The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

County Executive Larson = Higher Taxes

2016 Election, Milwaukee County, Taxes, Chris Larson, Chris Abele

Chris Larson says he'd push for higher sales tax to fund transit, parks

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County Sales Tax for Roads?

Milwaukee County, Sales Tax, Taxes, Roads

County Sales Tax for Roads is a Step Backward

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Cudahy Property Tax Bill Info

Cudahy, Taxes

Property tax bills will be mailed December 11, 2015.  You may access an electronic version on December 12 by copy and pasting the link:

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About That Cudahy Zoning Meeting

Cudahy, Common Council, YMCA, Taxes

First I would like to take a moment and point out by reviewing what the Public Hearing and the agenda item was and pointing out what it wasn’t.  It wasn’t about Hmong people not being welcome in Cudahy or a church or even specifically The Grace Hmong Alliance Church.  It was about the rezoning of the former South Shore YMCA from I-1Institutional to B-2 Community Business District.

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Colorado's Pot Revenue Misses the Mark

Drugs, Marijuana, Taxes

Colorado’s Pot Revenue Goes Up in Smoke

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2015 Cudahy Budget Public Hearing Today

Budget, Cudahy, Taxes

Please come down and give your thoughts on the Cudahy 2015 budget.  This is your final chance to have a say in the 2015 budget.  Please let your voice be heard!

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Break Down Of Cudahy Taxes

Cudahy, Taxes

The breakdown from 2012:

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Molly McGartland for Wisconsin's 20th State Assembly District on Taxes

2014 Election, Molly McGartland, Taxes

MakeItMolly On Taxes

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A 5.9% Cudahy Tax Levy Increase?

Cudahy, Taxes, Budget

Would you support a 5.9% Cudahy Tax Levy Increase?

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The Effect of Increasing Sales Taxes

Sales Tax, Japan, Taxes

Japan's economy shrinks sharply after sales tax rise

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Racine Alderman Wants More Information on City Employee Travel

Racine, Taxes

I love the way my friend and fellow alderman from another city thinks!  His “It’s another way for the council to be the eyes and ears for the taxpayer” is so dead on!

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Estimated Tax Profits Clouded In Smoke?

Drugs, Marijuana, Taxes

Legal Pot in Colorado Is Booming, but Early Estimates of Tax Profits Were Way Off

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Interesting Take On Marijuana Taxes

Drugs, Marijuana, Same-Sex Marriage, Taxes

Marijuana activists sue to halt Colorado pot tax collections

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Taxpayers to Pay $1.5 Trillion For Obamacare

ObamaCare, Taxes

Obamacare: Taxpayers in the Hole for $1.5 Trillion

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Is Illinois Going Republican With Governor and a Type of Act 10?

Illinois, Scott Walker, Taxes, PUP, Public Sector Unions

Is Bruce Rauner Scott Walker 2.0 For Illinois Unions?

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Cudahy 2014 Borrowing Projects Summary Listing

Cudahy, Mayor, John Hohenfeldt, Taxes, Roads

By Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt

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Wisconsin Among the 10 Worst States for Taxes in 2014

Wisconsin, Taxes, Scott Walker

We have a ways to go!!!

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Obamacare is a Tax!

ObamaCare, Taxes, Supreme Court

Here it is!  Right here in the United States Code, Title 42, Chapter 157, subchapter VI, paragraph 18115:

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Doing Right By Whom?

Cudahy, Taxes, Alderperson

While being an elected person, an alderman in this case, you have to constantly remind yourself “Who do you work for” - The taxpayers, the residents, and NOT the City.  I don’t work for the Mayor, the DPW or any of the City workers.

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Hmm No Way...But the Liberals Told Me No Taxes In Obamacare

Liberals, ObamaCare, Taxes

2 Obamacare Taxes to Watch Out for Right Now

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Saving Cudahy Taxpayers $220,000 Each Year

Cudahy, DPW, Taxes

On Monday the Board of Public Works after considerable amount of time, information and hearing from the City Accountant that our Capitol Borrowing would be difficult to pay for new garbage trucks and the expense of the City of Cudahy continuing picking up the trash, plus the fact that if privatize the trash collection with Advance (who is doing the pickup of recycling for us) it would save the taxpayers $220,000 each year, there was very little way the Board could go.

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Cudahy Common Council Approves 2014 Tax Levy @ 1.063%

Budget, Cudahy, Taxes

Tonight (11-19-13) the Cudahy Common Council Approved the 2014 Tax Levy @ 1.063%

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Fully Funded Wisconsin Pension - Maybe Not So!

PUP, Wisconsin, Money, Taxes, Pension

If Wisconsin’s Pension System is "fully funded", how come our unfunded pension liability is 1.9% of our GDP?

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2014 Social Security Benefit Increases 1.5%

Culture, Taxes, Social Security, Money

Social Security benefit increases expected to be about 1.5 percent

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Hmm...A Raise or Not A Raise?

Economy, Taxes, Money

Tom Barrett signs measure giving raises to employees who live in city - Workers who leave the city under end of residency rule get no increase

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Milwaukee County's Structural Deficit

Economy, Milwaukee County, Taxes

Milwaukee County is projected to have a structural deficit of $44 million by 2016.  This means that there is not enough money available to keep services and taxes exactly the way they are today. 

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Cudahy, Economy, Taxes

Structural and cyclical deficits are two components of deficit spending.  These terms are especially applied to public sector spending which contributes to the budget balance of the overall economy of a country.  Deficit spending, or simply deficit, is defined as over-spending: the amount by which spending exceeds revenue over a particular period of time.  The total budget deficit, or headline deficit, is equal to the sum of the structural deficit and the cyclical deficit (or surplus/es).

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Cudahy Water Rate Increase

Cudahy, Cudahy District 3, DPW, Taxes, Water, G-Drive

At the April 18, 2013 meeting the Water Commission voted to authorize an application to WIPSC for a 3% water rate increase.

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I Am Calling a Foul on This One Zachary Wisniewski

2013 Election, Alderman, Cudahy, Election, Zachary Wisniewski, Taxes, Fees

So while canvasing at door-to-door meetings, I came across a house with a Zachary Wisniewski sign @ 3627 East Munkwitz Ave.  Now I don’t shy away from the houses with the signs at all.  I don’t find them intimidating, but do find them a welcomed challenge. 

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Randy Hollenbeck's Alderman Plan/Platform

2013 Election, Alderman, Cudahy, Communication, Development, Fees, Taxes, Randy Hollenbeck

Communication -

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Randy Hollenbeck's Alderman Plan/Platform

2013 Election, Alderman, Cudahy, Development, Fees, Packard Plaza, Randy Hollenbeck, Taxes, Referendum, Communication

Communication -

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Randy Hollenbeck's Community Qualifications for Cudahy District 3 Alderman

2013 Election, Alderman, Cudahy, Development, Safety, Taxes, Open Records Request, Randy Hollenbeck

Dear Cudahy Citizens of District 3,

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Things To Consider - Whom To Vote For Come 2013

2013 Election, Cudahy, Taxes, Wal-Mart

When considering who you are going to vote for keep these things in mind:

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Question To Advocates

Budget, school, Taxes, Jim Doyle, Education

Dear people who are advocates (that is a soft fancy politically correct word for lobbyist) of budget cuts to education.  Where were the outrages and the recalls here?

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My Core Beliefs

Economy, Milwaukee County, Taxes, Wisconsin

Here is a speech I did in 2009 as a guest speaker for then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.  My speech represents my core beliefs.

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Nope No Fiscal Problem Right Lefties?

GDP, Economy, Debt, Money, Taxes

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Must Not Have Been Anything in Romney's Stolen Tax Records

2012 Election, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Taxes, Those Kind and Tolerant Liberals

If there was, we would have heard something about them.

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FORBES States - Obama Did Not Save the Auto Industry

2012 Election, Cars, Democrats, Liberals, Taxes, Ohio, Obama

Ohioans Are No Fools: Obama Did NOT Save Your Automotive Jobs

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This Explains It - Obama Is Bad At Math!

2012 Election, Democrats, Liberals, Math, Obama, Taxes

This explains why Obama just doesn’t get taxes, the debt, the deficit, or budgets.

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Are YOU, are WE, Better Off Today! Part 4

2012 Election, America, Democrats, Election, Ideology, Economy, Jobs, Liberals, Obama, ObamaCare, Taxes


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President Obama Supporters it is Time to Face Reality - Obama's Presidency is a Failure!

2012 Election, America, Debt, Democrats, Liberals, Marxism, Mitt Romney, ObamaCare, Paul Ryan, Republicans, Taxes, Obama

President Obama has been a failure!  Face it that is the truth and no matter how much spin or wishful thinking isn’t going to change that harsh reality of things.  Well for those of us that live in the real world that is.

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Is Cudahy's Economic Development in the Twilight?

Brian Biernat, Cudahy, Development, Mary Jo Lange, Taxes, Tony Day, DPW, Packard Plaza

So in South Milwaukee Dollar General announces it is expanding its store there and in Cudahy Saturday September 22nd Aldi's closed down for good.

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But But Obamacare Doesn't Raise Taxes on the Middle Class!

2012 Election, CBO, Obama, ObamaCare, Medical, Taxes

CBO Confirms: Obamacare Raises Taxes on Middle Class

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Who Won the Wisconsin U.S. Senate Debate?

2012 Election, Tammy Baldwin, Tommy Thompson, Taxes, Wisconsin, U.S. Senate, Debates, Democrats, Liberals, Republicans

With the lack of the lefty blogs and the local liberal media (Milwaukee Journal) not declaring it a Liberal Social Democrat Tammy Baldwin win, it is clear that Republican Tommy Thompson defeated her.

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Are YOU, are WE, Better Off Today! Part 2

2012 Election, Debt, Democrats, Economy, Jobs, Liberals, Gas, Obama, Political Ad, Taxes

Are YOU, are WE, Better Off Today! Part 1

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Are YOU, are WE, Better Off Today! Part 1

2012 Election, America, Debt, Democrats, Economy, Jobs, Liberals, MSNBC, National Politics, Obama, Taxes

Are you better off now than 4 years ago?  Yes or No

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This Would Have Been Wisconsin!

Illinois, Chicago, Teachers, Taxes, Public Sector Unions, PUP

So tell me how much better Illinois is doing raising taxes instead of real reforms like Wisconsin decided to do!

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Questions Liberals Didn't or Wouldn't Answer

2012 Election, America, Culture, Economy, Ideology, Mitt Romney, Liberals, MSM, MSNBC, National Politics, Obama, Photo ID, Private Sector, Public Sector Unions, Republicans, Taxes, Voter ID

Liberal friends and readers, as you read these questions think about the ones you did answer and the ones you didn’t.  I have asked these questions to most of you and at least one of you haven’t or won’t answer them.  Remember the non-answer answers don’t count and the yes or no questions are just that!

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Hmm...Compare Them!

Entitlements, Businesses, Debt, Economy, Math, Taxes

According to the Cato Institute, the U.S. federal government spent $92 Billion on corporate welfare during fiscal year 2006.  Recipients included Boeing, Xerox, IBM, Motorola, Dow Chemical, and General Electric

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Understanding Government, Taxes, and the Liberal Mindset

Culture, Liberals, Obama, ObamaCare, Taxes, Facebook

Let’s look at a statement one of my Liberal friends posted on his FaceBook and then analyze it. 

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More Money Doesn't Mean Better Schools

Money, school, School Board, Taxes, Students, Education, America

Congress Mandates Everyone Must Own a Gun or Face a Penalty Tax

Culture, Liberals, Taxes

Yes, in the future, congress could pass such a law and for good reason!  If everyone had a gun crime would go down!  Right now millions of people are unprotected and rely on others or just go without a gun.

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Obama is so Far out of Touch All One Has to do is Watch What He Says and Does!

2012 Election, Democrats, Ideology, Liberals, Obama, PUP, Taxes

“The Private Sector is doing fine…” and “If You’ve Got a Business, You Didn’t Build That!  Somebody else made that happen…”

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The City of Cudahy Audit and Budget

Cudahy, Local Government, Math, Money, Taxes, Tony Day, Budget

Here is an email from a reader and I am hoping the City Accountant can shed some light on this since he reads the blog.

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Cudahy School District Reader Emails

Cudahy, Education, school, School Board, Students, Taxes, Referendum, MPS, Email

I am hearing this from a bunch of people.

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Scranton Democrat Mayor Chris Doherty - Public Workers Now Paid Minimum Wage

America, Culture, Taxes, Public Sector Unions

All employees Friday in the city of Scranton, Pa., have been paid much smaller than usual to the state´s minimum wage, $7.25 an hour.

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Affordable Health Care - Obamacare

America, Court, Debunked, GAO, Health, Money, ObamaCare, Supreme Court, Taxes

So, first I have to say my disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare.  With Chief Roberts changing his vote and changing the wording to saying it is a “TAX” brings in a new era of taxation and activism.

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Jay Weber of WISN 1130 on Cudahy Development

Cudahy, Development, Iceport, Jay Weber, Mayor, McCue, podcast, retail, Retail, Taxes, Tony Day, Wal-Mart

Listen to Jay Weber Podcast of:

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Vote Today for Walker & Kleefisch and End This Temper Tantrum!

2012 Election, Collective Bargaining, Act 10, Democrats, Liberals, Public Sector Unions, Recall, Scott Walker, Taxes, tom Barrett, Wisconsin

Scott, Michelle, Tracy, Rob, Steve, and John and others don’t be one issue voters

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Walker or Barrett

2012 Election, Act 10, Collective Bargaining, Democrats, Economy, Liberals, Political Ad, Public Sector Unions, PUP, Recall, Scott Walker, School Board, State Politics, Taxes, Teachers, tom Barrett, WEAC, Wisconsin


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What Walker's Ad Should Be!

2012 Election, Act 10, Democrats, Election, Jim Doyle, Jobs, Liberals, Political Ad, Public Sector Unions, Recall, Scott Walker, Taxes, tom Barrett, Wisconsin

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Having To Do the Hard Tough Right Things!

2012 Election, Chris Christie, Collective Bargaining, Conservatives, Democrats, Economy, Election, Leadership, Liberals, Public Sector Unions, PUP, Recall, Scott Walker, Taxes, Wisconsin

As Governor Scott Walker and Governor Chris Christie show you will not be loved or liked all that much to make the hard tough right choices.  I just wish my former friend and others would see that.  All they see is the little bit of personal money they are losing and missing the big picture that this is good for all of Wisconsin.  It is sad that they are like that. 

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More of Tom "The Taxer" Backwards Barrett

2012 Election, Collective Bargaining, Democrats, Liberals, Political Ad, Public Sector Unions, PUP, Recall, Scott Walker, Taxes, tom Barrett, Wisconsin

Forward, Backwards

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Tom "The Taxer" Backwards Barrett

2012 Election, Election, Political Ad, PUP, Recall, Taxes, tom Barrett, Wisconsin


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CBO on ObamaCare

CBO, Obama, ObamaCare, Health, Medical, Taxes

CBO: ObamaCare-Like Programs Don’t Save Money or Reduce Costs

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Are Doctors Rich?

Economy, Taxes, Medical, Doctors

Are doctors rich?  They don't think so, survey finds

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What Was That - I Took a Pay Cut Because of Act 10

Public Sector Unions, PUP, Act 10, Taxes

Well, my former friend told me while he was still speaking to me that his wife has had a pay freeze for a few years because she didn’t have a new contract! 

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Governor Walker and the Jobs Reports

2012 Election, Democrats, Jim Doyle, Jobs, Liberals, Public Sector Unions, PUP, Recall, Scott Walker, Taxes, tom Barrett, Wisconsin, Zachary Wisniewski

So an Extremist, Leftist, Pro-Public Union blogger asked this question and I didn’t change any words or alter it, this is his quote unquote words!

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Voting Today for Recall Primary

2012 Election, Collective Bargaining, Democrats, Jim Doyle, Kathleen Falk, Liberals, Public Sector Unions, PUP, Recall, Scott Walker, State Politics, Taxes, tom Barrett, Vote, Wisconsin

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Governor Walker's Act 10 Has Saved Us Taxpayers 1 Billion Dollars and Counting!

2012 Election, Act 10, PUP, Public Sector Unions, Recall, Scott Walker, Taxes, Wisconsin

Lowers taxes, the sky didn’t fall, the schools are in better shape (except the ones NOT using Act 10) and taxpayers are back in control!

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Act 10 Sill Working

Act 10, 2012 Election, Taxes, Scott Walker, school, School Board, Recall, Wisconsin


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No Answers from the Left As Expected!!!!

2012 Election, Wisconsin, Democrats, Kathleen Falk, Liberals, Public Sector Unions, PUP, Scott Walker, Taxes, tom Barrett, Recall

Barrett & Falk Won't Say How They Would Have Balanced WI Budget

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Questions about Signing the Walker Recall

Democrats, Liberals, Milwaukee County, Cudahy, Public Sector Unions, PUP, Recall, Patricia Jursik, School Board, Taxes

So is it a good or bad thing for Elected Officials of Nonpolitical races to sign to Walker recall like Cudahy School Board Member Joan Haske, Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik Or Cudahy Alderman Jason Litkowiec did?

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The Facts on Falk

2012 Election, Kathleen Falk, Liberals, PUP, Recall, Taxes

Barrett and Falk. Higher Taxes. Fewer Jobs.

2012 Election, Democrats, Economy, Liberals, Kathleen Falk, Taxes, Wisconsin, Recall, tom Barrett

Barrett and Falk.  Higher Taxes.  Fewer Jobs.

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President Barack Hussein Obama of the Last Four Years - "I'm Not Gonna Make Any Excuses"

2012 Election, Economy, Obama, Oil, Jobs, America, Liberals, National Politics, Taxes

Excellent Video on the Tax-the-Rich Mentality

Ideology, Liberals, Taxes

Cudahy Follow-ups and Other Things

Cudahy, DPW, Brookfield, GAB, Mark Otto, Mary Jo Lange, Mayor, McCue, Taxes, Tony Day

Remember how a few people like Mike the Dead President who thinks I don’t know what I am talking about and am misinformed.

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Cudahy School Referendum in November?

Cudahy, Mayor, school, School Board, Taxes, Tony Day

I heard that there is the possibility of a school referendum being considered for the November ballot. 

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The City of Cudahy Gag Order???

Cudahy, DPW, Email, Local Government, Mayor, Open Records Request, Taxes, Tony Day

Well people, it seems you and I are causing Mayor Day and his efforts to reorganize the City to his needs some issues.  “We” seem to be undermining his efforts in the dark of the night to bring these things to reality. 

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Wasting Taxpayer Money and a Power Grab In Cudahy?

Cudahy, DPW, Mary Jo Lange, Taxes, Tony Day, Mayor, Chatter

Let me start out by saying this information has NOT been validated and should be taken as a rumor until proven factual.

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This Needs To Be Stopped In Cudahy!

Cudahy, Mark Otto, Taxes, Tony Day

So, there is a push to make the Elected Mayor of Cudahy Part Time and bring in a Hired/Appointed Paid City Administrator.  And there is a RUSH to do so!

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Alternative Energy and Subsidies

Energy, Taxes, Gas

I am going to break with many of my fellow Conservatives as I have done in the past.  I think we need to be looking and using all forms of alternative energy.  However, I don’t think we the taxpayers need to subsidize it.

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Supervisor Pat Jursik Votes Yes to Waste $65,000 Taxpayer's Dollars

Budget, Milwaukee County, Patricia Jursik, Taxes, Sheriff David Clark

County Board OKs Shakespeare program for youthful offenders

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Notice Something?

Bikes, DOT, Hoan Bridge, Liberals, Patricia Jursik, Roads, Taxes

Best-Performing Cities: Don’t Mess With Texas

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Obama's Christmas Tree Tax!

America, Obama, Taxes

Yes, he calls it a Christmas Tree!

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Cudahy Garbage Tax/Fee Increase Passes

Cudahy, Taxes

Let me speak bluntly and candidly here.

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Public Works Meeting to Talk About Garbage Fee

Budget, Cudahy, DPW, Taxes

Public Works Meeting General Information

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Here Is a Typical Reason What Is Wrong In Cudahy

Cudahy, DPW, Taxes, Tony Day, Mayor, Mary Jo Lange, Alderperson

Listen up Mayor Day, Alderpersons and the Head of the DPWFEES are TAXES!!! 

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Cudahy Schools & Act 10

Cudahy, school, School Board, Taxes, Teachers, Act 10

I received an email (I will post the chain below minus personal info) that if I had some free time on my hand I would normally follow up more on.  Work has been so, so busy that I just don’t have the time to do it. 

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South Milwaukee Wal-Mart, Cleanup & Taxes

Cudahy, Wal-Mart, TIF, South Milwaukee, Taxes, Retail

Most people know that I am pro-Wal-Mart.  That isn’t a secret!  One would only need to remember the Wal-Mart Now forum comment section, look back at my blog posts, or know that I was the lead Cudahy citizen on the Wal-Mart group to know that.  It really comes down that I am pro-business.  I would support ShopKo just as much and hard.

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We Need To Get Behind This And Make It Happen!

Milwaukee County, Taxes

This is something that needs to happen!

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From the Email Inbox Part II

Cudahy, school, School Board, Teachers, Taxes

This is a continuation of “From the Email Inbox”, which was a frustrated City taxpayer and resident on the lack of information in the City of Cudahy.

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And How And Why Is This Bad?

Taxes, school

From MJS

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