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Wisconsin State Legislature Calls Extraordinary Session To Solve Critical Emergency!

The Wisconsin State Legislature is calling an extraordinary session next week to apparently fend off a statewide crisis. Something called Right To Work (at the expense of your co-workers) legislation demands that it be passed…oh…no…wait. This is an emergency? Isn’t that what extraordinary sessions are for?

Here is a primer on the difference between […]

Walker To Tempt State Employees To Drop State Health Coverage

This was reported in dozens of media outlets around the state this past week, but I didn’t see anything in the Milwaukee media…what’s up with that? If any of our perceptive readers saw something locally, I’d appreciate a link.

But Governor Walker is proposing paying state employees $2,000 if they opt out of the […]

When Almost $300 Million Is A Lot Of Money But $300 Million Isn’t.

JUST SAYIN’!

Governor Walker is facing a $283 deficit in the current budget that has to be satisfied before the end of June 2015. As we have all read here and in the other media, one of the sleight of hand tricks up every governor’s sleeve is deferring paying principal on state government debt and […]

UW System: Shut Her Down Redux

Recently I posted a suggestion on how the University of Wisconsin system can make up for the $300 million cuts to their support from the State of Wisconsin as proposed by Governor Scott Walker. With a little bit of snark and a bit of sarcasm I have suggested that the University System close some marginal […]

UW-Milwaukee College Dems To Hold A Rally To Stop Gov. Walker’s UW System Cuts

This arrived in my email inbox yesterday and I didn’t have time to post it until now:

On Wednesday, February 4, College Democrats of UW-Milwaukee will be holding a rally to raise awareness of Gov. Walker’s proposal to cut $300 million from the UW System. State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff and over 250 students are expected […]

Thinking of Our Children’s Future Is Borrowing To Build Roads

The party who keeps saying that we need to think of our children’s future while cutting education, cutting safety net programs, cutting funds to the UW system, etc…it once again considering our children’s future by borrowing to fund the transportation fund:

Gov. Scott Walker plans to rely on borrowing rather than a gasoline tax increase […]

Americans are progressive on key issues III

Here’s a 2011 Washington Post/ABC poll showing that a whopping, let me repeat that, whopping 78% of those surveyed opposed cutting Medicare as a path to chipping away at the national debt. And an impressive, let me repeat that, whopping 69% opposed cutting Medicaid to chip away at the national debt. That’s massive, I repeat, […]

Progressives Behaving Badly – Milwaukee County Edition:

I am on the Grassroots North Shore email list and look forward to the information that they forward and the activities that they arrange. As a result of that affiliation I have also been receiving emails from North Shore for Mary Burke. I received their latest email last Thursday and was interested in their take […]

Governor Walker Still Can’t Manage

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article comparing/contrasting the positions of candidate Mary Burke and Governor Walker on the just announced $1.8 Billion projected deficit in the 2015 – 2017 Wisconsin State budget.

Governor Walker in one of his most captain obvious moments said:

Walker said the projections also reflected the effects of his tax […]

Accuracy Matters: The Pain of Imprecision

 

The economic discipline’s all in a buzz over the recent debunking of the Reinhardt/Rogoff study and with good reason. The study’s conclusions form the entire foundation for Conservative austerity and recessional spending (more appropriately, the lack thereof). Shall we not forget the “serious” budgetier Paul Ryan’s insistence of fiscal crisis proven without doubt by […]