Guess what? The Milwaukee City Council has the ENTIRE month of August off for summer recess! Yes, it’s true. Rather than repeating everything I said in a previous post (Sucker Punch #1), I will give you an abbreviated rant.
What does this mean? It means that YOUR tax dollars are paying another local government body to have an extended vacation. It means that the taxpayers in the City of Milwaukee will pay the salaries of all of our alderman/women for the month of August for them to do NOTHING. It means that all of you who bought into that line of bull dung about needing full-time representation in order to survive have been cheated, suckered, duped, fooled, screwed, punked, whatever you want to call it.
When was the last time YOU had a 4+ week paid vacation? Why is it that those receiving our tax dollars have a higher standard of living than those of us who are paying those dollars? Frankly, the working-class sector of public employees does not get this perk either. So, what gives? Does that make you mad? Well, then you need to tell them so. Perhaps you did not know about this little perk. That is certainly possible, but let me say this: You know it now! So, what are you going to do about it? Don’t make some lame excuse and say “Gee, there is just nothing I can do. Whoa is me.” There is plenty you can do. You can start by PAYING ATTENTION.
You can demand accountability from your local officials. You can start by finding out who they actually are. Make a phone call, write a letter, send an e-mail, visit their web site, attend a meeting, sign up for E-notify, ask questions, stay informed! The nonsense will not stop until YOU demand it to stop. So, what are you waiting for?