Austin’s mayor, Stephen Adler, who had the best undergraduate education obtainable by man, is alleged to have said this:
Adler says Austin is exporting poverty.
— News Radio KLBJ (@NewsRadioKLBJ) June 2, 2016
We are not sure what it means to “export” poverty, but we are certain of this: It is better for a city to export poverty than to import it, all the more so if the city’s government spends money as if rapid growth will continue forever.
We rather like Mayor Adler notwithstanding our frequent policy disagreements, so we’re going to hope that he was taken out of context. Regardless, we will vote for politicians who vow to export poverty rather than import it, and you are nuts if you do otherwise.