Archive for the ‘State’ Category
On the ground, the emotion coming from supporters is impressive.
You know by now that Scott Walker has officially thrown his hat in the ring. We were there, as several thousand people, young and old and many in wheelchairs, waited over two hours on a sultry afternoon in the Waukesha County Exposition Center. We came to listen to the forty-fifth governor of Wisconsin bid to become the forty-fifth president of the United States; the Republican Party of Wisconsin received over five thousand RSVPs for the event.
Read more at Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.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.
We Cordially Invite You To Join an Exciting Celebration
Governor Scott Walker
Monday, July 13, 2015
The Milwaukee Marriott West
W231 N1600 Corporate Court
7:00pm – Silver, Gold & Platinum
Host Reception & Photo Opportunity
8:00pm - General Reception
Co-Chairs (Raise $27,000)
Platinum Hosts ($5,400)
Gold Hosts ($2,700) ~ Silver Hosts ($1,000)
Bronze Hosts ($500)
*All levels are on a per couple basis
General Attendees $250 per couple
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or 414-881-1005
or Madison Wiberg at Madison@Graltonconsulting.com or 262-613-0577.
Tonette Tarantino’s year of sorrow came when she was only 30. First she lost the grandmother who helped raise her, like a second mother. Weeks later her brother, her only sibling, died of bone cancer. Then her husband died of kidney failure.
Now, as Tonette Walker, the wife of Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker, looks back, she says those brutal 12 months in the mid-1980s prepared her for her life ahead — and most especially for the rough ride of politics.
Read more by Mary Jordan at WashingtonPost.com
The good doctor Hunter S. Thompson once observed that “it never got weird enough” for him.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kevin Kennedy, the director of Wisconsin’s speech regulator integrally tied to the probe into dozens of conservative organizations, is a longtime “professional friend” of former IRS tax-exempt director Lois Lerner.
Lerner led the Obama administration’s IRS division accused of targeting conservative groups seeking 501(c)(4) nonprofit status. The Senate Finance Committee is looking into more than 6,000 emails from Lerner once thought to be lost.
Read more by M.D. Kittle at Wisconsin Watchdog.org
because we value our Independence FROM Government NOT Dependence on the government.” -Governor Scott Walker
Over the past several months, I’ve had the privilege of traveling around the country with Our American Revival, sharing our message of how to tackle difficult problems and repeatedly win tough policy fights with bold, conservative reforms. We’ve spoken with thousands of hard-working Americans, and the response has been incredible.
But we’ve done more than just talk. We’ve listened. In state after state, the message we are hearing from people is simple: America needs a new leader – from outside of Washington – with a record of not just talking about conservative principles, but fighting for them and winning with them.
Read more by Gov. Scott Walker at RedState.com
starting at 5:30pm
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RPW Milwaukee Field Office
500 W Brown Deer Rd. STE 208
Bayside, WI 53217
To RSVP call 608-709-6292, or RSVP today at this link!
Join us on June 17th at the RPW Milwaukee Field Office for our first book discussion as part of our new Conservative Book Club. We will be discussing The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek for our first selection. Feel free to join us even if you have not read the book to check out the group, and then join the discussion for our next book in July! If you have read the book, come prepared to discuss some of the basic economic principles Hayek outlines in this classic text.
Drinks and light snacks will be provided.
Our July meeting will take place on Wed July 22nd at 5:30pm. That day, we will be discussing Stealing Elections by John Fund.
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
Some liberal writer at the Huffington Post was excited to find out that I’ve been talking to Wisconsinites about how enthusiastically the entertainment media spread a “business is bad” message.
He seems to get hung up on the way I mentioned “The Lego Movie,” a children’s movie “in which the bad guy is a heartless businessman intent on destroying the world for profit. ‘That’s done for a reason,’ Johnson said. ‘They’re starting that propaganda, and it’s insidious.’”
Read more by Sen. Ron Johnson
Special Guest: State Rep. Rob Hutton
from 9am-10am at The Chancery, 7615 W. State St. Wauwatosa WI
Come “Coffee Klatch” with us!
A Coffee Klatch is:
· Casual – don’t dress up! There’s no program, no sign-in sheet, and it’s an opportunity for all of us to chat, meet like-minded friends and talk over what’s going on in our world
· “Dutch Treat” – everyone buys their own coffee/breakfast/whatever they want to eat or drink)
· Scheduled for a Saturday morning in the months that the RWGM doesn’t have General Membership Meetings
· Held at various locations around Milwaukee County (Denny’s this time, if you have a place to suggest please let me know)
· A great opportunity to introduce your friends to Republican Women!
Bring a friend. RSVP are not required, but are helpful to assure we have enough tables and seats for everyone. To RSVP, please email Darlene at email@example.com
Room 411 South at Capitol