Kenosha County supervisors have passed a resolution critical of the federal stimulus plan. They've also asked for some of the money.
The resolution says Congress is ignoring the gravity of the current economic, has become embroiled in petty bickering, and is burdening the legislation with spending that is unrelated to job creation. “Send a message to these knuckleheads in Washington, that we're just not going to stand for it,” said Supervisor Mark Molinaro, one of the resolutions authors.
“Much of the spending that they're going to do isn't going to happen until sometime next year, just before the elections,” said Supervisor Fred Ekornaas. “The items that they're got listed . . are things that they should be debating separately. They wouldn't pass if they were put to a referendum. They aren't things that people want.”
The Kenosha County Board also passed a resolution in support of using federal stimulus funding to develop commuter rail in southeast Wisconsin.