Republicans block aid to cops and firemen. Vote accordingly.

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    PA City Defies Court Order; Reduces Police Officers, Firefighters' Pay To Minimum Wage | ThinkProgress

    The above article is about Scranton, PA, slashing pay for cops and firemen to minimum wage. Thats right, making the same as the fry cook at Burger King.

    BUT, the point is this, in that story: "Congressional Republicans repeatedly blocked efforts to extend aid to the states that would have helped shore up their budgets and keep these workers on payroll. In the case of Scranton, such aid may have helped the city actually pay its workers a living wage "

    The GOP, which once supported cops almost as much as they support the troops, have turned on cops and firemen....harshly.

    They preach "national defense". They'd spend any amount of money to protect the US and it's citizens.......as long as that money goes through a defense contractor or to the military, but GOD FORBID sending aid to the cops and firemen who are directly, literally, protecting our asses day to day on our streets and in hour businesses.

    Lots of cops and firemen across the country have been badly hurt, or laid off, while the GOP did two things:

    - Block aid for them
    - Support more spending on federal law enforcement and military

    So, in an ironic twist, the GOP supported more money for the FEDERAL means of protecting us, but blocked aid for the LOCAL means of protecting us............all while campaigning on sending more tax money BACK to the states and cities rather than the Federal Govt, while blocking an effort to do JUST THAT in aiding our local public safety personnel.

    It'd be comical if it weren't so sadly true.
     
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    GOP...you still say send the money back to the states...right?
     
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    Congress sets pay for police in Scranton, PA?

    Wow.

    The things I learn here
     
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    Scranton is one of those cities like Stockton, California. They just don't have the money. Getting more money from the federal government has the effect of putting these cities on a permanent municipal welfare program. Naturally a major liberal outlet like Think Progress is going to slant their reporting to liberal views, but it doesn't change the fact that no money really does mean no money.
     
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    If you don't understand the OP, you have a lot to learn...
     
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    I dub thee Idiot Colossus.

    :lol:
     
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    Nope. But they can, and tried, to send aid. And the GOP blocked it. Fuck 'em. Right?

    The GOP preaches "send the money back to the states". Then why did they block an effort to do just that?
     
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    Why do we even need "States" or even "Cities"? Let the Federal government run everything, they can set pay scales, decide what you eat, where you live, etc.

    And it's all free!
     
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    Scranton PA is a "state"?

    Really?

    Must have happened when my power was out

    Thanks for the update
     
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    :clap2:

    Funny how they jump from the original premise to "Oh Congress sets local police pay?"

    Guess the conversation was too complex for them. You know...suggesting their party actually DO what they campaign on.
     

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