Steve F. Taylor
Press Release

Discrimination Resolution Nothing More than Campaign Style Rhetoric

"President Trump has only been in office for a few days and we need to give him a chance to bring the country together before launching into attacks on him."

By - Jan 24th, 2017 02:18 pm

MILWAUKEE – A resolution that will come before the Health and Human Needs Committee of the Milwaukee County Board on Wednesday, January 25, claims to take action against discrimination but is merely a list of items over which the Board has little to no control or authority.

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor opposes discrimination in all forms but does not support the resolution because it is nothing more than political posturing for the benefit of select special interest groups.

Supervisor Taylor provided the following statement:

“This resolution is a wish list of liberal causes that have nothing to do with the business of Milwaukee County.

“Election season is over and this kind of campaign style rhetoric won’t bring people together at a time when we need to find common ground.

“President Trump has only been in office for a few days and we need to give him a chance to bring the country together before launching into attacks on him.

“It’s not the place of the County Board to engage in political posturing in an attempt to satisfy every liberal special interest group just because they lost an election.”

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3 thoughts on “Discrimination Resolution Nothing More than Campaign Style Rhetoric”

  1. Supervisor Taylor’s message would have been even more powerful if he had listed “the liberal interest groups” who are going to be the big losers in Trump’s America. Here is the short list:
    1) “liberals,” however defined to fit the circumstances, also known as “libtards,” losers and leeches
    2) women, except for those who don’t like the people on this list
    3) immigrants, except for the hyper-wealthy ones who can afford space in Trump Tower
    4) racial minorities, except for David Clarke, Ben Carson, etc.,
    5) poor people, especially those who are somehow benefiting from white people’s hard earned tax dollars
    6) refugees from war-torn countries
    7) lgbt people
    8) those who want to protect the environment and who grasp the threat of climate change
    9) Native Americans
    10) Public servants
    11) Free press, whatever its faults
    12) Those who believe in facts
    13) Anyone who criticizes Donald Trump or his neo-fascist, plutocratic, grasping team
    14) Anyone who protests/opposes Trump and will now face felony charges

    I must have left out some “liberal special interest groups,” but, as Steve Taylor knows, they are anyone who isn’t a far right, white, suburban, rich Christian: the “real Americans”

  2. Milwuakee Native says:

    Here are some guidelines for surviving in an autocracy, by a Russian journalist who eventually fled living under Putin’s reign.

    “Rule #1: Believe the autocrat. He means what he says. Whenever you find yourself thinking, or hear others claiming, that he is exaggerating, that is our innate tendency to reach for a rationalization.”

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    Isn’t this press release as pointless as the resolution it chastises? Also why is this guy so offended by a resolution against discrimination? Why all worked up over that?

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