By Susan Allen
What is received without effort may be appreciated, but it holds diminishing value and is easily cast aside. What is earned through effort is treasured and defended. It is the impetus that drives humans to work, steal, and go to war.
Humans gather in groups to attain and preserve value beyond the reach of individual effort. They join clubs, work for organizations, volunteer, and form communities. Individuals who are granted membership in a group receive privileges and benefits. In return, they are expected to actively support and defend the ideals of the group. Failure to do so may result in sanctions up to and including revocation of membership. Why is citizenship treated differently? Full Story....Here
Drain the Swamp, Part 1,439,842
by Paul Bedard
The top paychecks of federal workers are set to grow again next year to a six-figure number that rivals the $174,000 salaries of America’s 535 House and Senate members.
Under a new federal order, salaries for most bureaucrats in the General Service will rise next year when the cap on top pay hits $164,000. Full Story....Here
President Trump in October said "perhaps no administration" had done more in its first nine months than his. That was before he succeeded in overhauling the decades-old tax code and repealing Obamacare's individual mandate.
Despite all the criticism Trump received during his first year in office for inflammatory tweets, West Wing feuds, controversial policies, and diplomatic stumbles, he will nevertheless enter year two with a laundry list of achievements. Full Story....Here
The Barron County Republican Party wishes everyone a very
"During this special time of year, we join those we love and cherish to pause and celebrate the traditions, joy, and hope of this magical holiday season. Whether you're reminiscing around the dinner table with family, enjoying the beauty of a fresh snowfall, or shopping for that perfect Christmas gift, may you be blessed with the company of family and friends as 2017 comes to a close." Governor Scott Walker