'They want to destroy the New Deal and take us back 100 years. People didn't believe they would go after Social Security and Medicare, but it's not under the radar anymore.'
On Wednesday night the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to approve legislative and congressional redistricting maps that Representative Fred Kessler called, “the most vicious abuse of partisan power that I have ever seen in the Wisconsin Legislature, and I’ve been here since 1961.”
The unbelievably misguided union-busting efforts of Republicans several months ago not only ended 50 years of labor peace in Wisconsin, but it turned the Wisconsin political landscape on its head.
There’s a rough road ahead for News Corp.
Senator Chris Larson of Milwaukee summed up the Republicans' rush to pass their redistricting maps in Wisconsin during a special session on Tuesday, July 19: "This is a straight-up power grab," he said.
“It’s tough,” Walker says about the GOP’s prospects for keeping control of the Wisconsin state senate. “If the election were January 9th rather than August 9th, I’d feel a lot better.”
Rampant ignorance is contributing to the spread of hate and fear in this country.
Next Tuesday the Wisconsin state senate will meet in extraordinary session to vote on three redistricting bills. One redrawing state legislative boundaries, one redrawing state congressional district boundaries, and the other to change the law so that the first two bills are legal.
The trouble lies in the basic fact that the two countries have entirely different worldviews.
“Unfortunately, outside money will have a big influence on this election,” says GOP State Senator Luther Olsen. “Is the goal to buy this election?”
For many years, big corporations, including Kraft, Pfizer, WalMart, and AT&T, to name a few, have been paying hefty dues to belong to a group that gives them access to state legislators.
from the March 2008 issue-- progressive state representative Mark Pocan went behind enemy lines for this firsthand report on the American Legislative Exchange Council."
Through the Corporate Looking Glass
Navy blue. The day called for deep, dark, traditional navy blue. I picked out my most staid conservatively patterned gold tie to match the gold buttons on my navy suit.
Congressman Ryan, instead of talking the talk, next time they bring out the wine list, choose the house wine and donate your spare change to a struggling family back home.
Shelly Moore, running against Senator Sheila Harsdorf, practically embodies Wisconsin progressivism.