Urban Milwaukee's Bruce Murphy declares that state Sen. Leah Vukmir, the Wauwatosa Republican who is running for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, welcomes your hate. She wants to make this race a war between the far right and far left, he comments.
In an editorial, the Beloit Daily News asks if anyone in the two political parties cares about us. The paper writes, using the demise of Wisconsin Democratic minority leader Peter Barca and the GOP's angry reaction in Washington to Donald Trump's deal on the debt with the Democrats as examples, that no one wants to actually work together these days.
Political Environment blogger James Rowen notes that the proposed Foxconn plant is headed for flood-prone Racine County. The sprawling plant will likely be built in areas that have experienced numerous floods in recent years, making the waiver of environmental regulations all the more troubling, he writes.
Liberal blogger Jeff Simpson chides House Speaker and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan for not knowing the minimum wage of the state he represents when asked at a recent forum. It shows how out of touch he is, the blogger says.
Blogging Blue's Ed Heinzelman can't figure out the math. He notes that Toyota is thinking of building a $1.6 million plant with 4,000 jobs. Amazon is considering spending $5 billion on a headquarters that will house 40,000 jobs. And Foxconn is planning to spend $10 billion on a plant that will include 3,000 to 10,000 jobs. It doesn't figure, he claims.
Right Wisconsin doesn't believe in saying anything good about the opposition. In an editorial, it criticizes Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke, who asks his fellow GOPers to quit criticizing Rep. Gordon Hintz, who will likely be the new Democratic minority leader to replace Peter Barca.