Economics


COMMUNITY OUTREACH TASK FORCE~”The Marty Bus”

Little did I know when I started volunteering here how much this would grow on me. There is great need in our comunity and often those with the greatest needs are shunned. The problem of unhoused is not going away by wishing it away or incarcerating it away. And shame on those who say "not in my backyard." All I can say is, you have touched me, I have grown. Community Outreach Task Force is A Non-profit Organization with a mission to provide the basic living needs (and more) to the homeless. We are staffed by volunteers, so 100% goes directly to servicing the most ...

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Saving Social Security

Recently Wausau took part in a launch of Seniors for Biden in Wisconsin. We had former Alabama Senator Doug Jones come to Wausau to do a tour on Social Security and Medicare. Throughout the week, former U.S. Senator Doug Jones launched the “Protect Our Retirement” tour to campaign for President Biden across Wisconsin, with stops in Wausau, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. Doug Jones is a former U.S. senator and current civil rights attorney. In 2017, he won a special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama—the first Democrat to do so in 25 years in the ...

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Demonstrations Across Wisconsin 

  Demonstrations Across Wisconsin Please join the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, American Federation of Government Employees Council 220, and other partner organizations as we call for Social Security to be protected, modernized and expanded! Attend a demonstration near you! All events start at noon and will last approximately one hour Rhinelander: Tuesday, May 15 meeting at 2023 Navajo Street wisconsin.retiredamericans.org Thank you to our friends at WJFW for the great reporting. This link will help you to understand what Social Security is up ...

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WARHEADS TO WINDMILLS

Tim Wallis, is traveling across the country this spring to educate more people through his newest book: Warheads to Windmills: Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War. As the book title says: our two biggest existential threats--climate breakdown and nuclear weapons--can and must be addressed, both urgently and simultaneously. Here is a link to more information on Tim and the new book: https://warheadstowindmills.org/book/. (you can paste that link in your browser). Tim's presentation is of interest to several constituencies: Peace and Environmental groups ...

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Mom’s Story

Mom’s Story April 21, 2024 My Mom was born in 1914. From what I understand, she was born in a two-room log cabin that was part of a lumber camp in northern Wisconsin. Her parent’s borrowed some money to buy 20 acres of cut-over land to begin a small family farm in northern Wisconsin. She would tell me that they never went hungry; although, she wanted her mother to buy a box of cornflakes which they couldn’t afford. She worked hand in hand with her parents on the farm, along with three of her uncles who lived with them as the farm eventually grew to 160 ...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Senator Tammy Baldwin joined the Democrats in the U.S. Senate and worked to pass the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Nineteen Republicans also voted in favor of the Law. Unfortunately, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin voted “No.” President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act November 15, 2021. Two years after the passing of this historic legislation, Wisconsin has received over $5.1 billion to kickstart over 300 new infrastructure projects. Some of these projects include repairs to Wisconsin’s major ...

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Save Social Security

Save Social Security Social Security is being attacked. The Republicans are determined to turn Social Security into a cash cow for Wall Street and to destroy this extremely valuable and successful public insurance program. Social Security is on the ballot this November. Republicans are spreading lies, fear, doubts and misinformation about the Social Security. If they win Social Security could be drastically changed or eliminated. Your future is at stake.  Social Security works for all Americans providing vital old age retirement income, disability insurance and ...

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MONEY AS A PUBLIC UTILITY

  So...What is the result of Congress having given the Money Creation Power to the private banks???. . .   THE RESULT!!! Even though we have all the physical resources and people power needed to. . . Repair our crumbling infrastructure, fully provide for our elderly and retired citizens, provide free higher education for all of our youth, we can’t because Congress relinquished its Constitutionally delegated right–and duty–to create our nation’s money debt and interest free. &n...

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Heal Medicare


Save Our Social Security Rallys

  - Demonstrations Across Wisconsin - Please join the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, American Federation of Government Employees Council 220, and other partner organizations as we call for Social Security to be protected, modernized and expanded! Attend a demonstration near you! All events start at noon and will last approximately one hour. By now, you've seen how successful the WIARA's Save Social Security actions have been. We've only got four remaining, and I hope you can join one.   Janesville: Tuesday, May 7 meeting at 222 N ...

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