I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Some times, you need to put things in perspective and revisit the past, which is now called history.
This article which ran in the Milwaukee Journal and the link is now dead, but the story on the internet will live on forever.
All of this hoot and holler about Governor Walker got me thinking how much people have forgotten the past. So from time to time I will be posting wonderful nuggets like this one about Governor Doyle.
Question – Do you think Governor Doyle gave a sweetheart deal?
Tribes directed big money to Democrats
Just days before the November election, the three tribes with the most to lose - or win - in state casino negotiations dumped $700,000-plus of soft money into Democratic coffers to help elect Jim Doyle governor. Previously undisclosed federal election reports show that the Ho-Chunk, a tribe that has long wanted to open a full-fledged casino in
In an unusual move, the Legislature met in an extraordinary session Thursday to discuss a measure that would clip the governor's wings in future gaming negotiations. Did the tribes use their money to help ensure that Doyle - who was sympathetic to the Indians during the campaign season - would be on the other side of the table during compact talks, which are now under way?
"Why wasn't (former Gov. Scott) McCallum smart enough to do it a year ago?” Krajewski asked, referring to how it took the Doyle team just over one month in office to cut its first compact deal. "He didn't understand the impact, he didn't understand the potential (of extended compacts). Doyle understood that - that's why Doyle got the contributions.” Which is why, Krajewski testily argued, the Doyle team has placed such a high priority on keeping the casinos operating. "The goddamn news media in this state has refused to understand what impact these compacts could have on our economy," he said. Nobody from the Doyle camp returned our numerous calls for comment. Doyle and the
a gaming compact that would give the tribe the right to run a casino forever. In return, the tribe would pay the state $38 million over two years - compared with the $4.85 million annually it now antes up. After that, the tribe would pay 4% to 6% of its gaming revenue annually until 2013, when the state fee would settle at 4.5% ad infinitum. The
Butterfield said he didn't know anything about the Ho-Chunk's half-million dollar donation to the Dems.
Potawatomi kicking in $25,000, the Ho-Chunk $15,000 and the