I wanted to absorb a bit of the new year before making a few predictions. I did OK last year so I'm encouraged to try again.
1. The Packers will lose a close game to the Eagles but will edge out the Lions for the NFC North title in the fall.
2. The Brewers will be much better but not good enough to get past the Reds. They take the wild card but that's as far as they go.
3. The House votes to repeal ObamaCare. The Senate doesn't. The plan continues to be a riot of unintended consequences and unnoticed little gems.
4. Scott Walker has a historically successful legislative year that will end with public employee unions in full scale apoplexy. Here are a few: Concealed carry, Voter ID, a return to restrictions on local school spending and salaries, some significant move away from retiree health care and defined benefit plans and expanded school choice.
5. David Prosser is easily reelected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
6. The United States Supreme Court strikes down the matching funds provision of the Arizona Clean Elections Act. This means that the provisions in the Impartial Justice Act are gone as well. I don't think the Court cites my article but it should.
7. I have a feeling. The Supreme Court also strikes down the individual mandate in ObamaCare.
8. I have another feeling. Unemployment falls to 7%. Why? I don't know. I just think it's time.
9. There is a major move to abolish Milwaukee County as a distinct government entity and rumblings of MPS bankruptcy.
10. Watch this blog for big news.