Provided you have not just eaten, get a load at this video from the Center for Reproductive Rights. Baby? Baby? Are you freaking kidding me? Ok maybe that was the intent of this video. To get a rise out of pro lifers like me. But to what end? No one has ever mistaken me for a prude. But this video is so smarmy and offensive | Read More »
Radicals Try to Destroy a Wisconsin Business
The saga of Palermo’s Pizza continues. When Palermo’s announced they were going to build a new production facility in the Milwaukee in 2005, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett actually made the announcement. They were to be the first major employer to locate operations in the previously blighted corridor of Wisconsin’s largest city and the move put Milwaukee, and its Mayor, in the best possible light. Yet, | Read More »
Wisconsin Election Watchdogs Jump Into Action to Save Their Own Bacon
Any question of whether GAB is a partisan joke was answered by their rapid lobbying to save their own behinds People who follow Wisconsin politics should remember this truism: For the GAB, the SOP is CYA. It’s accurate, easy to tweet, and it’s family friendly. The translation – For the Government Accountability Board, the standard operating procedure is “Cover Your Ass.” As I’ve written here | Read More »
About that Disability Treaty…
For many Americans who take only a casual interest in national affairs, last week’s rejection of an international treaty on the rights of the disabled was a real head scratcher. Wisconsin United States Senator Ron Johnson offers his take on the matter, explaining that it would have done little. In fact, Johnson argues, the treaty is a perfect example of what ails Washington. Nearly two | Read More »
Wisconsin Deserves Better Election Watchdogs
Senator Scott Fitzgerald is onto something with his desire to reform the pathetically biased and secretive Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. Need proof that the GAB needs reform? Look no further than the reaction from Democrats who fear their sure thing panel of holier than thou retired judges may be on the chopping block. Former Democratic Senate Leader Mark Miller, who led the fleebag 14 to | Read More »
Election Officials Who Work for Key Obama Surrogate Ignore State Law in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is the Obama campaign point man in Wisconsin. The three-time Democratic candidate for Governor (who lost to Republican Governor Scott Walker in 2010 and again in this Summer’s failed recall election) routinely acts as a local surrogate for the President. Barrett enven flew down to the Republican National Convention in Tampa earlier this year to hold a press conference on the | Read More »
Walker’s Reforms in Limbo, Savings in Jeopardy
“Limiting collective bargaining freed counties, municipalities and school districts to make necessary changes to costly benefit packages such as health insurance and other programs without having to provide a quid pro quo for the changes. This, in turn, facilitated the ability of counties, municipalities and school districts to maintain employment levels while still meeting the ever-increasing service demands of their taxpayers and citizenry.” So reads | Read More »
Small President Clings to Big Bird
Barack Obama, 2008: “If you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” Barack Obama, 2012: Big Bird! Big Bird! Big Bird! Today’s lesson in campaign implosions brought to you by | Read More »
Leftist Idiots Head to Twitter to Blame/Mock Scott Walker for Murderous Wisconsin Shooting Spree
While most thought about/prayed for victims, these creatures’ first instinct was to think about politics. Besides ignoring the truth about the new collective bargaining law’s impact on police and firefighters, they jump to incredible conclusions about the shooter. Pathetic. Sad. Predictable.
Paul Ryan on Obama’s Push for Welfare State
Potential Romney vice presidential pick, Congressman Paul Ryan, offers a concise and devastating rebuke of the Fabian Socialism advanced by the current Administration. We risk hitting tipping point in our society where we have more takers than makers in society. Where we will have turned our safety net into a hammock. That lulls able-bodied people into lives of dependency and complacency. Which drains them of | Read More »
Paul Ryan on Milton Friedman’s 100th
Paul Ryan answers the question: What would be Milton Friedman’s take on the current dismal Obama economy? On the 100th anniversary of the birth of economist Milton Friedman, United States Congressman Paul Ryan reflects on the state of the US Economy and offers his take on what Friedman would say about the public policy prescriptions emanating from the current Administration in Washington, D.C. Well said, | Read More »
Recall Recount Irregularities–Control of Wisc. State Senate In Balance
After 16 months of chaos in Wisconsin, the result of a big-labor fueled temper tantrum, things have calmed down to some extent. But they may be bubbling up again. Since election night, Democrats have tried to put lipstick on their failed pig of an effort to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker by pointing to the fact that they won control of the Wisconsin State Senate | Read More »
Obama Campaign Suspended…In Wisconsin, for Recall
It’s all hands on deck for Democrats, liberals and Big Labor in Wisconsin.
State Chamber of Commerce Sets Record Straight on Wisconsin’s Jobs Surge
This fantastic public service commercial began running in Wisconsin today. Next time someone tries to say Wisconsin is losing jobs…you can tell them they are flat out lying.
Wisconsin Actually ADDED Jobs in 2011 – BLS Survey Off By More than 57,000
It turns out Wisconsin actually 23,321 jobs in 2011 (57,221 more than estimates suggested). The newly-released figures are based on actual survey of more than 150,000 employers in the state. This data, is based on the replies of 96 percent of Wisconsin employers, not a survey of only 4-5% of them, really shoots the Wisconsin Democrats’ jobs message all to hell. The numbers come from a source | Read More »
Democrats Say No to Thousands of Dirty Jobs
The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy presents this mini documentary about attempts to open an iron mine in Northern Wisconsin and efforts to modernize the state’s mine permitting process. In a case of bad timing, the ill-fated bill was killed as environmental extremism and Recall Politics stood in the way.
Jobs Crisis Takes Back Burner to Politics in Wisconsin
The MacIver Institute examines the curious case of a proposed mine in Northern Wisconsin and efforts to modernize the state’s mine permitting process. We spent several days in Hurley, Wisconsin and coducted interviews with several generations of residents to get their take on what went wrong.
Wisc. Gov’t Unions’ Favorite Candidate May Not Make it Out of the Primary Tuesday
Incredibly interesting things going on in Wisconsin (so what’s new?). Public employee unions have already spent more than $8 million in their effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) according to campaign finance reports reviewed by the MacIver News Service. There are 5 weeks until the June 5 general election when it is expected that Governor Walker will face either former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk | Read More »
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Touts $1 Billion in Savings from His Labor Reforms
The success of the labor and fiscal reforms in Wisconsin continues as total savings exceed a major milestone. From today’s MacIver News Service report: [Madison, Wisc…] One billion dollars. That’s how much the state, school districts and local governments in Wisconsin have saved thanks to the budget flexibility provided by Act 10, according to the Governor’s office. “This is a significant milestone—more than one billion | Read More »
Anti Scott Walker Goons Mock National Anthem at Wisconsin Tea Party
Nothing I could write here could say more about the vile nature of the rabid opposition to Governor Scott Walker than their own behavior, as witnessed this weekend at the Tax Day Tea Party in Madison. I dare anyone to defend this garbage.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Launches Campaign to Fend Off June Recall
For months Big Labor and their Democratic allies have been taking shots at Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. After failing, for the most part, to stymie implementation of the new labor law through the courts, they’ve triggered a recall election this June (the Dem Primary will be May 8th). On Tuesday, Walker was joined by his Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch as they kicked off the campaign | Read More »
Some Constituents Don’t Appreciate Condescending Attitude
You’ve heard about the Wisconsin legislators who walked away from their job and hid in Illinois for 3 weeks last year… Now see some of their constituents turn the tables walk out on them. Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) held a town hall meeting in Hurley on Saturday, March 31st. It was his first in the area since the mining modernization bill failed in the State | Read More »
Congressman Ryan: White House is “playing sort of Chicago Politics with our Constitutional Rights.”
As the Supreme Court began hearings that will determine the fate of ObamaCare, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan minced no words in his latest critique of the Obama Administration’s disregard for the Constitution.
Wisconsin Unions Turn to Alinsky for Motivation, Guidance, Training
Next time someone tells you the opposition to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s labor reforms is a wonderful, organic, mainstream movement please direct their attention to today’s breaking news from my colleagues at the MacIver Institute: On Eve of Recalls, WEAC Turns to Alinsky Disciples For Community Organizing Help MacIver News Service | March 15, 2012 [Madison, Wisconsin] Gearing up for increased political activism on the cusp of | Read More »