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Head's up 7th CD!

The attached article from TALKING POINTS MEMO shows pictures of Congressmen celebrating the "defeat of Obamacare"...and among them is Sean Duffy..

But the authors have done something great...they have annotated in RED the names of the Congressmen along with the NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THEIR DISTRICT WHO COULD LOSE THEIR HEALTH COVERAGE..

In the 7th CD...57,000.......that's 57,000 people who have a reason to vote against Duffy..

Here's the article.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-trumpcare-butcher-block-celebration-in-photos-annotated

What the hell happened?

I found this old post of mine on facebook..The contrast between what the Republicans did to Health Care last week as well as the B.S. Transportation Proposal the Wisconsin Republicans have used as a vehicle (no pun intended) to push through a FLAT TAX on Wisconsin citizens and what the REPUBLICAN PARTY USED TO STAND FOR is absolutely mind-boggling...

Here's the post:

In defense of once being a card-carrying Republican, another blog found this text of the official Republican Party Platform in 1956...enjoy

"We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs--expansion of social security--broadened coverage in unemployment insurance --improved housing--and better health protection for all our people.

We recognize the need for maintaining isolated wilderness areas.

A continuously vigorous enforcement of anti-trust laws

Legislation to enable closer Federal scrutiny of mergers which have a significant or potential monopolistic connotations;

Procedural changes in the antitrust laws to facilitate their enforcement.

Stimulate improved job safety of our workers, through assistance to the States, employees and employers;

Continue and further perfect its programs of assistance to the millions of workers with special employment problems, such as older workers, handicapped workers, members of minority groups, and migratory workers;

Strengthen and improve the Federal-State Employment Service and improve the effectiveness of the unemployment insurance system;...

Assure equal pay for equal work regardless of Sex;

Clarify and strengthen the eight-hour laws for the benefit of workers who are subject to federal wage standards on Federal and Federally-assisted construction, and maintain and continue the vigorous administration of the Federal prevailing minimum wage law for public supply contracts;

Extend the protection of the Federal minimum wage laws to as many more workers as is possible and practicable;

Continue to fight for the elimination of discrimination in employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or sex;

Provide assistance to improve the economic conditions of areas faced with p
ersistent and substantial unemployment;

Revise and improve the Taft-Hartley Act so as to protect more effectivel
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