June 5 is almost here
This coming Tuesday we will decide Wisconsin's future. We have a chance to save our state.
The obstacles are formidable but victory is within our reach. Republicans have become arrogant in assuming victory.
But something encouraging is happening. Yesterday I exercised my democratic right to undo this injustice. I voted for Tom Barrett for governor and Mahlon Mitchell for lieutenant governor at 841 N. Broadway. While I went through the 10-minute process, I witnessed car-loads of Milwaukee citizens arriving and voting.
The remaining schedule for early voting in Milwaukee is:
In-person dates and times: Wednesday, May 30-Thursday, May 31, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, June 1, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 102
Request a ballot by mail: May 31, 5 p.m. is the deadline for electors to request absentee ballots by mail for the Recall Election.
The recall election will be won based on which side can get more people to the polls. Recent polling shows that 91 percent of Republicans say they are "absolutely certain" to vote, compared with only 83 percent of Democrats and independents.
It is our job to make absolutely certain that all Milwaukee communities vote. Milwaukee can make the difference in this election.
Don't forget the issues at stake:
- Walker has given huge tax breaks to large corporations and wealthy individuals while increasing taxes on the poor.
- Walker took away $1.6 billion from our schools.
- Walker has made Wisconsin last in job creation.
- Walker has slashed over $13 million from health care programs.
- Walker has stripped away equal protection pay for Wisconsin's working women.
- During the month of May, Walker has added $100,000 to his criminal defense fund, with a total of $160,000 over the last 6 weeks.
- He is the only governor in America with a criminal defense fund.
Please vote. Please get everyone you know to vote.
To Mr. Stanislaw's point. It's your site. If you want to post the ramblings of Larry Miller that's fine. What would be nice though is that if you're going to become a political website would be to see some balance. Right now there's not a single conservative voice amongst your editorial staff. This site does a lot of things well, but it's getting harder and harder to come here with the one sided political content. At least in the case of Begal, he's a compelling writer. The same can't be said for Miller. He's way too angry given the relative life of privilege he lives in.
Let's have some fun and correct ol' Larry's talking points: Walker has given huge tax breaks to large corporations and wealthy individuals while increasing taxes on the poor. He's right, Walker has provided tax incentives to companies in our state and those willing to come to our state in order to create jobs, which he has to the tune of 23,000 in 2011 alone. Mayor Barrett offered similar tax breaks to Kohl's in order to lure them to his city. Raising taxes on the poor? Last time I checked, the poor don't pay income taxes (50% of Americans pay no taxes based on income). Walker took away $1.6 billion from our schools. He did. And schools had the opporunity to recoup all of it and more by choosing to follow Act 10 Walker has made Wisconsin last in job creation. Wrong. Wisconsin GAINED jobs in 2011 and continues to gain in 2012. Walker has slashed over $13 million from health care programs. Specifics? Or just a vague talking point handed down from Little Man Tate? Walker has stripped away equal protection pay for Wisconsin's working women. Not true. This has been debunked by Politifact and others. During the month of May, Walker has added $100,000 to his criminal defense fund, with a total of $160,000 over the last 6 weeks. So? If you, as a republican, had a democrat DA investigating you for 2+ years, you're darn tootin I'd be spending money on the best lawyers possible to represent my best interests. He is the only governor in America with a criminal defense fund. See point above. In summation, Larry, you're lying.
Anonymous | May 31, 2012 at 4:04 p.m. (report)
I do enjoy the daily release from OnMilwaukee.com, its part of my afternoon routine. However, I am frustrated by this clearly biased article. As a previous commenter noted, this e-publication is typically free from such egregious bias. Your readers are bombarded daily from countless angles with political commentary, it would be great if the editorial staff would ensure that OnMilwaukee remains free of this drivel, lest it be left by the wayside like all the other political blogs
Whoa. Paging Mr. Tarnoff... OMC does a fantastic job of filtering what must be 100's of comments posted here every day, and deciding which make the grade and which don't see the light of day. I've had some nipped in that process, and probably rightly so. I'm thinking that same filter should get applied to the 10's of articles that get posted. This piece from Mr. Miller could easily cause a Hep A breakout from anybody reading. To Mr. Miller... only your arrogance would allow you to actually stroke the keys necessary to type out the word "injustice" with regards to a duly elected Governor acting on behalf of his constituents. Clearly you are not one of those constituents, but as proven in the last election greater than 50% of the voters in this state are. That means you might not get your way this time around. Head down to one of your 3rd grade classrooms and pick up a Social Studies book. This is probably all explained in the first few chapters.
And if you're going to vote...educate yourself on both candidates. Don't just read this poor excuse of a blog/article/untrue garbage. I truly hope that an undecided voter looks at this piece and says, "wow, this guys insane."
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