Get Ready For Bigger Government, More Borrowing - - Financed By Stimulus Dollars - - And Guess Who's Behind it?
Now who would go off and promote more Big Guvmint these days?
Some liberal big-spender?
Must be a Democrat, for sure, right?
Nope: It's Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, who has hatched a scheme to create an economic development agency - - using stimulus funds (remember when he said he'd turn that money down) - - even though there is already the City of Milwaukee Department of Development doing that very thing just a few blocks away from Walker's courthouse office.
Steve Schultze at the Journal Sentinel had the story last week: I was out of town and missed it.
Now I'm sure this has nothing to do with Walker's bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination for Governor, nor will Walker see anything contradictory in taking stimulus funding, or expanding the role of government into the private sector.
County board supervisors from the City of Milwaukee, however, where most of the county's residents live and pay taxes, might wonder if the program's stated goal - - development in the county's smaller communities - - is in the city or county's best interests.
From here, it looks like a bad deal for city taxpayers - - kind of the way SEWRPC takes County money and focuses it on planning for the suburbs and faraway out-counties - - while duplicating ongoing city efforts.
It has all the trappings and policy substance of campaign brochure text, and little else.