Saturday, November 17, 2007

Shall We Praise Vrakas for Increasing Spending?

Yada yada yada...

Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas on Thursday signaled his intention to approve a new $255 million county budget without vetoing any provision.

Citing the relatively low property tax increase of $1.8 million, Vrakas called it "one of the most conservative public sector budgets in the state."

An increase in the levy is an increase in the levy, Dan-o.

Sheriff's deputy patrols in public schools survived Tuesday in a $255 million budget for Waukesha County that also will boost spending next year on criminal rehabilitation programs.

The sheriff assigns deputies to Arrowhead, Hamilton and Kettle Moraine high schools, asking only voluntary contributions from the school districts to offset the cost.

Let me see if I get this straight. Waukesha County spends about $1.5 MILLION to watch the kiddies at 3 districts which have...umnnnnhhh...plenty of tax-base resources. What...there's no local cop-shop in Hartland? Delafield? Or those Districts cannot afford their own security services?


...county supervisors boosted spending for a new Aging and Disability Resource Center, for a Waukesha freeway bypass development and for a courthouse remodeling project.

Tell you what, Dan. Take the air-conditioning out of the prisoners' area at the County Jail. That will pay for the "courthouse remodeling."

Tell Sheriff Dan that the prisoners can sweat.

As to Mr. Vrakas: did "LESS SPENDING" ever cross your radar-screen? Or is Scott Walker the only County Exec who gets it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vrakas has become the RINO we all feared (knew?) he would become.