I’d like to comment on three statements by the sheriff;
1.” We are all aware that the State of Louisiana has a budget crisis”
My response: Yes, we are aware, but could waste, greed, generous retirement benefits ( State Police head almost received an EXTRA $50,000/yr in retirement benefits) , undeserved high salaries of some
appointees and elected ones, tax breaks, security protection for a governor that spent a lot of time out of the state, Out-of state consulting firms, etc. be reasons for the crisis?
2. “…reduced pay will ultimately affect the moral of the facility”
My response: I suppose we are all aware that “cuts” are not the only proposal to address the “crisis”. New revenue is top priority. Tax, tax, tax!! I know of nothing that will affect the moral of hard working tax-payers and those living on small fixed income more than to be burdened with even more taxes.
3. “Sheriffs are sworn to uphold the Constitution and to serve and protect our citizens.”
My response : Maybe gardens and woodworking shops don’t fall in that category of protecting the citizens. Maybe some operating costs in the sheriff’s department could be cut that would not diminish citizens’ protection. We are burdened with a new tax to benefit the sheriff’s department that will never be voted on again. It’s here to stay. Tax, Tax, Tax.
A higher authority than the Constitution, tells us in 1 Timothy 5:8King James Version
8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
I see no reason we should be taxed more when we have need ourselves to provide for our families. How many are without jobs and subsist on life’s savings and small social security checks?
Law abiding citizens enforcing their 2nd amendment rights will reduce the criminal faction and increase the coroner’s job . As for the rest of the scum that survive the above mentioned, house them in tents and take away their televisions, cell phones and any other luxury. They certainly aren’t worthy of any better accommodations than our soldiers fighting for our freedoms. Sheriff Stone is most certainly a liberal Democrat.
Can’t help but wonder how much fresh produce from Stone’s “tax-paid” gardens wind up on his and other employees tables or how many things made in the “tax-paid” wood working shop end up benefiting the above mentioned persons.
With Lincoln parish sheriff’s office in bad shape,I wonder about Jackson parish’s shape. I believe Sheriff Andy Brown will do his best to stay currant and run his office with the money that’s coming in.