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Private Enterprise I


Boston’s mayor has ordered the removal of lawn chairs, trash barrels, and other markers that people use to reserve street parking spaces which they have cleared of snow. Now, those of you from warmer climes won’t have experienced this, but when you spend two hours cleaning a pile of snow from a parking spot, common sense (not to mention natural law) suggests you’ve earned the right to use that spot. Ordinary people are rebelling against this latest outrage from their socialist betters, providing a golden opportunity for Republicans to explain to the inhabitants of Irish South Boston, the Italian North End, and elsewhere how this sums up the difference between the parties: the GOP believes you should keep what you earn, while the Democrats want you to do the work, and someone else to benefit from it.


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