We have a chance to try and change things THURSDAY NIGHT 6:30 at Central Offices located on 5225 W. Vliet in the Donald J. O’Connell Memorial Auditorium. We need to support our vision, to invest in central city schooling and curriculum rebuilding. Now is the time we need to defend MPS!!
As the old cliché goes “politics makes for interesting bed fellows.” So is the case of Scott Walker and once rival challenger Lt. Governor Mahlon Mitchell. Mitchell has left the reservation of the Democratic stable to support the Republicans and Governor Walker in lifting the residency requirements statewide.
To make this streetcar “user friendly” Mayor Barrett must eradicate the “unwanted.” As riders and new businesses move in, we will be moved out!!
Remember what happened at Northridge? Been around there lately? Well the same arguments are being made here. This “white rail” is the catalyst to making downtown and surrounding areas more attractive to potential streetcar riders. We will be out of sight and out of mind once and for all!
People are waking up to understand that supporting rich union white men means less and less WE get in government benefits and discretionary spending for those of us needing government assistance just to get by these days.
I can only think what one thing remains constant.
The DEMOCRAT Party’s Choke Hold On the Black Community!
Our budget lays that foundation, by freeing taxpayers to create jobs in the private sector, by limiting the size and scope of government, and by focusing our government on meeting core priorities. Where we must make reductions, we do so wisely, by giving local governments the tools to save even more money than overall reductions in state aid.
As I have said before, our constitution says, “the blessings of a free government can only be maintained by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue.”
Why is Mayor Barrett contracting with outside-the-city/state debt collectors and spending ridiculous amounts of money on city of Milwaukee business that should be located and operated in Milwaukee? If you should happen to become delinquent on a parking ticket, you will find that the great state of Illinois is retrieving your debt, collecting their money off the top for doing it, and employing thousands of telemarketers to do it.
Mayor Hines, hello are you still with us?
2012: The battle for a new era in Milwaukee! So much at stake for us colored folk and so much will remain ‘business as usual” in Milwaukee if you don’t step up real soon, like asap! For several months and really for his entire term, you have been the watchful guardian over this city, doing what you can to keep us afloat. God only knows where black folk, or the entire city would be if you weren’t President of the Common Council. I know you are not big on words and more of an “Action Jackson” kind of guy, but Willie please, BLOW YOUR HORN!!!
Now however I think it is time for him to make the time to reintroduce himself to the Milwaukee he helped create and then start helping as a private citizen, not as a politician or elected official. We truly need a new day in Milwaukee for our youth so they can have hope and not systemic racism inbred into them, for our elders who worked so hard to restore our past so we can sankofa (reach back and fetch to fulfill our future destiny), for our middle class who have become the working poor.
My vote will be for the mayor-in-waiting Willie Hines and for what is best for Wisconsin; for equality, for freedom, for economic growth and for the audacity of hope.