Archive for the 'Jim McGuigan' Category

12
December
2015

Trump Supporters: “He Speaks To Us” vs. Establishment: “He’s Exposing Us”

Wisconsin is a classic petri dish for what Republican leaders want — stealth campaigning, an amassing of power, use of that power to change the rules to assure a permanent legislative majority, then enacting that power for radical change that will ensure the wealthy and the powerful will amass more wealth and power to rule. […]

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22
October
2015

The Millennial Work Ethic

As a guy who keeps a fair amount of people employed, I’m often amused at what the public perceives as a varying generational work ethic, and what is reality. So here’s what I’ve found to be the reality. Myth #1: Millennials are lazy Employers who assume this stereotype do so at their own peril and […]

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11
March
2014

Ament, Milwaukee County’s “Tight-Wad Liberal” Dies at 76

Tom Ament was as intense a political animal as they come. He was no-nonsense and stubborn. Once he embraced an idea or a policy, he was a true believer. He called himself a “tight-wad liberal” and worked hard to live up to that label. His career was peppered with successes and in classic Ament style, […]

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31
May
2013

Milwaukee County Board Gets What They Deserved

In a rush to prove themselves ineffective an unable to act as a mature legislative body, the Milwaukee County Board has just earned themselves not only the wrath of a majority of the Republican legislature, but Governor Scott Walker as well. They proved that they just don’t get it. Now I’m not at all willing […]

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27
February
2013

County Board Shouldn’t Bother Itself with Clarke’s Antics

Plenty of political activists are now suggesting the Milwaukee County Board should censure Sheriff David Clarke for his over the top grandstanding on issues he has no control over. They are wrong. There is no reason to give Clarke more of a soapbox. The more attention he is given, the wackier he will become. Clarke […]

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18
February
2013

Reform County Government — Eliminate the Executive

It was a grand experiment, but adding the layer of County Government that is least connected to the people has turned out to be a dismal failure. It’s time to get back to our roots and eliminate the position of County Executive. In theory it should have worked out well. In reality it has resulted […]

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