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The Real Tax And Spenders

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on December 1, 2009

County Supervisor Pat Jursik has been reading too many books about conspiracy theories, and now sees them everywhere.

She is upset, because City of Milwaukee officials have also been meeting with the DOT about the Hoan Bridge, and their recommendation is to keep all viable options open as things progress. Jursik saw this as a delaying tactic and fired out an accusatory press release saying as much.

Personally, I don’t see what is wrong with always keeping an eye open for better ways of doing things. This is especially true with the Hoan Bridge, since the cost of redecking it is rather high, and the one only benefit that I have seen people say is that it allows south siders the luxury of not having to face the traffic jams that every other commuter in Milwaukee County has to deal with on a day in and day out basis. There are plenty of choices to choose from, like these.

What else is interesting is what Scott Walker’s own sycophants had to say about the matter. They try to take this and use it to jab at Tom Barrett, and end up their post with this:

Scott Walker has supported the coalition to save the Hoan Bridge. Sources from the Southshore area also tell me that Walker supports the extension of the arterial to the County line.

So, just like when it came to a Parks Regional Authority, a Transit Regional Authority, or the stimulus funding that the County Board forced him to use, he has no problems with being a tax and spender, as long as he has a almost plausible out that keeps him from being directly tied to it.

Can you imagine how much our taxes would go up if he were elected governor, and would always dump his responsibilities on the local governments, expecting them to pick up his slack?


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