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Income Inequality

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If ever there were a place for the liberal argument regarding income inequality, it has to be applicable to the Bradley Center and request for a new arena. The taxpayers of the city and the surrounding counties are once again being asked to foot the bill for another sports venue. While people like Herb Kohl is sitting with hundreds of millions of dollars in his pockets, he feels absolutely no obligation to kick in any money for a new arena. As of today, I believe he still owns the team. The Milwaukee Bucks are also all millionaires. As are the coaches. Yet the taxpayers and middle class citizens are silent while being coerced into agreeing to raising their taxes and my taxes to pay for such a stadium. I often find it hard to understand for people to not pose a question on why they are obligated to build a workplace for a bunch of underachieving millionaires. The Milwaukee Bucks have the worst record in the NBA. Not that it matters, but why should the taxpayers agree to paying for this corporate welfare while the rest of our infrastructure such as schools and streets could make better use of the same amount of money? But when it comes to sports, people forget to raise the issue that this is also corporate welfare. These greedy 1%ers feel absolutely no obligation to evening knowledge what regular citizens are being requested of. But if this happens in the corporate world, people would take to the streets and feel justified. At the very least, it should be close to the same argument. In addition, what kind of wages are the people working inside this new arena going to received as a work again? Will they be making at least $15 an hour? Are they guaranteed health care coverage? Are they making a living wage in which to support their families? Compare this to what any of the Milwaukee Bucks and the coaching staff are earning and tell me if that's fair.

The New Normal

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By now, I'm sure you've probably given up on the New Year's resolution. But, that's all right. It was just too tough. That's how things are going to be in America now. If it involves too much work in order to achieve your dreams, they probably weren't meant to be. But that's okay, it's not your fault.

American exceptionalism is now a thing of the past. And according to the leadership in Congress and the presidential administration, that's how it should be. We now have to direct our efforts into transforming this country into one that is more fair, more just, and more moral. Achieving success involves too much selfishness. Yet losing can be shared by all. What's the lesson? Were all in this together.

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The Search for Truth

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In today's world, the Democrats think they know what truth is. These are the same people that for five years have been telling us things like,"if you like your health plan you can keep it. If you like your doctor you can keep it. Premiums will go down by $2500 per year per family. The prejudice against 501(c)(3) groups does not exist. The attack in Benghazi was caused by a video." Do I need to go on?

Now but it was uncovered that there was a traffic jam caused by the Chris Christie administration, the Democrats think that they need to seek the truth. Governor Christie has come out and said that he did not know at the time that the bridge was being shut down purposefully by people in his administration. The Democrats don't believe it because they don't want to believe it. These are the same people who when President Obama was given the distinction of having the life of the year, they all flew to his defense saying that all politicians lie. All politicians have to lie in order to get their programs passed. It's a means to an end. Boy, that's good news for the citizens of the United States. They are just pawns in a Machiavellian game of chess.

The Democrats are starting early with having the New York Times and 60 min. come out and try to convince us that the attack and Benghazi was really caused by a video. Even California Senator Barbara boxer is not buying that.

Scan of ironic that on a week that the Democrats believe that they can and the presidential hopes of Chris Christie for 2016 may also see the fall of their favored candidate Hillary Clinton fade away if the Benghazi story takes hold. Yes, that's wishful thinking because the mainstream media would have to report it. They would have to give it more than 1 min. worth of airtime unless you're too busy looking into the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy in New Jersey. Why isn't that considered a phony scandal?

Polar Vortex Round 2

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Outside of two weeks ago, I don't think I meant anyone who would put the words polar and vortex into the same sentence. We may not know what it is, or where it came from. But we do know what the cause is: global warming.

Climate change scientists have the explanation ready for us. Because of the excessive carbon dioxide that we put in the air in the past 30 years, the border that keeps the polar vortex from blowing down to this part of the country has been weakened by humans. So let's ask the question, when it stops being so bitter cold, does that mean the actions of humans have fixed the polar vortex border? That has to be the on the explanation; cause and effect.

Yes, global warming is the cause of these record low temperatures we have been experiencing. Although, if we remember our history, weren't we told as schoolchildren that the glaciers carved the Great Lakes? If so, global warming has been around longer than the 1980s. But who caused the global warming that made the glaciers melt? If there were no citizens in this part of the country, except for some Indians up near Oshkosh, what the heck happened?

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