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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Lottery System For Healthcare?

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Taxes, U.S., Wisconsin

There are 100,000 people who have coverage under the Basic Health Plan in Washington State.  The director of that program has been directed to cut that enrollment by 36,000 people.  Why is that necessary?  It seems the State of Washington has a budget problem and needs to cut this program's funding nearly 50%.

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What Were You Thinking?

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, Taxes, Wisconsin

Have you ever been confronted by that question from a parent or a teacher or a boss or a spouse or a friend?  It usually suggests that you have done something utterly stupid, or indefensible, or in terribly bad taste, or all of the above.

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Overnight Massacre

Economy, Political, Quality of Life, Taxes, Wisconsin

There was an overnight massacre in Madison last evening.  The Joint Finance Committee met behind closed doors discussing, and passing, the majority of items that hadn't yet been discussed by the committee.

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State-Mandated Traffic Stop Database

Germantown, Police, Political, Quality of Life, Taxes, Wisconsin

Part of the budget bill is a requirement that police departments maintain a database of information concerning the race of drivers who are stopped for violations.  That information would apparently be maintained at the state level. It is obvious that this is aimed at the issue of "racial profiling" by law enforcement agencies.

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Liability Laws In Doyleland

Economy, Political, Quality of Life, Wisconsin

Governor Doyle is trying to pay the trial lawyers back for their nearly $250,000 of donations.  The best way to do that is to open up the liability laws, and he has proposed just that in the state budget.

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