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“I have never understood why it is greed to want to keep the money you have earned

. . . but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”

by Thomas Sowell


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Our Plan For The Next Four Years

Take a look at our comprehensive plan for the next four years called “Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback.” This plan is built to provide greater prosperity for all. Over the next four years, we want to help people keep more of their paychecks, we want to help people learn more to earn more through increased investments in worker training and by freezing tuition, and we want to move people from government dependence to true independence.

If re-elected, I will:

  • Cut property taxes so the levy on a typical home in 2018 is lower than it was in 2010.
  • Reduce income taxes so they are lower in 2018 than they are today.
  • Provide tax relief for manufacturing and agriculture.
  • Fight Obamacare, which is raising health insurance premiums for many in Wisconsin.
  • Expand worker training investments.
  • Freeze technical college tuition and continue the UW System tuition freeze.
  • Establish accountability measures for all schools receiving public funding.
  • Establish high standards for students at the local and state level as an alternative to measures set by people outside of Wisconsin.
  • Put common sense limits on the time able-bodied, working age childless adults can be on public assistance.
  • Require drug testing for those requesting unemployment and able-bodied, working age adults requesting food stamps from the state.
  • Require working-age childless adults receiving food stamps or unemployment benefits participate in employment training or part-time work.

Wisconsin is on a comeback and the future is bright and getting brighter every day. We are better off than we were four years ago and if we continue on this path we will be better off four years from now. Let’s not bring back the days of double-digit tax increases, multi-billion dollar budget deficits, and massive job loss.

Help me get this plan out to all of your family and friends. Let’s keep moving Wisconsin Forward!

On Wisconsin,
Scott Walker

“Redistribute” GPAs from the top 10%

It is not fair that smart people get all of the good grades!

Carthage Tax Day 4/17/2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBi9KX_5AC4

Carthage students educate their peers about the immorality of socialism.

The Obama Administration Pays Illegal Aliens to Come Here

If you have high blood pressure, take some medication before reading further.

A basic premise of immigration law is that immigrants to the U.S. are expected to be self-supporting. We obviously don’t want to attract people who have no intention of working, but simply want to benefit from our generous welfare system. This principle is incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act, which provides:

An alien who, in the opinion of the consular officer at the time of application for a visa, or in the opinion of the Attorney General at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible.

But, as in so many other instances, President Obama has simply changed the law by executive fiat. In this case the administration acted quietly, so that it took quite a while before others understood how badly Obama had subverted the immigration laws.

Read more by John Hinderaker at PowerLineBlog

Mary Burke wrong on choice schools and tax credits

I was disappointed to learn that gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke told an audience at a recent luncheon that she would roll back the statewide expansion of the school choice program and eliminate the new private school tax deduction. She called them “a new entitlement program we frankly don’t need.”

Wisconsin’s school choice program educates children at a fraction of the cost of a traditional public education. Currently, private schools that participate in the Parental Choice Program receive only 55% to 75% of the funding received by public schools. It’s ironic that Burke opposes the only “entitlement program” that actually saves taxpayers money.

Read more By Jessie Rodriguez at JSonline.com

The House That Obama Built

This is the house that Obama built

These are the firms
That paid for the house that Obama built

This is the media that didn’t inform
That everyone’s broke except for those firms
That paid for the house that Obama built

These are the crony big business concerns
That gave to the unions what they didn’t earn
That the media saw but didn’t inform
That everyone’s broke except for those firms
That paid for the house that Obama built

This is the stimulus ready to burn
That the crony big businesses didn’t return
That gave to the unions what they didn’t earn
That the media saw but didn’t inform
That everyone’s broke except for those firms
That paid for the house that Obama built . . .

Read more at thepeoplescube.com

20 Examples of What Liberalism REALLY Is

1) Liberalism is college professors and documentary filmmakers accumulating vast fortunes in a capitalistic system by decrying the evils of capitalism.

2) Liberalism is claiming that the “border is secure” while saying we shouldn’t deport anyone who illegally crosses the border.

3) Liberalism is “environmental activists” flying across the world to ride together in SUVs to posh environmental conferences where they call for everyone else to live like cavemen in order to save the planet.

4) Liberalism is spewing hatred and profanity at conservative women, calling for gun control that leaves women defenseless against rapists and murderers, and celebrating misogynistic pigs like Bill Clinton while accusing OTHER PEOPLE of being engaged in a “war on women.”

Read more by John Hawkins at Townhall.com

Rep. Dale Kooyenga on Tax Reform: More Work To Be Done

July 23, 2014

by Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield)

Last year many Wisconsin residents celebrated Wisconsin’s first measurable tax cuts in nearly a decade. In addition to cutting taxes, progress was made in simplifying the tax code as evidenced by the elimination of 17 tax credits, downsizing from five to four tax brackets and eliminating Wisconsin’s depreciation schedules in favor of adopting federal standards. In just over two years, Wisconsin went from billions in the red, to cutting both income and property taxes.

I am pleased we were able to accomplish what we did. At the risk of being the “fly in the punch bowl,” let me state we still have a significant problem. Wisconsin by any measure remains a high tax state.

The praise received for cutting taxes is notable and fair because it signified a significant change in trajectory. However, we can’t kid ourselves, we still have yet to fully implement a pro-growth tax code. It’s analogous to being proud of your 16 year old son for turning off the television and heading off to clean his bedroom, but his bedroom is still a mess.

Read more by Nick Novak at MaciverInstitute.com

Cartoon: So hundreds of years from now, Americans will never again suffer from tax tyranny or government intrusion

by Michael Ramirez at IBD Editorial Cartoons

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Can Congress Force You To Buy T-Bonds?

–SNIP– If Congress can constitutionally create a mandate for individuals to purchase healthcare, then Congress can create a mandate for individuals to purchase financial securities. Which — given the fiscal cliff that we are about to run off, and the reality that more and more sovereigns are dumping dollars and treasuries — could well be a useful weapon in keeping the Treasury’s borrowing costs low and the bread and circuses flowing.

Read more by John Aziz at azizonomics.com

“If I wanted America to fail”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc

The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it’s become an economic suicide pact. And we’re here to challenge it.

Republicans waging a war FOR Milwaukee

The state Public Service Commission recently ruled that the City of Milwaukee may not pass on the cost of relocating utilities for a streetcar project to ratepayers. The decision has revived allegations that Republicans have something against Milwaukee, which is not true.

When I moved to Milwaukee 13 years ago, I immediately fell in love with this great city. The Milwaukee area is where I want to raise a family, build a business, give back and retire. The policies that my colleagues and I have fought for reflect our genuine efforts to move Milwaukee forward.

Read more by State Rep. Dale Kooyenga at JSonline.com

Lobby more, pay less in taxes

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Dear liberals,

Why is it greedy for me to want to keep more of my money, but not greedy for you to want to take more of it?

Sincerely,
Everyone.

America Celebrates Tax Freedom Day TODAY

Tax Freedom Day® is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day provides Americans with an easy way to gauge the overall tax take-a task that can otherwise be daunting due to the multiplicity of taxes at various levels of government and “hidden” taxes and fees that are often buried in the cost of living. Tax Freedom Day computed by dividing total tax collections by the nation’s income, as reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Every dollar that is officially called income by the government is counted, and every payment that is officially considered a tax is counted. The resulting percentage is then converted into days of a 365-day calendar year.

Tax Freedom Day 2014 is April 21st, three days later than last year. In 2014, Americans will pay $3.0 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.5 trillion, or 30.2 percent of income. To read the full report, click here.x

http://taxfoundation.org/tax-topics/tax-freedom-day

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