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Wisconsin is digging a monstrous hole from which it may never recover. There have been a huge number of bills passed using stealth legislative techniques. The Manufacturing & Agriculture Credit is ...
by JoryInWI
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 01:49 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Apparently desperate times call for desperate measures from [http://ddschools.smugmug.com/2010/DistrictWide/Alumni-Scott-Walker/14496548_pQDssk/1076403055_GDsrBBg "The Desperado"]. What does one do ...
by PvtJarHead
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 08:30 PM PST with 26 Recommends
Money, money money Oh, goodie, just what we need 2 months ahead of the mid-term elections. Even MORE money buying elections in Wisconsin. If you're not familiar with Federal Judge Rudolph Randa, ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 63 comments on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 11:54 AM PDT with 129 Recommends
I keep asking myself why America is stuck. We can't seem to get anything serious done. We have a big budget deficit, crippling national debt and a jobless rate that is still too high. And even ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 08:43 AM PST with 3 Recommends
This is a video from my show Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics. In this video, I share and explain some details from a briefing paper ...
by ProgressivePatriotPA
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 04:25 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Democrats have bought the Republican lie that they were the big spenders. But recent statistics show it’s been the Republicans since 1980 that created the most government jobs since 1980—4,289,...
by PopularEconomics
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 07:05 AM PST with 0 Recommends
I woke up and read this in my inbox: So some republicans are arguing that we should go without raising the debt ceiling as an effort to force the government to prioritize its expenses finally... So ...
by Mikesco
Comment Count 114 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM PDT with 604 Recommends
So I guess I knew this was happening - the Bloomberg article I read today points out just how bad it is. We apparently have a law that mandates the imprisonment of 34,000 undocumented aliens every ...
by marking time
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 08:43 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Propose a tax increase and you lose -- that's been the axiom of American politics for a decade or more. But as the nation wallows in the economic doldrums, the old idea that all tax increases are ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 02:30 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
New American citizens swearing in. Not a good day for opponents of comprehensive immigration reform, who have been arguing that ...
by kos
Comment Count 67 comments on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 03:55 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
As if we really needed a poll to tell us this --- but it's nice to be reassured, because misery loves company. Although the Great Recession has had little or no impact on half of America, the other ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 02:24 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
The Huffington Post reports that the Center for American Progress ("a pillar of the Democratic establishment in Washington") is walking away from negotiations aimed at reaching a grand bargain in ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
UPDATED In February Texas republican Governor Rick Perry made a trip to California. His supposed intent was to lure California businesses to Texas. The premise is that Texas is more business ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 87 comments on Sun May 26, 2013 at 09:43 AM PDT with 170 Recommends
All polls show that members of Congress are indeed voting on issues that are most favorable to their wealthiest campaigns contributors, and are ignoring most other opinions of the majority of their ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
President Obama is recommending reducing the pain of sequestration by raising revenue. This could be accomplished by eliminating cushy deals that the rich and corporations have bought for themselves ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:29 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Yeah dude it's crazy, but it's true! It's an indisputable fact: The budget deficit is getting smaller. In fiscal year 2010, which was President Obama's first full fiscal year in office, the budget ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 126 comments on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST with 54 Recommends
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was rattled today on NBC Meet The Press when David Gregory showed the snippet from the President’s Inauguration speech, rebuking those that believe America is ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 114 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:45 AM PST with 264 Recommends
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz counters those who suggest that we should put off dealing with climate change issues due to our escalating global economic problems by suggesting that climate change ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:25 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Send President Obama a bill he can laugh at, Mr. Speaker! While Republicans may fret about President Obama's increasing demands, firm line on Social Security, and tough negotiating position, there ...
by brooklynbadboy
Comment Count 131 comments on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 01:00 PM PST with 55 Recommends
Military spending in inflation-adjusted dollars is now greater than at any time since World War II — even greater than during the peak spending years of the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:09 AM PST with 14 Recommends