Minnesota’s Shutdown: We’re Not All Dead Yet
According to the hysterical Democratic-Party run media in Minnesota, this day would be a day that would live in infamy. KARE-11 television station has been handwringing so vigorously it’s a surprise they have any skin left. The Star Tribune has been acting as if this would be the “Day After Tomorrow.” I woke up this morning expecting all the oxygen to have been depleted. With | Read More »
What’s With Walker and Wisconsin?
OK, I’m officially confused by what Walker and the Republicans are (and are not) doing in Wisconsin. It doesn’t square with the battle that they launched, and seems to suggest a deal in the works. Gov Walker pushed the budget repair bill through in a late-night session called on barely two hours’ notice. At the time I didn’t see any real reason to do it | Read More »
Call PA state senators and tell them NO to tax increases!
The PA state budget is expected to pass with Republican approval because of the exclusion of a PIT (personal income tax) increase. However, they are adding additional taxes to cigars and cultural tickets despite an admission that most people are against ANY kind of tax increase. We still need to voice our opposition to this budget. If you live in Pennsylvania, call both Republicans and conservative | Read More »
The Pangloss Budget
I recall not liking being told to read “Candide” before heading off to college. But over the years, that little exercise has continued to pay dividends. That’s particularly so where matters like state budgets are concerned. They are political documents and regardless of the amount of “core services” treacle drizzled on top of them, these unwieldy beasts remain statements of will and faction. But there’s | Read More »