Express Milwaukee - Left and Right http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-269-1-left-and-right.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Doyle's High-Speed Train Deserves Consideraton - Students and commuters would benefit http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-6022-doyles-high-speed-train-deserves-consideraton-students-and-commuters-would-benefit.html There is much to be admired about Europe. Fine French cheeses, Bavarian sausages...

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High-Speed Rail and Race Relations - Scott Walker is looking out for inner-city residents http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-6023-high-speed-rail-and-race-relations-scott-walker-is-looking-out-for-inner-city-residents.html Last week, Jim Doyle asked Washington for $519 million dollars to use to upgrade transit in Wisconsin. Would that money go for busses in the inner-city? Transit for the disabled? Bus ticket vouchers for homeless shelters?


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AIG Bonuses- A Drop in a Leaky Bucket - Unconstitutional Legislation Won't Spur Private Investors http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5940-aig-bonuses-a-drop-in-a-leaky-bucket-unconstitutional-legislation-wont-spur-private-investors.html Why would any private investor want to get into bed with the Federal Government? This is the sort of question that businesses have to ask themselves on a daily basis- why would a consumer want to do business with our company?

With the government bailouts of companies like AIG, it is a question that the Federal Government needs to ask itself. Why would private investors want to accept bailout funds, or participate in the "toxic" asset relief plan proposed Monday by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner?

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AIG Bonuses: Stupid Beyond Belief - Bonuses fly in the face of common sense http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5941-aig-bonuses-stupid-beyond-belief-bonuses-fly-in-the-face-of-common-sense.html Some things are just unbelievable. They defy all common sense. Like the time my wife chose Cleveland as a vacation destination. It wasn't even a good idea at the time, yet somehow, it happened. Such was my thought when it was revealed that executives employed by the hapless insurance giant AIG were to be paid $165 million in bonuses. ]]> Interesting Rhetoric - The Bush Administration Was Reckless http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5863-interesting-rhetoric-the-bush-administration-was-reckless.html This is Not George Bush's Financial Crisis - Democrats Cannot Evade Responsibility For Much Longer http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5862-this-is-not-george-bushs-financial-crisis-democrats-cannot-evade-responsibility-for-much-longer.html Rush Sticks the Landing at CPAC - Radio talker's speech distills conservatism to its essence http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5701-rush-sticks-the-landing-at-cpac-radio-talkers-speech-distills-conservatism-to-its-essence.html In his "first ever address to the nation" delivered to the Conservative Political Action Committee last Saturday, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh electrified attendees of the conference by distilling conservative ideals down to their essence- the freedom of every American to achieve greatness through individual effort, unencumbered by "onerous taxes, regulations, and too much government".Not surprisingly, liberal pundits and commentators heard a speech that was, according to CNN commentator Bill Schneider, "Angry, mocking, bullying, harsh, and full of contempt."

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Limbaugh misguided, but a force to be reckoned with - Progressives can't dismiss his influence http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5702-limbaugh-misguided-but-a-force-to-be-reckoned-with-progressives-cant-dismiss-his-influence.html I first started listening to the Rush Limbaugh program during the Clinton Administration, or as Rush liked to call it “America Held Hostage.”  Regardless of what you may think of his political views, you must admit that the guy can be funny and charismatic in a way that Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are not.]]> Doyle's Budget is Another Shell Game http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5621-doyles-budget-is-another-shell-game.html An AP story reporting on Jim Doyle's proposed budget starts with this sentence: "Taxes will go up on smokers, the rich, and large companies."

What a surprise. Doyle's budget targets the Democrat's axis of evil- Big Tobacco, Big Money, and Big Oil.

Doyle proposed his budget in a 34-minute speech last Tuesday. The speech was like an overlong car chase in a low-budget action movie- constant evasion of responsibility with the same old plot devices used to cover some gaping budget holes.

"My budget stands up for the people who earn regular paychecks and the people who, through no fault of their own, have lost theirs," Doyle said.

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Doyle Plan not all THAT bad http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5622-doyle-plan-not-all-that-bad.html Faced with a huge deficit, Governor Doyle unveiled his new budget plan last week, and was immediately attacked by everyone who happened to have a soapbox nearby. Unless you serve donuts for a living, you can't please all the people all the time. I'm not going to defend all aspects of 2009 Assembly Bill 75, but faced with a huge deficit, Doyle presented a realistic, if unfortunate, package of spending cuts and new taxes to keep the state operating. ]]> Free Mojito With Checking Account! - Associated Bank Plays it Wrong http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5527-free-mojito-with-checking-account_-associated-bank-plays-it-wrong.html Last week, Daniel Bice, writing in his "No Quarter" column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reported that Associated Bank took a $525 million handout from the federal government. No great shakes - I applied for some myself (denied, btw). However, Bice, in the same column, "Associated Bank plans its own fiesta after bailout party," also reported that Associated CEO Paul Beideman was planning on taking nearly a hundred Ass.Bankers with him to a Caribbean resort to celebrate a job well done. ]]> Associated Bank Gives Up - Welcome to the Socialist Machine http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5528-associated-bank-gives-up-welcome-to-the-socialist-machine.html Ask not what you can do for your country… - The stimulus package will do it for you http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5398-ask-not-what-you-can-do-for-your-countryhellip-the-stimulus-package-will-do-it-for-you.html Stimulus package a good first step. - ...But no Package is perfect http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5399-stimulus-package-a-good-first-step-but-no-package-is-perfect.html Barack Obama- The First Year - This is no Camelot, Just Another Politician http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5222-barack-obama-the-first-year-this-is-no-camelot-just-another-politician.html Get Used to Disappointment - What to Hope For (and realistically expect) in Obama's First Year http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5223-get-used-to-disappointment-what-to-hope-for-%2528and-realistically-expect%2529-in-obamas-first-year.html MMAC Lawsuit- Too Little, Too Late http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5137-mmac-lawsuit-too-little-too-late.html MMAC Lawsuit Frivolous http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-5138-mmac-lawsuit-frivolous.html The Case Against Light Rail http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-4959-the-case-against-light-rail.html Light Rail Still Makes Sense http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-4960-light-rail-still-makes-sense.html Obama needs to clear air, right the ship http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-4864-obama-needs-to-clear-air-right-the-ship.html Obama Will Not Escape Unscathed http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-4865-obama-will-not-escape-unscathed.html Do Not Bail Out the Auto Industry http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-4801-do-not-bail-out-the-auto-industry.html We Must Bail Out the American Auto Industry http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-4802-we-must-bail-out-the-american-auto-industry.html