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Tool of the Week: Wheel-taxing Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway

Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 7, 2019

MADISON — Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s motto must be, Give the people what they want, even if they don’t want it.

That seems to be the left’s general mantra, and Rhodes-Conway is in every way left — far, far left.

As Empower Wisconsin reported last week, the lib city mayor is pitching an annual $40 vehicle registration fee, or wheel tax.

Should she get her way, Madison motorists will be looking at a combined wheel tax of $158 per year between the city, Dane County, and the state.

Rhodes-Conway needs cash, and lots of it, to pay for her costly and seemingly unnecessary Bus Rapid Transit system. Her pet program would cost taxpayers $130 million for a speedier mode of transportation that the vast majority of citizens don’t use.

But Madison needs it, according to Rhodes-Conway.

“We need to build on success and grow a modern transit system that is regional, fast and reliable,” she told the Wisconsin State Journal. “Our beautiful Isthmus must not be turned into a superhighway.”

Not that the mayor checked in with the motorists who will be forced to pay for the costly mass transit system. Had she, Rhodes-Conway might have heard from people like Pam Klinzing.

“It just feels like more and more money is expected,” Klinzing told WISC News.
“I’m supposed to be retired and carefree, and I’m not, so it’s kind of scary,” she said. “I just think that’s way too much.”

Perhaps if the city’s pricey buses break down Rhodes-Conway could fix them. She certainly is a tool — Empower Wisconsin’s Tool of the Week.

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