The big drive to save money is on. I'm all for it -- as long as we're saving it in the right places. That would be, for example, bloated nanny state entitlements, which we have known for years we can't afford and shouldn't be handing out anyway. (The lesson my parents taught was that you make your own way and pay your own bills. And yes, I know, I'm an anachronism).
Still, there's broad agreement, I would hope, that we'd cut back on a lot before we'd cut back on the first obligation of government, that being to secure the physical safety of the citizens and prosecute those who jeopardize it.
So much for that, at least in Topeka, Kansas. Want to belt your wife around? Have at it.
The cynicism of liberals is just astounding. For how many decades have they told us we could, and should, spend without limit? Now they say they've discovered frugality -- only it's a frugality aimed at programs they never liked to begin with, like the police and prosecutors. The actual cause of our impending bankruptcy -- entitlement addiction -- will go unaddressed while women get beaten up.
This is where it leads. And this is only a preview.