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.
Martin Wolf of the Financial Times writes:
“It is extraordinary that a popular new president, confronting a once-in-80-years’ economic crisis, has let Congress shape the outcome.”
Closer to home, the Oshkosh Northwestern editorializes:
“His (Obama’s) tactic appears to be one of intimidation with constant reminders to Republicans that he won the election. It is a tactic that does not reflect the change he promised and it is an affront to the independence of Congress as a separate branch of the government.”
Has the second coming of Camelot crashed and burned in just a few weeks?
It's happening big time in California. From the LA Times:
"The battle over California prison inmates' constitutional rights has come down to this: finger-pointing over who dreamed up the idea of giving convicted criminals taxpayer-funded bingo and yoga rooms. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown have lambasted effortsby J. Clark Kelso, the court-appointed overseer of prison healthcare, to spend $8 billion on a 'gold-plated utopian hospital plan' for 10,000 inmates. It features a 'holistic' environment with natural light and space for yoga, music, horticulture and art therapy.
Sexual predators forced to live at Coalinga State Hospital, which opened on Schwarzenegger's watch, have access to an electronic bingo board, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with a rubberized floor, a weight room and eight landscaped atriums."
Is it any wonder California's budget is out of whack. Money should be spent on corrections, but to incarcerate and punish, not to pleasure.