Sunday, February 20, 2011

Walker's Home Town Sides With Workers

In case you weren't aware or had forgotten, Scott Walker is not a Wisconsinite.  He was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

And apparently the old adage about not being able to go home again holds true.  Walker's home town is holding a rally to support Wisconsin's workers as we fight to defend and maintain our rights and freedoms from the overreaching Walker:

And if anyone in this country would know the dangers involved in what Walker wants to do to us, it is Colorado Springs, who have already been struggling with their own austerity measures for years:
This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric. 
More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet. The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled. 
The parks department removed trash cans last week, replacing them with signs urging users to pack out their own litter. 
Neighbors are encouraged to bring their own lawn mowers to local green spaces, because parks workers will mow them only once every two weeks. If that. 
Water cutbacks mean most parks will be dead, brown turf by July; the flower and fertilizer budget is zero. 
City recreation centers, indoor and outdoor pools, and a handful of museums will close for good March 31 unless they find private funding to stay open. Buses no longer run on evenings and weekends. The city won't pay for any street paving, relying instead on a regional authority that can meet only about 10 percent of the need.
Is it 2012 yet?


  1. Of course, the article is over a year old and Colorado Springs hasn't died. They are still hiring and accepting applications for police officer. Their parks are still open and in good shape and their museum is still open.
    The water cutbacks are more for the drought which has been affecting the west and the Rockies for years.
    But nice try. Maybe they will be like Las Vegas and only get 1000 out to a rally on President's Day where all government agencies are shut down.

  2. Every town has a ongoing enlistment drive for cops, deputies and correction officers.

    But it would be nice if you cited some evidence of your claims.

  3. Try the City of Colorado Springs Web site.
    And no, not every city is hiring. Metro is not.

  4. I din't know you subscribe to the paper or live close enough to check the HR office.

    Thanks again, Dan.