Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ya' see, this is what taxes can do

They can pay for little things, like police and firefighters:
The city where the Waldo Canyon fire destroyed 346 homes and forced more than 34,000 residents to evacuate turned off one-third of its streetlights two years ago, halted park maintenance and cut services to close a $28 million budget gap after sales-tax revenue plummeted and voters rejected a property-tax increase. The municipality, at 416,000 the state’s second-largest, auctioned both its police helicopters and shrank public-safety ranks through attrition by about 8 percent; it has 50 fewer police and 39 fewer firefighters than five years ago. More than 180 National Guard troops have been mobilized to secure the city after the state’s most destructive fire. At least 32 evacuated homes were burglarized and dozens of evacuees’ cars were broken into, said Police Chief Pete Carey.
But I'm sure these highly-principled anti-government zealots will nobly turn down federal disaster money...obtained through taxes.


Raoul Pasre said...

I bet Michlle Malkin voted against those local taxes. Because, freedom.

JDM said...

Hell, soon enuf, no sno and no water to go with no trees. A fucking libertarian paradise.

Montag said...

Contrary to expectations, the city and county are actively seeking federal grants for firefighting and disaster relief.

Which makes Colorado Springs... freeloaders.

pansypoo said...

the rite cannot say american ''exceptualism" with the BUSH TAX CUTS.