Former Trump administration official admits she abused her authority

So can we all agree the Trump administration is one of the most corrupt in the history of our nation? A former federal official admitted she abused her authority in a publicity stunt that tricked New York City public housing residents into sounding supportive of former President Donald Trump, ethics…

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Report: Trump Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used office for personal gain

Does this really shock anyone? An internal watchdog found evidence that Elaine Chao committed potential ethics violations while serving as transportation secretary under President Donald Trump, but the Justice Department declined to open an investigation. Evidence collected by the Department of Transportation’s inspector general found that Chao had used her taxpayer-funded staff and…

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Balanced Budget Laws Hamstring States During World Pandemics

The great tsunami of conservative policy early this century included the demand for state balanced budget amendments. And of course former Governor Scott Walker and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos just had to have one…so of course Wisconsin does. The conceit is you have to live within your budget and so…

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Time To End Catch All Omnibus Bills? Sen. Mike Lee Is Seeing The Light.

I haven’t gone back to look for it, but I think I published an article a few years back suggesting that Congress and the various state legislatures pull back a bit and keep bills clean and lean. A spending bill should be a spending bill…a defense bill should be a…

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Remember That Eighth Wonder Of The World Promise @Foxconn From Pres. Trump?

I am not going to go into all of the fabrications, changes, blown expectations, over promises, cheated municipalities, and disappointed public officials…and of course those hoping for high tech job from an international leader. But I am going to bring your attention to a quote from President Donald Trump at…

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Platform 2020: Wisconsin Should Move To A Part Time Legislature

It has been somewhere between 180 and 200 days since the Wisconsin Legislature has met and taken any kind of action…and we are knee deep in a pandemic and sinking. So it is abundantly clear that Wisconsin doesn’t need a full time legislature. And since the institution of the biennial…

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When will Wisconsin’s Republican legislators start doing their jobs?

As Ed noted a few days ago Democratic Gov. Tony Evers sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald – both Republicans – inviting each of them to meet to discuss the state’s response to COVID-19. In his letter Gov. Evers noted it…

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Vos And Fitzgerald Confirm That They Are Spineless i.e. Masks

Throughout the history of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wisconsin, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Leader Robin Vos have been very vocal in their opposition to the various attempts by Governor Tony Evers to get the pandemic under control. And ironically, yesterday as the president announced that he had…

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Donald Trump’s War On Christmas!

With all of the brouhaha around the United States Postal Service and the effects on mail in ballots for the coming election, there are a number of other impacts being overlooked. Of course the side effects are the collateral damage on e-commerce in general and maybe Amazon in particular. But…

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Rep. John Nygren Is Enjoying Tweeting Nonsense

The problem with Wisconsin’s unemployment system rests in the late 20th Century technology that the state is saddled with because the legislature hasn’t the will to spend the money on an upgrade. So giving the states alternative methods? Still requires vast amounts of time and effort to build into the…

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