Tim Sager commented on About 2014-03-16 15:17:13 -0500Rev. Dary
Please know that no one will be turned away for lack of funds, having said that there are costs associated with our work and the annual festival is our major fund raiser, we greatly appreciate donations from those who can give. As for transportation to the festival, I might suggest you post on the facebook event for the festival. I hope you can find a way to join us.
Tim Sager commented on July 4th Parade - Growing Democracy with the De Forest Area Progressives 2013-07-09 21:14:29 -0500Congratulations DAP, a great theme for Independence Day
Tim Sager signed up for move to amend 2013-04-12 10:43:34 -0500
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Tim Sager commented on Early voting threatened 2013-04-06 10:01:01 -0500Dripping with sarcasm. LOL!
Tim Sager commented on Why You Should Give a Shit About the Upcoming Supreme Court Election 2013-04-06 09:57:04 -0500Great post Nick, I wish I would of seen it earlier, I would of loved to share this before Tuesday.
Tim Sager commented on Wisconsin Grassroots Groups 2013-03-09 13:09:29 -0600Good question Ron. I think we need to work on the wording of this page. :-)
Tim Sager commented on Canadian Native American perspective on the world 2013-03-09 13:03:55 -0600Hi Ron, I moved part of you post to “after the fold” people can click on “read more” or the title to see the complete post.
Tim Sager commented on How Re-Districting Skewed the 2012 Election 2013-02-04 16:48:15 -0600“This disparity between the will of the American people and the actual outcome of the election did not happen by accident — it is largely the product of massive gerrymandering by Republican state officials.” http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/21/1351161/democratic-house-candidates-now-have-a-nearly-12-million-vote-lead-over-the-republicans/
Tim Sager commented on Should we start tracking "Frankenfood"? 2013-02-02 09:27:43 -0600Of course we should know.
“IT’S PEOPLE! SOYLENT GREEN IS MADE OUT OF PEOPLE!” One of my favorite movie quotes from Soylent Green 1973.
This is another case where lobbying and the copious amounts of money in our system works against the public interest. A simple requirement to label our food should not even be debated.
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Petitions to sign - Why all the different petitions?Moderator for this page is Jim Crist, email@example.com
Tax policy since the 1980's has been largely regressive. giving larger tax breaks to the top income brackets and drastically lowering income taxes on dividends and capital gains. The theory behind stimulating growth by cutting taxes for the upper incomes is "Supply Side Economics" commonly referred to as "Trickle Down Economics" This actually can work when lack of supply is the problem. Unfortunately our globalized economy now has a demand problem, money has piled up at the top and wages and buying power have stagnated at the bottom. A strongly progressive tax system can start to fix that. Let the Bush Tax cuts expire.Read more
Tim Sager commented on The American Taliban 2012-08-31 12:24:56 -0500The Taliban are all male and know what is best for their women. How long before the women of America are required to wear a Burka?
Tim Sager published Using Politifact to rate the candidates. in County Line Progressives Blog 2012-08-31 12:15:14 -0500
I realize that in politics there is an inherent tendency toward exaggeration, but I would like to be able to trust that the person I vote for mostly tells me the truth. Following are the sad results, as of 8/31/2012
PolitiFact rates Mostly True and True at 46%
Governor Mitt Romney:
PolitiFact rates Mostly True and True at 29%
Vice President Joe Biden:
PolitiFact rates Mostly True and True at 43%
Congressman Paul Ryan:
PolitiFact rates Mostly True and True at 28%
And of interest to Wisconsin
Governor Scott Walker:
PolitiFact rates Mostly True and True at 20%
Tim Sager published "The Betrayal of the American Dream". in County Line Progressives Blog 2012-08-10 11:21:03 -0500
In the mid 80's my labor union, Communications Workers of America, did a paper on the declining middle class that warned us of what was coming. It was obvious that our political system was not responding to the needs of the 99 % even then. Watch the interveiw from Democracy Now a daily independent global news hour. With Amy Goodman & Juan GonzálezRead more
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