Liberal Democratic Protesters Cost Taxpayers Millions

Has any liberal ever wondered or cared how much their protests cost others?

When the whining crybabies took to the streets of America after the November election, cities and counties had to put extra security measures in place to maintain peace. Extra police officers, (city, county and state) and sometimes even National Guard troops are called into action.

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Who pays for these extra police and troops? Most of you get paid overtime when called to work extra hours and extra duty. The same applies with law enforcement and National Guard troops. In most of those cases, the cost of overtime and equipment falls on the organization providing the extra security and that cost ultimately gets passed on to taxpayers.

Sometimes, that extra cost also falls to businesses to pay. Somehow, they have to recoup the cost and they do so in a variety of ways including higher cost of their services and products or a reduction in employee benefits or numbers.

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So, how much are we talking about?

Let’s take the protests that have been taking place in North Dakota over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Not the big protests you were thinking of? Maybe not, but you will be shocked to find out how much those protests are costing so far.

Dan Gainor, Vice President of Media Research Center revealed:

“We’re talking about $22 million. Just a bunch of lefties deciding they want to basically harm a company to score political points – and it’s $22 million that the state of North Dakota, which doesn’t have the budget of California, just can’t afford.”

Gainor made his comment when he was talking about how many liberal media outlets ignored the report on the cost of liberal protests. He was talking about the report made by Morton County Sheriff’s Department on January 9, that stated that the state and local response to the protests had cost $22.3 million to date.

Gainor continued on:

“The Dakota pipeline has just been covered so poorly by the network news shows that have this huge agenda against any sort of carbon energy. That’s what we get on this ‘eco’ stories: we get journalists who pretend to be neutral and they’re taking everything right out of the Natural Resources Defense Council handbook on what to do.”

If security costs for these little-known protests cost over $22 million, just think of how much all of the other protests launched by whining liberals have cost? What about all of the many Occupy Wall Street protests that spread over the nation? Some of these protests that resulted in nothing lasted days and weeks, all at the expense of taxpayers.

Did the liberals care?

I doubt it.

What about all of the protests by liberal black activists that took place after Trayvon Martin; after Ferguson; after Freddie Grey and others? In places like Ferguson where protesters started destroying private property, not one of them cared about the cost to taxpayers or the cost to the many small business owners. How many small business owners lost everything and went out of business? How many innocent people lost their jobs because their place of employment had been vandalized and destroyed?

The only thing they cared about was wreaking havoc and destroying things over unsubstantiated claims. Actually, the only thing liberals care about is taking as much as they can from everyone else so they don’t have to work for it themselves.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see the costs of all of the liberal protests since Obama took office to total into the billions of dollars. And liberals don’t care that most of that is paid for by hard working Americans, many who live from paycheck to paycheck.


Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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