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TO THE EDITOR

Please contact the chairmen listed below and ask them to support an open meeting and approval of Senate Bill SJR54 and Assembly Bill AJR53 to give Wisconsin voters the opportunity to say if they want BIG Money out of politics!

To date, 111 communities in Wisconsin have adopted nonpartisan United to Amend resolutions.

It is time to let Wisconsin voters have a say on how our elections are financed!

Please contact:

• Sen. Craig, the chair of Senate Bill SJR54, email: Sen.Craig104 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882

Phone: 608-266-5400

• Rep. Scott, the chair of Assembly Bill AJR53, email: Rep.Allen@legis.wisconsin.gov

Mailing Address: 8 West - PO Box 8952 - Madison, WI 53708-8952, 608-266-8580

Thank you,

Kathy Williams

Wisconsin United to Amend

Workforce reality check

TO THE EDITOR

As I drive around western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota I am bombarded with HELP wanted ads. Store signs, radio and television ads as well as billboards are being exploited to attract labor. I'm 65 years old and I have never seen or heard of companies spending their

advertising dollars intended to attract customers used to attract labor.

There are several theories regarding this phenomenon. One being, young adults are able to stay on their parents' insurance until they turn 26 allowing the parents out of parenting — insisting their offspring get a job and insurance and learn some work ethics. A lot of parents feel they missed out on their imaginary youth experience and they don't want their offspring to miss out because they have to work.

For some reason some parents feel when the offspring turns 26 they will automatically have the knowledge and the endurance to start a job without any work experience or work ethics. Well, let me tell you, you are not doing your offspring any favors.

Another theory is the "everyone gets a trophy" teachings. Because of these teachings, individuals can't handle the stress of looking for a job because they might get turned down. Rejection is hard to handle if you have always gotten a trophy.

Another theory is: family sizes are smaller. This theory is self-explanatory. If you take the total workforce, deduct all government employees, including politicians and military, and the people that are not going to work or can't for some reason, the numbers just aren't there. Do the math. Time for a reality check.

Tony Huppert

Spring Valley

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