Weishan and Holloway are at it again – County Taxes are going up!

The Milwaukee County Board is voting on Scott Walker’s budget vetoes today and the pro-tax increase Supervisors, led by Chairman Holloway, have already scored several victories. I don’t have a lot of time to dissect all of what is going on but I would like to comment on John Weishan’s attitude toward his constituents and toward the budget.

I spoke with Weishan before the board passed the budget and asked him to keep the levy to a 0% increase. He rambled on and on about all of the same-old same-old that he likes to bring out during budget times. The fact of the matter is that he is a BIG union supporter and I don’t expect him to ever vote against what is in the best interests of the unions. While this is good news for the unions and their members it is bad news for the taxpayers of Milwaukee County.

Mark Belling interviewed a fellow resident of the 16th District who called Weishan earlier today and had a conversation with him that is, at least in my experience, typical of his attitude towards his constituents. Weishan belittled her, attacked Scott Walker with nearly every sentence and in the end suggested that she take her county pension check and move to Florida. Really Mr. Weishan? You are actually suggesting that if we don’t agree with you and the unions that we should move out? This is NOT the kind of attitude that an elected official should have toward the people who they are supposed to be serving!

As anyone who knows me understands it is my goal to get Weishan out of office and replace him with someone who will actually listen to and care about the taxpayers of the 16th District and Milwaukee County. I’ve received several calls lately asking me if I’m planning to run against Weishan again in 2012 and my answer is YES. While I can’t predict the future and there may be circumstances beyond my control that could prevent me from running it is still my intention to run against him again in 2012 and to WIN. Visit http://www.matthewmuelver.org if you’d like to help out in that effort.

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3 Responses to “Weishan and Holloway are at it again – County Taxes are going up!”

  1. Matt Muelver Says:

    Actually Chris the final budget has an increase of 2.2% over last year’s budget, or $5.6 million in additional property taxes.

    • Chris Liebenthal Says:

      But the levy is spread out over more houses, which means your taxes will actually go down. The funny thing is you also don’t mention that Larson and Weishan were among the supervisors that voted against Walker’s tax hikes, like the parking meters on the lakefront or raising his office’s budget by 25%.

  2. Chris Liebenthal Says:

    Um, your taxes will be going down. Hope that $2 will help cover the increase in insurance you will be getting.

    But don’t fret, your taxes will still go up because Walker’s budget had a $32 million hole that the Board failed to fix. That will cause the budget to blow up on day one of the new year.

    If you are going to criticize, it would behoove you to know what you are talking about.

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