Friday, February 12, 2016

Beware the penny-pinching WI, MI governors

Another thing that the GOP/tea party governors of Wisconsin and Michigan have in common right now is a scandal where a predominately minority population - - including children - - under these governors' authority and philosoph paid a terrible price.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration provided the low-income and heavily-minority people of Flint with cut-rate water that has lead-poisoned the community. Kids' development is most at risk.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker merged two SE Wisconsin state facilities for juvenile offenders into one state Department of Corrections unit far up North from Milwaukee and Racine where so many of the young people were living - - all to save money, the Racine Journal Times reported - - but where some of young people have been brutalized while under state control.

Walker was told about the situation in 2012 by a Racine County judge; a Friday news dump about Walker's withholding news of the DOC chief's resignation last week an FBI probe unfolds is part of the horrifying story laid out in today's Journal Sentinel.

What ugly social experimentation to save some money,


Anonymous said...

Now that federal justice officials have the lead investigate the entire DOC from the top dogs on down. Hopefully when people are facing federal indictments they will begin to sing and Walker won't be able to use hush money to buy their silence. Also the idea that Wall can resign and then go back to his old position in criminal investigations is ludicrous. Walker just signed the civil service bill allowing firings for any reason. Certainly political appointed department heads should fall under the same criteria. If Wall wants to continue to work and be paid his full salary assign him to cleaning toilets within the Dept.of Justice or the Capitol.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry about their penny pinching, but the stuff they ram up our collective rear-ends is becoming downright scary.

Mortified West Allis Resident said...

Once again the Pastor's son missed something in Bible class: Matthew 25; 39-40