Ouch. This seems to harken back to Ryan’s infamous claim that the safety net is a “hammock” that lulls people into “dependency and complacency.” In this tale, the boy’s mother seems to be the person swaying back and forth in the hammock. The larger idea here has already been addressed by Jonathan Chait and Paul Krugman. [...]
Apparently Paul Ryan isn’t averse to plagiarizing from other people’s works when it suits his own purposes. At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Paul Ryan told a touching anecdote of a poor boy who said he didn’t want a free lunch at school, but a brown bag one, because “a kid who had a [...]
Of course Sen. Scott Fitzgerald wants lawmakers to be able to accept contribution checks from lobbyists while the legislature is still in session. As the legislative session winds down, the state Senate’s leader is putting on the fast track a bill to rewrite campaign finance law to allow lobbyists to hand off clients’ campaign checks [...]
This is completely unsurprising, given how out of touch so many Republicans are with what the working poor go through. At the public hearing for SB626 yesterday, bill author Representative Chris Kapenga was asked how much the federal minimum wage was. And guess what? He had no idea.
Not only is it completely absurd that an [...]
It’s been alleged Republican State Rep. Bill Kramer (pictured, left) hugged and touched the breasts of a legislative staffer at a social event following a Washington, D.C. fundraiser for the Republican Party last week. If the allegations are true, then Bill Kramer didn’t just engage in sexual harassment – he committed sexual assault.
Keep that [...]
What an absolute farce our state government has become. Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer may resign from his leadership post as soon as Saturday after being accused of sexually harassing at least two women while in Washington, D.C., for a GOP fundraiser.
Sources said the allegations against the 49-year-old Republican lawmaker involve a 33-year-old female [...]
This just about sums how Gov. Scott Walker should be defined.
Image courtesy Worley Dervish – http://worleydervish.blogspot.com/
Because Gov. Scott Walker is such a believable guy… Gov. Scott Walker said in an interview Monday that there is no private email system in the governor’s office similar to the one that existed in his office when he was Milwaukee County executive.
He also said that as governor he has complied with laws that [...]
I find it telling that Gov. Walker hasn’t come out and unequivocally denied knowledge of a secret network in his County Executive office.
The fact that he hasn’t issued a clear denial tells me that he did know, and he knows it would be damaging (and that’s putting it mildly) to admit he knew. [...]
NAME TWO GOVERNORS WITH THESE QUALITIES OR HISTORY
1. A bully 2. Former staff with legal problems or convictions 3. Believes he is of presidential caliber 4. Maintains he knows nothing of staff’s bad judgment or crimes 5. Hates unions 6. Enjoys fund raising with 1% more than governing 7. Has a huge GOP image [...]