Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sheriff David Clarke Is Not Dirty Harry!

By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman-January 30th, 2013

            The Constitution Party of Wisconsin commends Sheriff Clarke for his PSA’s, in asking the citizens of Milwaukee County to take responsibility for their safety.  This State Chairman has heard the Sheriff being equated with Dirty Harry, by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

            If Dirty Harry, the rogue cop movie character were to put out a PSA, it would go something like this, “Did I fireDirty Harry five rounds or six, the question you have to ask yourself is, ‘Do I feel lucky,’ well; do ya punk?”  Or maybe, “Go ahead, make my day.”  While such brashness may appeal to youthful enthusiasm, the Hollywood concept of law enforcement officers disregarding the rights of the citizenry is not the style of law enforcement a mature thinking adult would want to see here in Milwaukee County, or anywhere else in America.

            Sheriff Clarke’s PSA’s were not trampling the rights of the people he serves his PSA’s were in accordance with the rights of the people.  Sheriff Clarke wasn’t advocating breaking any law, he was reaffirming duties that far too many citizens have handed over to government.  CPoW reiterates; Sherriff Clarke is working with the Citizens of Milwaukee County, as opposed to County Executive Abele, Milwaukee Mayor Barrett, and Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn, who insist on working against the Citizen’s of Milwaukee County.

The Constitution Party of Wisconsin


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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Ralph Denson quoted in JSOnline article

government-spending1Our own Ralph Denson, Chairman of CPoW-Milwaukee County, was quoted in a JSOnline article.  Ralph was present at a Town Hall meeting sponsored by one of the Milwaukee County supervisors.  Want to get your voice heard?  Get involved in local politics!  Here is the complete article:

County government cuts debated at town hall meeting

By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel
Jan. 19, 2013

Support for reforming the Milwaukee County Board – or, more generally, county government – was strong, among some two dozen people who turned out for a town hall meeting Saturday.

But sentiment on draft state legislation to sharply cut county supervisor salaries and slash the board’s budget was far from clear-cut.

The session at the Dretzka Park clubhouse featured ideas such as cutting supervisors’ pay and benefits, downsizing the board and even eliminating county government. There were also calls for preserving the board’s full-time status and questions about whether radical changes to the board’s structure were justified.

“The only way you are going to get a sweetheart deal like this is in public office,” Ralph Denson said, after Supervisor Deanna Alexander checked off the board’s $50,679 pay and health and pension benefits.

Alexander, in her first year on the board, called the meeting to sound out constituents on the county reform issue.

Others said county government had become redundant, its costs too high. Volunteers could be found to do the work of supervisor for free, one woman suggested.

“Milwaukee County is a mess – that’s a fact,” said Jason Fields, a former state legislator from Milwaukee and part of a group headed by the Greater Milwaukee Committee that is pressing for the county reform legislation. Fields didn’t elaborate, but others seeking the measure point to the decade-old county pension scandal, problems at the county’s Mental Health Complex and ongoing financial pressures as reasons to target the County Board for a lesser role.

Curtiss Harris questioned whether supervisors paid part-time salaries would devote the necessary time to study county issues. Pointing to the county’s reputation for having a zoo, airport and parks that are top-notch, Harris questioned the need for a big fix.

“Where is the county a mess?” he said.

A draft bill co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-West Allis) calls for an April 2 binding referendum on cutting county supervisors’ pay to $15,000 or less and eliminating their benefits. The same bill would directly slash the board’s budget by about $5.4 million, leaving it $1.1 million.

Alexander said she favors reforms but hoped to offer alternatives that might stave off the state legislation, which she described as a knife to the throats of supervisors. She agreed the board’s $6.5 million annual budget was too large, but said the $5.4 million cut was too severe. The board doesn’t need two lobbyists, Alexander said, as one example of a place for a possible trim.

She also suggested transferring the board’s research analysts to the county clerk as a more neutral arbiter of how the research staff is deployed. And Alexander said perhaps the board could act on its own to reduce its size.

Supervisors voted to go from 19 to 18 members in 2011, in a redistricting that’s done every 10 years following a census. That was a far smaller reduction in members than some critics were seeking. Under state law, the board could do another redistricting before the next census.

The advice was mixed when Alexander polled those in attendance at the end of the session. Most urged her to take an active role on the reform issue, with some recommending cuts in board pay or the number of supervisors and a few urging maintaining the status quo.

Jeff Roemer said it would be better for changes to be made locally rather than by the Legislature.

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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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You just received a pay cut!


By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

            I was handed my paycheck today and noticed it is little less from last week’s check.  I actually expected it, but it didn’t make the event any more pleasant.  America, you have been handed a pay-cut.  Your employer didn’t cut your wage, the IRS, via Congress and Obama raised your payroll deduction.  Do think you will “get it back at filing time?”  I don’t.

Only a Republican could say this isn’t a tax increase, even though they are technically correct.  Only a Democrat could call this a tax break, and that party isn’t correct in any sense.  Tired of being ripped off?  Join CPoW, we mean to drastically cut federal spending, and end direct taxation.  You should be paid 100% of what you earned.  You earned it, not Congress, and not Obama.

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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized


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