Guess what? The Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate have the ENTIRE month of August off for summer recess! Actually, they have the whole summer off and then some, but who’s counting. Rather than repeating everything I said in previous posts (Sucker Punch #1, #2), I will paraphrase.
What does this mean? It means that YOUR tax dollars are paying our state government representatives (Assembly and Senate) to have an extended vacation. It means that the taxpayers in the State of Wisconsin will pay the salaries of all of our state representatives for the whole summer 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 duped.
But wait, there’s more! The entire US Congress (Representatives and Senate) are also out on summer break. That means if you live in the City of Milwaukee, you currently have no city, county, state or federal representation. However, your tax dollars are still going into their pockets.
When was the last time YOU had a multi-month 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? Does that make you mad? Frankly, I think they should work a whole lot less often. Whenever they are in session, the size of government grows while the size of our wallets shrinks. I simply object to PAYING them while they are doing nothing.
So, what can you do? 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, and stay informed! The nonsense will not stop until YOU demand it to stop. So, what are you waiting for?