It's Coming

Among the many themes I find the need to repeat here -- since it's evident people of the teabagger mentality don't and might never get it -- is that the budgetary disaster of Messers Romney and Ryan will, if enacted, lead to the end of civilization as we know it. And if I've never put it exactly in those terms, it's undeniable -- they not only don't deny it but seem proud of it -- that it'll lead to defunding of such critical government functions as police, firefighters, infrastructure, education, research, environmental protection, etc, etc, ad destructum.

Want proof? Here's the pudding, in tidy microcosm:

As Colorado Springs battles a rash of burglaries after a wildfire that still licks at its boundaries, it does so with fewer police and firefighters.

The municipality, at 416,000 the state’s second-largest, auctioned both its police helicopters and shrank public-safety ranks through attrition by about 8 percent; it has 50 fewer police and 39 fewer firefighters than five years ago. ...

The city where the Waldo Canyon fire destroyed 346 homes and forced more than 34,000 residents to evacuate turned off one-third of its streetlights two years ago, halted park maintenance and cut services to close a $28 million budget gap after sales-tax revenue plummeted and voters rejected a property-tax increase.

“It has impacted the response,” said Karin White, a 54- year-old accountant, who returned home June 28 to a looted and vandalized house...

Well, you get what you pay for, as it's said. And the only thing Rs want to pay for is tax cuts for their fellow wealthians, and more military spending. The rest of it? Who cares, right? Besides, we know that when you cut taxes, money pours into government like fetuses to that company Romney invested in, right? Always has.

Hasn't it?
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