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Sandy Springs, Georgia: The City that Outsourced Everything

As cities across the nation teeter on the edge of fiscal cliffs due to years of high government spending and unsustainable programs,  Sandy Springs, GA is running a budget surplus!

In the video below, Reason TV chronicles Sandy Springs’ journey to prosperity through privatization:

 

Comments

  1. Kyle Cook says:

    Running a budget surplus, huh? Sounds like it’s time to lower taxes if you ask me.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly. That’s called “efficiency”. And the more efficient you become the lower they should go thus bringing in more enterprising people who’ll benefit and thus “grow” the economy. Funny how that works, eh?

  2. Lisa Robles says:

    Sounds too much like freedom to me! The Demonrats will make sure this doesn’t spread, that’s for sure! Remember, the Constitution has been outlawed. Janet Napalitano said if you wave the flag (only the red, white and blue one) come out of the military, believe in freedom or uphold the Constitution, YOU ARE A TERRORIST!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    You know, Madam Mayor of Sandy Springs GA looks just like our own Margaret Thatcher!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Make no mistake, this is a city populated almost entirely by rich people. This is not realistic for an actual metropolitan city with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. This model works in Sandy Springs because, even with a low tax rate, there is plenty of money to go around.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I believe there was a city in southern California that did something similar well over a decade ago and it seemed to work just fine. Lessons learned.

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