Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
lazy.A friend from Denmark explained it to me this way. The government is obligated to shovel your snow and you are paying on the order of 80% of your income to them. Why should you do it when the government has charged you for that service. Naturally the government defaults...it's what they do. As a result, many sidewalks are not cleared because people feel entitled to have the work done for them.