19th Letter to Wisconsinites: I Told You So!!!! – Going down to the wire

Posted: May 30, 2012 in African American Stories and Viewpoints, Decision Factors, Editorial, Life, News and politics
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Well, I can’t say that I Told You So, Wisconsin. But even though that it maybe wishful thinking coming June 5th, but I’m not going to jump the gun UNTIL the votes have been checked. Currently the State is having the early voting/absentee all over. Including Milwaukee. It seems to me that 2010 should be and only be a distant memory of a bad nightmare. For this, it’s about redemption or like having that last chance to say, “We’re here. Everything else is you know what.” During the first debate, I know that Walker was trying to well “breeze his way” past the wire. But when it came to the unemployment rates in Milwaukee, that really got to Walker. Now you’re probably assuming that it was all Tom Barrett fault citywise. But the guilty has to be equated with County Views of Scott Walker. If I do the math correctly, Scott Walker served as County Executive between 2002 – 2011. Tom Barrett: 2004 – Present. So I have to say based on yearwise, Scott Walker, yet again deserves the blame of the 34%  unemployment in Milwaukee County. Yes I know that the County of Milwaukee has been to career fairs looking for workers in the city. On the flipside the debt in Milwaukee grew upto 85% during Walker’s tenure. So I ask the Walker supporters: what’s up with that?!!!  Hmmmm, Talk to me! And don’t assume that shouldn’t be seen like those mysterious emails insuring that the internal investigations that broke recently. Especially those that broke the rules when Walker was campaigning on “county time”.

If Walker survives the Recall, most of the things that established Wisconsin will be changed. Voting  privilages, not showing up to court equal convictions, or any other things that makes wonders like “what has this state has become?” In regarding to do business: earlier in a previous blog what will that say in terms of Talgo, would say about Wisconsin? Oh, I hear like: “Wisconsin is open for business, but not that business”. There was lots of talk about Super Steel should got onboard with the then-high speed rail project. Now I don’t have a problem with Super Steel, but if Super Steel weren’t so stuck up about being the first in line with the rail thing, why didn’t THEY step up and simply just signed the dotted line instead of Talgo? One thing about American companies in which that in respect they do step up in terms of tough times. But in regarding Super Steel and Talgo, why wasn’t there a joint agreement with the both companies for High Speed Rail with the state? Also, Talgo stepped up in America for over a decade. WHERE WAS SUPER STEEL THEN? What about it, conservative supporters? Where the talk about that? Obviously that has never been heard. Again, talking loud and saying nothing.  And by the way, where are the Independents?  You count too!

Based on in the past year, it’s no wonder that Wisconsin is in the mix for the election year. Technically they are calling this Recall Election the most important election than the upcoming Presidential Election. Speaking of Recalls, word around the Social Media outlets that Recalls are a bad idea. I question why. What’s the real reason? Money? Waste? What? Obviously I feel those concerned should have a right to exercise their voice despite of other opinions. California went through it. One of the Dakotas went through it. But WHY NOT WISCONSIN? Many of us forget that this is a part of process of democracy. It’s part of freedom of expression. Just this past week, was Memorial Day, in which those lying in the crypts or graves in Arlington National Cemetery, or Woods National Cemetery, or any Memorial Park, Cemetery or Monument that served in the Armed Forces fought and died to give US citizens those rights! Oh yes, Freedom is not free. And the right of free expression must come at a responsibility. But even though those that don’t assume the recall thing is an idea, think about those who didn’t have a voice and died! Think about those who didn’t have the will, DIED! I can hear soilders or veterans talk that “I had to give up my rights to defend YOU. And this the thanks I get?” Speeches. They care. Now I’m not a Vet. But if I were, I would be spreading that like wildfire. Many folks might look me like I’m crazy. To every Armed Forces Member out there doing their thing: Thank you! Keep taking names and doing it for America’s Freedoms.

But in all of this: We Americans have a right to express approval and disapproval at times. Even in recalls. Like it or not.

Obviously, despite of the internal “polls” I think that won’t effect the real deal. That real deal is June 5th.


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