The cry has been going on for over a year. Democrat run cities all over the country have been wailing on how they need to “defund” the police. Cities like New York have chopped one-sixth of the police budget (about $1 billion) from cops, instead spending it on homeless, drug addiction, and other social programs. Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other metropolitan areas have followed suit. Ah, but there’s a catch!
Those folks doing the screaming are making sure that they are still protected!
Police roles have been chopped by about 400 officers in the city of Chicago. That means 400 less crimefighters on the streets of the Windy City this year than about a year and a half ago. So, the average Chicago citizen is nowhere near as safe today as they were 18 months ago. Yet, Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot has been spending on average $2.5 million of taxpayer money each year to make sure she had a security team around her.
Meanwhile, in New York, Bill de Blasio has chopped a billion off of the budget for the cops, yet he spent over $300,000 of taxpayer money on his own security during his short, but failed run for the White House last year.
It’s been happening time and time again. Minneapolis City Council voted to gut the cities’ police budget. Then when crime started going through the roof, the very people that were screaming to defund the police, spent taxpayer money to make sure they were protected, by hiring private security firms to be their personal body guards.
What’s interesting is, you don’t find this going on in Republican led cities. Seattle, Portland, LA, and other cities couldn’t chop money from police budgets fast enough. And when crime started to run rampant as it has in every single city that has defunded their police department, they are spending millions of dollars to protect sometimes just one person! There isn’t any savings to spend on homeless, or drug addiction or other social programs. It’s all going to fund private security firms to protect the Mayors and the city councils. The average Joe on the street is left to fend for his and her self. Of course, these are the same Democrats that swear up and down that they are for the little guy. That is until they don’t feel safe.
This is just another example of how screwed up the Democrats are. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is out there saying that we need to defund ALL police departments. Since January, about six months, AOC has spent over $25,000 just in security for herself. On a recent trip to Houston, she spent of $1,500. That’s yours and my money being spent. But she’s not talking about that. She’s talking about taking police off the streets to make sure you and I aren’t as safe as what we were just a year and a half ago. Where is the sense?
There is no common sense in defunding the police. Even Joe Biden, in his confused and addled state of mind realizes that and says that he doesn’t back that. But anything the socialist left can do to stir the pot, to make it even more unsafe than it already is, would be a victory for them. They don’t care about the little guy. They care about tearing down America.
The truly sad part of this entire debate is, most Americans can’t put two and two together and come up with four. They are starting to believe, little by little, leftist by leftist that the police are bad and that the police are the villains, not the perps doing that crimes. That’s when you realize that America has turned the corner. We can still save ourselves from going off the cliff, but if we don’t act soon, it will be too late. We have the ability to make Venezuela look like a world superpower compared to what we will look like in just 10 years!
Carry on world…but be afraid….very afraid…you’re dismissed!