Stop Collectivized Garbage Hauling In Crystal!
By Andrew Richter
The Environmental Quality Commission in Crystal wants the city council to consider collectivizing our city garbage, or as they call it “organized solid waste collection” at their work session on March 5.
This is a HORRIBLE idea and I hope the city council doesn’t even consider this. Oh yes, I know from the “environmentalists” you’ll here about reducing trucks in the neighborhood and how it reduces our “greenhouse gasses” and that evil carbon dioxide (which of course all humans and plants need to survive).
The central question is why is it OK for the government to create a monopoly?? The same people who rail against Microsoft or Wal-Mart are the same people who support things like socialized health care and the monopolistic public school system. If monopolies are bad, then it shouldn’t matter who is doing it.
Listen to what the commission says about what Robbinsdale is doing;
There system is less expensive for their residents then an open system and the city had captured a portion of the fees collected which were directed to a $150,000 capital improvement fund to maintain streets.
Yeah right it’s less expensive, and now that Robbinsdale has collected $150,000 more in “revenue” you think they are ever going to give it back? You could say that the city has a $150,000 surplus! I suppose it could be less expensive now (and the commission produces no evidence that’s true in Robbinsdale) but what stops government from raising fees? Since you have no freedom of choice, you must pay it. And once you lose your freedom what are the odds you will get it back?
This is just another example of throwing away individual rights; have the government get in bed with a business and crowd out the individual and their freedom.
Say NO city of Crystal!