Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Mayor Sucks . . .The Life Out of Indy


The Mayor and his traveling group of lackeys proposed a budget last night that was incomplete, and lacked any details. He said that many changes would come because of the prior weeks events.

To start then, a few questions:

Was crime not a priority before last week?

Was the Mayor going to cut the budgets in public safety prior to last week?

Then Monroe Gray in his infinite wisdom is quoted in the paper today on the budget as saying, "I think everyone in public safety is out to spend money as wisely as possible." "At the same time, we can't put all the city's funds in the prosecutor's office and start laying people off in the parks and other parts of the city government."

No secret, I am Republican. Most of the time I have a partisan view of things. But, when it comes to safety and my comfort level on the street I am open to any ideas and plans. The planning, vision, and understanding this administration has with regard to crime is laughable.

The problems we are having today are the same problems we had 6 months ago, 1 year ago. The murder numbers have been on a record pace from the start. When you cut spending on public safety, when you merge police forces, when you have an inadequate facilities to house inmates, crime is going to go up!

This is not like some natural disaster as the Mayor seems to think. It is not catching us as a surprise. It is not some unforeseen random instance. Everyone, down to my barber saw it coming for some time. My barber even commented that he did not think the Mayor or Sheriff even cared. That is a statement from someone who rarely watches the news and does not read the paper.

I could be wrong, but the lack of leadership is sending this city into a downward spiral which it may never recover.

8 Comments:

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah....what a clever play on words.

 
At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At the same time, we can't put all the city's funds in the prosecutor's office and start laying people off in the parks and other parts of the city government."

Can't close the parks, might need that land for burial ground if the killings don't stop.

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bart, Lets get rid of the Indy Arts Program. Either that or create a new Tourism Slogan. "Come to Indianapolis, It's a beautiful city to get killed in"
An additional $54 Million? What happened to consolidation savingthe taxpayers money. Guess your accountant has a broken calculator!

 
At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pledge we buy more city buses to carry the Colt's fans to the NEW dome with out being mugged, shot, stabbed and robbed. Lets not forget to put two city cops in each bus for safety.

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found the answer Bart ! Lets order 1,200 crystal balls from "who-did-it.com",and put them in each patrol car. when the murderous scoundrel drives by us, the ball lights up, and we have him !

 
At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are dicks. It's like you want more homicides. I don't recall Dems gloating as Goldsmith dealt with this issue. I'm just going to assume you're cops who feel 5% increases in pay is outrageously low. Start doing your jobs.

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anon 5:31 (Steve Campbell) How aobut leaving the crime fighting to people who care. Bart is incompentent when it comes to running this city. Remember when Bayh was first elected he was the Chief of Staff but screwed it up so badly he only lasted 3 months!

And he thinks he can run a city? Get real. As for you anon 5:31 the Dems couldn't say anything because Goldsmith was doing something and kicking the criminals collective butts. So shut up go back to the 25th floor and leave crimefighting to the police. We may be "dicks" but it is better than being a p*ssy

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Brody said...

Name calling is not necessary to get points across. Posts with suggestions of name calling will not be allowed in the future.

 

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