The budget heroes of Alt0, Texas have run the numbers, and they have concluded the town's police force was just not very lucrative when it came to the town's revenues, probably because police are typical "government freeloaders." Snip saw hack! So the city council cut the police department from the budget, fired all the policemen for not doing anything at all besides sucking tax dollars down the drain, and sent them home. Is it really so bad? Maybe now the fired coppers can work as freelancers, like in Mexico, where the free market handles security decisions correctly, with capitalism. And probably the neighborhood vigilante mob with its rifles will fill in the gaps, so this is now officially a great idea. 

From Forbes:

“We had to do something drastic,” says Jerry Flowers, a city councilman in Alto, Texas. “The police department,“ the curiously named Mr. Flowers goes on, ”being a non-money-making entity, was the easiest to get rid of while we catch our breath and build up some cash.”

And just like that, Alto did away with its police force. The chief and his four officers put a padlock on their offices two weeks ago today. They’ll be back in six months, assuming the town’s balance sheet gets the love it needs.

Hang in there, Alto. Capitalism will protect you until the socialist freeloader police come back to ruin your lives again. [Forbes]

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