While we know there's an avalanche of stories coming down thanks to some of the recent events, we wanted to alert our friends and Eyes in the city of the following. This information quietly leaked out a few weeks ago, and as we prepare for the storm that is about to fall upon APD and the city, it's your loveable Eye's duty to provide a bit of warning.
You see, despite the fact humungous raises have been given to CAO Rob Perry, the chief of police position, the fire department chief position, and all department director positions, nothing but crumbs have been given to the main workforce of the city. And while like them, we know, we don't have a problem making sacrifices so long as department leaders do as well. In the city of Albuquerque that's the exact opposite. While they preach fiscal conservatism, what they're really saying is "we want you to be conservative while we milk the public."
Well, take a look at the chart below. This was taken by the recently released 5-Year Forecast. As you can see, there are deficit gaps in the city's budget as early as the next fiscal year which starts this July 1st. Just like before, Berry will balance these gaps on the backs of the rank and file workers and on the citizens by reducing services.
During the campaign, Berry said "we have turned the corner and see the light at the end of the tunnel." You lied RJ, just like you always have done.
The Piercing Truth
This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes