Madison finally got its wish and had a day without fossil fuels on Friday. Most of the isthmus was blacked out due to a fire at a Madison Gas & Electric substation. Surprisingly, Madison residents were actually upset by their sudden involuntary non-contribution to climate change. I guess someone forgot to tell them that air conditioning is sexist.
A Day Without Madison
Did you feel more free on Friday? On the other hand, maybe Republicans have a point about moving more government operations out of the city of Madison.
What would we do without government?
Meanwhile, the rest of the state kept working
Maybe not everyone
Moon Madness I
Moon Madness II
Moon Madness III
From the Fox News story:
Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers’ hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders’ plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment.
The Washington Post first reported last Thursday that Sanders’ field staffers were upset that Sanders championed a $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail, and made headlines for railing against major corporations who pay “starvation wages” — even as his own employees made “poverty wages.”
Not so funny, the Congressional Budget Office estimates a federal $15 minimum wage would result in 3.7 million people being unemployed.