posted on May, 25 2012 @ 05:09 AM
I do NOT see "conservative" street gangs forming from austerity measures.
Conservatives by their very nature and lifestyle thrive under austerity measures. Austerity measures are basically a $10 way of saying cuts in public
services and welfare.... all of which fit the conservative mantra.
Conservatives want smaller government, do not use public services, welfare or the like, and want an enviroment in which the individual works and
succeeds or fails.
Cuts in public housing, public medical services, food stamps, subsidized anything will affect the people that can't depend on their own
A good example would be to contrast New Orleans and Katrina vs the Floods of the Upper Midwest and the destruction of the small towns along the river
of the following year. New Orleans and the subsidized lifestyels there have yet to fully recover and still depend on government support at some level.
The small towns and small cities of the Upper Midewst have pretty much recovered, did it themselves, and moved on.
No, conservtives embrace austerity... I live it everyday. My wife and I have lived so conservatively and independently for so long we really have not
been impacted by the recession/ depression of 2008-2012.