We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This showed up in my facebook page:
While I only track individuals, there's a lot more to the story. Every time a business leave or closes up the rest of the community loses. If a company that uses machining work moves away, that company's suppliers are stressed and need to find new work. If the work doesn't show up the machine shops close and that just makes it harder to get machining done, or foundry work, PC boards, software, plastic molding and a bunch of things, that if you are trying to develop a new product you need to have. Connecticut used to be have services that could make just about anything, but that's quickly disappearing and I don't think anybody in state government's paying attention or has for some time.
Now that I no longer live in the continental U.S., and view things from somewhat of a distance, observing the decay that has happened in America during the last 5-6 years is truly frightening. I don't see how anyone can fall for any of the government propaganda that things are improving when they are clearly getting worse every year. Cities that are more dangerous than Iraq or Afghanistan; the obvious attempts to suppress free speech and religious freedom; government agencies spying on you; the government controlling your healthcare; justice and rights based largely on what color your skin and gender (including gender preference) are, rather than on merits or hard work; a country that is increasingly controlled by illegal immigration (however, the illegal immigrants are the only ones that appear both willing to get work and/or able to get work). I never believed I would have seen America in this condition in my lifetime.
In a nutshell: arrogant libs who thought that one more law or one more tax would bring about Heaven on Earth. The only problem being that after the one more law or one more tax that would bring about Heaven on Earth has been established, the libs can think of one more tax or one more law to add. As numbers are infinite, so are the potential laws and taxes that will bring about Heaven on Earth.