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In the first three months of this year, Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Cori Bush of Missouri spent almost $80,000 on personal “security services,” according to The Daily Caller.
Four members of “the squad” — a sextet of socialism-pushing Democrats in the House of Representatives — spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on personal security staff while publicly demonizing law enforcement and demanding police defunding. It’s the latest example of the bottomless hypocrisy of Democrats, who insist that border walls don’t work while barricading themselves behind steel fences in the people’s Capitol. They also champion gun confiscation from legal firearm owners and police pullbacks from your neighborhood while hiding behind taxpayer-funded, armed security guards.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
How is it hypocritical?
Defunding the police does not mean abolishing it entirely. It also didn't mean crime doesn't exist.
The simple fact of the matter is that if we look at the amount of money spent on police in this country it's only slightly less than the amount that China spends on its military. In other words police in the US are the third most well funded military in the world.
What justifies that level of spending? Is crime that much worse in the US? If so, why are we not spending money researching the root cause for that and trying to fix it? If not, then we're drastically overspending on police.
Either way money that is being sent on police can be directed elsewhere for better use. That is where people are coming from when they say we need to defund the police.