John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
When I wrote earlier that the trademark of Scott Walker was an outhouse not equiped with handsoap or toilet tissue, I was correct. Now he wants to eliminate our organized labor contracts in this state. With the help[ of the labor unions, Wisconsin became a great state. Worker's rights, workman's compensation, unemployment benefits, eight hour day, vacations, overtime pay are all things that our labor unions obtained for us. Scott Walker thinks more in the time of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and slavery. He does not think that our workers deserve anything that we have worked for and earned over the years through contract negotiations. He would like to cut costs for medical care of the elderly and poor people. At the same time he would like to give special benefits to his friends, the people with money. Must we return to a time where we have no rights and our pay and benefits are greatly reduced so that the owners of the company can make more profits. Can you imagine our state workers going on strike to fight Scott Walker's efforts to destory us? We look at Egypt, and see what unrest can do to a country. Is He trying to create that same kind of unrest here? While as County Exectutive, he destoryed our county parks due to neglect and loss of manpower to take care of them. He has almost left Milwaukee County government bankrupt. Is this what you want for the State of Wisconsin? Speak up and let him know what you think of his actions. Don't bother to send him any toilet lissue, as he cut down the supply of this to our parks and probally doen't know what it is used for. Handsoap is also missing from our county parks.
Why can't we have a man like the late Daniel Hoan, to run our state government. At least he was honest and a man of the people. He did not downplay the common man like somebody we know. We need a governor with common sense who can actually run an honest program for the people, by the people. Please come to your senses and stop Scott Walker from destroying our state. Wake up, people! Tomorrow is coming too fast. You are people who elected him. Now you are responsible for his actions.