• Question from mayor to his traffic engineers: Do you want wider roads? Or do you want your pensions to be there after you retire?

    by  • August 26, 2013 • Economics • 0 Comments

     

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    “Early in my time as mayor of Milwaukee, my Public Works director and his staff of traffic engineers came to me with a $58 million proposal for adding right turn lanes to “congested” intersections. The plan involved significant property demolition. My response was to ask if they planned on drawing their pensions after retirement. They looked at me strangely, and then answered yes. I replied, ‘Then why do you want to destroy the tax base that supports your pension?'”

    – Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist

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