PA march for more gun control
In Pennsylvania, some organizations have announced a march from Philadelphia to Harrisburg to ask the legislature to enact one-gun-a-month and to create jobs in Philie.
Well, actually, no one is going to walk that distance. They'll walk in relays, so nobody gets too tired. But they hope it gets publicity.
What's strangest to me is the call for the state government to create more jobs. The solution to unemployment in one area is either to lure employers in, or to move out. My father, a construction guy, did the latter quite often. No work in Tucson, but a big project in Yuma, move to Yuma. If you want work in a blighted area, the best solution is probably less government there, not more. Say you lift the sale tax there for a guaranteed number of years. Lift the tax on new improvements (while keeping the tax on land), so that improvements don't up the realty tax, while empty land is still taxed. Allow improvements that raise buildings closer to the modern building code, even if they don't meet it entirely (one barrier to restoring buildings is that any improvement must come up to the present code, which is cost-prohibitive in many older structures. So the owner just lets the old building, which is grandfathered, sit as it is, rather than improving it up to the limit of his budget).