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.
The story’s not sexy.
It fails to stir emotion.
But oh, is it important.
The traveling roadshow that came to Milwaukee recently with its message of impending economic disaster got covered by yours truly and the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel. Covering the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour doesn’t excite most news managers because the story’s not real exciting, there are no great visuals to show on television, and it’s so much easier showing police squad car lights at another murder scene.
You may have missed it over the holiday weekend but Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel business columnist John Torinus wrote about the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour led by former comptroller general David Walker. Walker and his band of economic analysts say America is spending itself into oblivion, America knows it, but America isn’t doing anything to stop the hemorrhaging.
One of the astonishing statistics from the Tour reported by Torinus: The national fiscal burden is now at $455,000 per household. How that’s not news is beyond me.
My friend and former colleague in the Legislature, Christian Schneider of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute has also written about the Tour.
This issue is one of the most important facing our nation. It’s a shame it’s not getting the attention it deserves and needs.