So, San Bernadino, California is broke. Like a lot of places in the Golden State they have over spent and promised their employees nice, rich retirement packages. Now they find themselves unable to afford it all and have been forced to lay off 80 police officers. Of course, being run by leftists, they decided to cut cops first. That has always worked before, scaring the populace into approving additional tax increases.
But what happens when the number of taxpayers is exceeded by the number of people getting benefits? That never happened before. What is the next threat you can use to scare the public into paying more?
The city attorney is trying something new. He is warning the populace that they need to fear each other.
San Bernardino is so bankrupt that the city’s attorney is advising residents to “lock your doors and load your guns,” in the face of budgetary cuts that have downsized the police force by 80 officers.
City Attorney Jim Penman made his comments to about 150 residents at a council meeting assembled to address the uptick in crime, including the recent murder of an elderly woman.”
It’s a nice try but it still doesn’t address the underlying problem. Once you have destroyed enough producers that they can no longer support the bloated, self-centered bureaucracy, where will the money come from?
Oh. That’s right.