Common Ground to oppose public funds for new Bucks stadium unless funds also allocated to improve parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields

According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the citizens, churches, small businesses, nonprofits and neighborhood groups who comprise the Common Ground organization are contemplating action to oppose public tax dollars being spent to build a new stadium for the Milwaukee Bucks unless $150 million to $250 million of any such allocation of tax [...]

Toll roads in Wisconsin? No, no, and no!

This is a terrible idea. The state spends billions of dollars on road construction, and the gas tax is not drawing in as much revenue as cars become more efficient.

WISN 12 News caught up with one lawmaker who believes the toll road solution is gaining support.

“Long term, we have to look at toll [...]

Sales Tax Holiday? Funny You Should Have Asked!

Two Wisconsin legislators are proposing two small sales tax holidays each year. By now you have probably heard that State Representative Chad Weininger (R-Green Bay) and Seator Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac) are pushing a proposal for a back to school tax holiday in August with a second one early in November for energy efficient [...]

Minimum Wage Versus The Cost of Labor

It’s time that I addressed my thoughts on the Minimum Wage and the Cost of Labor. The first term is getting plenty of press at the national and local levels sometimes including a Living Wage…but the Cost of Labor for the most part is being overlooked or given extremely short shrift. I am not an [...]

2014 Will Mould 2016 for Scott Walker

Many Wisconsin Progressives are extremely unhappy with the candidacy of Trek Executive, Mary Burke. Nary a day goes by without Facebook posts about Burke’s lack of a progressive outlook and Vinehout’s expected announcement.

Most recently a member of the Solidarity Sing-A-Long put up a post stating that “Burke is among the one percent” and “she [...]

Latest Job Numbers Are a Boost for the Democrats in 2014, But Not for the People of Wisconsin

Scott Walker had a bad week. Or course he is too self-absorbed to admit or possibly even acknowledge that things are not looking very good for the state of Wisconsin.

The latest jobs numbers are out from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they look pretty good…for the Democratic candidate for Governor. From June [...]

The Rise of a Capitalistic Monarchy

The United States is known as the “World’s Oldest Democracy.” But is it really?

As citizens of this country, we vote for various individuals to represent us in our government. However, we have to ask ourselves who is really in charge. In 2010, the Supreme Court decided that anyone can spend as much money as [...]

Mary Burke: No Promise Strategy?

Many Progressives are less than enthused about Mike Tate’s early endorsement of Mary Burke, as many of them believe that we need to let the primary process run its course. Many of these same people are holding out for a more progressive candidate to enter the race. One name most often mentioned is, Kathleen Vinehout. [...]

The Hideous and Insidious – A Glimpse at the Sinuous 1% (Part Two)

The 1% Propaganda Echo Chamber reverberates… a microcosm: Matt Kibbe tweets an article by Tyler Cowen, see The Hideous and Insidious – A Glimpse at the Sinuous 1% (Part One). Tyler Cowen tweets an article by Libertarian faux-populist extraordinaire, Ross Douthat: A Bad Way to Bash Republicans.

And to continue from The Hideous and Insidious [...]

The Hideous and Insidious – A Glimpse at the Sinuous 1% (Part One)

 

Over the weekend, Tom Kludt at TPM published a far too brief, but interesting Shutdown follow up. His piece scratched the surface of the Koch Brothers Political War Machine by drawing attention to Matt Kibbe’s Tweet linking to Tyler Cowen’s post-shutdown analysis of the GOP: Freedom Works CEO: Shutdown, Debt Crisis Were ‘Brilliant Republican [...]

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