Budget cuts called for in Los Angeles to offset high costs of #OccupyLA

Way to go, morons!:

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — 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.

Why the heck don’t they bill Occupy Wall Street for this instead of stiffing LA taxpayers (again)? They’re rolling in the dough, although not enough to cover the full costs of the destruction Occupy LA brought to city streets/lawns/etc, but it’s a start. You know just as well as I do that if the Tea Party cost LA even a fraction of this money they’d be billed for it and payment demanded. It’s also worth pointing out that if the city’s Mayor hadn’t wasted the time he did waiting to clear the camp in the first place the cost wouldn’t be near what it turned out to be.

Oh, and for the record: The total cost to date for Occupy movements nationwide on taxpayers? $23,693,283 (via @pinkelephantpun).

Just so you, you know, know.


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