It’s time to pay the piper.
The cash-strapped city of LA will be forced to make more budget cuts to pay for damages by #Occupy LA protesters, a movement he supported.

They’re definitely not the tea party.
CBS Local reported:

The City of Los Angeles reportedly faces millions of dollars in expenses brought about by the Occupy LA movement.

City agencies have been ordered to calculate what was spent on the Occupy LA protests.

Repairs to City Hall’s lawn where the Occupy group set up camp on Oct. 1 will require an estimated $400,000. The police action to clear out the encampment on Nov. 30 cost more than $700,000.

Additional expenses are attributed to hauling away debris from the camp, and cleaning up graffiti that defaced City Hall marble walls and trees.

Mayor Villaraigosa says more budget cuts will be necessary to offset the costs.

 

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  1. And still, the mayor’s supporters will vote him back into office, convinced that someone else (eveeel bankers, perhaps) will be paying that bill.

    Idiots should not be voting.

  2. Gee, I wonder how many democrats support the

    OWS goonery. Whatcha bet most are not politically

    aligned with the radical OWS movement.

    This is the beginning of a revolt against the current

    Regime.

  3. Hahahahahahaha…………….
    Isn’t that funny how reality always catches up in the end.
    Just wait and see what happens when we start printing money, just like Germany and with the same results.
    Ahhhhh, the joys of the progressive mind set.

  4. How about he reduces his Mayor’s budget by that amount. That’s only fair and would be an act of personal responsibility and placement of consequences where they truly belong.

  5. LA Mayor Responds, “It’s Bush’s Fault!”

  6. You have to take a test before you can drive,,
    Maybe you should have to take a test before you can vote. Both in the hands of the inexperienced can be very dangerous…

  7. Let me guess….Cuts in police pay, benefits , and equipment.

  8. too bad mayor…you wanted it you got it…why don’t you start by cutting unions and pension pay to get the money….dumbass

  9. #7 – Don’t forget cuts to firefighters and education. The Dems’ Big 3 – Crime, Fire and The Kids!

  10. The insurance the protesters took out when they got their permits from the city should cover most of it.

    What!! The mayor never required a permit? Then it should come out of his personal pocket.

  11. ++

    OT..

    December 22, 2011

    Elder: The Black Occupy Protester – Missing in Action

    [So the formula is set: Lack of blacks plus "overwhelmingly
    white" equals racism. Right? Not so fast.

    This formula does not apply to the Occupy Wall Street movement, which
    is as white as an Idaho picket fence. A Washington Post opinion piece
    cites a survey that found "African Americans, who are 12.6 percent of
    the U.S. population, make up only 1.6 percent of Occupy Wall Street."
    And blacks are 25 percent of New York City's population. Occupy Wall
    Street was a home game for them. By contrast, 6 percent of tea party
    supporters, according to an April 2010 Gallup poll, are black. That's
    almost four times the number of blacks who make up Occupy Wall
    Street.]

    ==

  12. downtown has dummpy ares so don’t repair it. leave the lawn trashed and all the graffitti there.Pay the cops.Villaraigos wants a job inthe2nd Obama Admin, like Secy of Transportaton, or Secy of “Travelling Around”

  13. And what happens to those arrested? nothing, i guess
    Does the mayor apologize?
    do they take away welfare?
    Do they replace the tents and cell phones?

  14. Sounds like the First Cut should be this mayor. He never had his city’s best interests at heart.

    Noah Webster: In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look at his character. It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not necessary or important qualifications for political stations. But the scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, men of truth, hating covetousness. It is to the neglect of this rule that we must ascribe the multiplied frauds, breaches of trust, speculations and embezzlements of public property which astonish even ourselves; which tarnish the character of our country and which disgrace our government. When a citizen gives his vote to a man of known immorality, he abuses his civic responsibility; he not only sacrifices his own responsibility; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.

    Thomas Jefferson: When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution.

  15. One thing to keep in mind – the voters that put the current mayor in office will likely fail to put two and two together and will vote for another moron like him on the next cycle.

  16. “Mayor Villaraigosa Will Be Forced to Make Budget Cuts to Pay For Millions of Dollars in Damages From #Occupy LA Which He Supported.”

    He should also be made to pay for the millions in costs borne by – or should I say: essentially extorted from — local businesses.

  17. They are not just like the tea party, they are just like the scum that floats atop a cesspool. The mayor of LA is much like a used condom in there with them.

  18. Roe, cutting Villaraigosa addresses an emotional feelgood. It does not address the real problem. If the money supply for LA is cut off forcing the city into bankruptcy has a chance, slim but real, to remedy its situation. Continuing to loan LA more and more money is foolish. Sadly, the state will have to be reigned in the same way, which will get really ugly really fast. Personally I am astonished that California can find any money to borrow at less than a 100% per year interest rate.

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