On Assembly passes state budget, heads to Senate
Vote out the republicans. They are not working for the state but for ALEC..
On Report: Taxes would drop $677 million under budget
Wisconsin will be so far in the hole in couple years. Will have to lay off police and fire. Privatize everything. Sell off the parks. Sad day for Wisconsin.
On Walker withdraws nomination of student regent
He signed Walker's recall, so Walker is paying him back. Kind of petty if ask me. This idiot Walker wants to run for president after taking away womens rights. Ran Wisconsin into the ground. Taking the poor children off of Badgercare and Medicaid. Losing jobs right and left. He is a poor excuse for governor.
On Walker, Republican leaders stand by voucher deal
Why Scott Walker’s Job Record Is So Embarrassing
When he ran for governor in 2010, Scott Walker vowed to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. But he must be regretting that promise today.
Wisconsin retains a job deficit of 156,300 according to the Center on Wisconsin Strategies, a progressive think-tank at UW-Madison. That deficit includes 71,900 jobs lost since the recession plus an additional 84,400 jobs needed to keep pace with population growth.
Wisconsin ranked 44th in private-sector job growth even by the economic measure selectively used by Walker, the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Wisconsin fell from 41st and 37th in the previous two quarterly reports.
While wages for US workers fell 1.1% last year, the situation in Wisconsin was even worse, with wages falling at double that rate, a loss of 2.2%. This wage decrease heightens growing inequality in Wisconsin: “Between 1996 and 2010, the bottom 40 percent of Wisconsin earners experienced an average decrease of $2,407 in their adjusted gross income, measured in 2012 dollars,” according to COWS and the Wisconsin Budget Project. “The top fifth of income tax filers saw an increase in earnings of more than $17,000 over this period.”
The picture is likely to become even grimmer: Wisconsin is projected to rank 49th in job creation in the coming year, according to projections by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
I highly doubt Walker even gives his broken promises a passing thought. He follows ALEC's agenda and really DOESN'T CARE.
On Walker says he’ll sign abortion bill
This is terrible. Down right embarrassing to be a women today.
On District to adjust to new health care rules
Medicare for all!!!!! If doctors don't take it will lose all their patients.
On Legislative communications shielded from public
Where does Obama come into this article? This is our sleezy state legislators who are slamming us with all these horrid bills.Voting in middle of night all the ALEC written bills. We have idiots running this state.
On Ryan offering sensible plans to ease debt
Fed index ranks Wisconsin 49th in economic outlook
Source: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinal
In the latest economic indicator that casts Wisconsin in a negative light, the Badger state ranks 49th in the nation in the most recent index from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
"Wisconsin clearly is not leading the recovery," said William Delwiche, an economist in Milwaukee at Robert W. Baird & Co.
The Philadelphia Fed data is from its monthly state-by-state index of leading economic growth indicators, and is meant to predict how the state's economy will grow in the next six months.
The 50-state Leading Index report for April showed only five states with contraction, assigning Wisconsin an index rank of -0.74%. Wyoming, with a rank of -1.29%, is the only state with a lower index.
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Another GOP Talking Point DIES as Report REVEALS that Social Security Is NOT GOING BROKE
- Republicans have been claiming that Social Security is going broke for years in order to justify the privatization of the program. The right has also argued that Medicare needs to be replaced with a voucher system because it is going broke. It turns out that both of these claims are absurdly false. While this report is bad news for those Republicans who are trying to sell privatization, it is also bad news for President Obama. The president has made the argument in the past that cost of living adjustments need to be cut by moving to a chained CPI. Today’s report illustrates that there is no need for impulsive steps in the name of getting a deal on entitlements.
It would be foolish to suggest that Medicare and Social Security are fine. There is still a long term systemic problem looming. Some action will have to be taken in order to shore up the two beloved programs. However, there is a huge difference between tweaking the programs and what Republicans want to do. Contrary to what Republicans have been selling, there is no need to gut and privatize the programs. Social Security isn’t going broke, and Medicare is not in immediate danger.
There is one simple solution out there that could keep Social Security strong for decades to come. The cap on the payroll tax should be raised or eliminated so that the wealthy are paying their fair share into the Social Security Trust Fund. As long as millionaires and billionaires continue to pay payroll tax only on the first $113,700 that they earn, Social Security will always be just a decade or two away from crisis.
On Paul Ryan writing political autobiography
Lying Ryan it will be fiction.
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