Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Ghost of Henry Maier

Henry Maier was a minor-league politician who eventually made it to the AA-team as Mayor of the City of Milwaukee.

And he established a pattern while governing Milwaukee: steal as much as possible from the suburban residents. Maier did it through MMSD, a non-elected entity with taxing power.

You say that's not "Constitutional"? Too bad.

Tom Barrett, another minor-league politician, gets Henry's old chair and found a new way to steal: raise the water rates to plug holes in the City's budget. Same kind of vehicle: the Wisconsin PSC, another non-elected body conveniently stuffed with (D) appointees.

Stealing money is part of the job description, I guess.

Kinda validates Jeff Scrima's concerns, eh?

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