Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Who is going to clean up after those highly intelligent Union protesters trashed Wisconsin's Capitol building?

Madison - State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million.

Cari Anne Renlund, chief legal counsel for the state Department of Administration, said in Dane County court that estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage.

Much of the damage apparently has come from tape used to put up signs and placards at the Capitol.

It was not immediately clear how the estimates were made, though the state is apparently relying on opinions by historical architects, one of whom works for the U.S. Park Service.

One concern is the residue from tape that the state says is causing damage to stone and other surfaces inside the Capitol.

Michele Curran, an architectural historian for the National Parks Service who coordinates national historic landmarks in Wisconsin, said she didn’t know how the state had arrived at its damage figures.

She said certain kinds of tape can leave lasting residues on surfaces such as marble or wood if they are improperly removed. But she said only a professional cleaning service experienced in such work and familiar with the situation in the state Capitol could estimate any possible costs.

“They need a quote from a company that specializes in cleaning historic surfaces,” Curran said.

Many of the papers and banners posted in the state Capitol were put up using painter’s tape, which is employed to minimize effects on walls.

Amazing how filthy the liberals actually are, first our National Mall after Obama was elected now the state capitol building in Wisconsin

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Perfect opportunity to finally use those shovel ready jobs.

  • 10 years ago

    The union slobs should clean up after themselves. So typical, trashing a place having no regard for other people or who else they effect. Better yet, go non-union help to clean it up and really make them mad.

    Once again the taxpayers are left cleaning up the mess. It is interesting that Walker's bill only affects 175,000 union workers while Ohio's bill covers about 350,000.

    Lot of whining from 175,000 people don't you think? Benefits are not a right.

  • handel
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The Wisconsin protesters have not got billionaires to pay for a sparkling up group. The protests weren't planned forward, and there have been a loss of centers to maintain a sparkling area. you have got a tendency to word that with extremely some liberal protests.. they do no longer seem to be staged.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    This is really very simple. Anyone and everyone carrying a sign inside the Capital

    building gets arrested for vandalism and public mischief. Magistrate is brought to

    the Captial. He adjudicates all those arrested, sentence being all of those who were

    convicted will now have to clean up the mess left by the others, If not, Spend it in

    the can.

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  • 10 years ago

    It doesn't matter to the liberal union member teachers as the recommended summer reading by their leaders (NEA), Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" assured them that " the ends are justified by any means".

    Quote from NEA book reveiw:

    "Alinsky practiced what he preached. He said, "Tactics means doing what you can with what you have ... tactics is the art of how to take and how to give."

    He uses eyes, ears and nose for examples...


    "If you have a vast organization, parade it before the enemy, openly show your power."


    "If your organization is small, do what Gideon did: conceal the members in the dark but raise a clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more that it does."


    "If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place."

  • 10 years ago

    If these so called workers of the state call the protestors slobs they should be ashamed of themselves. These are people trying to protect there right to bargain. The so called gov. of our state

    has got to please the Kock brothers. He is not working for the people he is working for big business.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    $6 Million dollars worth of damage caused by tape huh?

    If their cleaners are ripping them off that badly no wonder they can't balance a budget!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It looks like the janitorial staff at the capital building is going to get some overtime thanks to those slobs.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I'm not sure if someone can solve this with the description you are letting us know. You could describe a bit more so that people can answer with more confidence. Just a thought! :-D

    Source(s): My own thoughts
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Freedom isn't free, Corky.

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