The Pelosi Way

Disclosure: I didn’t think of this but it’s BRILLIANT! I had to share. The best way to end this shutdown is have the republicans in the house pass a 2000 page bill with a title saying something like “Full Obamacare Funding and Spending Increases For All”. Send it over to the Senate for passage then […]

The Fast Forward bill and Wisconsin’s skills gap

Here’s the bill, and I believe this is what passed and was signed by the Governor yesterday. I am really frustrated by the lack of detail in the average media report these days. I had to search for details. Really? What happened to the key points of who, what, when, where, and why. They seem […]

Some thoughts on money and government

This is going to be one of those meandering posts that hopefully makes you think in the end. First, high five for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele! He’s mimicking now Governor Scott Walker’s Kabuki dance with regard to the county budget so well they could be twins. Which is very funny considering how hard the […]

Comparing economic cycles to the rise and fall of party preference

I will apologize in advance that this post will not be thorough or well documented. I rarely get to say this, but I’m busy. Still, I wanted it out there so you could reply and help me think it through. Saturday night the spouse and I watched Iron Lady, a movie about Margaret Thatcher. (The […]

Pounding hopelessness into us at an unbelievable rate.

Dave Ramsey is knocking my socks off this morning. Think about that statement. On the one hand, the media has pounded hopelessness into us at an unbelievable rate, on the other, one man was peddling hope. Really. Stop for a few minutes and think about that.