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Bigger embarrassment: UW or state legislature

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Re: Bigger embarrassment: UW or state legislature

Postby Jademan7 » Wed May 01, 2013 1:25 pm

Robin Vos is much more of an embarrassment to himself, his party, and the State of WI than the UW.
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Re: Bigger embarrassment: UW or state legislature

Postby WestSideYuppie » Wed May 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Let's compare:

Both the UW and the Legislature have jobs to do. The UW is well regarded nationally in education, and is world class in many fields of research. The Legislature has screwed up its job royally, and is a laughingstock of the nation. Attacking the UW has been one of the ways that the Legislature has screwed up.

Both the UW and the Legislature are supposed to have transparent operations. Some issues have emerged about UW's financial books. The Legislature has repeatedly conducted state business behind closed doors and violated open meetings and records laws.

Ethics: Both the UW and the Legislature are obligated to conduct their affairs ethically. But the Legislature has authority over the UW, and thus should hold itself to a higher ethical standard before pointing fingers at others.

With that said, if there were anything to be embarrassed about, I'd be more embarrassed about the UW, because I already had low expectations about the Legislature.
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Re: Bigger embarrassment: UW or state legislature

Postby Steve Vokers » Wed May 01, 2013 6:22 pm

I nominate WEDC as the biggest embarrassment.
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Re: Bigger embarrassment: UW or state legislature

Postby snoqueen » Wed May 01, 2013 10:45 pm

Both the UW and the Legislature are supposed to have transparent operations. Some issues have emerged about UW's financial books. The Legislature has repeatedly conducted state business behind closed doors and violated open meetings and records laws.


It's also becoming apparent certain members of the Legislature can't read a financial report to save their lives, which doesn't exactly give us confidence in their financial judgment.

Which a lot of us didn't have anyway.
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Re: Bigger embarrassment: UW or state legislature

Postby Uncle_Leaver » Thu May 02, 2013 3:32 pm

UW Hospital saved my life. Literally.

I could make a compelling argument that a certain faction of the state legislature under the guidance of their uber-goon executive helped put me there.

This isn't even a contest.
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