Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Republicans blocked Democratic agenda for 12 years in Wisconsin, so who will they blame?

There are consequences to one party rule, especially by what are now MAGA Republicans, and we're about to feel it for what could be a generation.  Despite 12 years where they had control, isn't it odd to hear Vos Republicans blame Gov. Evers for pushing his "woke" agenda, as if that's what's holding Wisconsin back.   

Surrounded by Democratically run Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan: Wisconsin will have a difficult time growing its economy and still attract young demanding job seekers. This is an urgent problem; out migration is growing, young people are leaving, Wisconsin is graying, seniors are retiring, and the slow rollout of broadband depleted rural communities and businesses.

Recently, Democratic strategist Joe Zepecki laid out the obvious end result on UpNorthNews Radio with Pat Kreitlow.

This is only a partial list. 

1. Wisconsin is one of 11 states that didn't expand Medicaid, a health care safety net for family that fall on hard times.

2. No paid sick leave, banned by gerrymandered Republicans statewide.

3. Perpetually underfunded schools and universities.

3. A 1849 ban on abortion, dramatically affecting all reproductive rights for women. 

4. No medicinal or safe government controlled recreational marijuana.

Heck, Evers finally got to fixd our crumbling roads and bridges after 8 years of Scott Walker. And now, after waiting another 4 years, Vos Republicans are now thinking cancer causing PFAS in our water, any amount, could be bad for attracting people to the state. 

Is it any wonder voters reelected Gov. Evers to screen out statewide vouchers, anti-LGBTQ policies in schools and "woke" black history courses, probably a flat tax that really benefits the wealthiest freeloaders, voter suppression efforts...etc. 

Here's audio of Joe Zepecki's warning of what MAGA Legislators will do to the economy now and for future generations if they get away with it...

And if other state f**k up, well....

Yahoo News: Youngkin comment in his annual state address on January 11. “I’ve said before that I want ‘Made in America’ to mean ‘Made in Virginia.’ But let me be clear, ‘Made in Virginia’ cannot be a front for the Chinese Communist Party,” Youngkin said during the address. Later, Youngkin told reporters that the Biden administration has a “maniacal focus on getting rid of all fossil fuel generation, replacing it with solar, wind, or replacing every car immediately with batteries” when “the reality is that the technology that in fact drives all that is owned and dominated by the Chinese.”

Youngkin elaborated on his comments in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Friday, when he referred to the Ford-CATL partnership as “a Trojan-horse relationship.”

“This is not a zero-sum game and I would have loved to have Ford come to Virginia and build a battery plant, if they were not using it as a front for a company that’s controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” he said.

Youngkin’s actions don’t come in a vacuum; in fact, they may signal a coming wave of similar Republican attitude. As Axios reporter Jael Holzman outlined on Twitter last week, Republicans have begun raising concerns about Chinese control as a way to stymie or stall green energy developments. Politicians, including Sen. Marco Rubio and Tennessee Rep. Mark Green, have recently expressed concerns about a Texas-based battery company with some Chinese operations that got a Department of Energy grant, while the GOP is reportedly looking into other clean energy firms for Chinese connections, according to Holzman.

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