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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The Political Machine Rolls into Bedford Falls
According to Wednesday's Journal-Sentinel, a proposed apartment project in New Berlin, a Milwaukee suburb, is meeting with opposition from the residents of New Berlin. The proposed apartment complex is intended to furnish housing to senior citizens and those earning in the range of $35,000 per year (don't I wish!). The mayor commented in an email that the people criticizing the project were perhaps bigoted and prejudiced.
Quoting the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (click for full article) Mayor "Chiovatero stated: 'I am a prisoner in my own home. I have spent several hours a day last week listening and replying to concerned citizens. I spent all weekend doing the same. I went to Pick N Save to pick up a prescription and I was stopped by several people and it took an hour and a half to leave the store. I was asked NOT to attend two functions this weekend for fear it would distract and cause havoc by my presence. ' "
In other words, he is being held accountable by the people who elected him - the people whose money and property are forcibly confiscated each year by the government to give him his pay check.
The article further states "The mayor on Tuesday also said he was pulling his support for the project based on 'public outcry and public opinion.'"
LET'S HEAR IT FOR PUBLIC OUTCRY AND PUBLIC OPINION!
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