Just as Mike Tate continues to deflect scrutiny over allowing the Washington insiders to pick the candidate to challenge Sean Duffy, comes a fast lie from the Dems about the 2011 state budget and law enforcement.
Chairman Tate and Graeme Zielinski are guilty of the same lies we exposed on One Wisconsin Now last week claiming that the state budget gap would get worse under Scott Walker. However, the Dems have no evidence whatsoever from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau to support their claims.
The one thing Chairman Tate should look at is the ineptness Tom Barrett shown on the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments in the last budget battle. Tom Barrett put Police officers and Firefighters at risk in Milwaukee by furloughing them in which Barrett’s administration got sued by the unions representing the Police in a federal court. Also, Today’s TMJ 4’s Aaron Diamant exposed Mayor Barrett failing to stop Police administrators from wasting $17 million dollars of taxpayer money on a Police radio system that is not working. In 2007, Mayor Barrett was also criticized on being silent when the City of Milwaukee had dealt with increasing crime rates in which put Milwaukee in a negative light with the national media.
This is nothing but classical political pandering from Chairman Tate who tries to claim Tom Barrett is a public safety champion while in reality he is making life more difficult for the men and women that protect Milwaukee’s citizens.