Casino would bring jobs
In the front page of the Dec. 23 Journal Times, there is an article on Gov. Walker.
He says he is taking a different, more conciliatory approach, but his goal remains the same: Jobs.
Walker talks out of both sides of his mouth. The Kenosha dog track has been wanting a casino for years. If it goes through, it would mean 3,200 jobs. Walker said the only way that would happen is if the Potawatomi tribe would agree to it. They have been fighting it for years. Merry Christmas, Mr. Walker.
No surprise with property tax
The definition of insanity is receiving my property tax bill from Racine every year and expecting that it would remain relatively unchanged from the previous year.
My home assessment dropped another $10,000, but my taxes went up $357.
After the initial shock and awe, I realized it was no surprise at all. The two biggest spenders year after year are the city and the school district, and those are where I get the least return on my money.
The mayor is an Obama wannabe, so failed leadership at the federal level is the same as failed leadership at the local level — yet he gets re-elected. Racine has a poor track record of electing its mayor since Jim Smith left, and I don’t expect that will change.
The school district and the School Board are no different. The board has never met a referendum it didn’t like and the graduation rate continues to be anemic, regardless of how much money we throw at it.
Again, the same people or those with the same ideology continue to get elected. I have been here 17 years and lost count of the referendums.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Soon we will be empty nesters, and happiness will be Raytown in my rearview mirror.