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Congress’ phony crisis

There are no budgets in the Swamp. There are only continuing resolutions, or as one grassroots leader calls it, “the reality gameshow where members of congress trade unpopular policy and port projects for votes to fund the federal government for another six months …”

Wisconsin’s U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Oshkosh) wants to put an end to the game and the constant budget crisis facing the federal government.

As Justin Bogie writes in the Daily Signal, Tuesday will mark the 23rd straight time the federal government started the fiscal year with a continuing resolution in place to fund at least part of the federal budget.

Missed deadlines and general dysfunction have become the norm in the federal budget and appropriations process. That is a terrible trend for anyone concerned about mounting budget deficits and unsustainable federal debt.

Dysfunction doesn’t have to be the norm though. A bipartisan group of senators is working to ensure that Congress actively engages in the annual appropriations process and continues that work on it until it is finished.

The act would implement reforms compelling congress to make the consideration of spending bills a prorating, including withholding lawmakers pay if appropriations bills aren’t enacted on time and prohibiting congress from taking its August recess if all appropriations bills are not passed by Aug. 1.

Read more about the bill here.

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All Woke Up: Don’t congratulate her 

All Woke Up: Don’t congratulate her 

In Woke Land, congratulating a conservative is a punishable offense. It’s best to admit your mistake quickly, apologize profusely, and throw yourself on the mercy of the Woke. 

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October 28, 2020
‘Empathy Quiz’ asks students how much their parents make

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Plymouth High School juniors are being asked to take an Empathy Quiz, part of a broader course on “white privilege,” parents tell Empower Wisconsin. The school’s principal did not return a call seeking comment.  

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October 28, 2020
Yes, you can change your vote — but not for much longer

Yes, you can change your vote — but not for much longer

Google searches for “can I change my vote” have surged in recent days, according to The Gateway Pundit and other news outlets. Wisconsin ranked in the top 10 for the search category, the Gateway Pundit reported. 

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October 27, 2020
Free food at Milwaukee voting sites breaks election law

Free food at Milwaukee voting sites breaks election law

Would you like fries with your vote? Republicans are raising concerns about groups serving food to voters near absentee voting sites in Milwaukee, an act that is illegal under state election law. 

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October 27, 2020
Tool of the Week: NPR, America’s Pravda

Tool of the Week: NPR, America’s Pravda

It’s one thing for privately owned corporate media to be Biden corruption deniers, it’s an entirely different matter when taxpayer-funded public broadcasters refuse to cover the news. 

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October 27, 2020
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