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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:17 AM
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55. L.A. Mayor Puts Occupy L.A. Cost Over $1 Million; City Spent More on Michael Jackson Memorial
OF COURSE, WHAT WITH SALES TAXES AND VENDOR LICENSES, THEY MADE THAT MONEY BACK SEVERAL TIMES OVER...

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/11/occupy_la_co...

One of the most common criticisms of Occupy L.A. and its two-month stint at City Hall is the massive amount of city resources it's been sucking up to sustain itself.

Policing. Litigation. Cleanup. More policing. Refurbishing the pathetic remains of what used to be a lovely front lawn. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa guessed this morning that...

... the costs could exceed $1 million.

We have our own criticisms about the Occupy operation, for sure. But why is everyone focusing on the price tag of the protest? Off the top of our heads, we can think of much sillier (and, fittingly, much more corporate) events/gifts on which city leaders have wasted taxpayer dough...

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