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Before Governor Scott Walker took office in January of 2011, Wisconsin was seeing high unemployment, stagnating incomes and a high tax burden. Fast-forward four years: The state enjoys strong growth in employment and improvements in living standards through higher after-tax incomes. Thanks to a fiscal policy of reducing tax and regulatory burdens while balancing the budget, Wisconsin now outperforms many of its neighbors.
Read more by Noah Williams at Forbes.com
The Federal Reserve has been a clandestine organization since its inception. It is not really part of the federal government; it is merely a subcontractor for monetary policy. The Fed is basically a cartel of both U.S. and European banks. It has pulled the levers in the economy from behind a curtain of secrecy since 1913 and has always enjoyed a certain degree of respect and admiration. All that changed when the economy melted down in 2008. The respect and admiration of the Federal Reserve is being shredded right along with its veil of secrecy. The Fed allowed everyone to think the cost of controlling the 2008 financial crash was just a measly $3.3 trillion. This giant lie was exposed after Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont put a provision in last year’s financial reform bill that forced the Fed to come clean on $9 trillion in additional emergency loans and bailout money. The Fed funneled cash to foreign banks and companies right along with American banks and companies. It basically rewarded reckless and illegal behavior of greedy Wall Street bankers that caused the mess we are in now.
Nothing is fixed and nothing has really changed. The economy is still a wreck, and the Fed still wants . . .
Read more by Greg Hunter at USAWatchdog.com
In this guest post, Cato Senior Fellow Dan Mitchell offers advice for Republicans looking to hold their ground against tax increases.
(This piece was originally posted on the International Liberty blog).
Those who had the misfortune of seeing President Obama go after “tax breaks for corporate jets” as part of his press conference may be wondering why he was attacking a provision that was in his so-called stimulus and enacted by a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2009.
But that’s just routine politics. The folks in the White House are probably laughing about screwing jet builders after collecting campaign money from them in exchange for that provision two years ago.
The more important thing to focus on is the way that the big spenders in the White House and elsewhere are trying to build support for a big tax increase by characterizing tax breaks as “spending in the tax code.” The left obviously hopes Republicans are so stupid that Orwellian word games are all that is needed to get them to acquiesce to legislation that would increase the amount of revenue going to Washington.
Pro-choice doesn’t mean “anti-life,” but “improves life,” according to one abortionist amplified by The Guardian. That is, if you don’t count the unborn baby’s life.
The Guardian recently published a piece by an anonymous abortionist arguing that, “Being an abortion doctor has taught me a lot about life.” In it, the female “doctor” wrote that her work makes her feel “elated” – work that includes removing a 23-week-old unborn baby “part by part” and searching for the “jelly-fish-like gestation sac” surrounding a five-week-old.
Read more by Katie Yoder at LifeNews.com
Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence.
On July 4, 1776, after months of heated debate, representatives of the Continental Congress voted unanimously that “these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States.”
Thirteen colonies voted to become something new: the United States of America. All they had to do was to win their independence from a government that would consider them traitors.
Fifty-six men bravely affixed their signatures to the Declaration of Independence. What sort of men were they? And what became of them?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists, 11 were merchants, nine were farmers or plantation owners. They were well-educated men of means. All of them had a great deal to lose when they voted to defy what was then the most powerful nation on Earth.
One of the signers was . . .
Read more by Chip Wood at PersonalLiberty.com
by Paul Bond, hollywoodreporter.com, 6/01/2011
In clips that will hit the Internet to promote a new book, producers including “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman and “House” creator David Shore say Hollywood discriminates against and belittles conservatives.
Some of TV’s top executives from the past four decades may have gotten more than they bargained for when they agreed to be interviewed for a politically charged book that was released Tuesday, because video of their controversial remarks will soon be hitting the Internet.
The book makes the case that TV industry executives, writers and producers use their clout to advance a liberal political agenda. The author bases his thesis on, among other things, 39 taped interviews that he’ll roll out piecemeal during the next three weeks.
Read more by Paul Bond at HollywoodReporter.com
With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods.
Here’s the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of weenies.
Read more by Daisy Luther at TheOrganicPrepper.ca
Just weeks away from likely entering the 2016 presidential race, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting his Republican rivals on notice that he plans to position himself as a get-it-done governor in a field with several members of Congress and former chief executives.
Mr. Walker’s latest audition came Saturday night when he keynoted the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Patriot’s Gala in Washington, carefully mixing withering attacks on President Obama with folksy Midwest humor and a healthy touch of faith and support for Israel.
Read more by Madison Gesiotto at WashingtonTimes.com
The tragic massacre at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has re-ignited the debate over the legacy and meaning of the Confederate battle flag, which still flies on the grounds of the state capitol.
I’ll shelve the separate discussion over the relevance of the flag to the motivations of Dylann Roof, the prime suspect in the fatal mass shooting, and focus on a different point: why conservatives should hate the Confederate flag.
The standard argument about the flag goes like this: Critics of the flag say that the flag is a symbol of racism, hatred, violence, treason and slavery, while defenders see it as a harmless symbol of Southern pride, courage, and valor.
I count myself among the critics on this one, but as an advocate of a constitutionally limited federal government that derives power from the states and its people, I have an additional reason to despise the Confederate flag and all it stands for.
Read more by Philip Klein at WashingtonExaminer.com
Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.
150th Anniversary of this great day!
Raffling off a power washer!
Event is from 9am – 6pm, our booth is open from 10am to 3pm.
Our booth is in the same location as in the past, between West Burleigh Street and West Center Street on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
About a block north of Center, 2750 N MLK Drive. We are next to the former Ponderosa.
From the Milwaukee North shore branch:
For Immediate Release
Monday, June 15, 2015
Contact: Sam Hagedorn
Milwaukee North Branch RPMC at Juneteenth Day Festival
For the fourth consecutive year the Milwaukee North Branch of the RMPC will have a booth at the Milwaukee Juneteenth Day Festival on Friday, June 19, 2015.
Because of the overall positive feedback to last year’s presence the Milwaukee North Branch unanimously voted to return to this year’s festival. We look forward to sharing our personal responsibility and limited government political philosophy, passing out free candy and new this year is the opportunity for someone to start his or her own business by winning a Briggs & Stratton Power Washer.
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, symbolizes the end of slavery and commemorates the reading of Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s General Order #3 on June 19, 1865 in Texas, which announced the freeing of slaves. As Republicans we proudly celebrate the freedom Juneteenth represents.
Fresh off its widely-mocked exclusive on the traffic citations given Marco and Jeannette Rubio – fewer than one per year, combined – the New York Times has an in-depth look at Scott Walker and the wealthy conservatives who backed him throughout his rise to national prominence. It’s a classic of the genre.
The article is more sophisticated than the awkward and error-filled attempted hit on Walker by Gail Collins from the Times editorial page, who blamed Walker for layoffs that took place before he had been elected. And it avoids the kind of over-the-top claims that require corrections. But the piece nonetheless makes clear that its authors believe Walker’s views are far out of the mainstream and that he owes his success to wealthy conservatives eager to exploit a simpleton as the vessel for their ideological goals.
Read more by STEPHEN F. HAYES at WeeklyStandard.com
Join Us to Welcome Home our Veterans
The North Shore Republicans would like to invite you to join us in welcoming home our veterans from their Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Wisconsin on Saturday, June 6th!!
We will meet at the North Shore Field Office in Bayside for pizza and signmaking, and then caravan down to Mitchell Field for the Honor Flight Homecoming.
Saturday, June 6th
5:30pm Pizza & Signmaking
6:45pm Depart for Mitchell Field
8:30pm Honor Flight ETA*
RPW North Shore Field Office
500 W. Brown Deer Road, Suite 208
Bayside, WI 53217
Park in the rear lot on North side of bldg.
*You may want to bring a lawn chair in case the flight is running late.
Also let us know if you are willing to drive others in your car to the aiport.
Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as you can for this very special event to:
This is a great opportunity to bring a a friend who would like to get involved in our local Republican Party!!!