cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Governor-Elect Scott Walker appears to be off to a fast start given his requests for slowdowns or the outright stopping of various projects, initiatives, etc. until he has been sworn into office. That has not been received too well by some and has been received very well by others.
These efforts make sense to me, but, then again, I have not been a fan of the current governor and I certainly am no fan of the Milwaukee to Madison railroad odyssey. I am not excited about ObamaCare and the state-run health exchange that is now being constructed by Doyle, his appointees and very influential Democrats.
We face some very difficult decisions so far as spending and taxation and the general state of the economy in Wisconsin. The idea that our current government can continue to spend us down the tube for the next two months is concerning. The idea that union agreements are still being worked on that will influence the budget for years to come is concerning.
This is mindful of the coming ‘lame duck’ session of Congress and the potential for damage that could flow from that session. Many of those who will participate have lost their seats and have nothing to lose by their actions. We have learned, over and over again, that some politicians are not always a terribly trustworthy lot if left to their own devices without citizen oversight.
We invite that same thing in Wisconsin at this time if we turn a blind eye on the liberals who still have the ability to make deals that will bind us for a long time to come. Our current governor did the Talgo train deal on his own with no oversight and bound us to that while he was in Spain. What makes us think this leopard has changed his spots since that deal?