On Walker launches new website touting changes
According to the website, 40,000 private sector jobs were "created" in the first 6 months, yet the unemployment rate went from 7.4% to 7.6% during the same time period and peaked at 7.9% in August. Jobs may have been created but not enough to offset the number of jobs that were lost.
On Low scores don’t deter Wis. voucher supporters
Robin Vos said that graduation rates are what matters. Really? So it doesn't matter if they maybe less capable in math and reading as long as they graduate? No wonder why were lagging behind in education, were solving the wrong problems. Graduation rates don't matter if a high school or charter school graduate has only 1/2 of the knowledge that their counterparts in other countries possess.
On Police department’s OWI website operating sporadically
The 7 P's - Proper prior planning prevents pretty poor performance.
On 2 million lose jobless benefits as holidays arrive
jcommon - Deregulation worked so well for the financial industry, coal mining and the oil companies. Love Canal, while it may be a little old in comparison is a pretty good example. Take a look at the National Priorities List then think of how things would be if the EPA wasn't "overstepping their bounds." Having a job doesn't do much good if you, your children, your grandchildren, neighbors, friends, etc are being born with birth defects, getting cancer, etc.
7.5 million jobs were "created" in the 45 months (one year and 3 moths shy of 5 years by the way) between 2003-2007. Theses were primarily low-wage, service sector jobs. In comparison, while it was not the amazing "continuous growth" significantly more jobs were created during any 4 year portion of Clinton's presidency than during the amazing 4 year growth period of Bush's. Overall Clinton averaged 240,000 jobs a month while Bush averaged 50,000. Not to mention the fact that all of the gains during Bush's term (and then some) were gone by February of '09 well before any of Obama's policies were in place. Blame the financial collapse if you will but keep in mind that the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was pushed through by the 3 Republican Senators whom the act is named after. Even blame Clinton for signing the bill after it passed the house with a veto proof majority..916WI ~ You make it sound like I support just giving everyone "free money", I don't. I know people that are attending college and up until now have qualified for unemployment because they were in retraining. The system was in place to offer retraining to people that had lost their jobs, not just free money for lazy people that don't want to work. Under current unemployment regulations, people have to apply at two places per week unless you are in a special program. If they do not look for work, then they lose their benefits. It's not indefinite free money.
Trickle down economics may have worked in the 80's but the world economy is significantly different now than it was 30 years ago. If this were not true, then the tax cuts in 2000 and in 2003 would have made some difference. The main difference is that almost nothing is manufactured here anymore. What good do tax incentives do for the economy as a whole when the businesses and workers are overseas or across the border and the only people here are the CEOs, the board and maybe some administrative staff? Just because a business is making more money doesn't mean that they are going to hire people. There has to be some reason other than a better bottom line. If I'm handling things fine with the 30 employees and then I get a tax cut, unless I'm expanding the business or there is an increase in demand that would require the hiring of additional workers, there is no reason to hire people just because I have more money. You can argue that if I spend that money I'll be stimulating the economy, but that's not entirely true. If I use that money to buy a TV made in China or Korea etc. that money does nothing at all for American workers except contribute to a further growing deficit. I find it funny that allowing the tax cuts to expire would be "bad for the economy" yet letting millions go with out unemployment benefits is "fiscal responsibility."
On Manscaping unearthed my 'defect'
I haven't had any major surgery, but I saw Dr. Bostian a few times about 25 years ago or so when he would work at the Riverview Clinic. He noticed I had a mild case of asthma, which now that I think about it was probably due to my father smoking cigars in the house during my childhood. I hope he doesn't mind me saying this, but I ran into Dr. Bostian about a year ago when I took an Anatomy and Physiology class at Blackhawk Tech. From my experience, he's a good doctor and a good person as well.
On Milton sets fine for bullying
doseman95 ~ They aren't going to enforce it at Consolidated and Harmony. You basically answered your own question. Consolidated and Harmony are outside of Milton's jurisdiction so this ordinance would not apply. This is a Milton ordinance not a school district policy..etown ~ I think that a lot of people are missing the point of this ordinances and the examples the Gazette has used are not what I think this ordinance is set out to stop. This isn't just to prevent someone getting shoved in a locker, or being called a name. This is most likely written to prevent the type of bullying that has lead to several suicides by a few teenagers across the country. This is to make up for the absentee parents who aren't involved in their child's life and never taught them manners, respect, or decency. Perhaps once their children start receiving fines they might start to pay a little more attention. Also, please look up the proper use of "their" and "they're" and "then" and "than". Some capitalization would be nice too.
"Freedom of speech RIP"? The freedom of speech clause only applies when a government entity tries to suppress this right. Besides, I don't see in what world repeatedly calling a person a "f@g", "sl_t" etc, would be protected speech. Actually, if you want to split hairs, if it is spread around the school and the it borders on slander. Perhaps the people who are in opposition to this ordinance are the parents of bullies and are afraid that they are going to have to dip into their retirement fund in order to pay the fines that their disrespectful children rack up. .I was bullied and "teased" pretty bad while I was in elementary and middle school and thankfully I had good parents and a good head on my shoulders that I didn't do anything extreme. Someone who is a little more sensitive may not have dealt with it the same way.
On Janesville council dumps bike tunnel
Alwaysamom ~ I've heard the "rape and mugging" haven about tunnels from many people. This argument holds not water. There are many tunnels that currently exist on the bike path, and when was the last time you heard about a rape or a mugging at any of them?
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