Sunday, July 18, 2010
Oakland Police Layoffs
Oakland’s leaders laid off eighty Oakland Police Officers last week due to the mayor and city council running the city into the ground financially. Entitlement programs, pork, payoffs, and stupidity combine for a flawless recipe in Oakland to make sure we never balance our budget. The city uses the utility companies to rob residents and businesses in Oakland of vast amounts of money they never account for. For example, the city leaders increase Oakland’s ‘Sewer Tax’ continually using the water district utility to extort money for them under the cover of being ‘Green’. This process of secondary thievery is repeated in every bill where you read the fine print under taxes and fees. Yet even with these ill gotten gains, Oakland’s leaders can never meet a budget. So now we end up with eighty less police officers and a list of crimes which will no longer be pursued – nice of our city leaders to publish the ‘free from pursuit’ items in the article so the crooks have a ‘to do’ list. I have a budget cutting idea – get rid of the mayor and city council. They are proven failures. They don’t back the police department and the only thing they’ve done recently is hold hands with rioters looting the city.