On Campaign finance, election reform forum at UW-Whitewater slated
Sorry RAF, babble doesn't qualify as an argument. Go back to bed.
Gee Evan, you provided more information about clowns than you have concerning, redistricting, cuts to education, lack of legislative transparency and the unwillingness of Republican legislators to address their constituents in public forums. Oh wait, I get it now. Well at least you Republicans are consistent in your inability to deal with and intelligently discuss opposing views.
Perhaps Evan, had you read some of the earlier comments of other contributors, you would have understood WHY my comments included information that pertained to the article indirectly rather than directly. Nonetheless, you have chosen to display your knowledge of clowns rather than address the issues I raised. Obviously, you have nothing of substance to contribute.
My remarks Evan, as I clearly pointed out and which you fail to address, relate to the legislative forum sponsored by the Fort Atkinson School District, NOT the common cause free public forum mentioned in the article. Try to stay focused Evan.-As for the common cause forum, you claim Democrats could have made redistricting a non-partisan undertaking AND you seem to make believe that redistricting reform would be in the best interest of Wisconsin residents. If so, then why didn't YOU and your fellow Republicans make it happen. The secrecy surrounding the manner in which Republicans carried out their redistricting was corruption at its worst, an affront to transparency and an insult to the voters of Wisconsin. Why WOULDN'T it be the focus of a discussion about transparency and openness in government? Since redistricting occurred while you were in office, please explain why the process was so secretive and why records were withheld and destroyed. Are we on the same page now?
The event was open to the public Evan, meaning ANYONE could attend. The topic being discussed was the impact Walker's budget would have on the Fort Atkinson School District and taxpayers in the Fort Atkinson community. As you're aware, public school funding NOT provided by the State must be made up by the taxpayers within the community. You voted to cut $8 million from public schools and currently support Walker's decision NOT to increase public school funding but instead use taxpayer money to fund Private schools. Those who support Walker's policies had every opportunity to attend. None, including you, chose to attend. Of course it's one-sided if "one side" lacks the courage to justify their position.
Really Evan, you're going to chide common cause for not saying anything about Congress hiding their inside trading while "In the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., shepherded the bill through. It was Friday afternoon at 12:52. Many members had already left for the weekend or were on their way out. The whole process took only 30 seconds. There was no debate." -NPR-Evidently even House Republicans had little to say about the Bill. Gee Evan, could it be that ALL politicians share a desire keep their shady dealings and perks free from public scrutiny? BTW, I realize Republicans have trouble actually reading and understanding the language in most legislation but insider trading is still illegal and large stock trades must be disclosed - it just won't be as easy to catch the offenders, Democrat or Republican.
Typical RAF, throw out a red herring trying to change the subject while pretending that ALEC has not had a direct influence on WI Republican passed legislation. The point is Nass and Kedzie were not willing to defend legislation they support in front of a group of their constituents. Many of those voters who attended the legislative forum were less concerned with Republican-Democrat ideology as they were with the impact Walker's budget proposals will have on THEIR school and community. As PAID representatives of Fort Atkinson, Nass and Kedzie OWE the voters at least an appearance! Instead they cowardly decline the invitation and whine about partisanship. Meanwhile their failure to appear is an act of partisanship.
Nass and Kedzie have NEVER attended ANY event other than planned gatherings in front of a closely monitored "friendly" gathering. If they have, AdjunctProf., then name just ONE. Recently a legislative forum sponsored by the Fort Atkinson School District was held to discuss the impact Walker's budget (which BOTH Nass and Kedzie support) will have on the schools AND community. Both Nass or Kedzie declined invitations even though the very individuals whom they are PAID to represent, were in attendance. But then we have come to expect that type of behavior from our Republican representatives. They don't have the guts to stand before the people they are supposed to represent and explain why the budget they support does not include ANY increase in public school funding. If Republicans could DEFEND any of their proposals, they wouldn't view meeting with their constituents as an "ambush", would they Adjuct. What you fictitiously refer to as "liberal indoctrination" Adjuct, is actually "intellectual competency". That's when individuals learn to think for themselves rather than blindly follow a failed conservative ideology propagated by ALEC.
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I agree, Mike Ellis should be working at a Jiffy-Lube instead of in the Legislature.
donnaw the REAL question is why do Nass and Kedzie, both of whom represent voters in the Whitewater area, regularly DECLINE invitations to attend public forums. I know for a fact they have been invited to several forums pertaining to education, environment and budget issues yet they REFUSE to attend. Obviously, they don't care about their constituents concerns.
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