Senseless government is the worst, right?
Greedy bureaucrats who demanded a yearly $75 fee for fire-fighting required firemen to stand down as a fire destroyed the house of a family who hadn’t paid.
The fire reportedly continued for hours “because garden hoses just wouldn’t put it out. It wasn’t until that fire spread to a neighbor’s property, that anyone would respond” — only because the neighbor had paid the fee.
In Republican land, this isn’t a travesty. This is heroic.
. . for their trouble, the South Fulton fire department is being treated as though it has done something wrong, rather than having gone out of its way to make services available to people who did not have them before. The world is full of jerks, freeloaders, and ingrates — and the problems they create for themselves are their own. These free-riders have no more right to South Fulton’s firefighting services than people in Muleshoe, Texas, have to those of NYPD detectives.
You see, there’s a philosophy here. If you offer services to people who’d pay the fees once their house is burning, no one will pay in advance. Then you can’t have a fee-for-fire-department thing — it’s got to be set up before fires break out. So, you must not douse the fires burning non-fee-payers’ houses. It’d be the same insanity as McDonald’s giving away hamburgers, heavens. That way, the costs of state services are kept to a minimum, yay!
Of course, anybody with a brain will opt in after a lurid, money-centric disaster like this, so the fee becomes identical to a tax, and then the fire-contractors become firemen who fight fires whenever and wherever they show up. BOO!
BIG GOVERNMENT FIRE DILDOES! BOOOOOOO!