Or we could have spend $5.5 million on the children

May 9th, 2011

Law enforcement agencies around the state are still submitting invoices for expenses related to providing security at the Capitol during weeks of protest.

In new submissions reviewed by the Journal Sentinel, cialis generic troche more than 30 municipal police department and sheriff’s departments requested nearly $355, generic viagra viagra 000 in additional wages, overtime, meals, mileage and housing.

That comes on top of nearly $5.5 million in expenses already requested by more than 150 law enforcement agencies around the state.

via Capitol security costs continue to pile up – JSOnline.

And let’s not forget the $1 million plus recount. Oh well, just other people’s money, right?

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dan  |  May 9th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Well, it’s interesting to see where Walker get the money. Wil he have to lay off workers? If so, the public employees and their unions will be the ones to blame.
    If he gets it out of another fund, then maybe there isn’t as bad finacial problem as he claims.

  • 2. Elliot  |  May 9th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    In a broader context, where the hell does the money for stuff like this come from anyway? Tornados, unexpected security, floods, more blizzards than expected.

    Yes, I know it all comes from us. But how the hell do you budget for the unexpected?

  • 3. John Foust  |  May 10th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Those darn rainy day funds, always waiting to be plundered.

  • 4. Debunked  |  May 10th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Last I heard, there were no serious incidents at the capitol.

    Sounds to me like the $5.5 million was nothing more than wasteful spending by Walker and his Republican colleagues calling for unnecessarily increased security because they were cowering in the corner for their own safety.

  • 5. John Foust  |  May 11th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Public spaces have a price. You don’t think these people had a right to protest? Think that passage in the Constitution about the Capitol building remaining open is for the birds? That passage in the statutes about when to allow a recount and who pays for it, that’s wrong, too? Do you get worked up over the price of a bypass or an overpass?

  • 6. Elliot  |  May 11th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Of course they have a right to protest…and I have a right to point out that their actions cost the rest of us.

  • 7. Dan  |  May 11th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    “Sounds to me like the $5.5 million was nothing more than wasteful spending by Walker and his Republican colleagues calling for unnecessarily increased security because they were cowering in the corner for their own safety.”

    If they were cowering
    in a corner for their own safety, then maybe they had something to fear and needed the increased police protection.
    You can’t have it both ways.

  • 8. John Foust  |  May 11th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Both ways? Walker was either very afraid of professional outside agitators brought in from out of state, or he was afraid of tens of thousands of middle-aged citizens who didn’t hurt each other, much less him.

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