Sequestration, A Child's First Words Among Top Blog Posts
From overcoming a major speech impediment to the changes in a 100-year-old state law, Patch bloggers weighed in on a variety of topics this week. Here is a look at some of the most popular posts over the past week.
Blog posts in Wisconsin Patches this past week ran the gamut — from determining a "fair share" in our tax system to overcoming a speech impediment and hearing a child's first words.
Every day, Patch's Local Voices bloggers share information, insight and opinion about what matters to them. Here's a selection of blogs from throughout the past week.
Mount Pleasant Patch blogger, Bottom Line, asked readers, "What Is a Fair Share?" in a post this week that garnered more than 150 comments. He took a look at President Obama's request that the wealthy pay their fair share, but what is that fair share? Patch readers shared their ideas, ranging from a flat tax system to limiting the inheritance tax.
While this isn't the newest post on Patch, this week it pulled into the top five most read blogs and has garnered more than 85 Facebook "Likes." A Bayside mom talks about about her son, Henry, and how his speech impediment was painful for her, watching him unable to say words until nearly 3 years old. And then, one day he said, "That's a big fiewtwuck!" Julie explains she started to cry right there in the minivan because she was so happy and amazed by the sound of his voice making words.
In, "Bill Introduced to Benefit Drunk Drivers at the Expense of Workers," an Oak Creek blogger takes a look at a newly introduced bill that he said looks to overturn the collateral source rule, which requires those who injure another to pay the full cost of the injured person's medical bills. With 70 comments, Patch readers had a lot to say about who should really be held liable in a car accident — the person who caused the injury or the injured person who had the foresight to buy health insurance?
The sequestration has been a hot topic in national and local media outlets and it isn't any less popular with Patch bloggers and readers. In, "USA Chooses Ice Cube or Ice Berg - The Cruel Joke of the Sequestration," Patch blogger, SkinnyDude, explains how he thinks the sequestration won't mean changes because spending will continue. But not all commenters agreed.
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