Archive for the ‘State’ Category
When you’ve got a guy like Senator John McCain who says “The battlefield is the United States of America,” it tells you that almost nothing is safe in the Land of the Free.
Whatever remains of civil liberties is going to feel the full brunt of the state’s boot heel.
They’re already regulating some of the most fundamental aspects of life, from how we are allowed to educate our children to what we can / cannot put in our bodies to the very nature of money.
Read more by Simon Black at SovereignMan.com
Email of the day. WARNING: may result in loss of appetite.
Dear Mr Sykes,
I’m offended by your use of the word “poop” in reference to the dumping of raw sewage by MMSD into Lake Michigan. This word truly distorts the meaning of what the Metropolitan Sewerage District is doing.
By referring to the material as “poop”, you are suggesting that the sewage consists merely of the result of citizens going World War II into their toilets.
I claim that it is much more than that.
Read more at Right Wisconsin
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2013, Wisconsin taxpayers worked until April 20th (11th latest nationally) to pay their total tax bill.
Read more at TaxFoundation.org
. . . 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)
A County Board committee recently directed a Labor Relations Director to negotiate with a decertified union despite the dissenting advice of county attorneys urging the board to refrain from negotiations. The Red Fox debuted this report on April 7, but the mainstream media — for unknown reasons — has entirely ignored the developing story.
–SNIP– Third, how do taxpayers benefit from the County Board negotiating a contract that – under Act 10 — it is no longer obligated, nor legally permitted, to negotiate?
Read more by Aaron Rodriguez at JSonline.com
The difficult, yet prudent, fiscal decisions made over the last two years under Governor Walker’s watch have turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a budget surplus. That surplus means that we can now focus on our priorities. Education reform is one of the five main priorities of the governor’s budget going forward.
Due to his forward thinking approach to fiscal solvency and efficiency, we are closer than ever to providing a quality education to every child in the Badger State. As the result of the positive reforms, we are now seeing benefits become reality in school districts across the state.
Governor Walker recently announced a $475 million investment in our public school system that will help us focus on performance, prosperity and reform. This will give us the ability to gauge real success on the ground in school districts throughout Wisconsin.
Read more by David Karst, Chairman, Republican Party of Milwaukee County at Greenfield Patch
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
Joint Finance Committee Hearing
When: Thursday. April 4th from 10 AM until 6 PM
Where: Greendale High School Auditorium
Greendale, WI 53129
Please come out and testify in support of Governor Walker’s budget!
A forum on state legislation that would cut the budget of the Milwaukee County Board by two-thirds and its oversight authority will be at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.
A second forum on the legislation also on Thursday is at 6:30 p.m. at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Ave. in South Milwaukee. Sanfelippo and Supervisor Theo Lipscomb will discuss the measure.
Read more by Steve Schultze of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
at 701 Pearl St. (Pearl and Hwy 164) is open the following hours and they are phone banking for Justice Roggensack. Everyone’s help is appreciated. We need to keep Justice Roggensack in office to keep the conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
Field Rep: Kyle Koenen 262-522-2889
Phone call hours this week: Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm
Closed Good Friday
Saturday, 9am - 9pm
Monday, 9am - 9pm
Tuesday April 2, 9am - 8pm
As a 15 year old, I never imagined my activism in politics would translate into controversy for me at school.
My name is Benji Backer and I attend a public high school in Appleton, Wisconsin. I have always supported the public school system and plan to do so for the rest of my life. Many Americans who stand up for the public school system and the unions believe there is no attempt to sway opinion or that students with opposing beliefs are singled out. Unfortunately, experiences I have had with harassment and bullying prove that wrong. This is a timeline of the most extreme cases of harassment and indoctrination I have had in the three different public schools I have attended over the last three years.
I am currently in my freshman year of high school and the incidents are happening more frequently and I believe are more severe. As you can imagine, the ongoing pressure and bullying has been disturbing to me, my friends and my family.
Read more by Benji Backer at FreedomWorks.org