Commentary Magazine


Hold the Salt

Seattle plunges beyond parody with its decision not to use salt on icy roads:

“If we were using salt, you’d see patches of bare road because salt is very effective,” [chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation Alex] Wiggins said. “We decided not to utilize salt because it’s not a healthy addition to Puget Sound.”

Maybe the city gets a piece of this guy on the back end.

Of course Seattle is one of the most liberal cities in the country. So over the next few months, as residents pay the price for their city’s low-salt-high-injury diet we can be sure they will ultimately blame their leaders – for not covering their medical expenses.