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.
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Bob and Jean Dohnal
The Wisconsin Conservative Digest
Gov. Scott Walker and the Legislature were faced with some very tough decisions after being elected in 2010. Raise taxes and chase people and businesses out of state, as Jim Doyle,
Not wanting to see massive layoffs and big class sizes, across the state, they settled on the best possible answer, making public employees pay their fair share of pensions and health costs, as the rest of the state does.
Their results were good and they are working. Some of the public employees were a little upset, with having to do with the same salary deductions as what the taxpayers are getting and so decided to completely engage in a civil war with the governor and legislature, upsetting the whole community and throwing the economy into a tailspin.
Few businesses want to work with these aggressive unions and their foul mouthed friends, so they have held back and watched. The carryover from the bad decisions of the Doyle administration precluded a quick recovery, so
With this Recall election, Wisconsin has two distinct paths to follow for their schools, either the path of our kids under the thumb of the union thugs or the path of more freedom for the families and local communities to plan for their own kids. Already we have seen some amazing changes.
Or, we can take the path that Tom Barrett wants? Do we want to take our road money and build silly little choo choo trains around the state that go nowhere? Drop back to 19th Century technology with windmills and dammed up streams? Maybe we can hook treadmills up to our TV sets at night to not only power them but get off the weight??
Fact is, without cheap plentiful energy societies will not move forward. Energy is here to serve us, not for us to be it's slave.
If we revert to the policies of the Barrett, Falk and Doyle gang we will see property taxes sky rocket, there goes Granny's farm, there go Grandkids jobs.
They even ruined deer hunting.
In Brown Deer they have shown that minority kids can be taught to read while in
If a kid can't read by 4th grade, he or she is pretty much lost.
Why do you think kids are in trouble? Poor family lives, uncaring school monopoly and unable to comprehend lessons put in front of them, they act up. Thank God that CHOICE came along to give some of them hope, something that they have not had even with this HOPE AND CHANGE program voted in nationally.
Scott Walker is a REFORM governor, sent in to clean up the mess made by Liberal Tom Ament and his leftists. They feathered their beds at the expense of the taxpayers, as have the other public employee unions around the state. Now, having to deal with the mess left by the Leftists in
"When you pull all of those noses away from the trough you sure do get a lot of oinking": Ronald Reagan.
Unions, faced with the loss of dues that they use to pad their fat salaries and further their leftist political power, have been the worst.
Tommy Thompson showed us the way in 14 years as governor. He cut taxes, encouraged businesses, controlled spending, and kept a steady course to attract and grow businesses.
If you take money from productive people and give it to non-productive people, you get less production from both.
There is a reason that around 7,500 top income people have left this state and over 150,000 tax eaters have moved in and it isn't because of Conservative fiscal policy.
It might be nice to live in Mad City with the Universities, hospitals, and state government there, providing stable, high salaried jobs, but the rest of the state does not have that and we need private jobs to pay the way there. While the leftists, in