Friday, October 17, 2008

It Makes My Hair Hurt

As reported in the All Politics blog at JSOnline and in Tim Cuprisin's column in today's paper:

"For the last 20 years, there's been a pervasive and persistent disinvestment in
government's ability to provide services. We're pitting cops against firefighters and libraries against after-school (programs). We've gone from 'no taxation without representation' to 'no taxation.' ... I don't even listen to AM radio any more. It makes my hair hurt." -- Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, at a hearing on his 2009 budget, responding to a question from Ald. Nik Kovac on whether cutting funds for libraries and other quality-of-life services would ultimately lead to more work for police.

That is one smart man.

1 comment:

  1. When I heard him make this statement my first thought was this guy could one day be Mayor.