In some ways, the real crime is how little we can trust our politicians.

June 11th, 2006

In a story about the incredible failure of his administration to control crime in Milwaukee, cialis usa diagnosis Mayor Tom Barrett said:

“If people want more police officers, then we’re going to have to pay for them,” he said. “The irony is many of the people who push the loudest for more police officers are the same ones who refuse to pay for them.”

We don’t mind paying for cops. (A fact that politicians understand very well. That’s why they always trot out the firemen and cops whenever anyone talks about making tax cuts.)

The thing is, we know that the politicians will say they want more money to pay for cops and the next thing you know they’ll be cutting the ribbon on a brand new trolley to nowhere somewhere downtown.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clint  |  June 11th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Don’t forget that the new social program and round of handouts will cure the problem so they don’t need the cops.

  • 2. grumps  |  June 12th, 2006 at 5:13 am

    Go for equal time here. Don’t forget about offering to add border patro; agents and then never funding them or calling for 100000 cops on the streets and then putting them on the streets of Baghdad.

    Plenty of bad behavior to go around. Big government Republicans can do the bait and switch just as well as their counterparts.

  • 3. Administrator  |  June 12th, 2006 at 8:48 am

    Agreed, Grump.

    I’m not a Republican.

    I just seem like one in the Cheddarsphere.

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