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EU Takes U.S. Off Safe Travel List
"And the European Union now recommending that its 27 nations free in state restrictions on tourists from the US because Rising covid cases. The decision by the EU's council to remove the US from a safe list the countries for non essential travel reverses its advice back in
American Airlines Flight Disrupted by Teens Who Refused Masks
"You've planned for your vacation for the whole year. You've got your connecting flight in Charlotte. You've flown from Milwaukee to Charlotte. You're waiting to jump on your plane. You've got your hotel reservations. You got all the arrangements made. You're going to Nassau and okay, first of all the flights delayed because of mechanical problems, so that's beyond everybody's control. Then you get on the plane. You've got 30 punk high school kids who are refusing to wear their masks, creating a disturbance and ultimately that the flight has to get canceled. And the response of American Airlines is we're going to send you all about on the next day I to me, you say to those 30 punk kids. Look, there are consequences for your behavior, and one of those consequences is You ain't flying an American airlines to Nassau. Go explain to Mom and Dad. Why'd the vacation that you paid for his canceled or find some other airline to take your sorry butts down there?
Illinois Man Dies After Madison Fundraising Swim in Lake Monona
"Passengers will be allowed to leave from U. S ports on the two cruise lines. Alex Stone E D. C. A man from Illinois is dead after participating in a swim race across medicines Lake Monona over the weekend. Dane County Medical Examiner's office said in a statement this morning that 51 year old Michael Hahn of Rochelle, Illinois, was removed from the water during the big
In-Person Pride Month Events Return to Wisconsin
"In Madison Governor Evers, joined by other lawmakers raised the rainbow Pride flag above the state Capitol in Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, another elected officials kicked off pride month of unveiling of a pride flag inspired him. CTS bus and a man shot and killed by Milwaukee police late Sunday night's been identified as
Uber Offers $250 Million in Bonuses and Perks
"Bookings. Both ride hailing and food delivery reached an all time high last month. It's now offering sign up bonuses and has partnered with Walgreens to get driver's vaccinated. Food delivery jumped 150% from last March to an annualized run rate of $52 billion, says the company. It's offering the bonuses after it says Many drivers gave up last year when demand dried up due to the pandemic. It all Uber says it's spending $250 million in sign up bonuses and other perks to lure in drivers. That Piper's
Uber Offers $250 Million in Bonuses and Perks
"Slowly coming to an end being a popular ride, hailing company looking for drivers and offering incentives. Says it's total monthly bookings. Both ride hailing and food delivery reached an all time high last month. It's now offering sign up bonuses and has partnered with Walgreens to get driver's vaccinated. Food delivery jumped 150% from last March to an annualized run rate of $52 billion, says the company. It's offering the bonuses after it says Many drivers gave up last year when demand dried up due to the pandemic. It all Uber says it's spending $250 million in sign up bonuses and other perks to lure in drivers. That Piper's
Biden announces efforts to curb gun violence 'epidemic'
"In this country is an epidemic. We say the guy Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it's an international embarrassment. President Biden is out with his first executive actions on guns. She's targets so called ghost guns assembled at home by those with the right nohow and equipment. You know, I want to see these kids. Treated his firearms. Mr Biden says they should come with serial numbers and purchaser should have to undergo background checks. He also wants tighter regulations on stabilizer braces used to make semiautomatic pistols more accurate. Everything that's being proposed today is totally consistent with the Second Amendment Being array, which disagrees. Val is to fight the moves.
Covid deaths below average for first time since summer
"And more than three months into the vaccination drive. The numbers are encouraging in the U. S. 70% of Americans 65 older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and covert 19 deaths have dipped below 1000 Day, on average for the first time since November. Public health experts, though, say it's too early to declare victory considering growing issues in places like Brazil and in
Congress prepares for final vote on COVID relief
"Toe lay house lawmakers are finally ready to take up President Biden's $1.9 Trillion covert relief plan for final approval. Paperwork DeLay in the Senate, through the timeline of a final approval for the covert relief package left that up in the air. But now Democrats say the House vote will happen first thing Wednesday morning.
Bucs tell Godwin he'll get franchise tag
"The deadline for teams to use the franchise or transition tag is three o'clock this afternoon. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will use the tag and wide receiver Chris Godwin. The Detroit Lions are not expected to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Kenny Gala Day, which would make him a free agent next week. At a
Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault
"A former U. S. Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to disgrace sport soccer. Later, Nassar's being charged in Michigan with two dozen crimes John get it was head coach of the 2012 gold medal winning women's gymnastic team. The charges Issued today include sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise. He has not addressed Those accusations publicly.
Spurs have 4 players test positive; 3 games PPD
"Spurs next three games after four players on the team test positive for covert 19. The Charlotte Hornets, who played the Spurs on Sunday, will have their next two games. Postpone And the Milwaukee Brewers acquired
Does CBS have a responsibility to set a progressive tone with Super Bowl 55 coverage?
"So the game is going to be on CBS and, of course, will be the coverage of the game. They'll be all the pre games, etcetera, right? There's a piece in an opinion piece in USA Today that caught my attention. It's by Jared Bell is one of the columnist headline says CBS has a responsibility. Who set a progressive tone with its Super Bowl 55 coverage, and it goes on to first of all Rip Fox last year for They're Super Bowl coverage. Where apparently they Colin capper, he says, Well, Colin Kaepernick's name was never even mentioned. You know, even though it was his former team that played so the columnist is saying it was just terrible. They didn't even mention Colin Kaepernick, and they didn't talk about the various social justice movements that had had Royal The NFL last year. And so the columnist goes on to say, Look, this is this year, you need to have a more progressive tone. Um, the game's context includes the presence of four black coordinators. That would be offensive or defensive more than ever in a Super Bowl against the backdrop of the NFL, Sorry track record for heart hiring minorities, his head coaches and it says, Okay, what we should do is we should emphasize this. You know what we should be doing is we should be talking about again. The Colin Kaepernick issue we should be talking about how this Super Bowl is being conducted. Against the backdrop of the pandemic. And of course, she had all the social justice issues and things like this. This is CBS his opportunity to strike a progressive Tone and to use the Super Bowl and all the people that are going to be watching this, maybe people that otherwise wouldn't watch a football game. This is our chance for CBS is chance to again use this progressive tone to talk about it, perhaps influence issues of the day.
Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
"At WTMJ calm and Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been actively exploited by hackers. Apple, making the software upgrades available starting Tuesday, adding a rare note suggesting that it
A Look at What’s in the Stimulus Package Trump Signed
"In Congress, the debate over how much and win a new covert 19 stimulus package could come too. Fruition is happening on the floor of the Senate. Everybody's in a bad position, and we're also in a moment we're about to overcome this virus vaccine out there, so this is the time we have to do this. No President Trump repeatedly asked for $2000 direct payment checks. So how much would that end up? Costing this number will be very hard for fiscal conservatives in the Senate to swallow if Congress is to swap out the $600 stimulus checks for $2000. It would cost roughly 464 billion, which is nearly half of the entire cove in 19 relief bill this, according to an estimate by the Joint Committee on Taxation Currently, the $600 checks cost about 160 billion in the cove in 19 Relief bill. Senate Republicans have for months stressed over increased government spending and are likely to oppose adding more to the national debt. Catherine Folders, ABC NEWS, Washington
COVID-19 vaccine distribution process continues in Wisconsin
"Health Secretary Andrea Poem as of this morning, says nearly 200 Healthcare workers have received the first of a two part. Fizer VACCINE TMJ fours. Adriana Mendez has more on where vaccinations will begin. Next. Officials with cratered in the Medical College of Wisconsin say they received word from the state that they will be receiving. Their vaccine today, and as soon as they receive that shipment, they will be ready to vaccinate their employees within 24 hours now over at Ascension Hospital. They also plan on vaccinating their employees. Today they plan to vaccinate frontline caregivers that particularly work in the emergency room, covert 19 and intensive care units. Wisconsin reporting 2400 new covert 19 cases as ever win Wednesday 74 new deaths An FDA advisory panel
Former Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele victim of armed robbery, attempted carjacking
"Some reason, you thought that it was going to get a little safer to travel. The mean streets of Milwaukee, the city off or even the county? Not so much. So, I mean the big story over the weekend before last was Former county executive Chris Abeley, driving essentially at the corner of shore would insure would at the corner of capital in Oakland, getting pulled over and carjacked at gunpoint. Asses. Far as I know, the people who did that are still at large of the good thing is that Chris Abeley was not hurt The bad thing. The funny thing is that the carjackers didn't know how to drive his high end BMW so they weren't able to get away with it. But this shows it is dangerous everywhere. We are on pace to set a record for homicides in both the city of Milwaukee and in Milwaukee County.
Packers' Rodgers fastest to 400 career TD passes
"Another career milestone for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers 400 career touchdown passes for number 12. But what may be more impressive is the lack of interceptions and he would like to get to 500 before he throws his 100 interceptions so tall order, But hey, listen, 400 what touchdown passes now and On Lee 88 interceptions in his career. That's the really remarkable aspect of that stat. That's voice of the Packers Wayne Larrabee, next up a trip to the motor City to take on the Lions on Sunday.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"To Jeff Wagner W. G. M. J. Jeff the last one out of the circuits in Madison has to lock everything up on real reaction from the mayor Jeff it's absolutely unacceptable shameful and appalling the picture of the Madison mayor just exposed yourself as a pure pander with no actual character no leadership there whatsoever the amazing thing to me about this many amazing things but but first of all the idea that now if you are the mayor of an area that has been plagued by violence as a result of the protests and it's not again it's not all the protests but but they had I mean it was borderline anarchy in Madison for this first couple nights and so you know what is the major deal completely appropriately she applauds the men and women of the Madison police force for under very very difficult circumstances for maintaining order and you don't hear many complaints about the Madison police department like going overboard or anything like that so she said Hey thanks and I'm simplifying this but thanks for doing the job I know how hard it was appreciated well word of that gets out and then she feels all my gosh I I've got I've just damaged I've damaged my credentials in the community so now I have to walk that back in well this is just so terrible well what's terrible is that in America in two thousand twenty apparently mayors of cities can't issue statements in support of the police without fear that I don't know they're going to lose the support of the overall community no wait we hate to use the term silent majority because that's got nixonian overtones but I swear I think that there is a silent majority people out there in this country who recognize the police departments like so many other institutions are not perfect but who also at their heart support the police and recognize that without the police officers doing the job they do on a daily basis we would have a world that none of us will to live in it's one thirty one let's go to the WTMJ breaking new centers are closer thank you Sir a month after the state lifted the safer at home order the pandemic continues to improve the rate of positive cases clocking in at three percent again on Wednesday the March sixth straight days of three percent or lower positive test rates governor YVR is he's naming state representative Chris Taylor to the Dane county circuit court Taylor will replace judge Jill Karofsky who is joining the state Supreme Court in August Taylor has served in the state assembly since twenty eleven she had announced earlier this year that she wasn't seeking re election time not for the W. T. M. J. drinking associates market updated it's been a rough day on Wall Street right now the Dow is down nearly fifteen hundred down fourteen thirty seven to twenty five thousand five fifty two the nasdaq down three sixty eight to ninety six fifty two and the S. and P. is down one hundred and forty three to thirty forty six at the moment in mid day trading A. T. M. J. pal at W. I. dot com time saver traffic ninety four westbound from downtown through the suit a highway sixteen right now you are getting out the it's okay right now it's maybe about eight or nine minute trip to the zoo from this to the highway sixteen another twelve so you're seeing some great life here as you head out for the most part you're okay forty one forty five southbound from highway Q. two this is on time at fifteen forty one forty five north on scene some slowdowns at times heavy north Dixon road work being done for the most part earlier this week right now you're gonna see some brake lights heading northbound maybe to be a seventy minute trip to highway Q. and then further north in Washington County still some slowdowns right around Allentown and highway thirty three north forty one so north on forty one right around highway thirty three in the Allentown area so some slowdowns there because of roadworks forty three north bound from the city to brown deer road okay twelve ninety four south from.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"To Jeff Wagner on WTMJ thanks for joining us hello you have CNN is reporting that the Minnesota Attorney General's office which is taken over the investigation of the the death of George Floyd they they this according to CNN they have reached apparently a decision in connection with whether or not there will be criminal charges brought against the other three officers of course at the one officer who was directly involved in the death of George Floyd the putting his name on the on the man's neck for for eight or nine minutes or however long it lasted he's already been charged with third degree homicide third degree murder and manslaughter the other three officers on the scene who just sort of stood by they've they've been open opened fire to all of them are off the force he turning general's office is now made a decision with regard to charge at least according to CNN haven't announced with that decision is going to be I'll have some comments on it I I really I can't predict that I I understand that there's a lot of people out there who think well obviously they should be charged criminally it's a little bit more complicated than that because again bringing criminal charges requires you to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that people were involved in a crime in the case of the police officer who was kneeling on his neck it's it's very very clear that that was what was going on finding appropriate criminal charges and I don't know if they're gonna do it or not against the other three police officers might be a little bit more problematic but we'll wait to see what their decision ends up being all right now Dan bites the journal Sentinel had a really interesting piece in yesterday's newspaper after after the show and I saw this one of the the groups that has been at the heart of the Madison protests and and is we've talked about before I think if you want to give credit to the protesters in Milwaukee and the police response I think everybody gets credit for keeping things largely non violent Madison has been the complete opposite situation you had very little input from the governor yeah almost no input call yesterday from the mayor and the streets of Madison Burke you know you had the same businesses of State Street vandalized day after day after day that was the looting and it just it went largely unchecked by a political class in Madison that apparently afraid to condemn those people who go farther than just the lawful and legal protest and engage in the looting because heaven forbid we we don't want to hurt any of the looters feelings I guess so one of the groups at the heart of the protest is this group called freedom Inc now according to the place of the state that would be that would be us either in terms of federal money federal grants that the state hands out were state taxpayer money records show the state has awarded contracts and grants worth three point six million dollars to freedom Inc that includes eight hundred and seventy six thousand federal grants awarded by the state department of justice since January of twenty nineteen when Attorney General Josh call took office the state department of children and families has paid out seven hundred and thirty two thousand you're free to make under governor Tony Evers in the past year and a half and that's a large percentage of their budget the budget for the whole organization is three point three million the woman who runs this the co executive director her salary has gone from fifty two thousand dollars two years ago two hundred and four thousand dollars in in twenty eighteen okay no this this group says they're trying to achieve social justice through coupling direct services with leadership development and community organizing okay that's that's all well and good but it's beyond this is a political organization and as part of what has been going on in in Madison the organizers of some of the protest organizers including members of freedom ink for example the co director of freedom make the woman I was just talking about who make it a hundred and four thousand dollars here's some of the things that but she's saying this is the other night in terms of rebellion people are going to rebel until they're not going to rebel that's all I will say about it and then they go on to talk about help what their goals are he is they want to if people view again the people who were in the streets as youth freedom fighters who were in the streets home when asked about the violence all actions against racist state violence are justified and we will not minimize these contributions to liberation the movie that again one of the people with this freedom ink says how organizations will not denounce any black persons display of grief and rage all actions against racist state violence are justified all actions against racist state violence are justified let's let that sit there for a minute so we want to burn stuff down we wanna throw rocks week we can do anything and we will not minimize these contributions to liberation all right the group is calling for a a list of demands including de funding the police department and instead investing in anti oppression efforts and life affirming infrastructure for black people freeing all inmates at the Dane county jail and abolishing police powers in favor of safety structures that support oppressed people I don't even know and this by the way is a group that is getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to support it I don't even know where to start with this and I don't make is the easy one is to say Hey this is a group of things you know violence is justified in in any form well okay that's that's so kooky that is so cool okay and so beyond the pale that I I'm not sure if there's any point in discussing that but this is a group and there are other people out there that agree that what we should do is essentially do away with the police force let's let's de fund the the police force because they view in this case Madison of all places the view the police force as an occupying force and believe I guess legitimately that the world would be a better place if we did not have police that were out there our number eight five five six one six one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talking text line the look up to the first to acknowledge that you know what we've seen over the last week demonstrates that we have perhaps a long way to go when it comes to police community relations strips certainly in some communities but this notion that we should define the police department let's get rid of the police eight five five six one six one six twenty that's accurate mortgage talking text line what would happen what would happen in our urban areas why get suburban areas too but let's let's just talk about urban areas what would Madison be like if we really did what this taxpayer under written group freedom bank is calling for which is de funding the police department would that be a community that you would like to live it eight five five six one six one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talking text line back to discuss the just a minute if you're on the line please hold on a world with no police force would that be better or worse we discussed from the one police officer Jeff Wagner WTMJ anywhere John.
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"Thirty thirty Jeff Wagner on WGM J. P. fifteen conversation just some food for thought we got more interesting stuff coming up in just a minute first twelve thirty two let's go to the WTMJ breaking news center here there it felt thank you Sir all indoor and outdoor pools in Milwaukee county will be closed for the season due to the pandemic this does not include splash pads and the majority of this west plans will be open at least for now the high and holy park he's not a going to be affected at least at this point C. N. N. E. is out the cable that we're cancelling its DNC plans which were to have studios at Turner hall in Milwaukee those plans have been scrapped Turner is located right next to Fiserv form at least three people have survived the jetliner crash outside of an airport in Pakistan about a hundred were on board the cruise still sifting through that and another round of evacuations he is taking place in central Michigan further down river from where two dams were breached earlier this week from flood waters this is now in Spaulding township for the latest evacuations are taking place it's about a hundred miles north of Detroit time for the WTMJ Drake and associates market update right now the Dow is down eighty two to twenty four thousand three ninety one the nasdaq is up twenty two to ninety three oh seven yes the B. is down one to twenty nine forty seven WTMJ pela W. I. dot com time saver traffic ninety four westbound from the city through the soon to highway sixteen all the way up there watch our county looking good at the moment we've got a seventeen minute right forty one forty five southbound from highway Q. to the zoo that is on time they don't currently take you about fifteen minutes forty three north bound from the city to brown deer road twelve minutes out looking good heading north to ninety four south bound looking good from the market too late and that's a seven minute trip it is also one time that double the forecast mostly to partly cloudy high of seventy one even.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Unlimited citing more Jeff Wagner on W. G. M. J. so very glad to have you with us you know it's interesting Dow Jones industrial average right now up about six hundred forty five points the nasdaq up three hundred and nine points and that's on the heels of news breaking today that the U. S. economy shrank at a four point eight percent pace in the first quarter as corona virus spread its gross domestic product a product B. down four point eight percent because consumer spending is essentially falling off the off the table I mean people aren't spending money a lot of people have lost their jobs don't know when they're going to get back to work and so you've seen the greatest drop in gross domestic product in a quarter since I believe two thousand eight and so you might say well that's just horrible economic news because it is horrible economic news why is the stock market up with stock markets up because it's it's like a forward indicator forward looking indicator and I think there's some positive news out there about some trials involving perhaps a therapeutic for Corbett nineteen plus you do have some states that are starting to re open and so the idea is okay we're we're thinking things are are going to get better and there is an element to that but there is also I think a few things that are holding it back we talked about this briefly last week and I kind of want to revisit it because just a couple more stories that are out there typically what happens when you lose your job you can apply for unemployment right you know and unemployment is typically a percentage of the amount of money that you would make if you were working at your job and it typically doesn't cover all the it doesn't fully cover you know all that you would make so for example if there is let's say for the sake of argument you would make federal four hundred fifty dollars a week at your job unemployment might eight PM I don't know three hundred three hundred fifty maybe a little bit less but but the incentive is there for you to go back to work because you're you're losing money even though you're not working you're you're not replacing all your income well the federal government has decided to step in with stimulus programs and so what they are doing through the end of July is that people who have lost their jobs right are you getting in addition to their state unemployment compensation they're getting an extra six hundred dollars a week and that has created this kind of weird situation where you have people and the Wall Street journal has a big piece on this out today where you have people who by staying at home and not working by the time you add the state benefits together with the extra six hundred Bucks the federal government's giving you you make a lot more money by not working then you do by working and actually their number say that when you look at this their estimates are that they believe that it about half of the work force that is going on employment about half of the work force makes more money by sitting at home and not working then they do at work with working now in Wisconsin if you have an employer that goes and offers to re hire somebody under normal circumstances that person if they say no they're not eligible they lose their eligibility for unemployment insurance that that's how it typically works but there's two things first under the federal law it's questionable about whether or not that that rule still applies because this new federal law he said Hey if you are if you have a reasonable fear that you might get sick by going back to work well then you know you don't have to go back to work so it's kind of unclear as to whether or not I don't know somebody who gets offered their jobs back simply by I saying well no I'm afraid I might catch corona virus whether they would be able to continue to get unemployment that's number one number two there are a lot of employers who frankly they're not going to turn people in I mean that that's just kind of the reality if you have I don't know you have a bunch of employees that you have had to lay off because your business has been closed by government order or your business has been closed because well just the the demand is strong and dried up all right so people are getting unemployment I mean if you offer somebody their job back how many employers as a practical matter gonna say okay I'm going to report you to to the state some might but a lot more right our number eight five five six one six one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talk N. text line here is my question and it is a sincere one because of the way we have set this up do you believe that there will be a significant portion of people who are hesitant or even on willing to go back to work at least until the six hundred dollar in a federal weekly payment disappears which right now is scheduled to be at the end of July eight five five six one six one six twenty that's the accurate mortgage talking text line and frankly could you blame somebody I mean if you know if if you're in a situation where through no fault of your own you have you have been laid off and you're now getting your state unemployment and you're getting this extra six hundred Bucks and you can make more money by not working then you can buy going and working forty hours a week I mean would we fault anybody for saying heck no I'm not going to go back eight five five six one six one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talking text line in some respects that I think when we want to start talking about you know jump starting the economy I think in some respects we have created a monster in a well intentioned way I get it we want to help people get over this this problem we don't want people getting foreclosed on we don't want people not being able to you know buy food so I understand the motivation of this but in the real world and like I say the Wall Street journal says their estimates are about half of the population has been unemployed make we'll make more by simply not working then they will if they work eight five five six one six one six twenty way on the south side ray your first good afternoon all are right I work for are taking no figure marquee and we have about ten people laid off right now yeah and I'm frankly I wish I was one of them I'm still on your neck and they're all born in the fifteen or twenty different business days and then guides that are laid off literally making twice as much money bye bye they're all they're not having to do with being alcoholic pulmonary vent it just seems impossibly on look closely at all you're going at well I could be making twice as much money therefore we got home safe and sound that's just going against it so I mean this is so in your workplace this is a real world situation you got people that are sitting at home that would otherwise be doing your job they're sitting at home but they're making more money than you are by going to work twenty eight March well well I got the only wish they didn't have quite so much you know already because I'm telling you I'd rather I'd rather be at home and not having the you can't really put my life on line here I've been in the fifteen or twenty different companies every day and you know put myself at risk when I could be at all eighteen thousand making point what's more than thank it will know what you mean and that's if you look at the numbers that's how it works right now I mean the one exception and the one kicker in that is is the whole issue of benefits that they have a value as well but in in a lot of examples they're looking at for getting benefits through there there's not a huge deal to that I mean I don't know but I mean for people particularly people who you know don't qualify for the benefits and things like that by the way I I don't necessarily fault somebody for that I mean I I I understand that dynamic you know I mean raise make it a point here I'm out here in Boston my hope you know day after day after day and I'm in the central business and some of my coworkers are making more money than me by sitting at home eight five five six one six one six twenty and I understand this doesn't this that this is everybody you may you got to do the math in your particular situation but is this going to make it more difficult to get people back to work when we open up our if you're online we have a lot of great calls on the line if you're on the line please hold on back with more in just a minute this is Jeff Wagner stick around Jeff Wagner is right around the corner do you ever wonder why some companies have built such a.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ at so very glad to have you with us okay there's no question that what's going on over the course of the last month month and a half it's had a devastating impact on the economy you have people who have been S. take pay cuts you had people who have been laid off you have been to have people who have been furloughed and you have businesses that have closed in one of the big questions is are some of these business is going to re open again and that's that's one of the reasons why I think there's a lot of us who we want to see it happen just like yesterday you have to do it safely but I I think that you can can do that that's one of the the pushes meanwhile you've got the real world impact on people which is that they suddenly lose their job and I understand people say well folks should have everybody should have you know enough money in the bank to to last them you know six months or whatever and that's all well and good and some people do but for other people they they live paycheck to paycheck and suddenly losing your job that has a huge impact and then not knowing if you're going to have a job to come back to that that makes it even more of an impact so one of the things that that we did as part of the government is part of the cures act is they said look we we want to provide help to people who have been unemployed suddenly and we want to help them out beyond just the state unemployment comp now the way it works in this is that is it of course the players pay into the unemployment compensation fund and then what happens is when people lose their jobs as long as it's not because of their fault they can apply for unemployment compensation and they can get a percentage of what it was that they make right but one of the things you never want to do is you never want to encourage people to be financially incentivized to to not work so that's why unemployment compensation it's like a safety net but it's not designed to fully replace the amount of money that that people get because you don't you never never what you never wanted to be in a situation where somebody says well what why should I be working when I can make as much or almost as much money but seeing on unemployment Cup that's that happened to an extent ten twelve years ago when we were in the Great Recession and if you'll recall we have lots of lots of people who lost their jobs in in we were trying to figure out their workshops to replace it you know there was this employer just weren't hiring and all that type of stuff so the government kept either through the federal government or the state government is very from state to state extending and extending unemployment comp and what happened is there were eight percentage of people and you know you can argue about whether was a ten percent or twenty percent or forty percent or whatever there were a percentage of people who made the calculation that said you know I can go to work and I can make six hundred and twenty dollars at work but by working five days a week and I'm gonna be taxed on that war I can stay at home and I could make four hundred and twenty dollars and the the the calculation at least some people made was Hey I'm not getting as much money but I'd still I'd rather kind of stay home and not at work then go to work and not make that much more money and so what happened is that you found you found this pretty much across the country was for those that group of people folks who wanted to linger it wasn't until the unemployment cop ran out that then suddenly people ended up going back to work well we don't have that situation but we have something even more interesting that's developed let me share with you a piece that is in today's Wall Street journal the opinion section here here's what the headline says our restaurants can't reopen until August when I saw the headline I thought okay is this somebody is going to be complaining about the government rules that did okay the government's making close to August but then when I started to read it it was different employees this is what it says refused to return to work as long as they're getting an extra six hundred dollars a week but what this letter is talking about is that as part of the cares program people still get their regular unemployment compensation through the state on top of that everybody who is unemployed gets an extra six hundred dollars a week from the federal government all right here's the letter Portland Oregon the.
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"Listening to Jeff Wagner WGM J. so very glad to have you with us all right now having said what I've said about the the idea of I think we need to start re opening the state faster than than than six weeks and how one size fits all doesn't make any sense to me at the same time if you there's a legal process to do this and I don't think individual people should be making these decisions there is the owner of a well Jackson's Blue Ribbon pub in Wauwatosa which is not the same as the Blue Ribbon pub downtown different owners he announces that he plans to open his dining room affect the of may first and he's going to practice social distancing the guy was all over the news talking about well I'm I'm going to do this and I'm going to limit the the capacity and things like that all right in and he's going to do it regardless of what the order is our number eight five five six one six one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talking text line we cannot have people taking the law into their own hands at least in in my opinion we we we can say you know I sympathize with the guy and I do the the tavern league the tavern league hit his is out publicly saying that they think that that restaurants and taverns should be able to open affect the of you know may first with different requirements all employees wearing masks and gloves practicing social distancing no tables of more than six people table six feet apart at Citrix citron with various rules I I actually I think that the tavern league particularly in large chunks of the state what the rules that they're suggesting would make sense for again a soft re opening having said that you can't allow individual businesses to decide that we don't care I don't care what the law is I'm going to go ahead and do this anyways and if he sincerely if there's not a change if the rules are relaxed and he sincerely does it well then what happens is the police have to show up in the police have to shut it down and again I I understand where this guy's coming from but you can't allow people to take the law into their their own hands and you can agitate to change the law you can sue in court to say the governor doesn't have the power to do this you can contact your legislator it cetera but I I'm not I'm not sympathetic when people say we don't care what the law is we're going to do our own thing anyways and to me it's one of those things where it sincerely may first rolls around and there hasn't been a change and somebody decides that they're going to open up their bar or restaurant regardless of what the state of the law is at that point in time you you need to shut it down don't ship eight five five six one six one six twenty that second mortgage talking text line we take a break in just a minute back with more of your calls this is Jeff Wagner W. T. M. J. missing baseball.
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"Jeff Wagner good afternoon Wisconsin welcome to the show hope you had a very happy and blessed Easter it was Easter like that none of their I don't know about you might I I attended church services on Sunday but but I didn't remote fashion sitting in my den with live streaming of our services through the archdiocese it would see a kind of an interesting experience not one that you hope to be able to help cope after repeat but still it was it was something we had a really interesting weekend because even in the sphere of social distancing it was important to us to at least go in and do some play Easter bunny into some delivery said Saturday afternoon we've put together various Easter baskets for a number of the people that are close to us in our life we spent several hours driving around town dropping them off not going into people's houses not interacting with too many folks other than here talking to people from six or ten feet away but dropped off a lot of things and it it didn't replace getting together as we normally would over this weekend but it was a pretty good alternative and it just kind of been inspired us all to want to want to get through this define the light at the end of the tunnel so that we can all be a get back together with the sense of normalcy not let let me give you what I perceive at least to be some positive news here and and I understand it's it's it's tough to find silver linings and he's very very dark clouds and I understand that there's all this political tension when you open up the state when do not open up the state at what point do we kick things in the the numbers right now and maybe it's because some of the apocalyptic models that we rolled out a couple weeks ago were inaccurate maybe it's because social distancing is working and people are taking this seriously I don't know about you but the last time was a grocery store I swear I I I'd say six to seven out of ten people were were wearing masks everybody's been keeping their distance I think people are taking this seriously and at least to me it appears to be working now right now in Wisconsin the most recent numbers I have three thousand three hundred and ninety five diagnosed cases out of of Corbett nineteen look round up thirty four hundred now to put in perspective we are in a population of five point eight million so statistically that that's a real small number two point zero zero zero five percent does it minimize it but it just says that it least in Wisconsin what we've been doing and I don't know if it's again it's because we don't have people who we're we're not crammed into mass transportation we don't have that that huge number of people the population density that you do in a place like New York for example but but so far these numbers have not been increasing again with this dramatic rate that we we were afraid of me keep in mind you know that your initial projections were what we might be looking at two twenty two thousand cases of Corbett nineteen bye bye last Wednesday that is not happening in addition the other thing that we're starting to see is that the the number of cases or are leveling out and again I'm not minimizing this but I want to give you for some people who might think there's there's no hope at all of this is just going to be going on and on for months or years I mean here's the deal on Sunday in Milwaukee county and Milwaukee county has been the the one area of the state that's been hit the hardest thirty four hundred cases of of corona virus and of that seventeen hundred and forty six in Milwaukee county more than half the reported cases of coded nineteen come from Milwaukee county for for whatever reason but on Sunday the county reported twenty new cases and at least according to the information I have available the number of new cases reported Sunday and Monday those were the small list increases since March twenty second smallest increases since March twenty second now it could be a statistical anomaly it could be a political I I don't know and I understand that we're converting you know our merchants he field hospitals at state fair park in and and that's all well and good that that's fine because you want to be prepared but at this point in time if you look at the numbers what you're seeing is that stuff is starting to it least level out in the short term can you wanna you wanna play out you don't want to put too much stock in the fact that she we we had a good good day where there wasn't a a massive increase we had two good days where there wasn't a massive increase in Dane county my understanding is the whole weekend they only had one new case of coronavirus report right okay I don't know if that's part of a trend have we flatten the curve his social distancing work if added justification for continuing no continued keeping social distancing we're we're gonna discuss all backed it later on the program but it but I bring this up simply to say that what we have been doing appears to be working and and maybe if this continues to be the trend over the course of the next week or so maybe that informs the decisions and maybe we can start getting back to our lot getting back to our lives sooner rather than later so that that's the numbers a hundred and forty four deaths attributed to cove it nineteen and again the majority of those deaths in in Milwaukee county of although you do have deaths in not in the numbers that you had a walkie county but you have all across the state it's not it's not to say that there's a light at the end of the tunnel necessarily it does say though at least short term couple positive trends all right also today four o'clock they will start announcing election results now keep in mind the election was held last Tuesday federal court order has prohibited the clerks from starting to release numbers that ends at four o'clock today so presumably by later on this evening we will have an idea as to who won the state Supreme Court race and will also have an idea as to for example with Tom Barrett reelected who's the new Milwaukee county executive what about the school referendums all those things what are the elections that we really want to watch well first of all it is the statewide race for the Supreme Court seat I I'd have people been asking for the last three or four days what do you think is going to happen in my interest and I I don't know my sense is it's going to be a close election I understand that there's all sorts of people who are are looking at you know absentee ballot totals and trying to you know draw conclusions about what that means but without knowing the total turn out in different parts of the state you you really you're kind of flying blind so I can't tell you with any confidence whether I I think the challenger Jill Karofsky who is the liberal candidate you know wins or whether justice Dan Kelly the conservative candidate whether he's reelected I I I can't tell you hi I just I don't think if anybody tries to make predictions they are just guessing I think one of the things it'll be interesting to see he is hell will control by did did as well to keep in mind I understand it Bernie Sanders is dropped out so Joe Biden is going to be the democratic nominee for president but as we've been talking about repeatedly it's it's very very difficult for me to see Donald Trump getting reelected and unless he's able to Kerry Wisconsin and one of the things is going to be interesting to me is to see helping to turn out was there for Joe Biden I understand this was an election like no other but it will be interesting to kind of measure how much intensity of support is therefore bide and then try to draw some conclusions perhaps as to what that means you know moving forward in addition we're going to be looking at voter turnout and a and again I'm I'm listening to all this talk is going on hearing people throw around terms like voter suppression and all that sort of stuff it will be interesting to see when all is said and done when we count all the absentee ballots that were submitted and believe me I understand there were a couple problems with talk about that a little bit later in the show as well but when we count all the ballots and we try to compare this selection two other similar elections going to be interesting to me to see what was voter turnout really and was this an example where you have lots of people who really were denied the ability to vote or is this going to turn out to be an election where whether they did it by early voting in person or by mail voting absentee or showing up in casting votes in person you know what exactly was the turnout and how does that compare to previous elections we should know that by tomorrow as well so all those numbers start becoming public at four o'clock right let's take a quick break when we come back well there's all this conversation about whether or not president trump is ready to dump Anthony Fauci we will discuss in just a moment this is Jeff Wagner.
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"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ so very glad to have you with us okay coming up in the next segment of the program which which way from a discussion of coronavirus per se to decisions made by a federal judge in Madison yesterday that that is simply my opinion kind of goes role created perhaps more problems than it solves the federal judges come out with another ruling today to try to clarify things but I'm here to tell you this election we got coming up on Tuesday if it's not a hot mess it'll do tell a hot mess comes around and then as long as we're talking about local issues one of the most bizarre and you're responsible financial decisions that I think you have ever seen out of southeastern Wisconsin and I understand the significance of what I just said but I stand by it while that's coming up don't go anywhere right now twelve thirty two let's go to the WTMJ breaking news center here's oracle's Wisconsin votes the results will be delayed on Tuesday a federal judge now ordering clerks across the state to withhold reporting any results from the election on Tuesday Intel extended absentee balloting is complete on April thirteenth the judge had ruled yesterday that they would extend the deadline for filing an absentee ballot until six days after the election on Tuesday meanwhile in person absentee voting continues in Milwaukee may notice a long line your design they're building there that's Lima cars doing some drive thru voting are cops in that area trying to help with that a deadly car crash this morning on the city's northwest side this was the result of a chase involving U. S. marshals as they try to stop a suspect wanted for murder in North Dakota the driver fled before hitting another vehicle near fifty first and center I suspect is in custody for the murder of a U. W. doctor and her husband the two were found murdered at the university arboretum earlier this week police have said they were targeted and singer bill withers has passed away from heart complications he was AT one time now for the W. T. M. J. Drake and associates Mar I can update your get you the updated numbers here as of now a mid day on Friday the Dow is down five hundred and nineteen to twenty thousand eight ninety three the nasdaq is down a hundred and seventy one to seventy three sixteen the S. and P. is down fifty eight to twenty four sixty eight WTMJ Palo W. I. dot com time saver traffic ninety four inbound highway sixteen all the way to the city looking good at seventeen minutes out on also clear seventeen all the way out to be walking there forty one forty five southbound highway Q. to the zoo interchange use delay free at fifteen forty three north bound downtown up to brandy road no problems twelve ninety four to the south from.
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"Jeff Wagner Scott wars make mackenzie in for the vacationing Jeff Wagner you can make your point as to why I'm being hypocritical here in just a moment I know you're looking forward to it things that you can get involved at eight five five six one six one six twenty Acura mortgage talking tax line the two elements are at play if that being the role of the national media to help us as a society we sensitised this is the word or to prevent us from being desensitized or you just don't care and and so that's the case how do you go about making sure no this is going to make an impact on my life through CNN forget about facts and not to rely on them or find other ways to make sure that these tragedies have a role in my life so that's what we're discussing give us call shoes attacks it is twelve thirty one we say good afternoon to Melissa park lane thank you Scott Scott's continue excuse me stark stocks continue to fall on Wall Street shaving another two point five percent off the Dow Jones industrials and putting the market on track for its worst week since October two thousand eight now bond prices soared again as investors sought safety pushing yearly heels down further into record low territory by the way the weeklong rout in market is being driven by fears that the spreading of the corona virus will derail the global economy investigators are tracing the movement of a northern California woman they believed to be the first U. S. coronavirus case to be infected without traveling internationally or being close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with that the woman lives about ten miles from Travis Air Force base which was used as a virus quarantine location more than two hundred thousand names will be allowed to stay on the state's voter rolls after all the state appeals court today struck down the ruling by a sake county judge Paul Malloy that ordered the names be purged because it was believed that the registrant had moved time now for WTMJ trade associates market update the Dow is down today six hundred points to twenty five thousand one sixty six nasdaq is down one hundred twenty points to eighty four forty six and the S. and P. five hundred is down fifty nine points to twenty nine eighteen WTMJ palette W. I. dot com time saver traffic really the only thing I'm seeing out there right now debris on the roadway at seven ninety four eastbound just beyond the Lincoln memorial drive that's on the right shoulder the right shoulder is blocked by it looks like the roadway is clear of any delays just be aware of that otherwise ninety four.
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"Back to Jeff Wagner on WTMJ he sent out a tweet you can follow me if you're quicker six twenty and the phrase which you have got the pool boy that story you've got to be kidding me the president sure makes it tough to support him sometimes it really does present expected to commute the crooked governor from Illinois saying some people think this is unfair cool outside of the governor asset of local events outside of his wife and outside of the guys immediate family I don't think anybody thinks this was unfair all right just aggravating especially when you decide to monkey in the criminal justice process on behalf of some of your buddies it's just it it's just it is aggravating in the extreme when anybody doesn't it such as trump I mean I still remember on the way out of office Clinton decided to help pardon this fugitive financier who donated a whose wife could donate a whole bunch of money to his campaigns just absolutely outrageous all right let's get started we have talked on multiple occasions about this effort to try to change the time the taverns have to close during the Democratic National Convention right now all state law says that bars across the state have to close it two in the morning on weeknights and then Friday Saturday savvy study they can close at two thirty why does the state regulate this in the first place if Germantown wants to allow all the bars in the Germantown village of Germantown to stay open all night shouldn't they have the right to do that and my answer would be yes our number eight five five six one six one six twenty that second mortgage talking text line why is the state telling a local community but you have to close the bars at two o'clock in the morning or two thirty of course this comes up in the context of legislation which came through the assembly yesterday came to assembly committees can be voted on next week which for the ten days I think surrounding the Democratic National Convention would allow municipalities to keep bars open until four o'clock in the morning right right right he was bottled up because the tavern league wanted to attach riders to this anti that legislation into legislation which would allow people to serve liquor in wedding Barnes without getting liquor licenses that that was separated out so now it's going through is an independent bill I assume it's going to pass the assembly and Senate I assume the governor was side but I want to talk about this larger point which is moving forward if a local community to sites that you know what we want to allow but we will allow bars stay open twenty four hours no I'm not arguing that that's not that that is necessarily the the best strategy but for example if the city of Milwaukee decides we want to be Las Vegas of the east and we want to create a a bar zone you know down around the convention center in the hotels or wherever and and we want allow the bars stay open all night in this this area why shouldn't Milwaukee be allowed to do that why should the powers that be in Madison say no no no he have to close the bars it too and again I I'm not arguing necessarily that it's a good idea to leave bars open all night but if it up if in okay Wisconsin Dells for example decides he during the summer you know we we want to allow hotel bars for example to stay open all night why shouldn't they have the right to do that eight five five six one six one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talk and tax line I would argue they should local communities I think should have the right to decide bar closing times and maybe maybe they want to close the bars earlier maybe they should say you know what we we don't like this idea that they can stay open to two o'clock maybe he should say we want to make sure they close it at twelve shouldn't local communities have the right to decide when bars open and when bars close my answer would be yes eight five five six one six one six twenty second mortgage talking text line grew is lining up the calls if you're on the line please hold on me shouldn't Milwaukee be able to cite shouldn't whitefish bay be able to the site shouldn't Germantown be able to decide should in the city of Waukesha be able to decide I think the answer is yes what do you think we discuss in just a moment stick around Jeff.
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"Jeff Wagner eight five five six one six one six one is that the accurate mortgage pocket and fax line right where do we go from here there's a lot of Democrats who kissed who want to move on they they recognize that they've done as much political damage to president trump is they think they they can and now it's time to move on and focus on different issues there's all others who say no that this this this is not we cannot accept this verdict we need to continue the investigations the American people can't get enough of this really right let's start with terreno con walk here your first hello how we doing yet I'm well thank you and yourself I'm doing okay okay what do you think I think I heard you mention that the Japanese attack like do a jeopardy which is jeopardy it only applies in a criminal proceeding so it doesn't apply here right and they could they could start the same impeachment proceeding again tomorrow and they'd be about what that'll be brought up at jeopardy was attached and political thing one thing in my opinion attempted extortion is impeachable and that's what prompted okay would you say tempted extortion are you are you talking about something different then they already tried him for well I mean they didn't put extortion into the articles right but that's what it was attempted extortion of the of the president of Ukraine okay so would you like to see them then go back in and try to impeach him again under a different theory I know it's a waste of time because the Republican senators a couch from you was the only one had any any courage to listen to the evidence that they weren't going to to listen because they're afraid of Donald Trump well I guess we're currently here's my thinking is Terry regardless of whether you think that Donald Trump got away with something or whether you think that this was just a witch hunt or whether you're somewhere in between the one thing that I think you and I both agree on is that continuing to go down this route on this issue especially given the fact that you have a an election it's coming up in what ten months nine months or something I I think would be a waste of time and a waste of spirit I think the people in this country have made up their mind on this and and maybe you know you you think he's guilty of extortion and maybe they proceeded on the wrong theory or or whatever I just I don't think the American people have the stomach for continuing this sort of investigation the Democrats took their shop they they they went after him they try to impeach him they failed and candidly you know on this issue the Ukraine phone call etcetera I don't care what John Bolton has to say at this point time it to the extent that it's not going to change the dynamic and the idea that okay we're going to go back to the house and we're now going to spend more time trying to pursue this even further man it talks about making my head explode and and look I I don't know right now president trump is is on a high that's just the reality his daily tracking polls are higher than they have ever been I think a lot of people are looking at what happened with the Democrats especially in Iowa you see campaigns and and arguably maybe a process of selecting a presidential candidate the right now is in disarray that could all change in a couple weeks but but the idea that we're now going to go back and continue tilting at this particular window I I Windell I think that's where you really do you know get a backlash because I think it's gonna be a lot of people that said it okay enough is enough let's move on and let's focus on first of all can we get anything accomplished in the next nine months and then who's the next president going to be is it going to be Donald Trump for four more years or is it going to be someone else let's talk to Ted Ted you're on WTMJ Chris disagree with you mark yeah I know you will I know those who think like you would like to have a smoke on but as a recovering lawyer at you and all that this was not a legitimate the proceeding because they block the weight that you you know you're gonna spend it otherwise because your Republican but you know that that they needed to bring those witnesses then and everybody wants to hear what they have to say and those who are not with the president don't think we should move on because you know the way he is not a stable genius always on the kind of poke a stick at him because of the reaction to get let's play this out south plate will play this out with me all right so you call you call John Bolton John Bolton comes in and he testified okay will look let's just work with bold Nobleton he testifies like his his the manuscript in his book supposedly said okay the trump was within the room or whatever right then do you want to restart the impeachment proceedings I don't know but I know they should have done it right this time because you can't legitimately that you know you like the claims to quit it he was acquitted because there was matching nations that that made it feel legitimate proceeding play this out with me and then what is the operative question is do I understand you're you're bitter that he he got acquitted I get it do you want to see you do what do you want to see them start the impeachment process all over again because that's the only in the near stop get possibly at some time although I know the strategy and the White House was let's kill at this time and then we'll we'll do just like you're going in our scan will be Hey why call back this will you go back to it because it wasn't done right well it was blocked by the White House well I think the what was it I mean it look it wasn't blocked by the White House Mike Mike my goodness everything is out there the the reality was Donald Trump was never going to be removed from office that that was the politics of it I happen to think that it wasn't an impeachable offense and I I'm I'm comfortable with that I do I think that was a comfortable phone call tonight I think they did everything perfectly of course not but but I guess what's interesting to me is from a political standpoint does this country want to say okay let's spend the next four months and let's go back and let's re litigate what we've just spent the last four or five months doing let's bring back the same witnesses and then let's add a couple more and then we'll we're going to have our different theories and then we're gonna go back I mean really is that where we want to spend our time over the next several months my point is people have already decided you know what they think about the the president and I think it's very clear that okay John Bolton can can come come in and testify that's that's not going to change anybody's opinion that's not going to get to sixty seven votes in the Senate to remove him from office especially as we get closer and closer to the election and if you want to talk about alienating whoever is in the middle meet you in my opinion at least I know the Democrats don't listen to me for campaign advice you go down this route say okay here's what we're going to do we're going to go back and we're going to bring in this guy in this guy and this guy that might be red meat to the hard core base who are angry and bitter or whatever word you would use over the fact that Donald Trump wasn't removed from office but I don't think it's going to appeal to mainstream follow folks who said okay we've had this thing play out for the last few months we are they're happy with the outcome or were not happy with the outcome but now let's focus on the important stuff which is you know what else can we do to make this country better over the course of the next several months and then who's going to be the next leader this is Jeff white board white here right after this attorney Tom Nichols finding an honest skilled lawyer to help guide you business interests is important it's especially important when.
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"Jeff Wagner on WTMJ so very glad to have you with us okay sixty three million dollars or thereabouts is gonna be dumped into I just on television spending alone not even talking about radio and other social media sort of stuff all the candidates do it because they think that that's the way that they are going to get votes and you're going to see that play out like I say over the course of the next ten months or so around here you are undoubtedly just going to be inundated because every time you turn on the TV over the next few months there's going to be an ad for some Democrat candidate leading up to the primary in April and then after that I it tell you since Wisconsin is a battleground state you're going to be seeing a ton of political ads on the Republican side on the Democrat side it's some it's going to get I think probably to a point in this happens every contested election where it's almost tough for regular advertisers to get space because the political candidates are are grabbing it all up so the fundamental question is does it work does it make any difference and in my argument has been Candace have to do it but I think for the vast majority of candidates I don't think it sways opinion I mean let's take the presidential election may I think the truth of the matter is people are go kia I I can't imagine if you are a Donald Trump supporter I can't imagine that you're going to see an ad run by Bernie Sanders for example and all of a sudden you say hello I'm seeing the light hi I'm I'm feeling the burn I've watched this advertisement and now I'm going to go switch and I'm going to vote for Bernie over Donald Trump I don't see it happening similarly if you are a Bernie Sanders supporter you're part of that Bernie Sanders revolution you see it even if it's the best produce trump bad the world are you going to watch that are you going to say well Gee now I want to go out I I've I've seen the light I'm going to vote for president trump you know I think by and large the these ads don't move the needle especially in a race where the candidates are very very well known no maybe if it's a situation where you have an unknown who's running against a hunting company or something like that you got to run some of these ads to at least get you some name recognition start that AT breakthroughs of people at least become aware of who you are but once you're talking about a high profile of race like the president it's hard for me to see how this changes does that mean you don't run ads no it doesn't mean you don't run ads because here's the real value of my my of the ads the ads in many cases they're not done for the undecideds what they're really done is for the base of support I mean if you are a Bernie Sanders supporter and you know you're listening to the radio or you're watching TV and you don't see anything from your candidate and all you see is attack ads from the other side or whatever you're going where you get you start to get depressed you get angry where's my guy why isn't he why is he responding that does the fact he's not responding mean they think the election's over when you run ads I think they're directed as much towards the base as anyone else because you know you you get fired up Hey I'm a supporter of the present high I mean I yeah there there's the trump bad yeah they're responding they're fighting fire with fire they're not taking this lying down when the other side's running all these different campaigns political advertising a lot of times I don't believe it's necessarily designed to move undecideds especially in races where the lines are drawn as clearly as this what they're trying to do is motivate their supporters motivate their base show that there's a campaign show the campaign has a polls and encourage people to get out and vote so if you say all they're they're not going to change opinions yeah they might not change opinions but the ads aren't necessarily intended to do that they're intended to get you even more firmly entrenched and if you're a truck driver Bernie guy on Elizabeth ward Geyer Joe Biden guy or whatever get you to go out and vote for them it's twelve thirty one let's go to the WTMJ breaking news center here's Melissa park thank you Jack to Milwaukee police officer is recovering after a crash during a chase that person fleeing from police also injured as well the pursuit began about eight o'clock Wednesday night on the city's north side Madison East High School teacher is charged with attempting to produce child **** David a crutch ten was charged after being arrested today the indictment charges question will be year indictment charges question with seven counts of attempted to create child porn on two occasions he set to appear in court later today at a question and answer session is underway in the Senate impeachment trial against the president today it's a day where the White House legal team and the house impeachment managers were serving as prosecutors will answer written questions submitted by senators meanwhile lawyers for a woman who says president trump return the nineties are asking for a sample of his DNA the attorneys for advice columnist E. 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"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Say we do painting you do life Jeff Wagner on WTMJ we are back interesting political story there's a state senators name is Dave Hanson's a Democrat out of Green Bay Inc and he's been there for a long time he's announced that he's seventy two years old he's announced that he he's retiring is not running for reelection which what's this seat very much in play it it's a it's a seat that probably is a Republican leaning seat I would say but Dave Hanson is we've been there for a long time he's getting a royal and he's you know he's been reelected he's a known commodity now that is an open seat I think it's it's probably a toss up or maybe it's a likely leans Republican seat in this district so interestingly enough Democrats scrambling to see who they're going to come up with and so apparently one of the guys that's moving forward is Jonathan Hansen who as it turns out is the nephew of David Hanson so you know you have one of these the legacy things that that's going on the guys alderman from alderman from the pier and he's the father decided that he wants to follow in his uncle's footsteps which is all well and good but I I do always think back to some of the issues member we had these concerns when there was a discussion about whether or not Scott Walker's children one of his kids Matt was gonna run for for Congress and there was all this hand wringing in there was all this concern about all my gosh is this going to be is this this legacy you know we we have multiple generations of of politicians you know trying to run and then the same argument was out there when mark Newman son I believe that was mad as well he was thinking about running for Congress and ultimately decided not to you heard all this the whole we think this is bad for you know that the kids of the existing politicians to run well okay if that's the case is there going to be out rage when Dave Hanson's nephew decides to run war has decided to run we'll see it's twelve thirty let's go to the WTMJ breaking news center here is Melissa mark thank you Jeff some supporters of president trump lined up downtown starting last night to make sure they would have a spot inside the UW Milwaukee Panthers arena that's where he's hosting a rally tonight the president making his first twenty twenty appearance in the state he's also counter programming the box game which starts at seven o'clock tonight also downtown at Pfizer form and the accredit presidential hopefuls debate that is in neighboring Iowa tonight I keep it to WTMJ for updates from downtown starting at three o'clock this afternoon on Wisconsin's afternoon news and meanwhile the house is expected to vote tomorrow to send the articles of impeachment against president trump to the Senate speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi met privately today at the capital with her democratic caucus to discuss the time table airline says it's taking the Boeing seven thirty seven Max out of its schedule for two more months until early June and that means American it will cancel nearly twenty thousand flights in its first five plus months of.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"To Jeff Wagner on WGN J. I also think the president is hitting the right tone in moving forward now keep in mind these missile attacks last week came after a lengthy period of provocation it's not like this comes out of the clear blue you had not only like terrorists planning you had not only terrorist attacks but you had things like the Iranian directed attempt to take over the US embassy in a rock you've had the tankers that were seized in the straits of formosa I mean this is been going on and going on and and going on and at some point in time I think the U. S. has every right to say enough is enough and you are a rogue nation and we're not going to continue to allow you to escalate your provocation without having some sort of response to that and so now you get a lot of saber rattling with this coming out of Iraq but here's the bottom line or a rock knows that it doesn't want to I mean a Ron knows that it doesn't want to get into a shooting war with the United States that that's that's something that you cannot win and I'm not arguing for boots on the ground this is early in a in a run I think you know you don't you don't get involved in that situation but here's the bottom line if a Ron wood to start to launch no state sponsored attacks on US interests were on Tel Aviv or something like that white I think they need to understand that by ratcheting this up there are consequences and I'm one of these guys who just cringe is a lot of times when the president sends out his tweets I think that the trump presidency would be different if it weren't for a lot of these tweets but any here here's the tweet that came out yesterday or release morning a Ron has been nothing but a problem for many years let this serve as a warning that for Ron strikes any Americans or American assets we have targeted fifty two Iranian sites representing the fifty two American hostages taken by around in many many years ago that would be the late seventies at some very hot summer very high level and important to Iran and the Iranian culture and those targets in a run itself will be hit very fast and very hard the U. S. A. he wants no more threats and I think that that's a reasonable position to take this a look okay this this is it if you decide that you want to escalate this conflict if you decide that you want to launch attacks on U. S. deployments diplomats that sector sector if you decide you want to try to go after Israel understand that they are going to be consequences and by doing what the president did late last week you you've show that we're not just this paper tiger you're not president Obama is sitting there in against saber rattling saying okay we're drawing a line in the sand and then you know once people step over that line in the sand then we're just going to ignore it you know it are things tenser yeah of course they they are tenser but we had to do something I think if you just simply look the other way and looked the other way then it's no surprise when you have again these rogue nations like Iran that don't end up taking you seriously all right when we come back after the news the military intervention the missile attack on Friday has a lot of people wondering she if we do get into a shooting war and I don't think we're going to get into a shooting war I I just don't believe that but you know who is going to staff that end should we be looking at a return to the seventies that is is it time to bring back the draft we're gonna discuss that in just a couple moments first it is twelve thirty let's go to the WTO jeep raking new center here's Eric bills that you have bomb sniffing dogs are going room by room in the walk shot county courthouse in administration building this hour this after someone reported five bombs would go off starting at nine AM the threat prompted the sheriff's department go back with the building for the day so far no explosive devices have been found to children are recovering after they were shot for throwing snowballs at a passing car police it happened Saturday on Milwaukee's northwest side near sixtieth and birch group of kids throwing snowballs one car stopped fired up the group at twelve and thirteen year olds were hit no one is in custody former national security adviser John Bolton says he's prepared to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if he is in pain and former Packers coach Mike McCarthy has been hired by the Dallas Cowboys according to ESPN meanwhile the Packers now preparing to play the Seahawks Sunday evening at Lambeau field and former badgers receiver quintessence this leaving Wisconsin declaring for the NFL draft time for the W. T. M. J. Drake and associates market update the Dow's been in the red of most of the Monday right now still down down just fourteen however twenty eight thousand six twenty the nasdaq up twenty one to ninety forty to the S. and P. now up to to thirty to thirty seven WTMJ pela W. I. dot com times in traffic.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Welcome back to Jeff Wagner on WTMJ all right there's a story came out of kids is that a police officer had gone into a McDonalds and they had scrawled the something nasty on this police officers come well the cages McDonald's owner is saying that's not true the video proves it this coming out of junction city Kansas McDonald's they're receiving national attention after a hearing to police officer said he received coffee with foul language written on it the owner says they have video showing that it wasn't their employee according to the news station in junction city they got this message from the owner hate my McDonald's have the utmost respect for all members of law enforcement in the military and we were troubled by the accusation we thoroughly reviewed our security video from every angle which clearly shows the words were not written by one of our employees we look forward to working with a chief for today is he continues his investigation I don't date wouldn't it doesn't make sense for a police officer do this himself unless he has a beef with somebody no no pun intended I was somebody at McDonald's but I don't know the police chief then went to Facebook when he found out he said the U. S. veteran that continues to serve deserves much more than this we deal with enough frustration in our daily in our daily duties every day we have something like this to start off your work day while you're driving to the place we're going to serve its citizens is just very frustrating so the police were at McDonald's all weekend looking ex security tape they couldn't find any evidence on Sunday the owner and told them they found new video that proved it wasn't their employees they told the the chief that they bring on the Kip clipped rather but to them to cancel because the roads were very smelly of the police chief just wants answers it so why because the stories the stories gain traction they get out of hand and it just it makes things seem more overblown than they really are other people who have problems with the police yeah are they are they really working in customer service where they're going to risk their job to rate disparaging message on a Cup of coffee I know some people are that dumb they probably would but I don't yeah I don't know I I'm surprised at McDonald's has that much video surveillance that they could see from every angle they could follow a Cup of coffee from the pot to the person who's working there handing it over to a customer and see that nobody nobody could write anything and it was you know it was the usual disparaging police comment so I don't know so the but you know it's a you know the problem is it's the news it's of it's the media that spreads the stories we pick them up but we just need everybody needs content we need to fill things so they all met looks good we're gonna boycott McDonald's now because they wrote something got a police officer's couple well maybe they didn't but then what would you do with it see that's a no no it did Thursday got a quite a fall guy somewhere somebody and you know a minimum wage McDonald's employee is pretty easy fall guy unfortunately out that's the way that's the way things look on the other side of the news we are going to recap the Packers victory rule second seed in the NFC you know that first round by you know that but maybe there's things that Doug Russell knows that you don't know he will share those with us on the other side of the news but right now we have to go to the W. T. M. J. breaking news center because the love the most Barclays bank thank you thank you Brian nice to see you again Milwaukee Brockhouse is holding a fundraiser tonight for a bartender recently killed in hit run nearly fifty bartenders will donate their time from five o'clock tonight to midnight in a fund raiser for Jamie Hansen proceeds will be used for funeral expenses the thirty six year old was killed on Christmas Eve while walking her dogs in Bayview police say a speeding vehicle drove up on the sidewalk hitting Hanson enter pads the vehicle involved has been located but anyone with any information about the driver should contact the police department Wisconsin election officials are expected to consider what to do about more than two hundred thousand voters said that a judge has ruled should be purged from voter rolls in a key swing state that Wisconsin elections commission meets today on that federal criminal charges have been filed against a man with the RTC invaded a rabbi's home instead of five people during a Hanukkah celebration leaving one person critically injured graft in Thomas expected to appear in federal court in White Plains to face five counts of obstructing the free exercise exercise of religious beliefs by attempting to kill with a danger this weapon and causing injury time now for a WTMJ Drake associates market update the Dow is down today one hundred fifteen points to twenty.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Call here's WTMJ is Jeff Wagner four one four seven nine nine one six twenty Jeff the text to me they are essentially the same as legal immigrants I will talk about the dreamers seven eight hundred thousand people in regards the contributions to the U. S. and self sufficiency to deport them from the only homeland they have known seems like a losing proposition again I I understand the legal issue that the legal issue is the present Congress would not in act this is a law president Obama did this is an executive order and some people don't think you have the authority to do it but that aside if Obama created this program is an executive order shouldn't trump have the right to rescind the executive order and and commit candidly I find that to be a pretty compelling legal argument but that's that's the legal argument that's not saying you know what what should we do with seven or eight hundred thousand people who came into this country as young people brought in by their parents illegally but they they were money were young people and they've gone through high school they are now living here they're not creating problems are these the people that we want to spend time deporting Vincent on the northwest side visit your first hello good afternoon yeah hi first of all if if the Supreme Court not doctor down or or or the says that the president has the right to do that the fact is we're not going to we are going to deport that many people it's just not gonna happen well you wouldn't think we would support that many of those type of people I know that you know me I if I were prioritizing I got to tell you that the people that have registered under this circumstance they would they would be the last number of people that I would want to deport that there's got to be a lot more people are in this country illegally that are creating problems than the dreamers they are reporting part of this economy the fact is that doctors lawyers police officers the fact is that that the fact is we had better is it exactly that would be basically automatically a look that is illegal the fact is you have them document the fact these individual documents prepared taxes it is and that sort and now you're going to put this to you got basically put people there allow them to say where they're going to go underground that's exactly what's going to happen and use it and it and the fact that this country is not in the mood to sit around and go up to the fact is the gang of eight plan I think this is the path is as far as immigration the concert helping government about what they did when they did this but the fact is we hear I think it should stand there because we do it in a class the class if they go out at the that do that yeah I can I can and and that's the and that's that the policy of this and get I I appreciate that the legal argument putting on my you know recovering lawyer hat I I understand the argument the argument is president Obama didn't have the authority to do this after Congress said no you shouldn't be able to do this by executive order I am sympathetic to that I I I am and it also seems to me that if you created by executive order you should go get rid of it by executive order but that's not to say whether the policy is good or bad Jeff I agree with you prioritize resources by removing the criminal elements then focus on obtaining legal citizenship the right way Jeff I would let them stay another text also with the caveat that they can demonstrate that they also have health insurance but the same time I would also putting a stop to let them attend public school get drivers licenses set for now keep in mind most of these people registers the dreamers they're they're out of there they're out of school I mean this is there they they've been here for a period of time they're out of school they're serving in a productive capacity and again I also appreciate the fact that you know we we don't want this to look like a amnesty I mean kill president trump from what I understand was was ready to just sign off on this and then a number of advisers said well okay you have to understand this is going to alienate your base people going to consider this to be amnesty and and so they he decided to go the other way I I just I I appreciate we have a problem with the border we have a problem with illegal immigration the the seven hundred thousand people though aren't the ones that I am particularly concerned with four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that's accurate mortgage talk and text line Jeff so to me they are simply the same as legal immigrants in regards to the contributions to the U. S. and self sufficiency to deport them from the only homeland they have known seems to me like a losing proposition I guess I would say that as well take off the recovering lawyer had tried to put on a good public policy hat and and you get a different result a like I say who knows with the supreme court's going to do this this might be a victory for the trump administration saying a legally you can do it but even if that's the case I hope somebody reconsiders whether this is where we want to spend our resources to say and.
"jeff wagner" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Jeff Wagner on WGN okay four one four seven nine nine one six twenty here is the story and and again this is one that makes my head explode I want this sure I want to share it with the thirteen flags the thirteen stars I wanna Betsy Ross sure to find one that Betsy Ross flag and I want one of these shirts as well alright here's the deal Chris Pratt who's you know that the Marvel movie actor probably best known for his roles in court in a galaxy in the Avengers okay the other day he's out in public with his wife he's wearing a tee shirt okay the tee shirt is it represents the they they call it the Gadsden flag this is the flag that has the the American flag and then it's got the quill rattle snake in front of it with the text don't tread on me you have perhaps seen it this this month this flag this is the iconic again the call of the gags than flags Gadsden flag it was created by American general Christopher Gadsden in seventeen seventy five during the revolutionary war it was meant to symbolize liberty and freedom now you might have seen in recent years because yeah this was a flag that the tea party when the tea party was big a number of years ago that that that was used by the U. S. men's soccer team has used this image the Gadsden flag for for it's kind of again logo a number of bands Metallica has used this as well okay now what is happened over the last couple years is that a hand full of like white supremacist group we're we're talking about the people sitting in their basement and you know the mom's basement in their underwear have also you know kind of sort of tried to appropriate this flag but it really hasn't taken off you know it hasn't taken off in any way shape or form any big level sunny hell Pratt is out he is wearing the shirt and the internet goes nuts Yahoo writes this big story about how here's Christopher Pratt and he's wearing this shirt that is linked to white supremacists and of course it generates all this again angst on the internet how terrible this could possibly be how could this guy be doing it it is he really a white supremacist all right our number four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage talking text line we only have a couple minutes I don't know about you but I am sick to death of the politically correct and the perpetually offended looking for something that they can play the race card or the white supremacist cars were the hater card on this again this is a flag design which goes back to the seventeen seventies all right it is commonly used it has a simple you'll don't tread on me no it it says I we want to stand up for freedom now look maybe there's somebody in the dark corner of some internet somewhere you know uses this is their crazy simple all right that doesn't mean that because you have a handful of people they can coop that and I guess I wanna say shame on Yahoo for and they're the ones that ran this story for blowing this into a story and creating a controversy where none of this exists four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that second mortgage talking text line of course this comes on the heels of Colin Kaepernick telling Nate he well I don't think we should have the Betsy Ross flag designed on shoes because some people might find it offensive well okay at what point in time do we stand up and say look when it comes to these different historical flag designs right people have a right to express themselves without being fearful of being labeled as white supremacists or racists are haters four one four seven nine nine one six twenty Jeff and fox point Jeff your first hello Hey Jeff this takes me out for two reasons one is that Chris Pratt there's a lot of community service of like children's hospitals yeah he definitely does not deserve this and then to I'm sick of the flag being associated with racism and false ways and my aunt gave me a plague you know I was a little kid I still have this I mean them that my family to racist now did you give your flag like this like the don't tread on me flag or some different we all it was different but I mean the idea of the American flag because it's happening in other ways like anything it's this is right it is this whole idea that be call I mean mean that the headline stories the outfit becomes a lightning rod on social media well okay that's because again you have the perpetually offended in the politically correct that are out there obsessing about this tip type of stuff Gee what can we be offended about today and here you have a guy like Chris Pratt who is a really like you said Jeff he's a really really good guy good guy does lots and lots of volunteer work and you know what he's proud to be an American right so this is the statement he makes so for everybody who participated in tea party activities you know over the years okay you'll now if you've got one of these shirts that again have an historical significance there are some of these kooks out there that have decided that well your racist then you have to be a hater at some point in time we need to just kind of push this back and say look this real racism in this world but when you have people that again use this as their default position they're not helping if you can want to see some of the controversy follow me on Twitter it's at Jeff Waker six twenty back with more just a moment don't go anywhere John Wagner.