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Individual Liberty and Health Care

Recently I had conversation with a college student on the subject of a national health care program. The student objected to “Obama Care” because it limited his “liberty.” Being required to participate infringed on his freedom to choose not having health insurance. He also objected to paying for other people, especially those who might do unhealthy things.I suggested to him that we are all members of a society. No man, or woman, is an island and no one is free to do, or not do, anything they want. All civilized societies impose necessary restrictions on people. ...

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MODERN MONETARY THEORY UNIT III: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENDING FUNDS TAXES

Imagine for a moment that this popularly held belief is true – that the US Federal Government has no money of its own and depends on taxes to fund any government spending. Think about this. Ask yourself the obvious question. If the US Federal government has no money of its own and depends on tax dollars for its operation, where did the tax dollars people pay each year come from in the first place?Well, we would all answer, “I work hard for my wages or salary and part of the money I earn is taken away from me to pay my federal and state taxes. That’s where federal ...

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HOW DEMOCRATS CAN WIN RURAL AMERICA

Many Democratic presidential candidates are busy wooing Iowa voters. The famous Iowa caucus allows the candidates to groom their message for rural America. Robert Leonard and Matt Russell have given strong ways to rebuild and reclaim rural America for the people.Mr. Leonard is the news director for the Iowa radio stations KNIA and KRLS. Mr. Russell is the owner of Coyote Run Farm and the executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light.There are four strong themes throughout Iowa and throughout the Midwest: Demography Infrastructure Farm sustainability ...

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WE CAN BE WHATEVER WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO SEE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uTH0iprVQ

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MODERN MONETARY THEORY UNIT II: THE MONETARY SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES

The US Government cannot run out of money any more than Lambeau Field can run out of points during a Packer game. Quoting former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed), Ben Bernanke, during a 2009 interview with Scott Pelley on CBS 60 Minutes:(PELLEY): “Is that tax money the Fed is spending?”(BERNANKE): “It’s not tax money. The banks have accounts with the Fed much the same way that you have an account with a commercial bank. So, to lend to a bank, we simply use the computer to mark up the size of the account that they have with the Fed.”In 1944 ...

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EARTH DAY SHOULD BE EVERY DAY

It’s been eight years since anyone in our executive branch of government uttered the words “climate change.” Thankfully, Governor Tony Evers brought science, common sense and the term climate change back to Wisconsin.Since the 1970’s, Wisconsin Governors have shaped our nation’s conservation legacy. In my office, over my desk, hangs a poster from Governor Gaylord Nelson’s campaign. The man from Clear Lake was ahead of his time. He did all he could to raise awareness that the earth is worth protecting.We recently celebrated Earth Day. From recycling to ...

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A CALL TO ACTION FOR OUR EARTH

I find myself deeply concerned about the planet this year.I have been thinking a lot lately about how distant so-called “civilized” society has become from the natural world around us. We have created a world within a world that is filled with useless plastic objects, traveling machines, endless entertainment, and a never-silent call to consume ever more useless plastic objects.I have often thought, with all the prepared soft food we eat that we will be toothless. In short, we are becoming abstractions to ourselves as though we are simply mobile collections of ...

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Women 4 Women

You are invited to Women 4 Women. Special guest is Matt Rothschild who will speak on the issues of Voting, Gerrymandering and Money in our Elections.Thursday, April 4, 20196:00-7:30 PMMarathon County Democratic Office833 South 3rd Avenue (enter on the Sherman St. side)Matt Rothschild is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.Prior to joining the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign at the start of 2015, Matt worked at The Progressive magazine for 32 years. For most of those, he was the editor and publisher of The Progress...

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Pilgrimage To Peace

 “Pilgrimage to Peace” Panel on Israel and PalestineGreater Wausau AreaMonday, April 1 - Immanuel Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m.630 Adams St.Obada ShtayehSuzann MollnerWausauTuesday, April 2 - YWCA, 6:30 p.m.613 5th St.WausauWednesday, April 3 – Holy Cross Clare Center, 6:30 p.m.1600 O’Day StreetMerrillAs part of a national tour by Churches for Middle East Peace (www.cmep.org), please join us for their panel presentation! Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) staff Sara Burback, Director of Outreach and Alison Glick, Director of ...

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Getting Women Elected

You are invited to a Forum for Getting Women Elected.Monday, April. 8, 20196:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.YWCA613 N. 5th StreetWausau, WI 54403Sponsors are AAUW (American Association of University Women) Wausau Chapter and YWCA.(More information at YWCAWAUSAU.orgFeatured speakers will be Marathon County Democratic chair Nancy Stencil and Marathon County Republican chair Kevin Hermening.Stencil and Hermening will speak about women in politics. They will answer questions previously given to them. Lucy Harvey will monitor the questions/answers.After Stencil and ...

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