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Here’s hoping you haven’t had your corn flakes yet.
After last week’s record-setting rain fall (3.18 inches were reported at Mitchell International Airport), the expected happened once again in metro Milwaukee: Massive dumping of “blended” sewage and rain water into Lake Michigan.
But it’s the amount that’s most shocking. So much was sent into the lake last week, it was double the amount MMSD discharged in all of 2014.
Read more by Kevin Binversie at RightWisconsin.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 part of our commitment to build our Party and steadily prepare for the next election in 2016, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is now 6 offices strong across the state. Find your local office and get involved today to help spread our message.
Be a part of expanding our base and growing the Party. Contact your local field director today!
Milwaukee Regional Field Office
Field Director: David Bredemus
Address: 500 W. Brown Deer Rd., STE 208, Bayside, WI 53217
Contact: dbredemus AT wisgop.info
Facebook - RPW Milw. Field Office
Waukesha Regional Field Office
Field Director: Nick Colletti
Address: 1701 Pearl Street, Waukesha, WI 53186
Contact: ncolletti AT wisgop.info
See the complete list at http://www.wisgop.org/volunteer/
Come visit your local Republican Party of Milwaukee County office
Mail: P.O. Box 14665
Office: 1488 So. 84th St. (Just south of Greenfield Avenue)
West Allis, WI 53214
On April 7th, 2015, Wisconsin voters will elect the next Supreme Court Justice for a ten year term, and vote on a GOP-backed constitutional amendment to determine how the Chief Justice is chosen. It is vital that our supporters vote YES on this amendment to secure a more efficient and effective State Supreme Court. Please review the information below to learn more:
What is it?
Today, under existing rules, the longest-serving Justice on the Supreme Court holds the chief justice position. Wisconsin is one of only five states in which the chief justice is based solely on seniority. In the State Legislature, the Assembly and Senate both elect their own leaders. The committee of 10 chief judges who lead the circuit courts in Wisconsin elect their own leader.
This constitutional amendment would allow a majority of the justices serving on the court to elect their chief justice to a two-year term. This common-sense amendment inserts democracy into the process – and will result in a more efficient and effective Supreme Court.
What will the ballot question look like?
Ballot Question: Shall section 4(2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the Supreme Court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?
A “Yes” vote will allow a majority of Justices to elect their chief justice to a two-year term.
How can I help?
Pass this information along to your social circles to ensure our supporters are aware of the upcoming spring election and become educated on what will appear on the ballot.
With your help, we can secure a more efficient and effective State Supreme Court, and join the vast majority of states that allow a majority of justices to elect their chief justice.
Republican Party of Wisconsin
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
RPW STATE CONVENTION: May 15-17, 2015, The LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, WI
register at http://www.wisgop.org/convention
WI Federation of Republican Women Luncheon on Saturday May 16, 2015, LaCrosse, WI
register at https://wfrwconventionluncheon.eventbrite.com/
*First District Caucus: Sat. March 21, Registration at 8:30, Caucus at 9:00. at Copper Falls Restaurant, 102 Allen St., Clinton, WI
*Fourth District Caucus: Sat. March 28, Registration & Buffet Breakfast begins at 9:30am. Caucus starts around 10 - 10:30am. Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI.
*Fifth District Caucus: Sun. March 22. Hilton Gardens Hotel at Park Place. The location is right off Hwy 41/45 at Good Hope Road. We will have the brunch followed the our caucus business.
*Sixth District Caucus: Sat. March 28 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Club in Columbus, WI.
The official caucus of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC) will be on Sat. February 21, 2015.
Special guests are Vicki McKenna of WISN Radio and 6th CD Rep. Glenn Grothman.
Registration at 8:00am. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. The caucus will begin at 9:00am.
Location: Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217
THIS IS A MEMBER EVENT ONLY. Membership renewals must by made no later than Thursday February 12, 2015 to be eligible to vote. New members must join no later than Friday January 23, 2015 to be eligible to vote and attend the meeting.
Caucus agenda includes election of Executive Board officers and members-at-large for 2015 to 2017; adoption of rules, credentials, resolutions; constitution changes tabled from last year; vote on delegates/alternates; and any other business to come before the caucus.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR COUNTY CAUCUS
If you want to be on the RPMC Exec Board, contact Jay Hintze.
SIX BRANCHES OF THE RPMC:
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.
If you want to be on the board of a local branch of the RPMC, contact the current branch chair, and attend your local branch caucus.
1. Milwaukee North: Sam Hagedorn, chair
Tues. January 20, 2015, 7pm at Mama’s on 78th & Burleigh.
2. Milwaukee South: Michael Murphy, chair
Mon. January 19, 2015, 6:30pm, at Joe’s K Ranch, 4840 S. Whitnall Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110
3. Northshore: Avi Zarmi, chair
Wed. January 21, 2015, at the Glendale Radisson Hotel. The Lincoln Dinner starts at 6:00; the caucus will be at the end, probably 7:30 or so.
4. Southwest Suburban: Roseann Dieck, chair, email@example.com
Wed. January 28, 2015, 6:00pm, at Franklin Public Library, 9151 West Loomis Road, Franklin, WI
5. Wauwatosa: Becky Geary, chair
Wed. January 21, 2015, 6:30pm, at the Wauwatosa Fire Department on Underwood.
6. West Allis/West Milwaukee: Ron Rieboldt, chair
Thur. January 29, 2015, 7pm at the RPMC HQ.
Rand Paul sends Snapchats, Jeb Bush makes his own Instagram videos, and Hillary Clinton comments on current events and policy through Twitter. Soon, they may all be broadcasting major speeches and private events through Meerkat—if they haven’t already. In the social-media-driven world of modern politics, “digital first” is the mantra of presidential campaigns.
As if to underscore that point, Ted Cruz announced the official launch of his campaign for the Oval Office through a simple tweet just after midnight Monday morning. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support,” said the tweet, which included a link to a 30-second video. The conservative firebrand is the first potential candidate to enter the 2016 race, and will kick off his campaign at Liberty University on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.
Digital strategies—once novelties in 2004, add-ons in 2008 and must-haves by 2012—are now the engine rooms of presidential campaigns. The considerations about digital, touching every aspect of presidential bids, even influence how and when the campaigns for the White House will launch, experts told RCP in interviews.
Read more by By Alexis Simendinger & Caitlin Huey-Burns at RealClearPolitics.com
The sad truth in the USA, as we explained in great detail here, incentives to ‘work’ are increasingly non-existent. Thanks to a never-ending stream of benefits from the great and powerful Oz, as CNBC’s Rick Santelli notes, Disability payments (of which there are 14 million people covered in the US - none of which count towards the unemployment rate) pay around $13,000 per year (versus $15,000 for minimum wage work). However, Santelli exclaims, the people on disability get healthcare; and this program costs the US $300 billion per year. Is it any wonder that only 1% of those who were on disability in Q1 2011 have left? Santelli comments, “I’m not saying there aren’t people that are on disability that shouldn’t be, but much of it is illnesses like back pain… it’s a judgment call,” adding that, “without incentives, large issues go …totally unfixed.”
Always ask The Magic Question: What gets rewarded?
Join us this Saturday at 12 noon to celebrate our grand opening!
North Shore Republican Office
500 W. Brown Deer Rd., Suite 208
Bayside, WI 53217
Contact David Bredemus
The Republican Party of Wisconsin is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the new Milwaukee Field Office! This office will serve as a hub for our grassroots operation which will focus on growing our party and continuing to build relationships in the surrounding communities.
We invite you to join us in celebrating our historic victories and to begin our work to organize for future success. Upcoming elections will bring even greater challenges – and we must stand together to continue moving Wisconsin forward.