Archive for the ‘Milwaukee County Executive’ Category

Congratulations to Jeff Stone! Now on to the general!

February 17, 2011

Just a quick post to congratulate Jeff Stone on his win in the primary for the Milwaukee County Executive’s race. Let’s keep the momentum going for the general election in April!

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Milwaukee County exec candidates vow to tackle fiscal woes – JSOnline

January 22, 2011

Milwaukee County exec candidates vow to tackle fiscal woes – JSOnline.

As the race for Milwaukee County Exec heats up it’s important to note who’s side each candidate is on.

Lee Holloway’s positions are clearly known as he’s been leading the pro-tax County Board ever since he survived the pension scandal. I do applaud him for trying to think outside the box with his suggestions of selling county services to the smaller suburban municipalities. If he didn’t have so much baggage ideas like that may have given him an edge but alas, he is Lee Holloway.

Jim Sullivan seems to be channeling the seething Walker hatred of John Weishan. Does he honestly think that bashing the beloved ex-Exec and current Governor will win him this race? There’s no doubt that he’s got more loyalty to the public unions than to the taxpayers. Oh, and then there’s the fact that he’s a proven loser. He was trounced in his reelection bid for the state senate by Republican Leah Vukmir.

Chris Abele is trying to come into this race as the “great unknown”, but he’s got ties to liberal interests all over the place. To make matters worse he’s trying to distance himself from the one interesting thing he had going for himself, that little “blow up county government” thing. While it may have been poor wording the idea of handing off county services to eliminate duplication is a wonderful idea, too bad he’s ditching it as he tries to win favor with liberal special interest groups. Even with all this though he’d probably make a better exec than either of the previous two.

Ieshuh Griffin is a joke. Enough said.

Jeff Stone is the only candidate in the race trying to carry on the mantle of Scott Walker. He’s promising to hold the line on taxes, just as Walker did for the past 8 years. If he holds up that promise that alone would be enough to make him the best candidate for the job. He does have to prove himself however and I’ll be looking hard for some concrete ideas to cut spending and trim the fat that still exists in the county. We all know that if he wins he won’t have it easy, just as Scott Walker had to fight tooth and nail with the county board, so would Stone if he wins.

Walker Slammed By Weishan For Trying To Fix Pension

March 11, 2009

County Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr. wrote an op-ed that appeared on a blog at biztimes.com this morning. In it he slams County Executive Scott Walker for attempting to find a solution to the county’s pension troubles.

Walker’s pension bonding plan is too risky – John F. Weishan, Jr. @ BizTimes.

Weishan promises to vote against Walker’s attempt to help fix the pension problems while offering no real solution of his own. He even states his opinion that ordinarily plans like Walker’s are sound solutions to problems like this but he just doesn’t like the long-term outlook right now. Sounds like a petty political grudge is keeping him from supporting a plan he would normally be in favor of.

Weishan’s hypocrisy is that he voted for the pension!!! Does he think we’ve forgotten? He bears the blame for getting us into this mess in the first place and instead of coming up with solutions to help fix his mistake he attacks every attempt by the County Executive to do so. If Weishan truly wants to fix the pension that he broke why hasn’t he put any effort into it over the past 8 years? Scott Walker has tried repeatedly to come up with solutions and he has been faced with opposition from the County Board and Supervisor Weishan every step of the way.

Supervisor Weishan, it’s time to either put up or shut up. If you can’t come up with a plan to fix the pension without raising our taxes then stop trying to sabotage the ideas of those who are working to fix this problem.

Scott Walker: Why I’m Not Lining Up for Stimulus Handouts – WSJ.com

February 28, 2009

Scott Walker: Why I’m Not Lining Up for Stimulus Handouts – WSJ.com.

Scott Walker once again makes the case against the “stimulus” and does so with such common sense that I don’t see how anyone can honestly disagree with him. President Obama has signed a mortgage on our future and is wasting the loan proceeds on pet projects, only a few percent of the total is going for things that will actually improve the economy.

As someone who’s learned the hard way that a balanced budget is a necessity, not a luxury, I appreciate Scott’s steadfast stance against government waste. My entire life I’ve heard doom-and-gloom about the federal deficit and the national debt and now, at the time that we can least afford it, we have thrown all of our caution to the wind and are increasing both at record pace.

There is no difference more stark than that between Scott Walker and the likes of Obama and Doyle.

Scott Walker on UPFRONT with Mike Gousha

February 23, 2009

Click here to see the video.

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker once again lays out the reasons behind his economic stimulus proposals. Tax cuts stimulate the economy by putting money into the hands of consumers and businesses while increasing taxes does the exact opposite.

I applaud Walker for sticking to his guns on this issue. He said before the “stimulus” bill was passed that we don’t need federal stimulus money, we need tax cuts. Now that it has passed he’s proposing that the money coming our way be used not to prop up failed government programs but that it instead be used in a way that really will stimulate the economy, tax cuts.

Walker Wants County, State Sales Taxes Suspended -via Today’s TMJ4

February 16, 2009

Walker Wants County, State Sales Taxes Suspended | Today’s TMJ4.

Standing in stark contrast to Gov. Doyle’s desire to raise taxes to fill the gaping hole he’s helped create in the state budget is Scott Walker’s desire to promote real economic growth here in Milwaukee and throughout the state. The proposal to suspend the sales tax, both at the county and state level, would pump tens of millions of dollars through the economy that would otherwise be lost into the fiscal black hole of the government. Tax increases failed to prevent the budgetary problems we’re faced with now so we have no reason to believe that they’ll do anything at all to fix them. It’s time to change our strategy and try something new, something that actually stands a chance of success.

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