Senator Jon Erpenbach’s tribute to the working families of Wisconsin

Senator Jon Erpenbach is one of the Wisconsin Democrat Senators who is in Illinois while trying to make Gov. Scott Walker negotiate on stripping the unions of Wisconsin of collective bargaining rights. ...continue reading

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 ...continue reading

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 ...continue reading

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 ...continue reading