The Balanced Budget Amendment…

Former Governor Scott Walker is of course still on his crusade for a federal balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Just as recently…as yesterday! While the president, his cabinet, and the senate are proposing cash payments to Americans to provide economic support during the economic catastrophe resulting from the COVID-19…

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500,000 American Jobs Just Went Missing!

While the president gloats about the economy and the jobs he’s helped create…the Bureau of Labor Statistics was reporting pretend job numbers. And now they’ve finally come clean: Turns out hiring wasn’t nearly as strong in 2018 and early 2019 as the government initially reported — by about a half-million…

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So Is The Economy Robust Or Not?

That might be a little confusing if all you are working with is the president’s tweets. Last week the economy was roaring because of the president…great employment rate…record Dow…you know stuff like that. He managed to intimidate the Fed into lowering their benchmark rate. Bigly robust economy. And then? Any…

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Did We Save UW-Stevens Point On The Backs of Faculty

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point made national news last year when it announced that it was scaling back liberal arts offerings and eliminating a number of majors. Nobody was giving them kudos at the time but they were struggling under a deficit and declining enrollments. But not, low and…

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What Betsy DeVoss Should Have Said:

We are disappointed that the federal deficit means cutting funding for the Special Olympics…but I love them…so my foundation will provide the $17.6 million dollars to fund it in the next fiscal year. But she didn’t… By the way…the federal government contribution to the Special Olympics accounts for only 10%…

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Why Do We Need An Increase in Defense Spending?

I thought we were pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan? I thought we were getting NATO to pay more of their fair share? I thought we were saving money by cancelling maneuvers in South Korea? I thought we would save money by negotiating a non-nuclear agreement with North Korea? I…

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Remember the Trump Tax Cuts? The Madison GOP does/doesn’t

For those of you not from Wisconsin, this might not make a lot of sense to you. But traditionally when the federal government made significant changes to their tax codes…primarily to tax deductions and credits and such…the Wisconsin legislature would emulate those changes. So once you completed your federal tax…

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Department of Defense Needs $30 Billion More For? PARADES!

The biggest story out of Washington today was the Senate budget agreement adding billions to the deficit with increased for both defense and non-defense domestic items. The president has been lobbying for additional military spending consistently since taking office. But the bill may have issues in the House and Oval…

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In Callous Support of NAFTA

Some of the current headlines talk about the issues surrounding the ‘renegotiation’ or lack there off of NAFTA. I haven’t read much about it…I am not in the mood to wade through the minutia and policy. But NPR said that President Trump was talking about negotiating with only Canada and…

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Wisconsin State Legislature Calls Extraordinary Session To Solve Critical Emergency!

The Wisconsin State Legislature is calling an extraordinary session next week to apparently fend off a statewide crisis. Something called Right To Work (at the expense of your co-workers) legislation demands that it be passed…oh…no…wait. This is an emergency? Isn’t that what extraordinary sessions are for? Here is a primer…

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