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
The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit.
The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves.
We, BCRP, are going to have a table at the Blue Hills Sportsmen's Club Gun Show which will be at the Chetek Faith Baptist Church, Friday March 17 (3-8) and Saturday March 18 (9-4)
We need volunteers to help man this table. Duties are not strenuous and should be with a sympathetic crowd. The main thrust of the table is to sign up new members and to collect e-mail addresses. We are going to have a drawing for 4 US silver eagles and have some Trump campaign signs for sale.
Right now you can pretty well pick your hours so volunteer soon.
Important story on the health care debate. This article falls in line with the message Sean Duffy presented at the Lincoln Day Dinner. We are not going to get a perfect bill but the Republican plan may be a lot better than what is being presented. Please read and form your own opinion.
The tsunami of criticism that greeted last week’s introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was probably inevitable, considering the questionable character of some career politicians, the liberal inclination of the legacy media, and the hopelessly convoluted maze of mandates, taxes, and regulations that is Obamacare. Even honest observers got important details of AHCA wrong, while failing to comprehend its place in the overall GOP plan to rid the nation of the “Affordable Care Act.” Saturday morning, President Trump used his weekly address to clear up some of the confusion: Full Story....Here
One of the top selling new books on Amazon.com is entitled, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide.
Insightful article on the growth of bureaucracy. i.e. "The Deep State" and how it creeps into legislation.
By M.D. Kittle
It didn’t take me long to recognize the mistake I had made, and when I did, I authored a bill to begin to reverse it. Unfortunately, the bill went nowhere.
As a result of this mistake, a number of Wisconsin’s small businesses have been subjected to audits. For these small businesses, audits are terrifying, time consuming and expensive. They are also the functional equivalent of a government shakedown. You see, most small businesses operate above-board. They do their best, but no one is perfect. This is particularly true when you have an awful tax code like ours. It’s riddled with exemptions, credits, inconsistencies and ambiguities. Even CPAs make mistakes. Full Story....Here
Feel good, interesting and fun story
Wisconsin cheesemakers continued their impressive run as a black pepper Italian-inspired cheese from Sartori Cheese in Antigo was named the top cheese in the country, while a cheddar from Weyauwega and a Gouda from Thorp were first and second runners-up. Full Story....Here