Thursday, May 29, 2014

Is It Working?

By Jeff Simpson

On the same day that Scott Walker was able to get his bosses to pony up $1,000,000, to tell everyone in WI that "it's working", in a silly, poorly produced ad

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction came out with updated numbers on childhood poverty in Wisconsin

For the 2013-14 school year, Wisconsin has 359,400 public school district students who are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals out of enrollment of 829,394 in the 413 school districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program. There are now 117 school districts that have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free and reduced-price school meals, including the state’s five largest districts: Milwaukee Public Schools (82%), Madison Metropolitan (54%), Kenosha
Unified (55%), Green Bay Area Public (58%), and Racine Unified (63%).

I guess, AFP-WI feels that the increase of childhood poverty and hungry children in WI was an endgame, then it is working perfectly.  

I personally think "Its working!" would mean that those numbers decreased, not increased.  But that's the crazy progressive in me.  


  1. Nothings working in Wisconsin........not our citizens, not our government, not our businesses, not our economy the answer is a big resounding NO !!!!!!!!!!!

  2. It must have been a dumb commercial? Because you missed its' point entirely. I'm sure those hungry kids can sustain on your endless complaining though. Nothing moves the wheels of change like bitching from an office chair.

    Further, your defining yourself as progressive is both dishonest and offensive to progressives. You're a union blowhard. Can't be both. And you've made your choice.

  3. But its working - just ask the lady in the picture who owes the state over $29,000 in back taxes, works for her I guess And as a longtime progressive with many union friends and supporters although non myself, you can be both, the above statement is utter nonsense.

  4. What is Working in Wisconsin is that Scott Walker delayed implementation of tighter phosphorous pollution standards. That means Koch Industries' Georgia Pacific, the largest point polluter of phosphorous into the Fox River and Green Bay, do not have to take actions to cut their phosphorous pollution. Buying Walker was money well spent by the Kochs, and they are proud to display that in their commercials.So what if algae blooms do a real number on fishing. Sportsmen for Walker are too brainwashed to realize how Walker is undermining hunting and fishing in Wisconsin.