26.10.16

BY MR FEINGOLD'S STANDARDS, NAPERVILLE IS NOT A COMMUNITY.

The former senator from Wisconsin, now working to get his job back, takes a dig at the Joseph Project, a faith-based initiative providing van transportation for Milwaukee residents to factory jobs in Sheboygan.  "It’s not enough to pick people up in a van and send them away a couple hours and have them come back exhausted at the end of the day. That doesn’t make a community."  Perhaps not.  It's called the work-a-day routine.  There's even a song about it.  And, unlike rush hour passengers on Metra, the Joseph Project commuters are assured of a seat on their conveyance.


Chicago Tribune photograph by Michael Tercha.

At National Review, Alexandra DeSanctis notes that (unlike the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- ed.) the Joseph Product is working, and it's well-received by participants.

Mr Feingold might gripe that his critics are selectively quoting him.  His continuation is instructive, perhaps, though, not in a way he'd like.  "There needs to be more investment in minority-owned businesses, community policing and in public schools, Feingold said."

How shall I start?

In the John Galt fashion:  Invested by whom?  Blank-out.

In the Great Society fashion:  More urban renewal?  Enough of your good intentions, already?  Ditto for your malicious intentions.

He's right, though: entrepreneurship and good schools are present in Naperville.  Are the politicians in the Milwaukees of the country providing the environment in which those phenomena can flourish?

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