STONE the crows! Just watch the left-liberals seize on Sandy to sell their case for the big spending state and to smother the obvious question – why must people paid by the state provide services for citizens?

On Wednesday, New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a press conference:

New York City taxes itself and spends the money to protect us and to have the services that will keep us going. And I know of no other city that does that. Which always annoys me when they say, “Oh, you’re a highly taxed place.” Yeah, and we get something for it.[i]