Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Natural Truth About Police Details

As Massachusetts taxpayers prepare to pay another $100 million for our idiotic mandatory police details--and 126 BPD officers earned more than the mayor last year thanks to this taxpayer abuse--union hacks continue to insist that many of these details actually don't cost us any money because somebody else is paying.

Next time you hear that argument, keep this bit of Natural Truth in mind:

“We’re ratepayers or we’re taxpayers. Whether it comes out of our left pocket or our right pocket, we’re all paying the bill,” Widmer said. “Utilities are not underwriting these costs, they’re passing them on to us.”

That comes to us today courtesy of Michael Widmer at the Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation.