Dear Scott Walker, Learn To Balance Your Budget From Cook County, Illinois

Yes, you heard me. Instead of busting the unions, there is a way to balance your budget without alienating the very people who work for you. When Toni Preckwinkle took office, she had a $487 million dollar deficit. Yep, I think that's more than Wisconsin's as a state. We also have the highest sales tax in the country. Not county -- in the entire United … [Read more...]

Scott Walker, Unions, and Why We Should All Be Worried

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UPDATE:  This has passed thorough the committee.  It will now go to both houses. DISCLAIMER: I use to live in Wisconsin. I have family there. I'd love to go back there one day to live. My husband is not union though many of my inlaws are.   And I want to warn you this will be long.  I'd also like to thank Trista Serrano who is the secretary of her … [Read more...]

Blogger, Politicians, and Disclosure

I read a really interesting article in the Chicago Tribune yesterday.  It was about who pays for campaign ads. Now, as a blogger, if I receive a free item or payment for something I write, I must disclose it per the FCC.  That way, people know who sent the item even though I write impartial reviews anyway.  Whatever.  I do it, because I have to.  I happen … [Read more...]