August 22, 2006
Don't open your shirt Scott
Because your heart might fall out. Scott Walker, the Milwaukee County Executive who has brought the county to the brink of bankruptcy, suggested selling the county's parks, closing swimming pools, and ruined the Milwaukee Museum, has a new idea. I am not making this up.
The MJS wrote about horrific living conditions for those with disabilities. Walker's bold idea? He would spend $250,000 for "permanent solutions." No, not $250K per person. That pittance is for the entire community.
How would he spend the money? Again, I'm not making this up. It would be $50K to hire a national expert to develop a master plan. And $25K to join a group of agencies called "Continuum of Care"; and the rest to "enhance the availability of permanent housing for people with mental illness."
Don't you wonder what world he lives in? Wisconsin has plenty of expertise in the housing issue; we know how to take care of people with disabilities. Scott Walker makes a joke out of deplorable living conditions. And MJS? Meg Kissinger treated this as news. Whoa Nelly! Maybe next year he could dedicate fifty bucks to the homeless so MJS could say he cares about the homeless. C'mon!
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