Viewpoint: Questions about the governor
Just some points to ponder on the way to the voting booth. Is it just me or do those big showy blue signs seem to proliferate on vacant lots, near abandoned structures and encroach on roadway right-of ways? Does it seem odd that there is a tempest in a teapot over alleged campaign coordinator plagiarism when nothing is said about the American Legislative Exchange Council actually writing Legislative bills for our current Governor and his Legislature? Why do I feel that I and other middle class citizens, as well as small business owners receive crumbs from the state political banquet table in the form of paltry tax cuts while big business gluttonously is reaping big tax breaks? Doesn’t it appear strange that Act 10, essentially doing away with teachers unions, was supposed to give school districts the tools to control their budgets, but the only tool appears to be a never-ending series of referendums asking for school tax increases? Is it true if elected, the governor is planning for an Act 10.2 doing away with police, fire and all other public employees unions and even considering a right to work law? Do we give the governor a pass on his jobs promise even though unlike other governors who have no direct influence on job creation he chairs and appoints members to WEDC (an entity that he formed specifically to create jobs) and which to date has created 4,796 “actual” jobs? Are we allowed to question the governor’s assertion of “fixing” Doyle’s 3.5 billion dollar deficit which now is being replaced by a Walker deficit of a projected 2 billion dollars? Will our governor serve out a full term or will he just use his office as a stepping stone for a Presidency run? Does the thought that Rebecca Kleefisch might be our Governor by default worry you? And what about Sean Duffy’s warmed over “Lumberjack” ads filled with platitudes which tell you nothing of what he has done in congress? Do we accept Sean’s “zero” number of sponsored bills being passed into law? Are we to be satisfied with Sean and his colleagues passing only 55 bills (a good portion re-naming public federal buildings) thus winning the title of the worst “do nothing” congress in U.S. history. Does it seem like when GOP politicians make illogical pronouncements it sort of reminds you of Archie Bunker?
John Kocovsky, Hazelhurst