On tax breaks to lure Foxconn: I think $250 million a year for 15 years is a little ridiculous. We probably should have thought about giving General Motors that money for 15 years and see what would have happened to Janesville then. This is outrageous, and I think Gov. Scott Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan need to look this thing over and really think about why we have to pay to have jobs. If Foxconn wants to come here, it’s something that we shouldn’t have to pay to have. People have to wake up and start really looking at the whole situation.

On Janesville streets: They are becoming an increasingly hostile place, not just with inconsiderate driving but also with other boorish behavior, such as yelling out windows and flipping people off. I think the police need to take this more seriously, and the citizens need to be invited to report any such behavior along with the typical unsafe driving.

On rude bartenders: I got a message for bartenders and bar owners: When I walk into your bar and your bartender is spending all her time talking to certain people, don’t expect a tip from me.

On Republican efforts to overhaul health care: Obamacare prevented insurance companies from rejecting anyone with a pre-existing condition. It also mandated that everyone carry insurance. Otherwise, people would wait until they got cancer and then apply for insurance. The ‘skinny repeal’ bill dropped the mandate to have insurance but kept the pre-existing condition clause. Republicans obviously don’t know how insurance works.

I think it’s time to get rid of Paul Ryan. I think the voters of Wisconsin need somebody in Washington that works for them, not for the insurance companies.

On Sen. John McCain’s health care vote: So once again John McCain stabs his own party and the American people in the back. No big surprise. His state of Arizona is one of the hardest hit. Health care premiums have gone up 115 percent under Obamacare. I guess McCain thinks his constituents can eat cake. I know he was a patriot and a war hero at one time, but as a politician, he’s a backstabbing traitor.

On former chief of staff Reince Priebus: Reince, what’s the matter? Donald Trump is the same guy he was during the election. He is the same guy that you and cabinet members said about a month ago that you all loved. He is the same person your fellow Wisconsinites—Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson and Scott Walker—are not proud enough or have the backbone to stand up to. Again Reince, what’s wrong?

Trump promised to drain the swamp. I guess what that means is keep putting people in office and firing them or demoting them. Priebus is only one more. There will be a lot more until we do something about that president.

I’m a big fan of Reince Priebus, and I was happy when he was selected to serve in the White House. But if he’s behind some of these leaks, I hope he’s not only fired but goes to jail. These people need to be marched in front of the cameras and sent to prison for a long time.

On White House missteps: As a former supporter of Trump, one can only be totally puzzled by his actions as president thus far. For those who maintain that he is moving forward on major issues, the question is moving forward on what? His management of White House cabinet and staff suggests that he is still playing his role as the Apprentice chief rather than as U.S. president. A comedy of errors if not so serious.

On political turmoil in Venezuela: You people who think socialism is great, take a look at what is going on in Venezuela. That’s socialism. That’s what socialism brings you.

On transgender ban for the military: If you are a man who thinks you are a woman or vice versa, you have a mental illness. Look it up. There is a medical term for it. In any case, it’s not the best idea to join the military, not for you and certainly not for the country. The military’s purpose is to kill our enemies, not to be a social experiment, and it’s most certainly not a place to get gender reassignment surgery on the taxpayers’ dime.

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