Thursday, April 29, 2010
A few things about Madison
As you know I don't live in Madison. There are a few observations that I have being an outsider. First the biggest fans of UW athletics are people who never went to school there. Second is the obsession about everything that Madison governmental units do by people who don't live in the city. Case in point, the Madison school budget. My attitude is yeah they are short and they are going to have to do something about it. But I over hear all of these conversations about how the Madison teachers should get a pay cut, that our taxes will go up, and that the board won't make the tough choices. The problem with these comments is that they come from people who don't live in the school district. Another one is the Edgewater Hotel project. The proposal will use a lot of TIF money to finance. This is such a non-issue for us non-residents but these non-residents obsess over this like it is their town spending the money.