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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

Village Buzz - January 31st...

Germantown, Potpourri, Village Buzz

Pat T Cakes...

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Budget Problems In Wisconsin

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, SCHIP, Taxes, U.S., Wisconsin

When most of us think of Medicaid we think of the federally-funded program that helps people who are in need. It started that way, but it has morphed over time, as do many government programs.  In the world today, Medicaid permits states to 'experiment' using a combination of federal dollars and state dollars.  In the world today, Medicaid doesn't necessarily mean that the people using the programs are "in need", as we would've defined the term years ago.

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Economy, Political, Quality of Life, Taxes, Wisconsin

The "state of the state"...

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It Is All Around Us...

Economy, Germantown, Political, Quality of Life, U.S., Wisconsin

What is all around us?  The constant drumbeat of how bad things are and how long this will last is all around us.  We find it difficult to turn on a radio or television newscast without hearing anew just how bad everything is getting to be.  Newspapers are full of the bad news.  Electronic media of all ilks are full of bad news.

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Is The Press On Vacation?

Political, U.S., Wisconsin

Is the press on vacation?  I haven't heard or read much of anything critical since around January 21st.  I can only assume the press is taking some time off after the hectic season of supporting the Obama candidacy.

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