Who do you support for Governor in Wi...
Sharon

Blue River, WI

#48 Oct 15, 2010
He's honest and sincere about bringing jobs back,not sending them abroad. AND he''s not a vile mud slinger.

Since: Feb 10

Milwaukee, WI

#49 Oct 15, 2010
He's managed to straighten out Milwaukee County's pension problems.

Since: Nov 08

Small Town

#50 Oct 15, 2010
Scott Walker will repeal the unconstitutional smoking ban that takes away private property rights and make some difficult choices to save the state.
Lou

Viroqua, WI

#51 Oct 15, 2010
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>If there are no jobs-how is it that you can pay for the high speed rail-and where the hell is it going to go? Chicago?
Surely you have some awareness of a world outside of Milwaukee/Chicago area? Wow.
Lou

Viroqua, WI

#52 Oct 15, 2010
Tim wrote:
Doyle is the worst governor we ever had, and Barrett is his clone. Why is it the working man has to tighten his belt, when government doesn't even try to tighten theirs? Spend, spend, spend, Stop it already!
Naw. I think Tommy Boy deserves that award.

“Life On Top Of The Pile”

Since: Nov 07

Between The Lakes

#53 Oct 15, 2010
Mr. Walker and I are of a like mind, whereas Barrett is stuck in the liberal mold with his GOOD BUDDY Doyle.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#54 Oct 15, 2010
Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Surely you have some awareness of a world outside of Milwaukee/Chicago area? Wow.
Yes I go to China twice a year-they have quite the system there-they have unmaned buses for transportantion, unmaned trains, really it would put alot of people out of work if they did that here--is that what you are thinking?

CosmicKat

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#55 Oct 15, 2010
We need to go back to republicans !! Democrats are not fixing the problem, they are adding to the problems. Funny thing though, I voted for Obama and now wish I hadn't. I don't want our Government taking over my health care. To me, that's the scariest part. My life depends on my health care and current Doctor. If I ever had to see another Doctor because some Bill was passed to make it impossible for me to do that, I'd be in a world of hurt and it could possibly be detrimental to my health.
Lou

Viroqua, WI

#56 Oct 15, 2010
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I go to China twice a year-they have quite the system there-they have unmaned buses for transportantion, unmaned trains, really it would put alot of people out of work if they did that here--is that what you are thinking?
Wisconsin does exist outside of Milwaukee.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#57 Oct 15, 2010
Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Wisconsin does exist outside of Milwaukee.
But, does it exist outside of liberal Madison?
So pray tell where do you think the high rail speedy train should go?
remove DA Kelz

Myrtle, MS

#58 Oct 15, 2010
this question was asked in the Town Hall Challenge with Tom Barrett and Scott Walker on Friday night.

With the current serious problems with Wisconsin District attorney's in Taylor County, Wood County and Calumet County. Jim Doyle and JB Van Hollen are afraid to displine and investigate them how would you protect the Citizens of Wisconsin from their abuse of office and how would you regulate District Attorneys conduct when no one is doing it now?

Tom Barrett will not put up with anything like that in a DA and he will do something, not like Doyle who did nothing to stop the abuse or Walker who would stick up for the DA.
Pizza Man

Maple Grove, MN

#59 Oct 15, 2010
Walker in 2010

Ron Johnson in 2010
Just Sayin

Germantown, WI

#60 Oct 15, 2010
I personally can't stand either one! I met walker maybe 2 years ago and he is a bit arrogant! O.K. he is arrogant and Barrett well ugh! I feel like I am voting for president again and either side I take I lose!!!!
Red Graham

Waukesha, WI

#61 Oct 15, 2010
I would have preferred to vote for a Third-party or Independent candidate however Tommy Thompson's brother running as a Libertarian took enough votes from Scott McCallum to give the governor's job to that idiot in there now who first won with just 43% of the vote. Wisconsin should have run-off elections to prevent this from happening again.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#62 Oct 15, 2010
This is very simple. Barrett is Sarah Brady's water boy and Scott Walker is honest.
cty35799

Stanley, WI

#63 Oct 16, 2010
Just tired of existing government. GOOD BYE DOYLE!

CosmicKat

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#64 Oct 16, 2010
I agree...good bye Doyle !!!
Dawn

Terre Haute, IN

#65 Oct 16, 2010
No light rail and stop spending foolishly
Johnny

Oshkosh, WI

#66 Oct 16, 2010
CCW

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#67 Oct 16, 2010
Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Wisconsin does exist outside of Milwaukee.
Wisconsin choo-choo!


Whoopee!


It has been proven over and over - in states with cities much larger - that light rail has been a total disaster. Light rail in Seattle, for example, isn't a roaring success. Seattle is experiencing low ridership, to the tune of costing $179 million dollars per mile when calculating number of passengers vs. cost! And Seattle is a much bigger city than Milwaukee, with a population actually capable of supporting light rail! Even in Denver, where people voted for light rail in 2004, the city is now running out of money for the project. Recently, Denver voters were presented with a proposed sale tax increase in order to continue to fund the stalled light rail project. Guess people don't want to ride the trains in large numbers like many assume they will. And once the trains are up and running, they start losing even more money. Yet, Seattle and Denver are much larger cities then Madison or Milwaukee. And even they are finding out light rail is more expensive than expected. More costly to taxpayers as time goes by. After the novelty has worn off, so do the ridership levels. Milwaukee and Madison have even smaller populations than Denver or Seattle. Those two cities, as well as others throughout the country, are already experiencing few riders, high costs, and taxpayers just keep on payin' and payin' and payin'...... Is that what we can expect? Yes.

So, what are we missing here? Do we need to be whacked over the head with a hammer to realize that light rail will be an economic disaster for our state? A guaranteed money-loser? Face it -hardly anyone will ride the darn thing! Currently it takes about 45 minutes to get from Milwaukee to Madison in a car. Light rail won't cut down on travel time. The fastest speed supposedly will be 110 miles per hour (wonder why this project is even being called "high speed" light rail?). There will be stops along the way, adding to travel time, between Milwaukee and Madison. Given that people will first need to get to the train (by car, perhaps?), then once upon arrival have to find transportation to get to their final destination (by taxi or bus, perhaps?)- how much time and cost is saved? The honest answer has to be - NONE?!?

What we have here is a government - and state - intent on throwing away money - the taxpayers money. We taxpayers are being forced to pay for something that most of us do not want! Recent studies suggest that we taxpayers may end up paying passenger costs around $43 each way for this boondoggle! Imagine if this project wasn't going to be subsidized by taxpayers - how much an individual ticket would cost? Maybe then all the pro-light railers would have second thoughts - having to pay for their light rail experience all on their own. Just so they can sit and read a book rather than drive somewhere.... And haven't we said "no" to this before???

Even some in the People's Republic of Madison have chimed in that the prospect of building a light rail system is ridiculous. No one will use it. Busses in Madison aren't even being used now. Madison Metro is in the red year after year, just like the bus system in Milwaukee. Ridership in Milwaukee is so low that fares recently had to be raised - still not enough to even cover the expense of the bus system itself! And look at that glowing example of Amtrak - a train system entirely propped up year after year by the government to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars, since it is such a money-loser.

A CHOO-CHOO? Remember about the "no earmarks" promise? Well, a light rail train IS an earmark. It is not a necessity, but rather a "want" of certain individuals. During these poor economic times, can we really afford the luxury of "wants?"

. We can stop this train wreck before it leaves the station.

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