Government Waste

Whereas the city of La Crosse has now had three straight years of no tax increases under the leadership of Mayor Harter, who at the same time was dealing with a recalcitrant city council;

And whereas the local Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) group is convinced a city administrator, at great cost to the city, could do no better;

And whereas the Common Council noted with great emphasis that they cut everywhere possible, (which would suppose that would leave absolutely no room for ANY amount of expense for consideration of a city administrator), in overriding the Mayor’s veto of the budget;

And whereas CRG believes that the city is already top heavy with supervisory personnel and burdened with the accompanying administrative costs in salary and fringe benefits;

Monday, November 21, 2011

On Sunday, November 20, the La Crosse Tribune reported that Governor Walkers Budget Repair Bill cost La Crosse County $300,000. This calculation was attributed to County Administrator Steve O’Malley.

I heard on NPR (National Propaganda Radio) that the downfall and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi was a great public relations coup for the Obama administration. Less than 48 hours after that program came word from the Libyan rebels that they intend to institute Sharia law in Libya. Could it be that we have gone from the proverbial frying pan into the fire? Methinks the great public relations coup is somewhat tarnished by this new development. Recall that before the hostilities heated up, our CIA and military were working with these rebels, who were known to be influenced by al Quaida and the Muslim Brotherhood, before the US and NATO bombings softened the resistance of loyalist forces. So is this result so surprising?

I wonder, was this-Sharia law- part of the plan from the beginning? And SHOULD we be involved in civil wars in other countries?