Are our police and fire departments destined to become privatized?

AS OUR POOR ECONOMY IS FORCING OUR STATES AND CITIES TO MAKE BUDGET CUTS, TAX PAYERS ARE DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY AND SENSIBILE ECONOMIC PRIORITAZION OF SERVICES.   MORE AND MORE WE ARE HEARING ABOUT THE LAYOFFS OF POLICE, FIRE, TEACHERS AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS BUT IT’S RARE TO READ THAT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE CUT SPENDING ON ITEMS THAT AFFECT THEM PERSONALLY SUCH AS PAY CUTS OR CUTS IN TRAVEL BENEFITS.

THE” DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO”  ATTITUDE HAS COST SOME OF THESE BUROCRATS THEIR JOBS AND THREATENED THE SANCTITY OF GOVERNMENT IN STATES SUCH AS WISCONSIN WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT DEMONSTRATIONS. IN WISCONSIN, WORKING FAMILIES CONTINUE TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD. ON SATURDAY OVER  150,000 STUDENTS, CLERGY, NURSES, TEACHERS, FIREFIGHTERS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS RALLIED AT THE WISCONSIN STATE HOUSE  TO CALL OUT SCOTT WALKER FOR HIS BLATANT PUSH TO SILENCE THE WORKING PEOPLES VOICES. 

PEOPLE WHO CAN AFFORD IT ARE HIRING PRIVATE SECURITY AND PURCHASING ELECTRONIC SECURITY FOR THEIR HOMES TO SUPPLIMENT THE LAYOFFS OF LOCAL POLICE AND FIREMEN FROM COMPANIES LIKE ADT.

ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY STATISTICS:  The market for electronic security alarms and related products is projected to increase 3.8 percent per year through 2010 to $4.6 billion.

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