“Fiscal Showdown Event” planned for 12/10 in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Citizens from Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District will gather on Monday evening at Representative Sensenbrenner’s (R) office in Brookfield “to speak out against GOP plans to take our economy over the fiscal cliff.”  Dave Heaster will host the event.

From Heaster’s event invite:

Fiscal showdown talks are heating up, and some Democrats are saying publicly that they’re willing to trade cuts to Medicare benefits to get the GOP to raise taxes on the rich. We need to expose Big Jim and all House Republicans for holding up middle class tax cuts in order to protect giveaways for the top 2%. That’s why on Monday, December 10, progressives are organizing hundreds of Fiscal Showdown events at congressional offices nationwide. Let’s do our part to show that Jim’s constituents are fed up with his lack of leadership.

And from Heaster’s Facebook page:

If you live in the 5th CD, join me at Jim Sensenbrenner’s Brookfield office to urge him to Stand Up and Represent! We’ll tell him that we’re sick of his support of the GOP plans to take our economy over the fiscal cliff. Hope to see you there.

Participants plan to gather at 5:15pm at 120 Bishops Way in Brookfield. Those interested in joining the gathering, which will last approximately 30 minutes, are asked to RSVP. (Click here.)

Big Walker donor wins hefty state contract

Move along here, there’s nothing suspicious going on…

Conservative Milwaukee financier Stephen Einhorn and his wife, Nancy, donated $25,000 to Gov. Scott Walker a month before Einhorn’s firm won a contract to manage $1 million of taxpayer money, potentially triggering federal “pay-to-play” conflict of interest rules.

Einhorn’s Capital Midwest and two other companies were chosen by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority from a field of six applicants to invest $7 million of federal money in state businesses, particularly those in low-income communities. After an inquiry by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the two $12,500 contributions from the Einhorns, a WHEDA official said the agency is holding off on releasing the money to Capital Midwest until the firm resolves questions about the federal rule.

“They’ve got to get this answered before anybody’s comfortable making any kind of final release,” said John Hogan, WHEDA chief operating officer.

I’ll give Stephen Einhorn credit….he got a heck of a return on his $25,000 investment in Gov. Walker’s campaign.