This will NOT save America it will destroy it

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    Is a lack of maintenance causing Milwaukee to fall down? « The Daily Reporter


    Hundreds of immediate public safety hazards were identified, totaling $5.5 million in repairs. The report suggests a large portion of particularly critical repairs be addressed within a year, but those structures deemed most vulnerable should be county officials’ first priority.

    The report blames spending cutbacks and a disorganized building inspection system for the poor conditions of county buildings. But since 2003, Milwaukee County has invested $891.2 in capital projects that address these issues.

    While that number seems steep, consider this: More than 62 percent of that money has come from the past two years, according to the report, with nearly half coming from 2010 alone.
     
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    Few clues emerge after falling concrete kills 1, injures 2 on lakefront - JSOnline



    “Earlier this year, stone chunks fell off of the Milwaukee County Courthouse,” Holloway said. “We are also dealing with numerous structural problems at the Mental Health Complex. Now, today, we are dealing with a terrible tragedy.”

    County Executive Scott Walker said he knew of no report that would suggest the O’Donnell ramp suffered from deferred maintenance. He said it was irresponsible for Holloway to raise the issue. Walker said the focus for now should be on the tragedy.
     
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    Yeah, the stimulus was supposed to fix all the infrastructure issues. "Our decaying infrastructure" was one of the "urgent" reasons we needed to pass it NOW! It passed, what happened? Where's all the "shovel ready" jobs promised?

    Scam-WOW!

    Guess what? They ain't no moe money!
     
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    Scott Walker (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Walker became Milwaukee county executive in a special election called in April 2002, after the former county executive, Tom Ament, resigned in the wake of a county pension fund scandal.[15][17] He was elected to a four year term in 2004 gaining 57 percent of the vote to defeat former state budget director, David Riemer.[18][19] He won another four year term in 2008, defeating State Senator Lena Taylor with 59% of the vote.[20]

    Walker won the office on a platform of fiscal conservatism, promising, among other things, to give back part of his own salary, and criticizing the salaries of other county workers as excessive.[21] He said his voluntary give-back gave him the moral authority to make cuts in the county budget.[21] He continued returning $60,000 annually (slightly less than half of his salary), for several years, but by 2008, he cut his give-back to $10,000 per year.[21] During his seven years in office, he never submitted a budget with a higher property tax levy than the county board had approved, he cut the number of county employees by 20 percent, and reduced the county's debt by ten percent.[15] However, according to the Associated Press, "overall county spending ... increased 35 percent over his tenure".[15]
     
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    And while there was money Walker short shifted the maintenance on this city and let it crumble.

    Now they have had to UP there money for maintainence to keep people from dying like this young man did.
     
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    So I take it you aren't going to vote for him next time?
     
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    What you people need to face is your politicains will make short term decisions that are all about "keeping the taxes down" that end up costing the people harm as welll as MORE money in the end.


    Your priorities are all wrong and this shows how and why.
     
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    This scott fella wants to strave the beast.

    This is the polical plan of wreaking the government from the inside so they can rationalize selling off all the peoples assets to their friends and the making money off the people forever.

    Infrastructure sold will cost you big time later.
     
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    Maybe you should be addressing that question to all o' the Republicans who've spent those stim-buck$, to-date.


    Yeah.....as if you 'Baggers (actually) stay engaged, on the subject.....or, any subject (that doesn't include Reality T.V. or NASCAR), for that matter. ​

    (Lemme guess.....you actually see some value in looking as clueless as yourself, right? [​IMG] )​
     
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    I bet some of the money this city has to fix these things NOW is from stimulus
     

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