Now You Can See How All Those Clowns Get Into That Little Car

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Now You Can See How All Those Clowns Get Into That Little Car

CREATED Sep. 13, 2012

Did you ever wonder how they get all those clowns into the little cars at the circus? 

Well, now Milwaukee County taxpayers can watch how they do it  - for the bargain price of $193,000.

The clown car act that is the Milwaukee County Board has just begun offering live Internet streaming of all its meetings at a cost of $193,000 to Milwaukee County taxpayers. Talk about God's way of telling you that you have too much time - and too much money - on your hands.

Most reasonable people would agree that the Milwaukee County Board is overly large and way overpaid.  Frankly, being a County Board member is at best a part-time occupation.  Unfortunately, in Milwaukee County, many Supervisors realize that there's no way they could make as much money in the real world as they do on the County Board.  As such, they have absolutely no incentive to scale back their jobs (and their pay).

As a result, we get time wasters like the recent resolution requiring an advisory referendum on whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended to reverse the 2010 Citizens United decision by the  United States Supreme Court  that allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign donations.  Seriously!

Agree or disagree with the decision, why is the Milwaukee County Board spending time addressing a question that has nothing to do with their mission?  Since the referendum would have cost $37,000, a better question is perhaps why was the Milwaukee County Board was intent on spending $37,000 in taxpayer dollars on something that has nothing to do with the operation of Milwaukee County?

The good news is that, despite the odd rumblings of Milwaukee's kook Left, the Milwaukee County Executive vetoed this gross waste of money.  The better news is that the County Board was unable to override the veto.  The bad news is that ten bozos on the Milwaukee County Board still tried.

So now, for a mere $193,000, you can watch the clowns on the County Board as they pile into their little car.  Frankly, I'd be in favor of saving the money and retaining a bit of the mystery.

Maybe we could schedule an advisory referendum.

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