I don’t believe in public libraries. Go ahead, close them.
BUT… don’t make believe that substitutes for cutting real government fat.
As I’ve traveled of late, I’ve had numerous different cities and region newspapers placed at my hotel doorstep. Most front pages have had articles about “draconian”, or “huge”, or “dramatic” cuts local and state governments face and how hard “critical” services have to be hit.
What has been missing from ALL of these articles was any documentation as to the budgets of these governments. That would have been useful so we, the reader, and potentially we the CITIZEN, could determine just how much bullshit the politicians were feeding us in this thinly disguised press release cum “news” article. We would likely learn that there was lots of fat to cut before hitting police, fire, and libraries. Just ask Bell, California….
Our “press” has really let us down in recent years. Decades of turning out uninterested compliant liberals has made the newspaper a tool of, rather than a defense against, the state.
We will, we already do, regret the loss.