The Wisdems Daily Update is provided by the staff of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, made possible by various media agencies reporting on Wisconsin politics.
Grothman, the number two Republican in Scott Walker’s rubber-stamp Senate, has made a career of saying outlandish, offensive, and out of touch statements. In his twenty years in the legislature, Grothman has built his power and influence by pandering to the most extreme elements of his Republican base.
Walker, who can barely focus on what’s going on in Wisconsin these days because he is so overwhelmed with presidential ambition, secured an invitation to spend the weekend in Las Vegas with billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
Last week, Congressman Paul Ryan fired the most recent shot in his months-long attack on America’s low-income children and families. Ryan’s office released a 200-page overview of social safety net programs have given a helping hand to millions of low-income American families. The report construes the facts in order to present many of those programs as redundant, ineffective, and actually keep people in poverty.