Bridge, you hit the nail right on the head. It is the game that all Democrats play, and sadly some Republicans too.<quoted text>
In Minneapolis when budgets get tight the Democratic mayor tries to make sure the people feel it by cutting police and fire (but not dog parks or bike paths). They are hot button, very public issues and he wants to make the people scared for their safety to accept tax increases. It sounds like Milwaukee took a page from MN and decided to cut the police budget. I wonder if he is doing this because he believes more people should arm themselves or to shock the Democrats in charge of Milwaukee into restoring the police budget.
The City of Minneapolis with their Boy Mayor will threaten annually to cut Fire and Police unless they get their budget increases.
When was the last time you saw Mayor Archie threaten to cut the staff of the Diversity Coordinator? Or the staff of the Bike Activites Coordinator?