He’s really quite amazing, the mayor of Minneapolis is. His commentary piece printed in today’s Star & Sickle is a screaming example of displaced blame for cutting the police force in Minnesota’s largest and most liberal city.
His argument blaming governor for the cut back would be laughable if it wasn’t such a pathetic attempt to cover his own ass:
State budget cuts have resulted in significantly fewer resources for public safety in Minneapolis.
No. Reductions in local government aid (LGA) resulted in less money going to the city. You and your fellow Leftist morons on the City Council decided to cut the public safety budget you misleading sack of mismatched socks shit.
Following these state budget cuts Minneapolis lost nearly 100 officers and was forced to reduce our police force from 893 in 2002 to 796 sworn officers by 2004.
Minneapolis didn’t lose nearly 100 officers, you and your fellow Leftist morons on the City Council decided to cut the public safety budget resulting in the necessity to fire them you lying sack of mismatched socks shit.
In the face of state budget cuts, more of the responsibility to fund police has been carried by Minneapolis property taxpayers.
Q: Does it surprise you and your fellow Leftists morons that the cities taxpayers should be responsible for funding its own police force?
A: Yes, because you love central government and the city ain’t central enough for you and your fellow morons on the left.
In 2002, 37 percent of funding for public safety in Minneapolis was from property taxes and 55 percent was from state aid. By 2007 those numbers will have reversed, with 64 percent of funding for public safety coming from property taxes and only 37 percent from state aid.
So figure out how to make it work. That’s why you were elected. Well, actually, you were elected because the people believed you were the best suited to advance the cause of Socialism in Minneapolis.
Grow up and stop whining. It’s not very becoming a mayor. Even a Socialist one.