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LETTER: Superior has not captured the brass ring

To The Telegram: Well, we have passed through another election cycle in northern Wisconsin -- fall and spring. The question is, "What does it mean for us?" In my opinion it means we still haven't captured the brass ring. We still keep going aroun...

To The Telegram:

Well, we have passed through another election cycle in northern Wisconsin -- fall and spring. The question is, "What does it mean for us?"

In my opinion it means we still haven't captured the brass ring. We still keep going around and around with popularity contests -- not true leadership. For example, with the growth of the Internet, why hasn't our community offered free WiFi like we have free television? If we did, city councils and town and county boards could actually poll the public in real time and get opinions and make shared, educated decisions on the major topics of government.

Real change will begin when we have a change in the process of government. We need town hall meetings which discuss in depth whether we have the desire for a new refinery, for example. We need a more fresh inner city in Superior -- one which attracts the tourists who drive through on their way to other places. We need money.

Talk is cheap -- I know because I ran a campaign myself. But Superior has been promised results for over 100 years and the best we can do is a 50-year-old-refinery, a waterfront dominated by a polluting shipping industry, and no convention center to attract the rest of the Badger state business and political leadership.

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We are out-of-the-loop, my friends. And our congressman is the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee which just authored trillions in new national debt! Ask yourself why we continue to elect leaders from two political parties who brainwash us into thinking they have all the answers.

In my opinion if we believe in ourselves instead of our representatives we can do better. What do you say?

-- Jeff Monaghan

Superior

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