“Crimes are gonna go through the roof,” she exclaimed in a video posted on X. “What’s going to happen to my nieces, what’s going to happen to my nephews, what’s going to happen to my cousins, my aunts, my friends that’s living in the hood?”
This basic reasoning — fewer cops means more crimes — is obvious to children. But somehow not to Gotham’s political elites.
The City Council looks set to OK the cuts to cops, libraries and other essential public services the mayor has proposed.
One former councilman suggested it’s likely so the council can protect “member item” spending — i.e., council members’ pork for connected constituents.
That’s right: The officials elected to represent the interests of all New Yorkers are willing to slash funds for garbage pickups and cops to house illegal immigrants in deluxe hotels.
This is yet more proof that more (and different!) cuts are possible, and that behind our fiscal nightmare is an eminently political problem.
The problem has engendered migrant spending — again, this is on social services for noncitizens who entered the country illegally — that this year alone equals four times more than the entire city budget of Miami, which faces the country’s second-largest migrant wave.