You’ll remember One WI Now’s ongoing coverage of Milwaukee County Exec Scott Walker opposition to accepting federal stimulus dollars to help Milwaukee County provide vital services to its residents. Then you’ll recall Walker’s ridiculous budget proposal that slashed funding for programs serving seniors, the disabled and at-risk youth. Further, Walker’s insane budget proposal went directly after the homeless in Milwaukee County’he proposed eliminating the ENTIRE county budget for supporting homeless shelters.
Now, Scott’s crusade against the poor in Milwaukee has taken a turn for the even worse. Turns out, part of the stimulus Walker was so adamantly opposed to receiving is going to be used to build a home aimed at serving homeless vets.
Walker’s stubborn insistence on cutting services for those most in need in Milwaukee County just to score political points underscores his utter failure as leader of Milwaukee County.