But remember, according to conservatives the minimum wage is a “living wage”

Just something to ponder the next time you hear an elected official spouting off about how there’s absolutely no need to increase the minimum wage.

Co-chair of Republican National Committee: Wisconsin voters are dumb

This is sure to help Republicans build their base here in Wisconsin. Speaking at a Republican Party field office in Waukesha on Monday, the co-chair of the Republican National Committee talked up the closeness of the governor’s race in Wisconsin and the need to get Scott Walker supporters to the polls.

Sharon Day, the co-chair, [...]

What The White House Wants To Tell You About Ebola

From my email inbox: An Ebola update from President Obama

Today, President Obama spoke to the nation about Ebola — how the Administration is responding, and what you should know.

The Ebola virus is a public health and national security priority, and the President has directed the Administration to continue to take aggressive measures at [...]

Progressive Democrats of America Endorse Rockwood

From my pesky in box…sorry Chris…this almost got lost in the 80 emails I get each day begging for money:

Wauwatosa – The national organization of Progressive Democrats of America has officially endorsed Chris Rockwood’s campaign to become the United States Representative to Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District.

According to its mission statement, Progressive Democrats [...]

Ebola: Ask the GOP Where the Hell the Surgeon General Is

Today President Obama fed into the national hysteria surrounding the Ebola virus by appointing a bureaucrat to the inventive pseudo-post of Ebola-czar. But shouldn’t we have an experienced medico at the helm. Maybe get someone involved…like maybe the SURGEON GENERAL?

So where the hell is the Surgeon General? Well apparently we don’t have one because [...]

Elizabeth Warren: Obama sided with Wall Street over people losing their homes

Once again Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren hits the nail on the head when it comes to the priorities of President Barack Obama’s economic policies. In an interview with Salon’s Thomas Frank, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren lashed out President Barack Obama and his administration for repeatedly protecting Wall Street’s interests over those of the American people.

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Reince Priebus seeks to broaden GOP base by doubling down on opposition to marriage equality

So much for the kinder, gentler GOP that’s working to broaden its appeal beyond its rather un-diverse base.

Twenty-four hours after the Supreme Court announced it would not consider appeals of lower court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage in five states, effectively paving the way for couples to marry in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Colorado, and [...]

A Ted Cruz two-fer on SCOTUS decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeals

It was predictable that in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on rulings made by lower courts overturning same-sex marriage bans in five states, there would be a healthy amount of caterwauling from conservatives concerned about “activist judges” redefining marriage.

Not one to disappoint, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz [...]

Rolling Stone: Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire

Last Wednesday Rolling Stone printed a great expose by Tim Dickinson shedding some light on the toxic (literally) empire of the conservative Koch Brothers. Here’s just a bit of the expose, which is very much worth reading in its entirety. The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each [...]

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 [...]

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