Friday, November 16, 2012

Gov. Walker says “No” to Encumbering State with Bearing Cost of Health Exchange

Today, Governor Walker wrote to Secretary of Health and Human Services indicating that Wisconsin would not set up a state based health insurance exchange. You can see his letter here .  In his explanation available here , he cited four main reasons to for his decision:  (1) that the long-term risk to Wisconsin taxpayers is too high; (2) that no matter who sets up and administers the exchange, the federal government makes all the decisions and the final product is the same; (3) that the federal government’s demonstrated lake of cooperation and detail increases the burden and risk to our state; and, (4) PPACA does not allow for a uniquely Wisconsin option.

Janesville City Council Force Taxpayers To Fund Domestic Partner Benefits

This week the Janesville City Council voted 6-1 to force taxpayers to fund Domestic Partner Benefits for city employees.  This applies to both same-sex and opposite-sex partners.  The Janesville Gazette  reports “the city would pay an additional $10,548 for each single employee who claims a domestic partner”.  This new benefit will fall upon the backs of the taxpayers.  The lone council member voting “No” was DuWayne Severson.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Planned Parenthood of WI to celebrate 40 years of Roe v Wade - Sanctioning the Killing of Infants in the Womb

Planned Parenthood of WI on their Facebook page  announce their will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.  This is the infamous Supreme Court decision which has led to the taking of precious life in the womb through all stages of development.  They are soliciting “writers, aspiring writers, or people with a story about how access or lack of access to birth control, family planning, safe or unsafe abortion care affected/affects your life.”  They have set December 1st as a day for auditions and their final live Performance on January 27th.  (It’s ironic that they bill this as a “live performance” when Roe v Wade sanctioned “death” for the most helpless).

Monday, November 12, 2012

Janesville Considers Domestic Partner Benefits

The Janesville Gazette  revealed that Janesville’s City Council will be voting tonight, November 12th on a measure to grant domestic partner benefits to city employees. The resolution provides for both same-gender and those who shack up as opposite- gender domestic partners.  Citizens of Janesville would be forced to fund this through their property taxes.  The City Council meets Monday, November 12th at 7pm in City Hall, 18 North Jackson Street in Janesville.  Phone numbers and email addresses for City Council Members can be obtained by clicking here .