Archive for the ‘Federal’ Category
Local Office Hours and Town Hall Meetings at Cong. James Sensenbrenner’s calendar page
Delafield Town Hall Meeting
Sat. April 25, 2015 @ 9:00am
Delafield City Hall, located at 500 Genesee Street
Greenfield Town Hall Meeting
Sat. April 25, 2015 @ 1:00pm
Greenfield Public Library, located at 5310 W. Layton Avenue
West Allis Town Hall Meeting
Mon. April 27, 2015 @ 7:00pm
West Allis Public Library, located at 7421 W. National Avenue
Documents obtained by The Daily Caller and interviews with American veterans reveal a shocking government program: The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming America’s veterans by getting them placed on the FBI’s criminal background-check list.
The VA sends veterans’ personal medical and financial information directly to the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which can seize their guns in home raids.
Veterans deemed mentally incompetent or financially incapable are finally speaking out about the errors in the system and the fearful harassment they and their families face from the federal government. And it all starts when vets go to the VA to get medical help.
Read more by Patrick Howley at DailyCaller.com
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2014, Wisconsin taxpayers worked until April 22nd (13th latest nationally) to pay their total tax bill.
Read more at TaxFoundation.org
President Obama’s smoldering antipathy toward Israel and its freshly reelected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is finally taking its toll on his support among Americans Jews.
While both national leaders still say all the right things about the almost seven decade alliance between the two democracies, the public has read the events and body language differently. With this presidential administration, it’s more like, ‘Best friends, like it or not.’
Obama’s aggressive push for more Israeli concessions on Palestinians and Netanyahu’s resistance exacerbate bilateral tensions.
More importantly, the appearance of Obama favoring Iran and his ongoing persistence in paving the way for Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, through the guise of negotiations originally framed as stopping the program’s development altogether, has run up against Netanyahu’s adamant opposition. And disfavor among Israelis.
Read More BY ANDREW MALCOLM At Investor’s Business Daily
Our new North Shore Field Office now has a brand new Facebook page. While I will still send out emails and make calls about upcoming events in the office, I am hoping to use this page to get information out to a wider group of people who may not be involved in the office right now. As you can see, we do not have many likes for the group so far, so when you get a chance please like the page on Facebook and share it with family and friends so that they may be up to date as well.
In addition, if you have any advice about what else should be included on the page, feel free to reach out to me.
Milwaukee Regional Field Director
Republican Party of Wisconsin
A professionally shot video of Barack Obama from 1995 has recently surfaced. Shot at the Cambridge, Mass. Public Library, the video captures a skinny, youthful Obama promoting his then newly released memoir, Dreams from My Father.
In this hour-long presentation, Obama openly talks about his relationship with his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist and pornographer. Perhaps more importantly, Obama gives us a much clearer picture of who he was in 1995, on the cusp of his political career, than we had seen before. Some observations:
The Obama of 1995 was not a very good speaker. He had a halting delivery, stuttered, was obviously nervous, and, although congenial enough, could not tell a joke. What Obama did do well was read. He read a dramatic passage from his book for a full fifteen minutes uninterrupted and used multiple voices halfway credibly.
Read more by Jack Cashill at AmericanThinker.com
. . . and a tax is a fine for doing well.
Well said . . . by whom?
P.S. So, government will get you either way?
P.P.S. Income taxes are due today!!
A method to cut government spending where bureaucrats will WANT to cut!
It is a well known and quite understandable reaction of any bureau to make sure that the current year’s budget has been spent by the end of the fiscal year, even on unnecessary projects, else they lose it. Personal interest should have every employee watching for any possible waste of the taxpayer’s dollars.
A new budgeting policy for each bureau should be established, where any unspent budgeted funds at the end of the fiscal year shall be equally divided up and paid out to all of the employees in that bureau, and, then the lower budget figure, pre-disbursement, would be used for the next fiscal year, with, again, any unspent surplus being distributed to the employees who made the surplus possible.
No money would be saved the first year, but from then on every department would have continuously lowering budgets. Could the cost of running the state be cut in half in three years? I think so. The bottom line would be far more efficient and less costly state services.
(Idea from Wayne Green)
As the federal government wrestles with how much meat and cholesterol it will recommend in its updated dietary guidelines, the public should be asking why the government is involved in this issue at all.
Right now, the officials at the Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments are weighing advice from their Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the five-year guideline update.
The committee said that there’s no evidence cholesterol in food leads to heart disease. At the same time, it urged people to avoid eating meat as a way to help the environment.
Because federal nutrition guidelines have a widespread impact on what Americans eat, both ideas sparked outcries from various groups. But there’s a much more fundamental problem here.
When not confusing (remember the food pyramid), or ever-changing (the government used to recommend three glasses of milk a day), these federal guidelines can be hazardous to your health.
Read more at Investor’s Business Daily
Tuesday, April 7
DOUSMAN: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Dousman Ottawa Lions Club, 235 N. Main Street
MUKWONAGO: 11:00 a.m. – Noon, Mukwonago High School Auditorium, 605 W. School Road
Wednesday, April 8
RACINE: 11:00 a.m. – Noon, J. I. Case High School Auditorium (North Doors), 7345 Washington Avenue
OAK CREEK: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Avenue
ELKHORN: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monte Carlo Room, 720 N. Wisconsin Street
Thursday, April 9
GREENDALE: 10:45 – 11:45 a.m., Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 Southway
KENOSHA: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Snap-On Innovation Works Facility, 2801 80th Street
JANESVILLE: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 3100 Wellington Place
Tax: a payment to government for doing something good
Fine: a payment to government for doing something bad
Fee: a payment to government for doing business