Workers in Wisconsin and across the U.S. must still cope with a relatively weak labor market. That is especially challenging for low-wage workers who are struggling with the declining value of the minimum wage, reductions in employer benefits like health care, and growing inequality. Those challenges are exacerbated in Wisconsin by budget decisions made by state lawmakers.
|By: WI Budget Project Saturday August 31, 2013 12:30 pm|
|By: Cynthia Kouril Saturday August 17, 2013 1:59 pm|
Are you old enough to remember when Masters of the Universe actually felt the need to give back? Can you remember the days when regulations were seen as good things? When the phrase “consumer protection” was used by someone other than Elizabeth Warren? If you’re too young to remember what the world was like when we had decades of prosperity and relative economic fairness in the “managed economy”, or if you want to take stroll down memory lane, back to the days of economic regulation, you may want to crack the spine on this book.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Wednesday October 24, 2012 5:20 am|
Consumer Watchdog Campaign today compiled ten of the most compelling reasons Californians should vote NO on Proposition 33, as reported by newspapers and editorial boards across the state.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 21, 2012 7:30 am|
In the very near future the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. One likely outcome is the court strikes down the individual mandate but leaves the rest of the law intact.
Here is what eliminating just the mandate would actually mean for policy.
|By: RH Reality Check Friday June 8, 2012 11:30 am|
Recently, an all-Catholic coalition of 43 dioceses, hospitals, church agencies, schools and other religious-owned or operated but public entities filed a dozen separate lawsuits against the Obama administration, protesting the requirement that insurance plans covering secular employees include contraceptive services. These lawsuits follow on the heels of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ high-profile attacks on nuns and Girl Scouts.
What I find as interesting as who Catholic leaders have chosen to attack is when they choose to be silent.
|By: Scarecrow Saturday March 10, 2012 1:30 pm|
If you believe that non-mandated markets for purchasing private insurance are the true conservative approach for health care, then it’s incoherent to oppose them merely because Romney and Obama agreed with you about exchanges. And it’s unreasonable to believe the Supremes will strike down the exchange provisions even if they don’t like the mandate.
|By: Scarecrow Friday February 10, 2012 8:08 am|
It is the Catholic Bishops and the GOP politicians exploiting this who are pressing to have government violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. And that’s the real Constitutional violation at stake here.
|By: Attaturk Friday February 10, 2012 1:30 am|
I don’t claim special insight into the human condition, but I think I am somewhat informed. But I admit I did learn something new from Politico yesterday.
|By: TBogg Tuesday February 7, 2012 6:20 am|
The Catholic Church is very unhappy that the Obama Administration is going to shove birth control down their throat by making them provide contraception benefits in their health plans for their employees, most of whom are already using it and then conveniently forgetting to mention it in confession. And when the Catholic Church gets fighting mad they turn to rageaholic Bill Donohue of the Catholic League.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday August 9, 2011 9:30 am|
It’s one thing for S&P to pursue its corrupt ideological agenda against the US Government. But now S&P has taken that confusion and stuffed it down another rabbit hole. It has downgraded the credit ratings of several insurance companies that had the good sense to have their reserves heavily invested in safe US Treasury bonds — that is, for doing exactly what a financially prudent board would have expected.