18 Atlantic City police officers to be laid off
The Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City is laying off 18 police officers as it struggles with its municipal budget. The layoffs take effect Friday. The department also is demoting 30 officers.
Deputy Chief Ernest Jubilee says public safety in the nation’s second-largest gambling resort will not be compromised. He says the city will assign just as many officers to patrol duty as it did before the cuts. Atlantic City is dealing with a budget deficit of about $14 million.
At this point it should be pretty clear that Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their co-conspirator, fellow Democrats in Congress have completely and utterly deceived the American public. They looted the US treasury claiming they would be “Saving police and firefighter jobs” with their heinous bailout packages. Over a year later nothing could be further from the truth. All over the country cops and firefighters are being fired, furloughed, laid off and demoted. Positions are being eliminated, contracts torn up, benefits slashed, manpower reduced and salaries lowered. All because these gutless politicians squandered and mismanaged our tax dollars.
In Philly the Fire Department has already closed seven companies, eliminated 57 positions and rumor has it Mayor Squidward is coming after two more. Oddly enough no staff in headquarters has been cut. Hmmmm. The disgarceful part of this is the demotions. Guys that literally spent years of their lives working to ward getting promoted are summarily demoted. That is crushing to morale. Yet the public and the politicians and the brass still expect the officers to show up every day and do battle with the dregs of society as if nothing happened. It’s despicable. Yet the Chief says safety won’t be compromised. Bullshit. Anyone who votes for any Democrat after this deserves what they get.
I dare someone to tell me the Democrats are for the “Working Man” one more time.
These are the clear results of Barack Obama’s publically stated policy. Rampant, devastating and irresponsible public safety cuts.