Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).
Not taking other people’s money
“The problem with socialists, according to Margaret Thatcher, is that ‘they always run out of other people’s money.” We haven’t hit that point just yet, but we have hit our nation’s legal credit limit of $14.3 trillion. To avoid defaulting on our loans, policymakers must raise that limit.
For many Americans, this is absurd and humiliating: The richest country in the history of the world is teetering on bankruptcy because our government can’t stop itself from spending, like a loathsome celebrity blaming bad behavior on some dubious new addiction. No surprise, then, that more than 60 percent of Americans believe Congress should not raise the federal debt ceiling, according to a recent CBS News poll.”
"Rumor has it that BHO threw a hissy fit and stormed out of the meeting because he wasn’t getting another trillion dollar squeaky toy. He’s a dandy, ain’t he? Now, in all fairness, who can blame Barack for having a fit? This presidential crap is harder than it looks, folks. This stress can kick your keister!
No doubt before Obama stomped out of the wake-up call from hell meeting he was thinking..."
“When President Obama started talking at his news conference Monday, I listened intently for 15 minutes or so. Then I got fidgety as his half-truths about the debt grew into full-blown whoppers. As he droned on, I did something I never did before during an Obama appearance: I turned off the TV.
Enough. He is the Man Who Won't Listen to Anybody, so why should anybody listen to him?"
“After years of declining tax revenues, cities and towns across the country are now running out of ways to deal with their ballooning budget deficits.
Public employee costs account for a large share of municipal budget woes. While worker compensation accounts for just 30% of state spending, personnel costs tends to eat up between 70% and 80% of local government funds.”
Voter photo ID: Protecting the integrity of elections
(KF NOTE: Excellent piece by a top authority on this issue)
“The relative rarity of voter fraud prosecutions for impersonation fraud, as the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals pointed out in the Indiana case, can be ‘explained by the endemic underenforcement’ of voter fraud cases and “the extreme difficulty of apprehending a voter impersonator” without the tools—a voter ID—needed to detect such fraud. This nation should not tolerate even one election being stolen, but without the tools to detect these illegal schemes, it is hard to know just how many close elections are being affected.”
Using the kids
“From the Darling campaign: ‘The latest smear launched by We Are Wisconsin, a union backed front group, appears to star the daughter of WEAC’s Executive Director Dan Burkhalter’.”
Four things we learned from the recent primary
“Tuesday night’s Democratic primary went largely according to plan for both the Democrats and Republicans... But a look at the numbers reveals some interesting anomalies, that compared with historical data may indicate what the future looks like for the summer recalls.”
It’s all a vicious game of ‘Let’s Pretend’
“Anyone wishing to cripple
Why? And who told them to say that? Wouldn't it be more appropriate for an independent ‘news’ organization (as opposed to a government propaganda outlet) to aggressively ask why this shouldn't mean an end to the blue-gloved goons?”
Many motorists enraged by camera-issued tickets
“A guy comes out of the woods A screaming. No, that’s brandishing a hammer and a shotgun and the start of some horror movie. It not actually happened last Wednesday on the
The man then fled back into the woods, and the parkway was closed for several hours while investigators searched for him. The Maryland State Police said on Monday that they were still looking for him.”