Archive for January, 2009

Dispute Continues Over Milwaukee Stimulus Money – WISN Milwaukee

January 28, 2009

Dispute Continues Over Milwaukee Stimulus Money – Milwaukee News Story – WISN Milwaukee.

Supervisor Weishan finally chimes in and what does he have to say? Nothing really. He’s predictably in favor of higher taxes. He obviously doesn’t understand what is in the federal stimulus bill and he somehow thinks that its going to lead to, “job creation that’s so desperately needed in the Milwaukee area.”

Please Mr. Weishan explain to us exactly how the federal government giving money to the county government is going to create jobs for Milwaukee. That money will undoubtedly come with strings attached, strings that will require local taxes to go up or cuts to be made in other areas. We all know you aren’t going to be in favor of cutting anything in the bloated county budget so that leaves you with your favorite option… Time to raise the taxes!

What we need are real jobs in Milwaukee. Real jobs from real employers with real budgets. What we certainly don’t need are more government jobs for government employees who will receive bloated government benefits, excessive government pensions and guaranteed job security all at the taxpayer’s expense. The way to get those real jobs is to give a tax cut to the people who pay taxes.

Letting taxpayers keep more of their money is what will stimulate the economy. Letting business owners keep more of their money will let them expand their business, spend more on advertising or on whatever they feel will best suit their needs. An immediate cut in payroll taxes will relieve stressed family budgets nationwide which will create a ripple effect through the entire economy.

Funneling money through Wasington D.C. won’t lead to any lasting economic stimulus. Increasing our national debt by the biggest lump sum in history certainly won’t create any economic stimulus and it will act as an anchor on our economic growth for decades to come.

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War of Words Over Inauguration Trip | Today’s TMJ4

January 28, 2009

War of Words Over Inauguration Trip | Today’s TMJ4 – Milwaukee.

It looks like Lee Holloway’s got his undies in a bunch. He’s blaming Scott Walker for the “leak” of the Coggs/Clark inaugeration trip, accusing Walker of trying to take the media’s attention off of his position on the federal “stimulus” package.

Holloway just doesn’t understand.

Walker doesn’t want to take attention off of his position on what makes up real stimulus, this issue is going to be a big winner for him but tax-and-spend types like Holloway can’t comprehend that.

This story about Coggs and Clark was going to come out one way or another. I have no idea if Walker tipped off the media or not but if he did, so what? What Supervisors Coggs and Clark did was an abuse of power and an example of corruption in public office. Since when is exposing such behavior the wrong thing to do?

Oh, that’s right, when it also throws egg on Holloway’s face. He is the one who signed off on their little trip.

Meanwhile Supervisor Borkowski is trying to play referee, defending Coggs and Clark because they’ve apologized. Grow a spine Borkowski, playing peacemaker may win you some brownie points with Holloway and his cronies but you aren’t doing yourself any favors. Now that they’ve been caught they’re trying desperately to hold onto their jobs by asking forgiveness and paying the money back. The only problem is that restitution doesn’t undo the breach of trust. They betrayed the taxpayers of Milwaukee County and they should face the consequences. Repaying the costs of the trip is the least that they should be doing. If it were my Supervisor who’d pulled such a stunt there’d be recall efforts underway at this very moment.

Speaking of my Supervisor, where is Weishan? He’s been deathly silent for weeks, including on this latest flap from the County Board. Oh wait, he likes to fly under the radar doesn’t he? As most of the rest of the board does as well. That lets them get away with their plans to stick it to the taxpayer all the easier.

Walker on Supervisor Trip for Inauguration: “Mind Boggling” | Today’s TMJ4 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Weather, Sports, WTMJ | Local News

January 23, 2009

Walker on Supervisor Trip for Inauguration: “Mind Boggling” | Today’s TMJ4 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Weather, Sports, WTMJ | Local News.

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s take on this is right on the money. Pardon the pun. The taxpayers of Milwaukee County are not in a position to be paying for these types of trips, especially during a major event such as the inauguration when prices are inflated due to high demand.

If Supervisors Clark and Coggs wanted to be in D.C. for the inauguration then they should have taken personal trips and paid their own way. They’ve used taxpayer money for their personal enjoyment. This type of misconduct in office should not be tolerated, I hope their constituents remember this in the next election.

Don’t use stimulus to build in swell budgets – JSOnline

January 19, 2009

Don’t use stimulus to build in swell budgets – JSOnline.

If you’re looking for some common sense applied to the question of a federal bailout for state and local governments then this piece by Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker should certainly satisfy you.

Conservative Young Professionals of Milwaukee “Happy Hour” – Come Support Scott Walker!

January 15, 2009

The Conservative Young Professionals of Milwaukee will be holding their monthly “Happy Hour” get together tonight at 5:30pm. The special guest this month is Scott Walker. This will be a great opportunity to meet other conservatives in the Milwaukee area, grow your network, and most important of all right now its a great chance to come and show your support for Scott Walker! He’s come under fire from the unions and liberal activist groups for his resolute stance against the Obama federal “stimulus” package. As conservatives we know that the federal government doesn’t create wealth, private citizens do, so when they take our money and redistribute it we’re heading in the wrong direction. Especially when the recipients are other governments which will waste the money and/or raise local taxes to keep programs going that were started with federal money.

Scott needs our support and we need you to get involved in the local conservative movement! Come on down tonight and join us!

Where?
Karma – 600 East Ogden Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
When?
Thursday, January 15th, 2009 5:30pm-8pm

Read more about the Conservative Young Professionals: http://www.milwaukeeconservatives.com