Well how have the "progressives" handled the city to date....
Today, Milwaukee mirrors the grim statistics on deepening poverty and racial inequality outlined in a new report that updates the Kerner Commission's findings, said a researcher who worked on the anniversary report.
"Unfortunately, it strikes me that Milwaukee continues to be a leader in so many unfortunate measures, such as unemployment, mortgage rates, incarceration and segregation," said Gregory D. Squires, chairman of the sociology department at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Middle-income Milwaukee neighborhoods declined in number, he said, while wealthy and poor neighborhoods increased. In 1970, the city had 11 census tracts in which 40% or more of the residents were poor, but by 2000, that had jumped to 43 census tracts.
According to U.S. Census figures, Milwaukee's poverty rate now ranks in the top 10 cities, and 1 out of 3 children in Milwaukee Public Schools is living in poverty.
So if you are trying to fix the problems in the city of Milwaukee what do you do?
If you're a "progressive" you come up with one of those new and original ideas to fix the problem; like a tax increase to fund more social programs.
All you "progressives" have been bitching about the Iraq War now for three years. When are you going to start addressing your war on poverty that we've spent trillions on over the past forty years and guess what? We still have poverty!