Wisc. U.S. Senate race, and Rep. Ryan’s plan to nowhere

Two quick hits:

• Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com has a new Senate Race Rankings Update, 3/10 that puts Feingold edging out Tommy!, and way ahead of Wall and Westlake. And he’d beat Wall by a larger margin than Westlake, which is really amusing.

• As I wrote, and experts now confirm, Paul Ryan’s magical plan would be a roadmap to unsustainable deficits. In other words, it wouldn’t do a lick of good. According to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, Ryan’s plan would raise middle class taxes while shrinking those for the rich, largely eliminating Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and would result in what TPM called “ballooning, unsustainable deficits.” Of course that has been the result of G.O.P. administrations from the early days of the Reagan administration; what more could we expect?


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.