Minneapolis: Progressive Utopia
Minneapolis is among the most progressive cities in the country. Some say it’s the poster child for progressivism in the U.S.
The all-Democrat City Council went above and beyond its duty to appease its ultra-liberal electorate, adopting almost every progressive policy–defunding the police, a $15 minimum wage, housing subsidies, mandatory paid leave, green targets, strong unions and the most expensive school system in the state. The result: It did nothing to reduce the racial income gap and the city’s black/white income disparity is nearly the biggest in the country.
But Minneapolis politicians are adamant, proclaiming they need more government. Says Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis, “When you take away the incentive for work, savings and investment, you get less of it.” Here’s more with John Stossel.