My article as originally published in American Thinker:
By now we’ve all heard the latest gaffe from our Vice President (he’s in need of an oral podiatrist) who claimed that a failure to pass the President’s “jobs bill” would result in increased numbers of murder and rape (it didn’t pass so lock your doors and windows) in this country. Aside from the absurdity of his statement, it’s no surprise that others are starting to question his facts and are starting to “screw around” with him.
Why isn’t anyone asking the question — why is it that we still have a need for all of these police officers? After all, over many decades the Democrats (with the help of big government Republicans) have created various social programs and spent trillions and trillions of taxpayer dollars that we were told, if spent, would create utopia and eradicate every last one of these problems?
The enormous spending on the war on poverty as well as education was supposed to get to the very roots of most of the crime problems and prevent their very occurrence in the first place. At least that’s the bill of goods that the Democrats sold us. The rehabilitation of criminals would “save” us money by reducing the prison populations as well as create “experienced” role models for our children to learn from. Gun control laws would keep the streets safe and also prevent “underprivileged” kids from being shot by little-old-ladies. I’ve but only scratched the surface and could go on and on.
The point is that we’ve been spending more money and enacting more laws over the last several years than at any time in history, so how is it that we still have a need to “invest” even more money into these police programs? If the Democrats’ policies were in any way effective wouldn’t we now have a reduced need for all of these officers?
It is always the same old sob story. We reach the level of spending that the Democrats told us would “solve” all of our problems, and then the effect of that spending ends up producing the opposite result of what we were told would happen. Of course, then the proposed solution to the newly created problems are always — you guessed it — even more spending, and if anyone dares to question the validity of the programs or the additional spending levels they are immediately labeled as selfish, greedy or even racist. Now on top of those labels, we’re told by the Vice president of the United States that if we dare to question their “solution”, we are going to cause the rape and murder of the innocent.
If we continue trusting Democrats to “solve” our problems we’re not only going to be broke, (ok, even more broke) we’re going to need a 1:1 police to civilian ratio in order to keep the peace.