Obamacare Works!

As the nation celebrates 5 million enrollees in Obamacare, let me bring some real life anecdotes to the table.

Most of the people in my immediate circle, like me, work for employers who provide their health insurance. So I never really thought about the impact of the Affordable Care Act. But in the past several [...]

Major Milwaukee Company Ships Lake Water Outside the Great Lakes Watershed!

Water is the one resource that have continued to plunder with little concern for it’s availability in the future. We let the petroleum industry waste it in fracking. We let power companies pollute it in any number of ways. We let factory farms dry up aquifers with high capacity wells for irrigation. We waste it [...]

Is 11 The Lucky Number?

Last year when Act 14 was being debated across the breadth and width of Milwaukee County and the SanFelipans were agitating for a smaller Milwaukee County Board because it didn’t take 18 people to run the county…but whoops…when just one aspect of county governance is removed from local control by the state legislature…well it apparently [...]

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe raises their minimum wage to $10.25 per hour

If the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota can afford to raise the minimum wage at all of their businesses and enterprises, you would think everyone can. Read all about it here.

C’mon McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Menards, etc. You’re gonna tell us you can’t afford it? Puhleeeeeze.

CVS Caremark to Drop Tobacco Sales

CVS Caremark announced plans to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 1, 2014. I have to applaud them for doing so but wonder why it’s going to take so long.

But this is something that I have been advocating for some time. I don’t think I’ve written it here before [...]

A Quick Hit On The Propane Shortage!

There has been a fair amount of press on the shortage of propane in the state as temperatures continue to seek the bottom of the thermometer. Steve Carlson touched on it briefly here on Blogging Blue.

But today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussed Governor Walker’s about face on providing financial assistance in securing sufficient propane [...]

Tony Stella explains the propane shortage

If you’re not a regular reader of STELLAREPORT, you should become one. Here’s former Iron County district attorney Tony Stella on why the price of propane is so high right now, and why the situation could get worse next winter. Yikes!

First of all, it’s not a surplus….yet!

Governor Walker is falling all over himself trying to find ways to give the projected budget surplus back to tax payers. But it is NOT a surplus…it is a projected surplus…not money in the bank or cash on the barrel head…a projected surplus projected by the same people in Madison who projected the short fall [...]

Marijuana Legalization Gains Traction

Marijuana legalization took a step forward in New Hampshire this week. The State Assembly voted 170-162 in favor of legalizing up to one ounce of pot for adults over 21 years of age. This is a huge step forward to see that state representatives are now becoming more receptive to the will of the people [...]

” I Wear the Badge of Socialist With Honor “

So said Kshama Sawant of the Socialist Alternative Party at her swearing in ceremony as a Seattle City Council member on Monday. Here’s her speech in its entirety.

 

My brothers and sisters,

Thank you for your presence here today.

This city has made glittering fortunes for the super wealthy and for the major corporations [...]

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