Infrastructure

Missouri Republicans pretend that taxing the rich is not an option to pay for roads

In 2014, Republican’s in the State legislature overrode the veto of the Democratic Governor and instituted tax cuts that have amounted to nearly an annual billion dollar loss in the State’s revenue: St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House Joins Senate…

Democratic Governor-elect of Michigan makes clean and safe drinking water her top priority

In 2010, Michigan elected a Republican Governor, Rick Snyder, who had no experience in government. Rick Snyder had been a corporate executive for Gateway Inc., a computer company, then founded a venture capital firm. He came into office preaching a…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Why should I vote?

Do you know anyone who isn’t voting? If so, please share with them some reasons why they should vote. Vote because what makes America great is our Democratic system of government: of the people, by the people, for the people….

West Virginia Democrat talks about issues with local paper – West Virginia Republican sends her son to talk to paper

The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley, West Virginia attempted to talk to the two candidates running to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress. The Democrat, Richard Ojeda, spoke to the paper on his thoughts about issues plaguing the people of…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Mike Pence says Oklahoma GOP Governor candidate will be just like Trump

Mike Pence took a trip to Oklahoma to stump for Kevin Stitt, the Republican nominee for Oklahoma Governor, and did what Mike Pence does best: suck up to Donald Trump. Tulsa World: Pence says Trump administration a ‘foreshadowing’ of Stitt…

PSA for Republican voters: Voting for politicians who oppose the policies you support will prevent those policies from being enacted

This message might come off as condescending, but considering the current reality of our political discourse where the President of the United States is traveling across the country calling an entire political party a “party of crime”, the risk of…

Midwestern Democratic Governor candidates will cut taxes for the middle class

There is a misconception, which the Republican noise machine has pushed relentlessly for the last few decades, that Democrats want high taxes. The key to this misconception is that it lumps the poor, the middle class, and the rich together….

Republican politicians resort to lies and hate because their policies are only popular with a shrinking Republican base

Donald Trump and many other Republican politicians have decided to run on a party platform of lies and hate in 2018. Examples include Donald Trump lying repeatedly to his supporters at his fascist rallies across the country, California Congressman Duncan…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor keeps giving millions to private businesses – while cutting education, health care, and infrastructure funding

In April of 2017, it was announced that a new Aluminum plant would be opening up in Kentucky thanks to up to $25 million in incentives it was receiving from the state of Kentucky. Courier-Journal: Aluminum company pledges 550 jobs…

Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been spurned by business

When Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker was first elected, he declared that under his leadership, Wisconsin would be open for business. He promised that his agenda of cutting taxes and fighting unions would lead to businesses knocking down the door…

Trump is using fascist rhetoric in accusing Democrats of being a “party of crime” – yet his own policies actually increase crime

Lately at his MAGA rallies, the current President of the United States has been accusing the opposition party of wanting an increase in crime. Here are a few examples: Donald Trump at Minnesota rally, October 4, 2018 “If you vote…

Remember when Republicans said the tax cut would increase wages? It hasn’t, and here’s why

Most of us can probably recall that when Republicans were passing their massive tax cut for corporations, they were claiming that corporations would take that tax savings and pass it along to their workers: The Hill: Wage growth well short…

Scott Walker’s transportation secretary discussed selling Wisconsin’s roads to a London billionaire

Wisconsin’s roads are in terrible shape. Madison.com: The transportation debate: Critics say Scott Walker’s record on road funding will be an issue this fall “In February, U.S. News and World Report ranked Wisconsin 44th in the country for its road…

Conservative Republicans in Kansas are rejecting the current radical Kansas Republican politicians and endorsing Democrats for office

The Republican party used to be the default party of choice for conservatives. What is happening in Kansas is showing that to no longer be the case. Paul Davis, the Democratic nominee for US Congress from the Kansas 2nd district,…

By the numbers: Minnesota’s Democratic Governor vs Wisconsin’s Republican Governor

In 2010, the neighboring states of Minnesota and Wisconsin both elected a new Governor, each of which has governed for the last 8 years. Minnesota elected Democrat Mark Dayton, and Wisconsin elected Republican Scott Walker. These two states are both…

Missouri Republicans in the State House have left the State’s infrastructure in sad shape – And they are blaming the voters

In 2014, Republican’s in the State legislature overrode the veto of the Democratic Governor and instituted tax cuts that have amounted to nearly an annual billion dollar loss in the State’s revenue: St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House Joins Senate…

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor is clueless about his own State’s transportation needs

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor, Scott Walker, recently responded to criticism of his stewardship of the State’s roads with this strange defense: JS Online: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggests highways don’t need more lanes when they are rebuilt Gov. Scott Walker questioned…

Wisconsin’s budget has been busted by Scott Walker, and the State’s roads and schools are paying the price

In an April article from the Capital Times, the sad state of Wisconsin’s Budget under Scott Walker was put on full display: Madison.com: The transportation debate: Critics say Scott Walker’s record on road funding will be an issue this fall…