By James Wigderson
Because despite the headline in the Wisconsin State Journal about a $1.1 billion "budget hole," there is no actual deficit. Despite the "$1 billion shortfall" in the headline of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, there is no actual shortfall. Perhaps the newspapers should add a feature where their headlines are read by Count Floyd, because what they're describing is less scary than a stack of pancakes.
So where does this $1.1 billion "structural deficit" come from? In the LFB memo, they projected the expenditures necessary for the next budget cycle after this coming budget cycle based upon the proposed spending in the last year of this budget cycle. In other words, while Wisconsin is just starting to debate the 2017-2019 budget, the LFB is using the proposed spending for 2018 and guessing what will be the spending need for Wisconsin in the 2019-2021 budget. Full Story....Here
Presented as a "everyone knows that" reminder.
BY JACK DUNPHY
Note to social media users: When you share your whereabouts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or what have you, it may not be just your friends who are paying attention. If you let it be known that you are away on that fabulous holiday in Mexico, Hawaii, or the South of France, you may be doing more than inspiring envy among your friends and followers. There may be lurking among them people whose only interest in your holiday is the distance it takes you away from your home and for how long. Full Story....Here
Last month when 7th District Republican Congressman Sean Duffy announced he wouldn’t be a candidate for U.S. Senate next year, Wisconsin Democrats were practically giddy. Duffy was considered the favorite to win the GOP nomination if he entered the race. With him out of the picture, liberals seem to feel Senator Tammy Baldwin has a much easier 2018 path to re-election(a dubious position given the strong field of other potential Republican candidates). It is perhaps that confidence that has Baldwin associating with the very far left wing of her party. Full Story....Here
With hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch now underway, Senator Tammy Baldwin has yet to provide an explanation on why she broke her word to Wisconsinites regarding his nomination.
When Judge Gorsuch was first nominated, she said she would review his record and meet with him before reaching a decision on his nomination ...
Then, less than 48 hours later, she announced she opposed his nomination.
Yet another "about face" from a hypocritical politician who takes orders from her liberal party bosses in Washington -- not the people of Wisconsin.
Time and time again, Senator Baldwin has shown us that she would rather play political games and protect the Washington status quo instead of enact real reforms for Wisconsin families. She is a politician, not a public servant.
Judge Neil Gorsuch is a principled jurist with a brilliant legal mind, and he deserves the full consideration of the United States Senate. This is not about politics. This is about doing the right thing, which Tammy Baldwin has shown us -- repeatedly -- she is incapable of doing.
Please call Senator Baldwin and urge her to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Eau Claire office: 715-832-8424
Washington D.C. office 202-224-5653
Web Site: https://www.baldwin.senate.gov
For years the teachers unions and the rest of the liberal education establishment has considered the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction to be their exclusive domain and rightfully so. Almost all previous superintendents in the past several decades have been put into office by the money and power of the teachers unions and each superintendent has returned the support by pushing the union agenda. The current superintendent is no exception. Fortunately, Wisconsin has a real opportunity to make a change April 4 and elect a superintendent whose values and priorities are more in line modern educational thought. Full Story....Here
How many people on food stamps did Donald Trump's taxes support in 2005? Based on USDA data, the average cost per year, per beneficiary, was about $90 per month, or $1,080 per year, per beneficiary. Now that we know that Donald Trump paid $35 million in taxes that year, we can calculate that roughly 35,000 Americans (and non-citizens, who, for some reason, are receiving taxpayer-funded food) were fed courtesy of Mr. Trump that year. Full Story....Here
by DAVID FRENCH
Our Founders did not risk everything to build a culture that aims to risk nothing. The American republic was founded for a people who increasingly do not exist. It was founded to facilitate a dynamic culture — against the backdrop of war, the ultimate risk — to guarantee not safety and comfort but hope and possibility. A founding generation stared the world’s greatest military power in the face and didn’t just rebel but articulated a spiritual and cultural purpose for a new nation and a new government. The government existed to protect the liberty of the people, and the people were to use that liberty to do something positive, to “pursue happiness.” Full Story....Here