Of Money and Mouths

Two dozen House Democrats have sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris urging them to overrule Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough and keep a $15 minimum wage in Biden’s American Rescue Plan. House Democrats passed their version of the American Rescue Plan on Friday with the…

Continue Reading

Seizing the Moment: An Open Letter to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Dear DPW, A quick perusal of your website suggests that defeating Ron Johnson in 2022 is one of your top priorities, and I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, I recently penned a post on this Blog regarding the matter, urging Aaron Rodgers to run against Johnson. #RoJo Gotta Go # NoMoRoJo,…

Continue Reading

Pay Inequality Was On Parade At The World Series

A number of times during the World Series, the announcers mentioned that Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg has four years on his contract…but it has a clause that allows him to bow out if he so chooses…within 72 hours of the end of the series. Now he was just…

Continue Reading

Trump Working On Bankrupting Social Security?

Aaah…the economic news has been all over the place of late. Great Economy, Best Ever. Recession coming between now and 2021. The Fed should lower rates to beef up the economy. Tariffs are getting the job done. Delaying tariffs to avoid impacting Christmas sales. Best stock market ever. Fake news…

Continue Reading

Data Dump: Trump States Are The Most Dependent On The Federal Government

No further comment from BB: States that voted Democrat in 2016 generally rely less on federal funding than Republican states, according to a study by WalletHub. The analysis looked at the return on taxes paid to the federal government, the share of federal jobs, and federal funding as a share of…

Continue Reading

They Are Coming for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

I was being just a little glib and tongue in cheek when I wrote: We Need To Hold The White House To This Quote: yesterday. But then the budget came out…and it looks like they are hunting the social safety network in the next budget proposal despite the fact that…

Continue Reading

So Where Is The Organization of American States?

Way back in 1948, the United States and a number of Latin American countries formed the Organization of American States. It acted as a defense pact for the Western Hemisphere and a Cold War deterrent…sort of. But some of its other functions were to provide aid for economic support and…

Continue Reading

Tariff the hell out of this conspicuous piece of crap consumption

I don’t find this kind of stuff any funnier than suggestive phrases on t-shirts. And I don’t have an axe to grind about designer clothing or designer shoes. But to pawn this off as high fashion when many Americans actually have to lengthen the life of their shoes with tape…

Continue Reading

Home Town Proof That We Need Universal Healthcare NOW!

Since earlier this year, as stories about the Milwaukee Health Department’s mismanagement and issues with not following up with lead poisoning issues, growing issues with STDs, and now woman not getting cancer screenings and mammograms, it’s obvious that the health department is a hot mess. I am not going to…

Continue Reading

In His Own Words:

Some real concerns and some real facts about the state of the economy in the United States: The political system is rigged for the richest insiders in America. When we talk about the insider, who are we talking about? It’s the comfortable politician only looking out for his own interest….

Continue Reading