How Unlike a Normal Young Man Is David Segal?
Oh to have the financial liberty that David Segal makes evident through his priorities (emphasis added):
I can think of nothing that would attract young people to Rhode Island, and keep them around, at a higher rate than expanded transit, and expanded health care — two services that have suffered the most, under the austerity measures that have been pushed by Chamber of Commerce, the Governor, and far too many characters in the Assembly.
From personal experience, as well as acquaintanceship with various “young people” throughout my thirty-three years, I’d hazard to suggest that those of us who are not full-time part-time legislators are more likely to be attracted to and remain in a place with employment opportunities aplenty than a tax hell with a unionized fleet of public designated drivers. And depending where one draws the line for “young people,” I suspect that there isn’t an age demographic with less reason to worry about healthcare coverage.
Me, I remained in Rhode Island owing to the gravity of a large traditional family, but inasmuch as Mr. Segal is more ideologue than practical provincialist, I don’t imagine he’ll be advocating for traditional family values as an economic foundation.