Scott Walker’s Good Example and Mitch Daniels’ Bad Example
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In American politics, all eyes this week have been turned toward Wisconsin, where the clash over the bargaining process and entitlements for public employee unions has sparked protests and legislator walkouts. Today on Coffee and Markets we’re talking with Mark Mix, head of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, about his views on the battle in | Read More »
Justin Bieber, Pro Life Warrior
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Robert George to discuss politics and Justin Bieber’s pro-life stance, then Pejman Yousefzadeh will talk Libya. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope | Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker in His Own Words
Promoted and bumped. – Moe Lane Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sat down for an interview with The Heritage Foundation to talk about his resolve, his political hero, and why he’d prefer to see the stalemate last indefinitely rather than compromise on his principles.
WI Senate to fast-track Voter ID bill?
Hey, maybe we’ve got this all wrong. Maybe all those Democratic state senators should stay in hiding for a couple of days longer; it’ll let the adults get some business done. …Republicans plan to move ahead with regular Senate business. In addition to tomorrow’s calendar, that could mean public hearings on other legislation, and possibly a floor vote on a voter ID bill that Democrats | Read More »
Obama slinks away from Wisconsin union fight
After throwing the weight of the presidency and its campaign apparatus behind the Wisconsin public workers’ unions, the Obama regime is now backing away. The New York Times reports the regime claims it did “nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin.” This latest bit of Obama trying to have it both ways can only mean someone has read the polls and knows Obama blew it. | Read More »
Senate Libs Complain About Government Shutdown Then Go On Vacation
Only in Washington can politicians get away with complaining about a government shutdown, while going on vacation for a whole week. Senate Democrats took to the air on Sunday to warn the American people about a government shutdown on March 4th. They argued that the Senate may not agree to the House passed Continuing Resolution (CR), because the bill’s $61 billion in cuts to spending for the remainder of | Read More »
Leadership Requires Leadership
All of the attempts by the media to make stories out of the budget battles going on in Washington, D.C. will not change the bottom line of how it will end up, no matter how many ways they try to create a story. Namely, the taxpayers will get stuck with more debt and more taxes again. After all of the political punches are thrown, President | Read More »
I Stand With Walker
There is going to be a vigil in support of Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday. If you go to I Stand With Walker you can get the details on it. Likewise, Democrats and Unions are flooding Wisconsin with hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the Democrat Party there. We need to respond accordingly and give the Wisconsin GOP the funds with which | Read More »
The Left’s Union Problem in Wisconsin
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss German elections and the continued battle between the unions and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. | Read More »
Counter Rally In Madison, WI Tomorrow
Calling all tea party and grassroots conservatives in Wisconsin! This is your moment. Your state is ground zero in the fight against the unions. We win there, we win everywhere. Why else do you think President Obama, Organizing for America and just about every element of the Left is focused on the fight in Wisconsin? Heck, even the godfather of the union movement, AFL-CIO President Richard | Read More »
Unions fuel the hate in Wisconsin.
[UPDATE]: Ann Althouse has a few photos up that rather starkly symbolize just how committed public sector unions are to cleaning up the mess. (Via @keder) The Wisconsin GOP has put together a quick video of union attacks on Governor Scott Walker, which include: signs calling him a Nazi (and a dictator generally); signs calling him a rapist; and signs calling for his death. What | Read More »
Scott Walker’s (R, WI) collective bargaining reforms.
This post by Ann Althouse on the anemic protester response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget plan – and it is an anemic response; it’s bad when you have to add a statue to your crowd in order to make your crowd look bigger – reminded me about Walker’s plan in the first place. I got told about this actually by Kevin Binversie, who runs | Read More »
Move Over, Chris Christie: Wisconsin’s Walker Gives Public-Sector Unions Some Tough Love
He’s been in office for less than two months, but it’s become clear that newly-elected Governor Scott Walker plans on cleaning up Wisconsin’s fiscal house and public-sector unions are not too happy. Wisconsin, according to the Sunshine Review… …[F]aces an estimated $58 million shortfall in its Medicaid budget, according to a new memo released this week by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. This comes after the | Read More »
Scott Walker makes Wisconsin a sanctuary state.
…For Illinois businesses, that is: the new Governor is doing everything that he can to encourage a mass corporate exodus to Wisconsin, short of actually calling out the local National Guard to provide covering fire for the refugee columns. This is less of an exaggeration than you might think: the official slogan that Governor Walker is using is “Escape to Wisconsin.” They’re kind of serious | Read More »
Daily Kos checks on Wisconsin
Along with West Virginia, Wisconsin I wanted to see more polling in. Rasmussen Reports has been the lone voice up there polling again and again, showing these key races competitive while the rest of the polling world passed on by. PPP went there for Daily Kos finally, and now we get that critical second opinion on the races to see if they are as competitive | Read More »