Tax Reform: The next battle

The battle over the Obamacare "repeal and replace" taught us two important lessons:

  1. The Republican members of Congress have either not plans or lousy plans. With more than 7 years to to come up with a plan that improves Americans' health care they came up with:
     -- cut Medicaid
     -- cut taxes for the wealthy
  2. Though the GOP controls the White House (sort of) and both houses of Congress, active, intelligent resistance works.

It's time to bring our resistance to bear on the next lousy GOP plan, tax reform.

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Is Scott Walker Foxconning us?

For a long time, corporations have been luring job-starved states into bidding wars, conning them into tax breaks for setting up shop in the locations subsidized by the highest bidder.

The states' participation in these schemes seem driven by wishful thinking or ideology, but the success of of corporations has given economists plenty of cases to investigate whether it's good for taxpayers. The consensus seems to be not so much.

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Madison Alert: Let your legislators know what you think

The League of Women Voters are recommending citizens contact their state legislators about the following bills: 

  • Opposing AB 427 requiring the DPI to create a firearms training curriculum
    At a time when funds for the fundamental responsibilities of public education are seriously inadequate. 
  • Opposing August 2017 Special Session AB 1 (the “Foxconn bill”) 
    We need some due diligence on this before we give a huge tax giveaway so Scott Walker and Paul Ryan can win political points
  • Urging support in the state budget for the transportation needs of our aging and disabilities communities.


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Fair Housing Exhibit Opens July 6

“Crossing the Line,” a Wisconsin Historical Society exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of fair housing marches in Milwaukee, will be displayed this July at the Little Red Store, 7720 Harwood Ave., in Wauwatosa’s Village area, near the location of the Farmers Market.

The free exhibit, hosted by the Wauwatosa Historical Society, is open from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, July 6, 13 and 20; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, July 8, 15 and 22; and 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays, July 9, 16 and 23.

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July 8, Fired Up for Tammy Baldwin BBQ


3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Greg & Mary Walz-Chojnacki's Home
8007 Portland Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213


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Save the Date: July 6, Sensenbrenner Tosa Town Hall

Town Hall
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner
Thursday, July 6
7 p.m.
Wauwatosa Public Library

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Health Care Town Hall

Firefly Room
Wauwatosa Library
Thursday, June 29, 7 p.m.


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Why a constitutional convention?

The Wisconsin State Assembly’s call for a constitutional convention – supposedly to pass a balanced budget amendment – may be a chance for the public to finally declare total war on ALEC, the right wing organization responsible for some of the most reprehensible legislation coming out of GOP-held state legislatures across the country.

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Reaping the whirlwind

Another U.S. representative has been shot. (Note to right-wing haters: Gabby Gifford, a Democrat, was the first.)

Don’t expect this to be the last time. We have to recognize that people who buy guns are going to use them. And we have to expect that the mounting frustration of American voters is going to find expression in gun violence.

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June 25, Friends of the Monarch Trail Planting Party!

The Friends of the Monarch Trail will be hosting a "Planting Party” to continue to restore the habitat for Monarch butterflies on the County Grounds.

Join us for a couple of hours on Sunday, June 25th from noon to 3 pm to help us plant another section with milkweeds and nectar plants.  Bring friends, family, a trowel and gloves.  This is a way to help the monarch population and a chance to spend time at the Monarch Trail which is being restored by a growing community of individuals invested in protecting and restoring this unique site.

Please park on Discovery Parkway as we will be meeting by the kiosk on the corner of Discovery Parkway and Eschweiler Drive. Please look for feather banners. 

For more information about the Friends of the Monarch Trail, please visit


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