Progressives United PAC, the PAC created by Feingold in 2011 after being defeated by current Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, has contributed a meager five percent of its expenditures to Democrats running for office since its founding. Its stated mission is to give “progressives a voice in our elections, and to support candidates that will stand up to corporate influence and oppose those who blindly push the agenda of their corporate backers.” Full story
State Representative • Serving the 75th Assembly District
Below is a brief explanation of the bills coming forward that deal with abortion and planned parenthood. Please reach out to me if you have any further questions.
Current law prohibits a person from knowingly and for valuable consideration acquiring, receiving, or otherwise transferring a human organ. Many pro-choice leaders will argue that the body parts of aborted babies (fetuses) do not count as a human organ. This bill, AB 305, prohibits a person from knowingly and for valuable consideration acquiring, receiving, or otherwise transferring a fetal body part in this state. A fetal body part is a cell, tissue, organ, or other part of an unborn child who is aborted by an induced abortion. It alsoprohibits experimentation, even if used for valuable consideration (research).
Things to remember and think about…..
There are currently Title X federal dollars that subsidize Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin. AB 310 requires our Department of Health Services to distribute these funds first to the Well-Woman Program and public entities, including state, county, and local health departments and health clinics. However, no recipient of the funds can provide abortion services, make referrals for abortion services, or have an affiliate that provides abortion services or makes referrals for abortion services.
To be clear, this bill does not mean we are denying federal dollars from coming into the state. Instead, counties and organizations in our counties that provide health services will actually have the ability to receive some of the money, as it is currently all being funneled to Planned Parenthood. This bill should increase access to health care in our communities.
AB 311 is slightly more complicated. Currently, there is a federal program, 340 B, that gives discounts on pharmaceutical drugs to comprehensive health care clinics. Since 2009, the various health care clinics in the state, including Planned Parenthood, have been charging federal medical assistance more than the cost of actually receiving the drugs, and using this program as a revenue source. This is directly subsidizing Planned Parenthood, who is the largest abortion provider in the State of Wisconsin. However, it is also subsidizing other clinics who do not perform abortions.
If this bill passes, it will further remove funding from Planned Parenthood, which I support. However, it has the potential to close down other clinics which provide healthcare services to the poor. Also, if these clinics do not use the 340 B program, they may be charging federal medical assistance far more, which would increase the costs to the state and federal government since the drugs are no longer agreed to at a lower price.
I am still uncertain on how I will vote on this bill.
As far as I can tell, there are only three unassailable constitutional rights left in the United States: the right not to be “discriminated” against, the right to have an abortion, and the right to have a gay marriage. In the eyes of liberals, nothing — not the freedom of association or religion or anything else mentioned in the First Amendment or Second Amendment — will ever supersede these consecrated rights. Read more
It’s a demonstration of how the Left still gets unlimited credit for its supposed intentions, no matter how its policies actually shake out. Full story
This math exercise will only take you about ten seconds. Amazingly, it really works and will reveal your all-time favorite movie. Mine was spot on! DO NOT cheat. DO YOUR math, THEN compare the results to the list of movies at the bottom You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is.
The upcoming membership meeting will be our annual Reagan Picnic. Food from 5:30 to 6:30. Kathy Krug is bringing a Bluegrass band for entertainment. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. Please bring a dish to pass. Brats, pulled pork sandwiches, and beverages will be available. PRIZES GALORE!! Should be a fun time so please invite your friends.
The location of the meeting:
Hunter Memorial Park
1215 Linen Ave.
Wall Street Journal via Vicki McKenna
In Thursday’s Republican debate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker> will be the antiunion candidate. That will be the media snark. He signed (unenthusiastically) a right-to-work bill that applies to his state’s private-sector workers. He promoted (very enthusiastically) a law that all but ended collective bargaining for its public-sector workers.>
Critics will ask: What does this have to do with being president? Unfortunately, everything. Full storyhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-need-a-scott-walker-1438730749
Please read the following message from Republican leadership and bring your ideas to our next meeting which will be the Reagan Picnic.
Barron, Burnett, Pierce, and St Croix Counties
Our Executive team has reserved Oak Forest Retreat Center for Saturday August 15, 2015 in Frederic WI to have grass roots training and breakout sessions to focus on what it will take to achieve victory in 2016 for all our Republican Candidates locally, state wide and nationally.
I will be one of the presenters using a power point that I received from Nate Nelson Chairman of Winnebago County on grass roots activism.
Julian Bradley 3rd District Vice Chair 608-385-9685 will be our luncheon
Will Sexauer, our NW regional coordinator for the GOP, will speak on Community Captain materials and membership/party building.
Kirk Anderson, our web master will train on using face book and twitter to communicate.
We would like you to attend with any of your executive team or county party supporters.
Alan K. Walker
Chair Republican Party of Polk County
796 Wapogasset Lake Lane
Web Page is: http://polkcountyrepublicans.com/
Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/PolkCountyGOP
Twitter is : @PolkCountyGOP
By: Brian Sikma |
On Monday afternoon, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R) issued a joint statement through the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee (RACC) declaring, “This kind of behavior is inexcusable and has no place in Wisconsin politics. We are calling on all Assembly Democrats to immediately condemn this practice and return their donations from Planned Parenthood.” read more