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.
In the political world, there is a group of individuals that has tunnel vision when it comes to advocating solutions to problems. This group has but one page in their playbook: raise taxes.
They are called Democrats.
With the economy spitting and sputtering, with people out of work, with people being asked to take wage cuts, with layoffs, Democrats still can’t get it through their thick skulls that now is the worst possible time to raise taxes, when the well is damn near dry.
Ahh, but those clever tax and spend devils. They just never stop. You say your household is suffering. Too bad! We, the Democrats don’t care. We are going to tax and tax and tax and tax, whether you can afford one tax increase after another or not.
I honestly have no idea what this feels like. And yet so many folks (they’re called Democrats) do. It comes naturally to them with no sense of shame. People are hurting? So the hell what! Cue George Harrison circa 1967 and the Taxman.
What comes over them? What possesses them? Does Jim Doyle send a mass e-mail out? Do they all get together in the middle of the night behind closed doors and bounce all kinds of tax increase ideas off each other?
Wow, John! Tax the actual beds that nursing home patients have to sleep in? That’s marvelous!
Gee, Julie! Increase fees (the same as a tax) for bobcat hunters, boat owners, and pig slaughterers? Fantastic!
They walk out of their clandestine affair, arm in arm, patting each other on the back.
Hallelujah tax and spend brothers! Tonight we came up with three dozen new tax and fee increases! Won’t the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board be simply orgasmic?
This disease, Democrat tax-itis is a nationwide affliction. Want to save the economy? Tax everything that does and doesn’t move, by golly.
And so the “creative” ideas, as their architects and the news media like to call them, come flying out of the woodwork. And that includes suggestions on how to trim budgets and increase revenue. No one and nothing is spared:
Paperwork in court
Red light runners
Where does it all end? It never will as long as there are......
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