Listening to Republicans, a vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is imperative to save the nation.
Republicans pushed an election-year, $3.5 trillion budget through the House on Thursday that relies on biting spending cuts and a revamping of Medicare to curb massive federal deficits, drawing a sharp contrast with how President Barack Obama and Democrats would tackle the nation’s fiscal problems.
To the editor: We write as two Republican leaders from a similar-sized state and suggest Wisconsin GOP leaders might want to take another look at intercity rail. Wisconsin was one of the lead states in receiving stimulus monies for what the Obama administration calls high-speed rail. Actually what it is could more accurately be described [...]
Published: November 16, 2010
Tags: federal deficit, high-speed rail, Pat Goss, Paul Ryan, Rail, Ray LaHood, Republican, Sensenbrenner, Tom Petri, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, WTBA
By Joe Lanane Three Republican congressmen from Wisconsin say the state should be allowed to return the $810 million in stimulus money designated for high-speed rail to the federal government to help reduce the nation‘s deficit. U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner of Brookfield, Paul Ryan of Janesville and Tom Petri of Fond du Lac introduced legislation [...]
By Matt Pommer Republican Ron Johnson says most people now in their 20s, 30s and 40s don’t expect Social Security to be around when they retire. Johnson has been riding the Social Security issue in his bid to oust Democrat Russ Feingold from the U.S. Senate. Johnson is seeking senior citizen votes by claiming Social [...]
By Matt Pommer Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has ducked out of representing the state in a legal fight over a federal court ruling blocking the U.S. government from spending money on stem-cell research. A weak excuse, offered by a spokesman, was the attorney general‘s office didn’t have all the necessary legal materials, including [...]
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — A businessman making his first run for public office defeated two more experienced politicians Tuesday for the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen. Voters in Wisconsin’s 8th District picked Reid Ribble of Kaukauna over state Rep. Roger Roth and former state Rep. [...]
By Matt Pommer “The miracles of modern medicine are simply outrunning the public’s ability to pay for them.” Almost a quarter-century has passed since then-Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm made that statement. Soaring private health insurance and looming growth in Medicare in intervening years may seem to some to underline the view. “You can’t afford to [...]
Matt Pommer The leading Republican gubernatorial candidates say they are opposed to the Health Care Reform Act recently passed by the Democratic Congress and signed by President Obama. That’s just swell, but they should be telling us how they plan to handle state health issues connected to BadgerCare Plus, BadgerCare Core Plan, SeniorCare and Medicaid. [...]
By Matt Pommer A half century ago, Jack Kennedy, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in western Wisconsin — then solid Hubert Humphrey country — ended up being driven around Dunn County in a car with a Nixon bumper sticker. The driver was Paul Hassett, editor of the Dunn County News and chairman of the [...]