Joyce Luedke, Hayward, Wis.
Are you an animal? Does your employer or former employer see you as an animal and treat you like one? Would your employer hire an animal trainer from a zoo to train you and keep you in line? Does your employer surround the top of the building with netting to keep you from jumping off and committing suicide because the working conditions are brutal?
Wisconsin's transportation budget is facing a $1 billion deficit. The latest irresponsible budget plan by the Republicans in the Senate is to borrow $712 million with $350 million coming out of the general fund, which pays for schools, universities, public safety and health programs. The budget was to be completed by July 1. A 2017 U. S. News and World Report, ranked Wisconsin 49th out of 50 states for the quality of our roads. About 42 percent of Wisconsin's roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
Thank you, Congressman Sean Duffy, for voting for the American Health Care Act, the Speaker Paul Ryan health care bill, May 4. Thank you to the voters for voting for President Donald Trump and Congressman Duffy on Nov. 8. The Ryan health care bill (AHCA) has been called an "act of mercy" by Ryan. Here is a short list, out of many provisions, that are especially merciful:
Monday, June 20, Republicans in the Senate voted down four measures to strengthen background checks and prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms, according to the Guardian. "As the vote occurred, family members of gun violence victims looked on from the gallery within the Senate chamber — some of them weeping as it became clear not a single bill would pass the muster," the Guardian reported.