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Cathy Stepp…….Only In Wisconsin

23 Jul
Wisconsin DNR Secretary and Walker Appointee Cathy Stepp.

Wisconsin DNR Secretary and Walker Appointee Cathy Stepp.

Since January of 2011 so many of us have been asking “what the hell has happened to Wisconsin?” The fascist blitzkrieg that our state has endured has been nothing short of shocking for those of us that believe in democracy and the will of the people. But then when I look at public opinion polls I see that consistently 50 percent of the people in this state support Scott Walker and his regressive agenda. For me that is even more horrifying than the acts of the Koch puppet himself. Today there was a glimmer of hope in the latest Marquette University Poll that showed Il Duce Douche’s approval rating dropped to 48 percent.

Approval ratings for Scott Walker, Barack Obama dip below 50% in state

So what does this have to do with Wisconsin wildlife? Everything. Scott Walker, and President Obama for that matter, have been absolute disasters for our environment and the wildlife that inhabit the land. Nothing illustrates this more than Walker’s appointment to DNR Secretary real estate developer Cathy Stepp. Like Walker, Stepp does not have a college degree and had ZERO qualifications to run an agency tasked with enforcing environmental regulations and “managing” wildlife. If evidence is needed that this woman is shockingly out of her depth take for example what she told the Beloit Daily News last week.

DNR seeks to become more customer-friendly

Stepp said she believes a healthy environment leads to a healthy economy for Wisconsin, and vice versa. To accomplish Gov. Scott Walker’s goals for creating jobs in Wisconsin, Stepp said it’s more important than ever to help businesses navigate through the permitting process.

“We are a permitting agency rather than a prohibitive agency,” Stepp added.

Stepp encourages businesses to call the DNR first so the agency can work with businesses to identify issues and develop plans to work through the process.

“Let me help you walk through process,” she said. “We (the DNR) can be the biggest hurdle, or help, to businesses navigating through the system to create jobs.”

Remember folks this is the agency tasked with making sure the air you breathe and the water you drink is safe. So instead of being the enforcement arm of the environmental regulations that protect all of us, Walker and Stepp have turned the DNR into the best buddy of business and now “walks them through” the process of destroying our land and water. The future sure looks bright, doesn’t it? Since when is it the responsibility for an enforcement agency to be “customer friendly?”

Then we have the issue of wolves and other wildlife. What came out of Stepp’s mouth is the most disingenuous pile of garbage that I have ever heard from her or any of her minions.

With all that is on the DNR’s radar Stepp said she spends much of her time in discussions with Native American tribes, covering a variety of topics including mining as well as wolf hunting and walleye fishing.

With an increasing wolf numbers, the DNR has been working to manage the population while respecting the spiritual connections the tribes have to the animals, as well as other activists’ concerns, Stepp said.

She said the DNR is working to rebuild trust with the hunting community and to keep outdoors activities fun, whether for deer, fish or wolves.

Increasing wolf numbers? Didn’t her own agency just come out and say that the wolf population was “flat or declined slightly?” And where has she been working with tribes and other activists’ concerns? By massively increasing the kill quota? By pushing to allow hounders to “train” their dogs on wolves right through breeding, denning, and early birthing season? And how does communicating with the tribes relate to “building trust” with the hunting community? they can already kill animals in this state year round and have some of the most liberal killing methods known to man. And Stepp wants to give them more? I ask myself, does this woman really believe that the public is that naive and stupid? Then I remind myself that polls consistently show 50 percent of the population support Walker and his goons.

After this article was published in the Beloit paper, political blogger James Rowen, pointed out that DNR officials quickly put out an email telling their staff to “document” all face to face contacts with tribal officials. My guess is that concerned citizens asked Stepp to provide proof of all of her “discussions” with tribal members regarding the wolf slaughter and other issues. I would also bet that she quite embellished the scope of her tribal interactions.

So for the 50 percent (currently 48 percent) of Wisconsinites that support Walker and by default Stepp, this is what you get when you allow unqualified and disingenuous puppets to run our state. Our natural treasures are being sold out to and destroyed by the highest (or lowest) bidder all in the name of being “customer friendly.”

Only in Wisconsin……..

 

 

 

 
 

6 responses to “Cathy Stepp…….Only In Wisconsin

  1. Nancy

    July 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I’m not familiar with the Native American beliefs on voting do they or do they not vote ?

     
    • rali74

      July 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      They are eligible to vote in any and all federal, state, and local elections just as any non-tribal citizen does. Even though tribes are considered sovereign nations they still have the same rights and citizenship of non-tribal citizens.

       
      • Nancy

        July 27, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        GOOD NEWS !!!! All wolf wildlife and earth defenders around the country are invited…The National Rally to Protect America’s wolves! To be held in Washington DC on Saturday September 7th 2013 from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m.
        For information and to register for rally go to this website http://www.rallyforwolves.org

         
  2. Exposing the Big Game

    July 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

     
  3. Melody Scamman

    July 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Perhaps the DNR appointees might listen better if you all organize a massive boycott of the businesses they own? Make it so difficult to do business that they will resign their appointments to save their financial assets? There are more animal lovers than animal haters and those are the poll numbers that will crush these idiots. Keep up the good work! Expose them all to the light of day. And respect for the wishes of the tribes regarding sacred creatures like wolves should be covered under freedom of religion! Sue the DNR for violating the Constitutional Rights and get an injunction to stop the wolf hunts and hounding until all the courts have heard the cases!

     
  4. Patricia Gavin

    August 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Trust and friendliness what is this the new Bible of Wisconsin but carry a gun and shoot pups and fawns watch your children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If they are in diapers really watch them.

     

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