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Meat-free Milwaukee takes a pass on jobs

Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 24, 2019

MADISON — The extreme left may not be eating meat, but they sure are eating their own.                                                           

Slaughter Free Milwaukee and and some other fun-loving anti-burger activists shouted loud enough for the Milwaukee City Council to slaughter a deal that would have brought a meat-packing plant — and 250 jobs — to the city’s north side. 

Fed up with the food fight, Strauss Brands  last week dropped its plan to build a 175,000 square-foot headquarters and processing operation in a rundown industrial park. 

The process had become a zoo, with animal-rights activists protesting city proceedings on the development plan and waging a social network campaign of “disinformation,” according to people who think job creation in Milwaukee’s poorer parts of town might be a reasonable goal.  

Bowing to the activists, Aderman Khalif Rainey, an avowed vegetarian, changed his mind on the development and announced he opposed it. 

“We are incredibly pleased to hear Strauss withdraw its plans for a slaughterhouse in our city. This is a victory, most importantly for the residents of District 7. This is grassroots activism at its finest – never doubt what can be accomplished when the community comes together.” Amy Zignego of Slaugher Free Milwaukee told Urban Milwaukee.

Never doubt what spinelessness can do. Weak-kneed liberal politicians once again cost Milwaukee economic opportunity, particularly for city’s jobless and poor. 

You know things have gotten bad when Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is the voice of reason. 

“I need to find blue-collar jobs for this community,” Barrett said during a Monday afternoon press conference. He said he was disappointed by the turn of events. 

“What I heard there was a lot of Facebook traffic and people were scared by the Facebook traffic,” Barrett added. 

Yep, that’s what happens, Tom, when your party unleashes and then caves to the demands of the lunatic fringe. 

“Nobody is saying, ‘let’s close McDonald’s,” said the honked off mayor. 

Well, actually plenty of people want to close McDonald’s. Some are the usual animal-rights extremists, some are mad because the fast-food chain doesn’t pay their employees an artificially high, government-mandated minimum wage. All are liberals. 

The plant is a union shop that would have paid $13.50 to $17 per hour plus benefits, a pay range Rainey described as “family supporting.” 

The left says it’s fighting for these kinds of wages. The left loves unions, until it doesn’t. Then they devour their own like so much tofu turkey.

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