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Friday, Aug. 5, 2011
Barack Obama is a lot of things—eloquent, dissembling, conniving, intelligent and above...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Road builders, voucher advocates and the wealthy get big perks

It's inevitable that a state budget includes perks for campaign allies. Inevitable, but not ideal. But this year's biennial budget, a Republican creation signed by Gov. Scott Walker with about 50 vetoes on Sunday afternoon, includes a shocking number...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plus Hero and Cause of the Week

Perhaps no “rising star” has fallen so fast as Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, who's attempting to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and low-income folks while creating a windfall for Wall Street and the for-profit insurance industry...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Asking the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share

“We're broke,” Gov. Scott Walker has told the state repeatedly as a way to justify his draconian budget, which guts public education and transit and raises taxes on the poor while cutting taxes for the wealthy and profitable businesses. But “we're broke” isn't totally true, since the state Legislative Fiscal Bureau found that Wisconsin will have an extra $636...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

But he doesn't tell the whole story

Congressman Paul Ryan has been conducting listening sessions around Wisconsin to tout the benefits of the House Republicans' new budget plan, which is largely modeled on ideas Ryan has been promoting for years...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
You might not know it from the local press, but much of the national media doesn't consider Gov. Scott Walker the most controversial...
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Point out Republican gimmicks and unfair impacts

Having hesitated to fully enter the fiscal fray, President Obama has at last delivered a plausible, principled response to the budgetary flimflam of the far right. But one speech, even a very good speech, won't fulfill his obligation in this fateful argument...
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010
Last month, President Obama proposed to freeze government spending on everything other than defense, veterans’ benefits, homeland security, Medicare and Social Security. The New York Times reported that administration officials depicted the initiative as proof of the president's "seriousness about cutting the budget deficit." Such spin may fly in Orwell’s Oceania or Washington...

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