Law Enforcement salaries are sickeningly small compared to a time when we last had really low crime. in the late 1960s when our incarceration rates per capita were one fifth of today's.
And too, our funding of public education and other social programs to help the poor go to work were massively more well funded then than now.
Despite Republican successes in lowering taxes for the most wealthy, the old saying holds true,
"You get what you pay for".
We are selling the fabric of our country to the bait and switch idea that low taxes and free enterprise alone, make a nation great. If that was the case then why did we form a nation in the first place?
Once we were on the moon, with lower debt than now and higher taxes on the top few earners,
now we are in the gutter and the most wealthy have never been higher.
Is this how Rome falls again... I hope not.