LA Mayor calls for budget cuts - cites Occupy LA costs

Rick Moran
Selfish, arrogant, and stupid. That's what adolescents and the Occupy movement have in common.

Selfish because they refuse to acknowledge that their protests have hurt ordinary people - their precious "one percenters" - by causing them to lose their jobs, dock their pay, and endanger their well being by forcing cities to pull needed police protection from other areas to make sure the OWS crew doesn't burn down the city.

Arrogant because they believe themselves entitled to special treatment - no fees for protest permits among other amenities they demanded.

Stupid because they have no clue how the real world works.

Now it appears that the city of Los Angeles will have to make budget cuts to pay for their antics.

CBS Los Angeles:

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.

The Occupy crowd received a lot of donations from a witless public. Why not send them a bill, your honor? I'm sure they will want to pitch in and do their part by taking financial responsibility for the mess they caused.



Selfish, arrogant, and stupid. That's what adolescents and the Occupy movement have in common.

Selfish because they refuse to acknowledge that their protests have hurt ordinary people - their precious "one percenters" - by causing them to lose their jobs, dock their pay, and endanger their well being by forcing cities to pull needed police protection from other areas to make sure the OWS crew doesn't burn down the city.

Arrogant because they believe themselves entitled to special treatment - no fees for protest permits among other amenities they demanded.

Stupid because they have no clue how the real world works.

Now it appears that the city of Los Angeles will have to make budget cuts to pay for their antics.

CBS Los Angeles:

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.

The Occupy crowd received a lot of donations from a witless public. Why not send them a bill, your honor? I'm sure they will want to pitch in and do their part by taking financial responsibility for the mess they caused.