Friday, November 09, 2007

CAN YOU TRUST THE POLS WITH YOUR MONEY?
It's ironic that former police chief and current council member Bernard Parks wants to divert that trash pickup tax money away from hiring more cops to providing other city services. When that tax was put before the citizens, we were told it was going directly to hire more cops for the most under-policed city in the country. Parks imperiously figures now that they have the money they should be able to do anything they want with it. This is nothing less than betrayal of trust. The rationale he uses is that the LAPD has exceeded its budget and has to live within its means. Considering the almost weekly revelations of foolish and/or criminal spending on the part of LAUSD, DWP, the foster care system and LA Bridges, to name a few, Parks should be directing his energies at brooming the deadwood and firing the miscreants in these organizations. But that would take some hard work and maybe stepping on toes of the politically connected. To this day, we don't know the name of the person that blessed the shower of money that poured on No Guns and Hector Marroquin. Maybe we can start there.

To provide some numbers, the LAPD's annual budget is around $1.8 billion according to the LAT. Jackie Goldberg's money pit known as the Belmont Learning Center has already cost roughly $750 million. It's been reported that it could wind up costing right around $1 billion. That's a significant chunk of money, even by drunken sailor political standards. If someone with the guts to start cutting out the waste, fraud, featherbedding and outright thievery I'd bet they'd find enough loose change to keep the garbage money from being poured into places it was never meant.

2 comments:

Santiago said...

COME ON WALLY, WE KNOW YOUR A REP, BUT WHAT ABOUT SOME FREE SPEACH HERE ON YOUR BLOG.

Rutger's Point Guard said...
Now stop talking politics and get back to the smog in LA. I only brought this up to refute your sappy guilt trip directed at DQ for him only pointing out Republican corruption. DQ isn't alone. The majority of the nation is behind him on this.

...The U.S. Gubmet sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them. They all have delusions of adequacy, and I have in mind they've been working with glue too much. These 535 politicos are depriving 535 villages somewhere of an idiot. If they were any more stupid, they'd have to be watered twice a week. It's impossible to believe the sperm that created these 535 politicos beat out 535,000,000 others?


ALSO SAID...
Rutger's Point Guard said...
BTW, Mr. poll man also decided to leave out that despite Congress's low rating, most Americans are still voting Democrat in the next congressional election.

...The Republicans have a "full six-pack" but lack the plastic thing to hold it all together.


Rutger's Point Guard said...
Every poll also has a Dem beating a Reb for the White House next year. Polls also suggest that Hillary, Obama, and John f'n Edwards (lol) all respectively beat Guiliani if the election is held today. They all kill Romney or Thompson. When John Edwards looks to have the edge on the most electible candidate you can come up with, you're fucked.

...One can say about the Republican's, that the gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train just isn't coming.


Rutger's Point Guard said...
Guess the Republican Party's platform of telling Americans they're going to die if they don't elect them isn't quite catching on.
...YUP da wheel is turning but the hamster is definitely dead.

Anonymous said...

IM A "DRUNKEN SAILOR WITH NO POLITICAL STANDARDS"..I WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO LINE UP FOR ONE OF THOSE SHOWERS OF MONEY THAT THE GOVERNMENT TOSS'S BLINDLY OUT TO ANYONE WITH A SONG AND DANCE??..THE BELMONT LEARNING CENTER=$1 BILLON DOLLARS?..WOW, SOMEBODY GOT SOME BIG KICKBACKS ON THAT ONE!!..ISNT ANYONE WATCHING OUT FOR BIG BLUNDERS LIKE THAT??(I HAVE A BIG BRIDGE TO SELL TO "YOU" IN SAN PEDRO)..I LIKE MONEY TOO, A LOS ANGELES RESIDENT..