Power-hungry Dems use redistricting to turn Dane County bluer

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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For all the bitching and moaning Democrats have done about how Republicans crafted the state’s voting maps, you never hear them complain about the partisan carving Dane County Democrats did to enhance their stranglehold on power.

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Most in Congress are millionaires, but not because they’re getting rich off the system

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  Accountability, Congress, Economy, Elections, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time in history, more than half of America’s elected representatives in Congress are worth more than $1 million.

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Petition: Vote for term limits, or we’ll vote you out

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Featured, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

TERM LIMITS: A conservative businessman's petition calls for lawmakers to allow Virginians to vote on term limits — or be voted out.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”

Mark Twain said that.

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With minimum wage increasing in New Jersey, some say Pennsylvania should follow suit

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Economy, Elections, Federal Government, Issues, National, National News, New Jersey, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

WAGES ON THE RISE: Minimum wage will soon increase in New Jersey, and Democrats in Pennsylvania are clamoring for similar action. But economists are divided when it comes to who benefits from minimum wage increases.

 
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Higher costs are likely and higher unemployment is a possibility after New Jersey raises its minimum wage by $1 at the beginning of 2014.
Economists who look at the coming wage hike, approved by Garden State voters in a statewide referendum on Nov. 5, are divided over whether other states, like [...]

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Have at it: Is it finally time for federal term limits?

By   /  October 18, 2013  /  Wisconsin  /  56 Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — Throw the bums out.
That’s the general sentiment of a lot of fed-up Americans after the latest Inside the Beltway meltdown — a 16-day partial federal government shutdown that seemed to only prove how little we really need our federal government and how much we loathe our federal lawmakers.
One of my [...]

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