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Finding the good in local government

Published Aug. 14, 2014

One of the easiest things to do is to find something wrong and then run out and criticize a local government about it. So I think it's only fair to occasionally give a nod to stuff that people do for citizens that makes life a lot easier.


Using regionalism to mask failure

Published Nov. 3, 2013

I was intrigued for several reasons by the recent comments from Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke. Most surprising was her courage in finally taking a stance on any topic related to Wisconsin politics. However, it was her comments about education, and her trust in mother government, that got my attention.


Poor isn't what it used to be

Published July 12, 2013

A recent Journal Sentinel watchdog article highlighted one of the many problems with how residents qualify for financial assistance. This article revealed how landlords and the self employed can receive state aid based on the honor system. In essence, we're talking about receiving thousands of tax payer dollars without being verified that economic assistance is even needed.


Your choices, our consequences

Published March 26, 2013

One of the truths of private sector business is that not all of the effects of a recession are bad. It allows businesses to "trim the fat." The owner's nephew that shows up late once a month for the last three years will be let go. Employees that aren't hard working, reliable or trustworthy are downsized. Companies will look everywhere for ideas on cutting back on expenses and spending. Employees are cross trained and will end up doing more work with fewer resources. Companies will necessarily purge redundancies in order to save money, enhance margins and grow profits.

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How a Shutdown Could Affect Small Business

We have been here before and it is never a fun ride. The last shutdown cost the taxpayers about $800 million in wages.  During the shutdown of 1995, 800,000 non-essential workers were furloughed, without pay.   The chance that the gov't will have a shutdown is pretty stressful to p...

Sleeping With Scott

I've been on several dates with Scott Walker recently, but we haven't actually slept together yet. Take one day last week for example.  After getting my daughter off to school, the dog walked and then bathed from the gritty spring thaw clinging to his underbelly, I drive down to a loc...

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