Friday, June 28, 2013

Can't Someone in the Governor's Office Read a Graph

The local paper ran a graph on job growth over the past 2 years.  Of course our Governor touted the increase and there is one, but the Governor went on to say that it shows that we are on the right track.  I looked at the graph and came away with a totally different assessment.  First the graph finishes with a decline.  This decline is part of the normal cycle, except that it appears to be steeper that the past declines shown.  Second we divert from the national line for the first time in the 2 year time period shown.  The national job growth of the Obama economy is outstripping Scott Walker's open for business economy.  Conservatives love to point out how Obama tanked the economy.  I want to know what they are saying about the Wisconsin economy under the Republicans?

The other thing that is not discussed is just how much are these new jobs paying?  I don't see many high paying jobs being advertised.  Mississippi and Alabama here we come.  Our politicians already have co-opted their laws we might as well have their economy.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FEMA aid to Texas

I saw this reported a few days ago that FEMA has no more money for Texas.  I was wondering what disaster had befallen Texas?  Further reading said it was the fertilizer plant explosion.  I have no idea why this should qualify.  This is a State of Texas/ corporation issue.  Poor zoning by the State and village and not following the rules by a corporation caused this disaster.  Tell me why someone who lives in Wisconsin should be paying for this?  If the people have a problem they should sue the company and the state.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Worst Administration Ever

Just heard that George W Bush's poll numbers have increased, wow what an indictment of Obama.  I can't believe it.  This was the worst administration ever, I can't think of another president who was worse.  They were wrong about Iraq, they were wrong on the economy for eight years culminating with the worst economic collapse ever (it didn't appear as bad because of the social safety net), they bungled the occupation of Afghanistan, they bungled the occupation of Iraq (41 people were killed there today after we made the country safe and left, and they were wrong on domestic policy.  And now his poll numbers are going up?  I don't get it.

Why Does the Media Consult with Dick Cheney

Ever wonder why when a quote is needed the media turns to former Bush officials including Dick Cheney?  This is a group of people who were wrong about everything and yet they are treated as authoritative sources by news organizations.  Maybe it is because W's poll numbers are increasing (don't ask me how this could be) the media seems to have forgotten just how wrong these people are.