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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
That's what Governor Doyle might do.
"We should not, we must not and I will not raise taxes."
Governor Doyle statement during his 2003 State of the State address
Folks, where I come from, that’s called a lie.
It was announced today that the Legislature will consider a bill next week to reduce the state’s deficit. Governor Doyle and Democrat legislative leaders early this afternoon detailed the specifics of their proposal they claim will leave a $361.5 million deficit in the current biennium. Governor “Tax and spend” Doyle promised more definitive answers during his budget proposal next Tuesday night.
Get this. Papers with details on the bill are not expected to be released before Monday. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will consider the bill on Tuesday, with the Assembly and senate taking it up the next two days. That leaves very little time for legislators that have to vote, the news media, and the taxpaying public to thoroughly review the contents.
We know at this early juncture that a hospital tax and a tax on Internet sales are both included and who knows what else.
This is how tax and spending liberals govern. Put out the tax and spending plan Monday. Have the JFC, Assembly and Senate vote on it within the next three days. Democrats can’t wait to raise your taxes. If they could have done it yesterday, they would have.
That’s how the tax and spenders operate.
Charges that Franklin mayor Tom Taylor used city staff to do election work have been dropped by a Milwaukee County Court Commissioner. The charges, brought by former disgraced and recalled Franklin alderman Basil Ryan, were frivolous and outrageous and should never have been filed in the first place. Taylor walloped Ryan in the April 2008 Franklin mayoral election.
Ryan’s claims were without basis and did nothing but waste the District Attorney’s and court’s time for at least a half year. Ryan has a history of engaging in divisive politics. Hopefully, his bag of tricks is empty. How often can a guy have his hat handed to him?
This new development has to be an utter and total embarrassment for Franklin bloggers, Janet Evans and Greg Kowalski. Forgetting the basic right that an individual is innocent until proven guilty (Remember, Evans wants to be on the School Board), the two merrily had Mayor Taylor convicted and hung before the ink on the charges was dry. It has to just drive them nuts to learn that Taylor has been vindicated.
The court commissioner used common sense in making the proper ruling. I doubt Evans and Kowalski will do the decent, courteous thing and admit they were wrong and apologize about their irresponsible and incorrect rush to judgment. But after the dynamic duo consults with one another, their obligatory rip on me might be somewhat entertaining.
I close with this comment made about me by Evans on one of her blogs on this subject where she childishly refused to call me by name:
“Sometimes someone may think they are helping a situation, but in essence, they may be making it worse.”
Ooooooooooooooooohhh! Boy, she really got me on that one! Yeh, I really made matters worse, didn’t I!
Again, good for you, Mayor Taylor!