A grab bag today.
Biden misses the point. Yesterday Pres. Joe Biden attended union rallies in Milwaukee and Pittsburgh to celebrate Labor Day. But only one out of 10 American workers belongs to a union. If Biden really wanted to connect with labor he would have visited the loading dock at a Wal-Mart or the kitchen of an assisted living facility. This just underscores how Democrats just don’t see (much less understand) about a fifth of American voters.
Don’t tax my gift. A handful or states, including Wisconsin, would tax the up to $20,000 in student debt that Biden would forgive. My question is why any state wouldn’t. It is income just as surely as if someone wrote you a check. And yet, Gov. Tony Evers has said that he’ll try to get that changed so that people getting up to $20,000 won’t have to pay a few hundred dollars in taxes on the gift. This is progressive because…?
Why Michels? The Club For Growth, after a decade’s hiatus from playing in Wisconsin politics, took the gloves off and the check book out to attack Rebecca Kleefisch and support Tim Michels. The question is why? Kleefisch was every bit as conservative as Michels and, if anything, she seemed to have a better chance of defeating Evers. My theory is that this was a dust up between Tommy Thompson and Scott Walker. They are not fans of each other. Tommy backed Michels over Walker’s Lieutenant Governor when he seldom gets involved in primaries. I asked someone close to Tommy about that and he denies it, but he also doesn’t offer an alternative explanation. Since Kleefisch didn’t hesitate to back Michels this doesn’t seem to indicate a rift that would impact November. But curious minds want to know.
The fat lady hasn’t sung yet. Take heart Brewers fans. The Crew is only two games out of the playoffs (well, so, three if you count the tie breaker) after a come from behind win in Colorado yesterday. And the team tends to finish strong in September.