Capitalism Win of The Day: Texas Town Fires Police Force To Balance Budget
“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]