Archive for the 'Watchdogging County Government' Category

31
May
2013

Milwaukee County Board Gets What They Deserved

In a rush to prove themselves ineffective an unable to act as a mature legislative body, the Milwaukee County Board has just earned themselves not only the wrath of a majority of the Republican legislature, but Governor Scott Walker as well. They proved that they just don’t get it. Now I’m not at all willing […]

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18
February
2013

Reform County Government — Eliminate the Executive

It was a grand experiment, but adding the layer of County Government that is least connected to the people has turned out to be a dismal failure. It’s time to get back to our roots and eliminate the position of County Executive. In theory it should have worked out well. In reality it has resulted […]

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9
January
2013

Los Angeles County Board is a Poor Comparison to the Milwaukee County Board

Thinking people across Southeastern Wisconsin are shaking their head in disbelief at the ignorance being sold as “reform” these days. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is busy turd polishing big government legislation that rookie State Legislator Joe Sanfelippo wants to drop on Milwaukee County. Sanfelippo thinks that the Milwaukee County board should be downsized and salaries of […]

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8
January
2013

The Era of Big Government Alive and Well with Rep Joe Sanfelippo

Government is at its best when it is small and local — at least that was the sentiment when Ronald Reagan was the head of the Republican party. Now, well let’s just say not so much. Rookie State Representative Joe Sanfelippo has decided to make his mark by pushing through legislation that would bring about […]

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19
November
2012

County Suffering from Poor Communication

There is a lot of blame to go around these days in Milwaukee County government and communication seems to be one of the major casualties in the war between the County Board and the County Exec. Neither has any benefit of how government can or should work because neither has had the historically normal benefit […]

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28
June
2010

Credit Where Credit is Due

The far-right side of the blogosphere is up in arms over my assertion that the ailing O’Donnell Park parking garage which has been having problems since the get-go has finally led to a fatality due to negligence by County Executive Scott Walker. Disgusting, politicizing, all words to describe my guilt for connecting the obvious dots. […]

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