Robert Reich on Job Creators and the Minimum Wage

More to come on minimum wage…but let’s start here on a rainy Sunday:

Another Desperate And Irresponsible Attempt To Smear The GOP

Apparently I am not the only desperate liberal blogger who wants to smear the GOP in their own words…about that grant to UW-Madison to study the sleep habits of fruit flies and mice. Just today Bruce Murphy in his column Murphy’s Law at UrbanMilwaukee.com wrote just a bit about Representative Robin Vos’ (R – Burlington) […]

Would Florida Arrest Jesus Too?

Rather than finding ways to help the homeless, a number of cities in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale have passed ordinances against feeding the homeless. And a leading scofflaw who has been cited for violating the ordinance is 90 year old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott…an advocate for the homeless who has been providing them […]

UW Madison Gets Research Grant and Stupid GOP Complaints!

In their continued push to neuter the University of Wisconsin system and particularly the flagship campus in Madison, the GOP and their adherents are finding fault with a recent research grant given to the university:

Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Madison have been awarded a five-year, multi-million dollar federal grant […]

An Afghanistan Fail:

When the US coalition invaded Afghanistan, along with the War On Terror, we brought along our totally failed War On Drugs. We did everything we thought possible to eradicate the poppy fields of Afghanistan…totally ignoring the fact that opium has a long history of cultivation in the area. We tried destroying it, bribing farmers to […]

The President On The Keystone XL Pipeline

Just what I have been telling you all along:

Now will he veto the bill if it arrives at his desk?

I will have more on this later.

Political Cartoon: The World According to Paul Ryan by Dan Burr

Another political cartoon courtesy of Dan Burr. This time poking a little fun at Paul Ryan

Copyright 2014 by Dan E Burr.

Disclaimer: I have been friends with Mr. Burr for quite some time…including working at Dirty Jack’s Record Rack where he was the lead cashier and I was the night manager…we both appreciate […]

Economic Trend Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

The news today is that consumer spending rose in August and it was driven by increases in income and wages. Ergo: continued economic recovery could be driven my raising the minimum wage.

Consumer spending in August rose 0.5 percent from the previous month after showing no gain in July, the Commerce Department reported Monday. It […]

Politifact: Pronounces Opposite Rulings On Basically Same Premise

This is just a little Sunday quickie related to two recent Politifact Wisconsin articles published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The first one rated Senator Chris Larson’s statement on the projected $1.8 billion shortfall in the as yet proposed 2015 – 2017 budget as FALSE.

On the day a Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau report […]

Do Corporations Who Benefit From Tax Inversions Give Up Political Free Speech?

The Obama administration is starting to implement methods to deter US corporations from participating in tax inversions. Essentially buying foreign companies and moving their world headquarters off shore to avoid paying US taxes. You can read about it here!

It will be interesting to see how this plays out financially and politically. And will the […]

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