Thursday, November 19, 2015

Milwaukee County Board flushes away river improvement, funding

That sound of water running surrounding the Milwaukee County Board's decision preserving the broken obstruction known as the Estabrook Dam and deciding against letting the Milwaukee River flow naturally to Lake Michigan is more taxpayer money being flushed down the drain.

Think of it this way:

Suppose for years you've known you have an obstruction in your windpipe that is causing you all sorts of problems.

The doctor says the obstruction can be removed and your overall health will improve, but you opt for having the doctor implant alongside an artificial supplemental windpipe and reinforce the obstruction - - all at twice the cost but paid for by someone else.

Bad medicine does not good management make.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very strange analogy. Surely you could make you case with accurate facts and reason. If your intention was make this all about emotional reactions, your rhetoric is appropriate.

Surely this damn isn't the biggest ecological problem along these waterways that have historically been used as open sewers. You passion for the damn issue shows though, so this is a good post. There are many stakeholders here and many conflicting interest with little hope for compromise.