Left Business Brain

with Tom Breuer

09/29/14

Scott Walker’s benefits trickling down unevenly

In a recent TV ad, Scott Walker claims that the average Wisconsin family has received a big windfall as a result of his reforms. Cue the all-you-can-eat disinformation buffet.

Posted at 08:32 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

09/15/14

Scott Walker’s greatest economic illusion: making George W. Bush disappear

Gov. Walker is laboring under a deep, dark delusion — one that, unfortunately for him, is supplying the heart, bone, and sinew of his campaign: The population doesn’t automatically get stupider the instant you make deep cuts to education. It takes years of Mississippi-sized neglect or, alternatively, an intensive 120-hour block of Fox & Friends, complete with A Clockwork Orange-style eyelid props and enough liquid methadone to tranquilize Vicki McKenna — or New Zealand.

Posted at 08:15 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

09/02/14

Why Scott Walker can’t afford to tell you the truth about his jobs record

You’ve probably seen this new Scott Walker ad — the one in which he touts Wisconsin’s third-place ranking in the Midwest in job creation — and you likely had one of three reactions.

Posted at 08:20 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

08/25/14

Eliminate state treasurer? Sure. While we’re at it, let’s ax these pointless jobs

You won’t get five paragraphs into Friday’s Wisconsin State Journal staff editorial without guffawing like a ’shrooming Arizona octogenarian at a Carrot Top concert.

Posted at 08:37 AM | Permalink | Comments

08/11/14

Don’t believe Scott Walker or Rick Scott on Obamacare

There’s an amusing anecdote circulating on the World Wide Information Superhighway these days about a kid who throws a tantrum in a Burger King, demanding his mother buy him the popular eatery’s signature pastry, the pie. The precocious, cherub-cheeked (one assumes) 5-year-old yowls, “I want a ****ing pie” and punches his mother while the mother assiduously ignores the child.

Posted at 08:27 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

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About This Blog

Tom Breuer, IB Web editor, has spent much of his life trying to explain his leftward leanings. As the sixth of seven children from a predominantly Republican family, he's used to being surrounded and ganged up on, so he welcomes comments from conservatives. He is the co-author of three political humor books, including Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly. Find him on Twitter .

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