Our, what I like to call, political blowhard, Adam Murphy, joined La Crosse Talk PM on Tuesday to dive into a couple of interesting topics, including high schools needing to be more political, YouTube rabbit holes, the Wisconsin GOP “tax cut” and new faces in politics.
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And that’s where we began, with a “tax cut” plan that lumps people making between $18,000 and $400,000 into on group. Murphy pointed out how this will use up the $4 billion budget surplus but cost the state $2.5 billion in federal funding.
We then talked about faces in politics, as a new GOP candidate from Trempealeau County is running against Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the US Senate. In there, we sort of discussed the idea politicians needing to be required some economics education/training.
After that, the thought that schools need to be more political, though it’s not what you’re thinking. And, along those lines, that’s where the YouTube rabbit hole conversation was incorporated.
Murphy is the owner of a small business in Wisconsin called Big Bang, LLC. He also ran for US Senate in 2022 for the Democrats in Wisconsin, and holds degrees in economics and political science from UW-Milwaukee.