Letter: It’s time to return to civility by Larry Koltz
Remember when we were mainly all friends and close friendly neighbors and relatives, all proud citizens of our great State Of Wisconsin. Now our current Governor has set us apart by in his own words “Divide and Conquer”. Somewhere back in grade school I heard that one way to gain friends is to create a common enemy. The Koch Bros./ALEC guided Governor, who couldn’t conceive this himself, has initially found the State’s Public Workforce as that enemy and now has enlarge it to be neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend etc.etc.
He has wiped out the morale of all public servants by lying about their dedication and cost in serving us. Our children and grand children will suffer by his actions, cutting education by $1.6 billion and our natural resources by decimating the DNR and reversing years of thoughtful environmental regulations. These setbacks to dumb-down our off springs and destroy our pristine environment must be stopped now!
But know this, this action wasn’t inherited by becoming the Governor, Mr. Walker has developed this from early on. This dictatorial behavior can be attested to by his High School counterparts and is well demonstrated by the debacle at Marquette University. In that case just prior to his early departure, a hushed up cheating affair occurred during his campaign for Collegiate President. Of course we all know of his surrounding himself with at least (6) people who have either been sentenced or are in the courts for campaign fraud. Either he knew what was happening or he is so dumb or unattached that he shouldn’t be our Governor.
When this man was Milwaukee County Executive “his” was always a balanced proposed budget. Excesses came from the County Board’s finished budget which had to be based on realism. This is the same “smoke and mirrors we currently have at the State level.
If the man has done such great things for ALL of us why does it take $24 million dollars of out of state money ( plus unknown amounts of super pac funds) to flood the TV with his great deeds?
Now is the time to stop the bitterness, the divisiveness, let’s return to transparency and get rid of outside influences so we can return to civility.
Larry Koltz, Hazelhurst