Sunday, October 24, 2010

The political rhetoric this year reminds us of the following joke. How about you?

Did you hear the one about the old man who went to the doctor for his checkup and afterward the doctor came in with some bad news? The doctor said, "You have two serious problems. The first is you have cancer." The patient was surprised because he felt fine. The doctor next told the old man, "You have dementia." 
"Oh good," said the old man, "I thought you were going to tell me I have cancer." 

Doesn't this sound like today's Republicans who have conveniently forgotten how we got into this financial mess?!  

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Why the Deficit is what it is

Figures from the Congressional Budget Office quoted in a New York Times article, "America's Sea of Red Ink was Years in the Making," by D. Leonhardt, have been converted to the chart at the beginning of these posts to graphically show where our current deficit has come from. It didn't just show up on Inauguration Day, January 2009!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Check out this clip from The Rachel Maddow Show, where Rachel explains why "not since FDR has a president done so much to transform this country."

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sharing a Letter to Take Note of!

As Scott Walker prepares his taxpayer-funded campaign tour across Wisconsin, what is he leaving behind in Milwaukee? Years of mismanagement and neglect that have put some of the County’s most vulnerable people at risk.

News reports last week confirmed that under Scott Walker’s watch a pregnant patient was repeatedly sexually assaulted at Milwaukee County Behavioral Health. Now troubling stories are emerging that this may be institutional practice under Scott Walker.

Scott Walker’s hand-picked mental health executive said last week that the county intentionally houses female patients with men they know are dangerous "
because the presence of women reduces the likelihood of the men being violent," according to news reports. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported yesterday that Scott Walker and his cronies consider this a reasonable “Trade Off.”

Scott Walker’s history of mismanagement and neglect goes back years. Under Scott Walker’s watch, assaults on staff jumped 
by 50 percent. One veteran nurse was battered in 2007, leaving the woman “with a concussion, bruises and memory lapses. Another nurse was choked. A third was punched in the eye.”

And in 2006 one patient starved to death and another was found starving and the state declared all patients were in immediate jeopardy, the highest alert possible after an inspection discovered 11 federal safety and health violations.

Scott Walker is blind to his own mismanagement and neglect. Fortunately, we are not. One year ago Scott Walker needed to be rescued by the state because his public assistance programs were denying basic food aid to struggling families during the national economic crisis.

Even in the midst of calls for an audit from state lawmakers, County Supervisors, and an investigation by an independent patient’s rights organization, Scott Walker somehow still claims that he “is in compliance with state and federal regulations.”

As someone who has spent years cleaning up after one of the worst county executives in Milwaukee history, I believe it’s time we Trade Off Scott Walker for someone who truly cares, not someone who cynically uses vulnerable female patients as pawns to distract violent male patients. It’s time we hold Scott Walker accountable for his history of failure.


Rep. Tamara Grigsby

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A good video from Organizing for America gives a quick explanation of how health reform will benefit your area and can be shared with friends and family.

Opponents of reform are already calling for its repeal -- and spreading outrageous lies about what it means for America.

We can't let them tear down public support for reform.

Share this link with everyone you know so they can get the truth about how many people in their state will benefit from reform:

Natalie Foster
New Media Director

Friday, March 26, 2010

Health Care Reform Will Help Wisconsin!

With the Congressional passage of health reform last night, here are just a few examples of what this means for Wisconsin:

  • Improve coverage for 3,798,000 residents with health insurance.
  • Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 1,369,000 families and 123,900 small businesses to help them afford coverage.
  • Improve Medicare for 877,000 beneficiaries, including closing the "donut hole."
  • Extend coverage to 172,000 uninsured residents.
  • Guarantee that 63,200 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
  • Protect 10,300 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.
  •  Allow 455,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents’ insurance plans, complimenting existing Wisconsin law.
  •  Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 87 community health centers.
  • Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $433 million annually. 
  •                                                            Although this is a bad day for the special interests and the status quo, it is a great day for our nation and a great day for the health of Wisconsin's working families.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stimulus Effect on Job Loss

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