants a bigger government to be her nanny state, but like most leftists, wants someone else to pay for it.