Sheriff David Clarke said that liberals’ failed urban policies have wrecked Milwaukee, the city in which he was raised.
“Milwaukee used to be a strong, middle-class city…Lot of jobs. Good education system. That’s all been flipped over the last 50 years. We’re now the sixth poorest city in America for a city of its size, with one in every four people living in poverty. You have a failing K-12 public education system. We’re one of the worst in the nation. You have massive black unemployment. You have dysfunctional families.”
This has happened to Milwaukee and other cites — exacerbated under the progressive idea of how to run cities.
Solutions? Shrink the size of the underclass, the sheriff said. How do we do that?
“Stop funding all of this dysfunction. Stop funding this growth of government in the lives of people in Milwaukee. That’s where the Republicans can help. They can step in not with more money, but to slowly…start to defund this dysfunction and tie…federal money to achievement, to accomplishment.”
If poverty doesn’t start going down in the next three to five years, reduce money for programs. Blacks are resilient, the sheriff said, overcoming slavery and Jim Crow. But blacks have not been able to overcome modern liberalism and the progressive movement.