The La Crosse City Council has again confused its residents, this time about the parking rules after a snowfall.
City council member Bob Seaquist did not help students or faculty when he voted to change rules about warnings and fines. After each snowfall, I’m sure there are flared tempers and confusion.
That is bad enough, but when the city creates a problem, it’s even worse.
In the past, cities would note with pride their wide and beautiful streets. Yet La Crosse narrowed about six blocks of Main Street west of Losey Boulevard. The street is now barely wide enough for two lanes of traffic when cars are parked along both sides. The city also designated a bike lane on each side of the street. With a bit of snow, I can imagine it was a mess.
I believe that Democrats are getting themselves into a very bad strategic position but I'm not sure how many of them even realize it.
For several weeks they have been bemoaning how horrible life will be in America if the sequestration spending cuts go through as scheduled. Republicans in the House of Representatives already passed two measures that would help target the spending cuts better but Democrats in the Senate have done nothing and the president is too busy playing golf and shooting skeet to care.
PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!
* The Food Pantry in the La Crosse Salvation Army at 223 Eighth St. N.,(608)782-6126 is in extremely short supply of canned vegetables, boxed meals (H&T Helper / Rice-a-roni / Mac & Cheese), pasta and sauces. A donation of any food will be appreciated!
* Catholic Charities Food Pantry, (608) 782-0710 is in need of donations of all types. Canned or box soups, stews, tuna, breakfast cereal, jams or jelly, toilet paper, tissues, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash and feminine products. Please drop off items at 3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, from 8:30-4:00 Mon-Thurs.
* Onalaska Food Basket, (next to the Onalaska American Legion Club), 731 Sand Lake Road, (608) 783-7722 is in need of hamburger/tuna helper, stew, canned tomato products, peanut butter, cream soups, vegetable soups, tomato soups, beans and pasta. Thank you for your generosity.
This week, I introduced the 2013-15 biennial state budget.
We focused on our five priorities, which are creating jobs, developing our workforce, transforming education, reforming government, and investing in infrastructure. Specifically I’m proud to announce a $343 million middle-class income tax cut. Under our budget plan, you, the hardworking middle-class taxpayers, will get to keep more of the money you earn.
While reducing income taxes, we also worked to control spending to ensure the promises we make today will be able to be fulfilled in the future. The budget I proposed contains a responsible, comprehensive entitlement reform package. These programs will provide a hand up, but not a permanent hand out.
Reforming entitlements, focusing on my five main priorities, and cutting income taxes are all aimed at providing Wisconsin citizens with more prosperity, better performance, and true independence.
If this law is passed then I will not comply because politicians may not take away my God given right to self defense and this law would exceed the scope of their authority which is, 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' So if the authorities feel the need to make me a political prisoner then so-be-it. Consider my admission here that of a law-abiding citizen turning himself in because I will not comply with an un-Constitutional law.