It seems like about three times a week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is to run a front-page story, above the fold, toting what a great plan a new basketball arena is going to be. The billionaire owners are soliciting millionaire citizens of the community to stake their interest in the team and forcing local governments to secure public financing so that millionaire athletes have a place to play.
The community leaders have one single-minded goal: to raise taxes on the citizens of the city, County, and South East part of the state to secure funding so that it does not cost them any money. Hedge fund managers is to be regarded as the most vile and selfish members of the community. But when it comes to owning sports teams, they're darn near gods.
In the biased opinionated stories that are being published by the paper, they are almost trying to make you think that this is the only taxes to be raised for the rest of your life. And it's only going to cost you one penny for every $10 that is not a necessity spend. While! That's practically nothing.
The jock tax is a joke. Why can't all taxpayers decide that they are generous gifts should be earmarked for their pet government projects. The rest of us end up paying for stuff that we don't like. If we're lucky, the governor's plan will somehow bring in enough money from TV revenue. And again, satellite and cable TV subscribers will be paying for that. Let's call that a tax.
Having a good memory can sometimes be a curse. Sure, it comes in handy while watching Jeopardy, but at other times they can cause a lot of frustration. For instance, remembering what campaigns are about after the election results come in.
Thinking back to 2008, I remember watching all kinds of my current debates in which Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards all got together on the stage and try to outdo each other on how well they are going to be working with people of the other party to bring America together and watch great things happen. America was at its most divisive in recent memory and we needed to come together. Candidates of both sides pledged the coming together. The Democrats won. America became even more divided.
After the midterm elections in 2010, the administration again pledged to work with the opposing party. We know how well that went. The president looks for a photo op saying that he wants to work with Republicans and then goes on the campaign trail proclaiming how ignorant, evil, selfish, you name it the Republicans are. And then he expects them to come over to his way of thinking?
Enter 2012. Again we had candidates claiming to work with the other party. Or at least wanting to. Again, the Democrats won and went right back out on the campaign trail proclaiming how ignorant, selfish, evil, you name it, the Republicans still are. And again, compromise only is achieved when the Republicans you be there principles and accept the Democrats'.
The 2014 election and the president on the campaign trail saying that all his policies are on the ballot even though his name is not. And he wanted America to vote accordingly. They did. While the Republican majorities in both houses of Congress increased, the president again said he is looking forward to working with Republicans, and then went on to pledge a veto to everything that comes out of Congress. That's how Democrats cooperate.
Now as national security and terror threats become a priority again, the president is once again on the campaign trail with his State of the Union address trying to rally support for things such as free community college. And I'm sure he's trying to find any way he can to make community college free for all Democratic voters and ignore any and all input from the other side. What has America come to?
Until the Journal Sentinel cut back drastically on the number of letters it publishes from readers, about once a week there was always some nut that would be writing in pleading for all the commenters to beg their legislators to raise their taxes on all utilities in the name of stopping global warming. This makes one want to ask, exactly who is doing the goose-stepping?
Where are the liberals?
The recent sale of the Milwaukee Bucks has all the earmarks of what liberals believe to be wrong with America. First, they've been bought by hedge fund managers from Wall Street. Hedge fund managers are generally the most hated members of society. These new owners are greedy. They have earned fortunes of $1 billion each in their lifetimes. The only way they could've done that is by cheating every person that they have run into, according to liberal doctrine. They are from out of town. How could two guys from New York City, Wall Street even, they hailed his new heroes and saviors of the city? Why aren't they regarded as file capitalists? I can't figure it out.
Perhaps you're like Mary Burke, or Tom Barrett, or Chris Abele, or Theodore Lipscomb, or any other locally elected alderman, trustee, supervisor, or assessor, and every day you're walking around with a pocket full of money that you just can't seem to figure out how to spend. You have blocked all the things you need, a couple of things you want, and several items that greedy advertisers have duped you into buying. And you still have money left.
But with this extra chump change that you just can't seem to get rid of, you don't want to give it to charity, but you just wish you could somehow filter it up to the government. However, if you think like a Democrat, you only want to pay the minimum in taxes. You want others to pay more, but not you-you believe you're one of the few that are already paying your fair share.