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Citizens For A Responsible(?) Government

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on November 11, 2009

Yesterday, Citizens for a Responsible(?) Government proudly announced that they are going to donate time, energy and money to a start up recall exploratory group with Supervisor Patricia Jursik as their target:

CRG Network PAC, the political action unit of CRG Network, has agreed to provide assistance and financial support to a Cudahy and South Milwaukee citizens group interesting in holding county officials accountable for tax increases. The group will file the necessary documents to form a resident Political Action Committee (PAC) named “No Tax Increase for Cudahy/South Milwaukee” tomorrow morning with the Milwaukee County Election Commission.

The impetus for forming the PAC was the tax increase positions of local county supervisor Patricia Jursik. The PAC was established to campaign in support of lower-tax candidates and against higher-tax candidates at the next election but has reserved the right to amend the PAC to a Recall PAC pending the outcome of future votes and actions by Jursik.

CRG Network spokesperson Chris Kliesmet commented, “It is no secret that Supervisor Jursik continues to support a tripling of the Milwaukee County sales tax despite the fact that her district voted against it. Such actions are an outrageous breach of the implicit contract between politicians and constituents to represent them honestly. Ms. Jursik should not be surprised that her constituents are taking steps to hold her accountable or that her future actions may well inspire the cry for recall. CRG is already in contact with several other local citizens groups interested in taking similar action should they decide their representatives on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors are no longer honestly representing them.”

I see one flaw with their plan already. Jursik voted against the budget and its increased tax levy (emphasis mine):

Supervisors who voted in favor of adopting the 2010 County Tax Levy (10-9):
Gerry Broderick, Toni M. Clark, Elizabeth Coggs, Marina Dimitrijevic, Willie Johnson, Jr., Theodore Lipscomb, Michael Mayo, Sr., Johnny L. Thomas, Peggy West, Chairman Lee Holloway

Supervisors who voted against:
Mark Borkowski, Paul Cesarz, Lynne De Bruin, Patricia Jursik, Chris Larson, Joseph Rice, Joe Sanfelippo, Jim “Luigi” Schmitt, John F. Weishan, Jr.

Supervisors who voted in favor of adopting the 2010 County Budget (10-9):
Gerry Broderick, Toni M. Clark, Elizabeth Coggs, Marina Dimitrijevic, Willie Johnson, Jr., Theodore Lipscomb, Michael Mayo, Sr., Johnny L. Thomas, Peggy West, Chairman Lee Holloway

Supervisors who voted against:
Mark Borkowski, Paul Cesarz, Lynne De Bruin, Patricia Jursik, Chris Larson, Joseph Rice, Joe Sanfelippo, Jim “Luigi” Schmitt, John F. Weishan, Jr.

So now they’re recalling people for doing what they wanted them to do? No wonder they’ve lost almost all credibility.

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