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Oct 01

Save Our Firefighters & Police Officers, Or The Worst Crime Is Faking It

Comments (2) 1:30 PM posted by admin |

If you don’t want me showing up to your house when it’s on fire, or if you don’t want me shooting at vehicles during a car chase, I urge you to call Governor Granholm and tell her to veto the State budget that is about to come before her. The drastic cuts to State Shared Revenue that are in the proposed budget would cripple cities’ ability to provide essential services in every community across the State.

She can be reached at 517.373.3400. If you get voice mail, KEEP CALLING. I know she’s there and screening her calls.

You can use the same talking points that were provided to me:

  • Revenue sharing cuts passed by the Legislature will force more police and firefighter layoffs.
  • Cuts will push some communities already in precarious financial shape toward insolvency, and threaten basic local services like water and sewer systems, parks, and roads and bridges.
  • Cuts will jeopardize public safety for Michigan residents in local communities and neighborhoods.
  • The cuts of the past eight years have already caused the layoffs of more than 2,400 firefighters and nearly 2,000 police officers across the state.

Tell her you would rather see her release prison inmates being held for simple drug convictions as well as Ypsilanti’s own David Kircher before you’d like to see cuts to public safety made.

Tell her a free Kircher means more cops. [ed. note: That catch phrase will be available shortly on a t-shirt for a mere $15 plus tax.]

After you call her, click on this link and email her with some pithy one-liners of your own.

2 Comments »

  1. Comment by Judy
    October 2, 2009 @ 7:44 am


    I want a tee shirt that says
    “Release inmates held on drug convictions, or imprison Rush Limbaugh too”

  2. Comment by cmadler
    October 2, 2009 @ 4:22 pm


    I suspect there are some people who would be willing to pay the city for the opportunity to shoot at (alleged) lawbreakers. Just think, rather than law enforcement costing taxpayer money, it could turn into a revenue source.

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