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What is a government program? And are you on one right now? Those are the questions Cornell University political scientist Suzanne Mettler has been posing.
For her book “The Submerged State,” she asked a scientifically selected sample of 1,400 Americans whether they had ever used a government social program. Only 43 percent copped to having done so. Then she read off 21 social programs, such as Medicare (FFSOMED) and the home-mortgage interest deduction, and asked the same question again: Have you ever used a government social program? This time, 96 percent said yes, in fact, they had.
According to Mettler’s survey, 60 percent of those who benefit from the home-mortgage interest deduction didn’t think they had ever used a government social program. Fifty-three percent of those with student loans didn’t think they had used one. Among Social Security beneficiaries, 44 percent thought themselves unsullied by the touch of government, and among Medicare beneficiaries, 39 percent said the same. Twenty-seven percent of those in public housing answered in the negative, as did 25 percent of those on food stamps.
Read more by Ezra Klein at bloomberg.com
There will be a hearing on Senate Bill 619 (Model Academic Standard) also known as Common Core. Common Core would replace standards that in the past have been established by your local school district. These standards are also very politicized and lean to the left to get their message through to our children.
If you want to retain control of these standards, you should become aware of what is happening on this issue.
The future of our children and the quality of their education is at stake. If you are able, please consider attending this very important meeting
WHAT: Senate Bill 619 MODEL ACADEMIC STANDARDS
WHEN: Thursday, March 6th at 10:00 AM
WHERE: State Capitol, Room 411 South
Contact Senator Leah Vukmir at Sen.Vukmir AT legis.wisconsin.gov with your comments and concerns.
– First District - Sat. March 15, 9am - Copper Falls Restaurant, 102 Allen St., Clinton, Wisconsin. Information: kimtrvs AT gmail.com
– Fourth District - Sat. March 29, 8:30 - 9:15 - breakfast, Caucus program starts at 9:15, Finish around 11:30 am. - Milwaukee Athletic Club. Free valet parking.
– Fifth District - Sun. March 9 - 11:45am Social, 12:30pm Brunch, 1:00pm Caucus Convenes - Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha - Brunch Cost $25/person - No cost or reservations necessary for caucus only but let your chairman know to arrange for seating. Information: cd5.chairman AT wisgop.info
– Sixth District - Sat. March 22, 9am - Whispering Springs Golf Course, Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac. For more information, contact Jeff at ( 608 ) 514-1776.
RPW STATE CONVENTION from Fri. May 2 to Sun. May 4 in Milwaukee
The caucus of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County will be held on Sat February 22, 2014.
Registration at 8:30am. Breakfast will be served at 9:00am and the caucus will begin at 9:30am.
Location: Klemmer’s Banquet Center, 10401 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53227
Signup at https://secure.yourpatriot.com/ou/rpmc/169/1347/eventsignup.aspx
$10 - Caucus only; $15 - Breakfast and Caucus
Klemmer’s takes very limited walk ins for meals. Early sign-up is already done.
There is no admission charge for branch caucuses (caucii?), but you must be a current member of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County to participate in your local caucus. New members must be paid no later than Friday, January 24th and past due members no later than Thursday, February 13th.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RPMC CONSTITUTION (PDF) To be voted on at the County Caucus.
SIX BRANCHES OF THE RPMC Already completed
1. Milwaukee North Branch: Sam Hagedorn, chair
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7pm
Papa’s Pub at 7718 W Burleigh St.
2. Milwaukee South Branch: Michael Murphy, chair
Monday, January 27, 2014, at 6:30pm
Joe’s K Ranch, 4840 S. Whitnall Ave. Cudahy, WI
Speakers: Assembly Representatives Jesse Rodriguez, Joe Sanfelippo, and Dave Craig, along with Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander
3. Northshore: Avner Zarmi, chair
Northshore Lincoln Day Brunch and Caucus
Sunday, February 2, 2014, Brunch begins at 11:30 am and caucus will start at 1 pm.
Milwaukee River Hilton, 4700 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
Confirmed guests include: Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, RPW Chair Brad Courtney, Representatives Jim Ott and Dan Knodl. We will also see a video presentation by Senator Ron Johnson.
4. Southwest Suburban: Roseann Dieck, chair, swsrepublicans AT hotmail.com
Monday, February 4, 2014, at 6:30pm
Franklin Public Library
5. Wauwatosa: Bill Berdan, chair
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 7pm
Wauwatosa Fire Station #1, 1601 Underwood Ave.
6. West Allis/West Milwaukee: Ron Rieboldt, chair
Thursday January 23, 2014, at 7:00pm
RPMC HQ 1488 S. 84th St. West Allis
Spring Election, April, 1, 2014
Fall Partisan Primary, August 12, 2014
Fall Partisan Election, November 4, 2014
Spring Primary, February 17, 2015
Spring Election, April 7, 2015.
Science displays at Wisconsin State Parks will tell you that glaciers covered our landscape, ending just 12,000 years ago.
This means that ice, up to a MILE-THICK, covered this state, and carved out features like the Kettle Moraine. A six-inch snowfall like we get now and then in winter is not what caused these earth changes.
Question: What did the Indians do back then to cause the ice to melt away? Or did they just happen to be the first settlers after the ice melted away? Melted then, by what?
RPW’s Milwaukee Field Office will be hosting a Community Captains Training Seminar on Saturday, March 1. Whether you’re a current Community Captain or looking to become involved for the first time, it will be an informative event and is ultimately going to make the difference in Governor Walker’s election, as well as local, state, and federal elections in the future.
The liberals have pledged a staggering amount of money against Governor Walker, and not just for the airwaves. Millions of dollars are being put toward getting their boots on the ground here in our state, and we just can’t afford to sit idle while Democrats are fighting to take us back to billion dollar budget deficits and high unemployment.
Please join us to learn how you can take a grassroots approach to making a difference in your community, your state, and your country.
When: Saturday, March 1. 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Where: Milwaukee Field Office. 311 W Silver Spring Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53217
To RSVP, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Phil Curry, Milwaukee Field Director, at pcurry AT wisgop.info
You’re invited to celebrate State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo’s 50th birthday with his wife Becky, family, and friends.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a Delicious Klemmer’s Fish Fry Dinner
Klemmer’s Banquet Center
10401 West Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Suggested Contribution: $25 per person
All contributions gratefully accepted
RSVP by February 24, 2014 to
Sanfelippo for Assembly
12024 West Euclid Avenue, West Allis, WI 53227
from 9am - 9pm
Where: Milwaukee Field Office. 311 W Silver Spring Dr, Glendale, WI 53217
We will have food and drinks for the volunteers, and will be making a big push to speak with voters on the phones.
This will be a great opportunity for groups of Republicans to try RPW’s new door-to-door application and make a difference for Governor Walker in their neighborhoods.
If you have any questions, contact:
Field Director, North Shore
Republican Party of Wisconsin
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible to vote at the RPMC caucus, or participate at the RPW State Convention, you must be a paid up current member of the RPMC. New members must be paid no later than Friday, January 24th (too late!) and past due members no later than Thursday, February 13th.
If you are in doubt about your membership status call 414-727-1220 and leave a message.
To sign up online go to - https://secure.yourpatriot.com/ou/rpmc/membersignup.aspx
Last week, former Governor Tommy Thompson endorsed Brad, saying, “The people of Wisconsin deserve an Attorney General dedicated to the public safety of our great state… I’m proud to call Brad my friend, and I’m happy to endorse his candidacy for Wisconsin Attorney General.”
Please see video of the press conference with Governor Thompson in the link below:
In 1993, an in-depth 200-page report was delivered to the Milwaukee County Board highlighting critical flaws with the county’s mental health services program. This report, which is referred to as the master plan, laid out a blueprint for desperately needed reforms to a program that provides some of the most important services the county is charged with delivering.
At the time, consumer groups, advocates, service providers and local elected officials agreed that serious problems existed within the program requiring major reforms to the delivery of mental health services in the county.
Read more by Rep. Joe Sanfelippo and Sen. Leah Vukmir at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel