A few Sundays ago, Congressman-elect Glenn Grothman told Milwaukee TV host Mike Gousha that welfare recipients "can easily get $35,000 a year in total benefits between the healthcare and the earned income credit and the FoodShare and the low-income housing and what have you." By zeroing on the number he spat out -- and, you know, $35,000 does seem like a lot of money -- the fact-checkers miss the chance to nail Grothman for the far worse implication of his statement: that the poor are lazy, and are paid by the government to stay lazy.
Recently, it was news that the state Republican Party is going to vote at its convention on a resolution that says the state party "supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede." Secede? You've got to be kidding me. Maybe we should all find a way to get the Tea Party to secede from the rest of us who have at least a little bit of common sense.
The expanding prominence of "rent-to-own" stores in some parts of Milwaukee that some accuse of using predatory lending practicing to entice consumers into dubious deals for merchandise has been a concern of consumers and legislators for years.
In mixed martial arts a wounded opponent is still a dangerous one. Anyone wanting proof need look no further than Anderson Silva's Hail Mary submission over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 or Cheick Kongo's stunning knockout against Pat Barry back at UFC on Versus 4.Likewise, a fight outside of the cage ...