Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Hello- no questioning of government spending allowed

If the Republicans were the one's questioning this, we would be in big fat hairy trouble.

For about $18,000, a Wisconsin teenager can study for a year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship of the state's university system and one of the most respected public universities in the country.

For $45,620, he can pay the annual cost of attending Harvard University, one of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world.

And for more than $90,000, he can spend a year at Ethan Allen School, the locked campus in Waukesha County where teenage boys go after committing crimes such as armed robbery, battery and first-degree sexual assault.

With the annual cost of sending a teenager to Ethan Allen poised to rise about 25% this year, to more than $90,000 - by far the largest increase in several years - Milwaukee County and other officials say they are confused about why the cost is going up so much, and what the additional fees will cover. The cost increase applies to other juvenile correctional institutions in the state, though Milwaukee County sends a majority of its young offenders to Ethan Allen, in the Town of Delafield.


If we complained about this, Republicans would be accused of not caring about Wisconsin's kids. If Republicans tried increase the payments to Ethan Allen from $68,000 per year to only $80,000 per year, instead of the requested $94,000 per year- we would be accused of sending rapists, murderers and criminal children back out on the streets.

Someone needs to talk to the Milwaukee liberals and let them know that they are not allowed to question spending by any government agency. Someone needs to tell them that they are just supposed to pay the money, without question, and just shut up about it.

Don't believe me? Just ask WEAC or the UW regents why they need millions upon millions more tax dollars every year and they will accuse you of "not caring about the kids".

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