24 May 2012

Glenn Grothman: wrong on the military.

Go Glenn Go!

Sly In The Morning: Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman: "ya can't trust people"

Does Glenn Grothman consider military service to be a job? Apparently not - the Fair Employment Law which came to fruition under Doyle allowed employees to sue for back pay and other punitive damages suffered over the course of their time on the job, and Glenn says it's unfair to Wisconsin. He also remarks about his distrust for a jury, and his distrust for people in general, and hears his favorite protest song...

Marines, sailors, airmen, and soldiers have historically been untrustworthy to the United States of America compared to politicians, right Senator Grothman? Hey - politicians are people, too. But you gotta hand it to Glenn for entering the ring-of-Sly when called upon. Try getting that out of Scott Walker or Mitt Romney.

Glenn Grothman: wrong for continuing to shift tax burden on to the middle class.

Well, there he goes again.  Being toasted by his wealthy owners for shafting the middle class.

Drink up Glenn.  Enjoy the champagne while it lasts.

Windfall! Rich will get richer from new tax credit

On a chilly late February evening, the state's deepest-pocketed business lobby held its annual awards event at Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel to celebrate its most successful legislative session in memory.
Members of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce toasted state Sen. Glenn Grothman there for spearheading the "most exemplary public policy initiative in support of manufacturing in more than 35 years," a news release says.
There's good reason WMC was so excited: The new policy effectively eliminates state income taxes for many of Wisconsin's corporations, factory owners and agricultural producers by the time it's fully phased in.
"We had to do something to change the business climate in the state … and this does it big-time," says Grothman, R-West Bend.
Slipped into Gov. Scott Walker's 2011-2013 budget at the last moment, the domestic production tax credit will cost the state $360 million in revenue over the next four years and some $130 million each year thereafter, according to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Critics warn the impact could be even greater, a key point in a state still struggling with budget shortfalls.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/business/biz_beat/article_bfe745dc-a44a-11e1-a1b6-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1vo892YOP

21 May 2012

Glenn Grothman: still wrong on single parent families and abuse.

Our Glenn continues to get press, this time in the National Law Journal.  Of course, they were able to figure out that it's poverty, not having a single parent, that accounts for the increase in child abuse -- the very poverty Senator Grothman's political views help to create.

Blame poverty, not parents

A Wisconsin state senator is only the latest public official to attack single mothers. (Remember former Vice President Dan Quayle's attack on the fictional television character Murphy Brown for being a single mother, thus contributing to a "poverty of values"?) Glenn Grothman sought to pass legislation emphasizing "nonmarital parenthood" as a cause of abuse and neglect. His proposed bill would have required public education about this point and highlight the role of fathers in preventing abuse. (The bill failed to pass this legislative session, but the state senator remains committed to getting his message out.) Grothman, himself unmarried and childless, sees this measure as necessary because people "make fun of old-fashioned families." 

He couldn't be more wrong. The idealized "Leave it to Beaver" family is hardly the object of scorn. Even more, it never reflected the reality of many households in America. Now it does so even less — there are 13.7 million single parent homes nationwide, including 26 percent of all children. Five times as many mothers as fathers are single parents. And at least 4 percent of children live with two unmarried parents. 

14 May 2012

Glenn Grothman: his views on Abstinence-based sex ed are a threat to young people.

Senator Grothman's beliefs about abstinence based sex education put high schoolers at risk across the state... it's like requiring them to conceal carry and then refusing to provide proper instruction.  Here's more proof.

On the other hand, Grothman's beliefs will be be the cause of a lot more abortions -- needless deaths caused so he can make a splash with his religious base -- so that should keep him in business.

Because Of Abstinence Education, 60 Percent Of Young Adults Are Misinformed About Birth Control's Effectiveness | ThinkProgress

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute unsurprisingly finds that greater knowledge about contraceptive services is directly correlated to a decrease in young adults’ risky sexual behavior. However, after quizzing a nationally representative sample of 1,800 sexually active Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 on their basic knowledge of contraception methods, Guttmacher reports that “more than half of young men and a quarter of young women received low scores on contraceptive knowledge, and six in 10 underestimated the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.”