posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 08:03 PM
Well, yeah it has been a problem, Marge. But with reports like this, I think our beaurocrats need to take a good hard look at the monetary
appropriations being made for the critical issues. At this point, is it more important to spend millions and millions on foreign wars waged for
questionable reasons, or to first make sure our people are well-protected at home? I would tend to side with the latter. The protection of our people,
with adequate provision of 911 emergency services is critical, now more than ever. With the staff shortages, if a mass-casuality attack did occur,
think of the lives that will be lost due to these shortages. And it doesn't necessarily have to be a mass casuality attack, either. Look at the
original article, and check the example they provide. It could be a fire, it could be a homicidal robber. I might remind you that one of those lives
lost could be YOURS. It is just one of the many areas where I strongly disagree with administration spending policy.