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Governor Scott Walker Is A Quitter

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) was supposed to be the crown jewel among Governor Scott Walker’s first term accomplishments. It was part of his agenda to downsize government and privatize government functions in one fell swoop…as well as serve as a lynch pin in his promised job development in Wisconsin.

Well since then WEDC […]

Thad Nation: “I run a firm with a lot of different clients. We work with both Republicans and Democrats and we employ Democrats and Republicans.”

Bruce Murphy of Urban Milwaukee has an excellent report on a recent revelation by blogger Aaron Camp that Thad Nation, the principle behind Nation Consulting, has strong ties to a number of right-wing organizations, including at least four that are funded either directly or indirectly by the Koch Brothers. Camp doesn’t like two of the […]

Republican Josh Duggar admits to sexually molesting juvenile females

But remember, Republicans are the part of “family values.” A stunning and very alarming report has emerged involving the Duggar family.

According to a recently uncovered police report, Josh Duggar, one of the many stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, allegedly molested five girls — some of whom, were reportedly his sisters […]

ConAgra to close Wisconsin cookie plant, eliminating 300 jobs – clearly they forgot WI is “Open For Business”

Apparently ConAgra didn’t get the message that Wisconsin is “Open For Business” thanks to Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp Republican legislature. ConAgra Foods plans to close its west cookie plant in Ripon.

The move will put about 300 full-time employees out of work, according to the company. Workers are being told today and layoffs […]

“Because we can”: the stunning greed of our nation’s corporations

To say there are problems with corporate America is a gross understatement. During a recent appearance on “Wall Street Week,” Mike Novogratz, president of $70 billion investment fund Fortress Investments, relayed an anecdote about a conversation he once had with Brent Callinicos, the former Chief Financial Officer of Uber (emphasis added). Novogratz didn’t mention Callinicos […]

Another Note Or Two On Ron Johnson:

Zach already posted a piece on Senator Ron Johnson’s tone deaf swipes at Russ Feingold…as Mr. Feingold enters the field to retake his seat in the US Senate.

But he left out a telling piece from that article. After being critical of the McCain – Feingold campaign finance reform bill, he just had to add […]

Russ Feingold sides with Sen. Elizabeth Warren & against Obama on Trans-Pacific Partnership

During an interview with WISC-TV, former (and hopefully future) Sen. Russ Feingold joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a broad trade deal negotiated in secret and pushed hard by President Barack Obama. Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), who just announced his candidacy for his old Senate seat, is joining Sen. […]

The #TonyRobinson decision – share your thoughts

Earlier today Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced his decision not to issue criminal charges against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny after Officer Kenny shot and killed Tony Robinson, who was unarmed at the time of his death. According to reports, Officer Kenny alleged Robinson attacked him shortly after Officer Kenny made contact, resulting […]

Republicans propose elimination of tax funding for state parks

Could this be a prelude to a Republican selloff of Wisconsin’s State Parks? State tax funding for Wisconsin’s state parks would be zeroed out and user fees would go up under a plan approved by Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee Thursday.

Republicans agreed with Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to cut more than $4.5 million […]

Scott Walker’s promise that his tax cuts would lead to better economy, more tax revenue proven false

But remember, according to Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp Republican Legislature, their tax cuts were going to stimulate Wisconsin’s economy and lead to increased tax revenue! State GOP lawmakers won’t get any additional growth in tax money to help avoid Gov. Scott Walker‘s proposed education cuts so are instead looking at a one-shot injection […]