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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.

Van Hollen among a group of AG's opposed to weapons ban

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is one of 23 Attorneys General to sign a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressing opposition to the reinstatement of a ban on semi-automatic weapons.

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The latest on health care reform from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

TODAY’S NEWS - Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Dear Kevin,

With health care dominating the headlines, we wanted to keep you up to date with the most timely stories on the issue. Read more below.


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Chamber's Johnson Questions Health Care Reform Plan
FOX News
FOX News aired an interview with the U.S. Chamber's Randel Johnson. He discussed health care reform. Watch the video | Take Action Now

Obama, AMA At Odds Over Health Care Reform
The Washington Times
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce told a Senate panel that current proposals are "not reform."

"It would make the system even worse for employers and those who value free-market competition," said Randel Jackson, the chamber's vice president of labor, immigrant and employee benefits. Read more | Take Action Now

CBO Says Kennedy Plan Would Cost At Least $1 Trillion, Leave 36 Million Uninsured
The Associated Press
A leading health care bill under consideration in Congress would cost the government an estimated $1 trillion over the next decade and reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about one-third, or 16 million individuals, congressional budget officials said Monday in a preliminary estimate.

In a letter to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf said the estimate was based on major provisions contained in an incomplete draft of the bill. He noted that "taking all of its provisions into account could change our assessment of the proposal's effects on the budget and insurance coverage rates though probably not by substantial amounts relative to the net costs already identified." Read more | Take Action Now

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Pervert David Letterman apologizes to Sarah Palin: Too little, too late

Big deal. David Letterman finally apologizes to Sarah Palin, after how many days since his brutal attack on the Alaska governor and her 14-year old daughter?

On the sincerity meter, this ranks below zero.

I seem to recall that when nationally syndicated radio talk show host Michael Savage made his outrageous on-air comments about autism, lefty bloggers, including some locally, called on conservatives to condemn Savage. Some, feeling guilty, took the bait and commented about how horrible Savage was and that WTMJ should dump his show and advertisers should stop advertising, etc, etc, forgetting that there is an on-off apparatus on every AM radio.

Even though I agreed Savage was out of line, I refused to join in the blogosphere crusade against the talk show host because I know the hateful, hypocrite left will never reciprocate and join in the condemnation of their own when conservatives are smeared.

The David Letterman assault is Exhibit A. Liberals I talk to say it was hilarious. They see absolutely nothing wrong.

Lefties want righties to join them all the time in the interest of bipartisanship. Lefties will never cross the aisle to return the favor. They’re phonies, which is why I refuse to suck up to them or ditch my principles just to get them to like me. I know a ton of liberals and we get along swimmingly. You either like me or you don’t. But I’ll be damned if I am going to compromise myself just so you’ll put me on your silly blog roll.

I close with this interesting blog from a parent written on Redstate. The parent writes:

“Letterman’s jokes are reminders that liberal society advances the image of women embracing promiscuity and degrading behavior as something laudable. They are also something as Governor Palin pointed out, that would never be leveled at the Obama girls or any other liberal offspring for that matter. The hideous attack on the young Palin children is both morally reprehensible and a glaring example of a horrific level of media bias that could accurately be depicted as outright propaganda.

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Digging deeper into that absurd idea of a full-time Franklin mayor

Franklin Common Council President Steve Taylor is leading a chorus of one that Franklin’s mayoral position should be full-time. Currently, it’s part time.

Taylor wants the change because he wants to be mayor. The only argument he offers is that Franklin is a growing city. Actually, Franklin has already survived its biggest growing pains, and it did so with a PART-TIME MAYOR.

Albeit unscientific, the current poll on FranklinNOW on this very question shows overwhelming opposition to a full-time mayor. The “no” responses are in the two-thirds zone. The “
Who cares? Franklin is doing fine as it is” responses, in my book, are as good as a “no.” So, close to 80% say the full-time idea is full of it. That doesn’t really help Steve Taylor’s batting average when it comes to brilliant proposals (Gotta put those horses on dog leashes).

In a previous entry, I asked Alderman Taylor to submit to me a guest blog explaining why Franklin needs a full –time mayor. In the past, many other Franklin officials and candidates have taken me up on my offer of guest blogging, including former mayoral candidate Basil Ryan. Taylor, for the record, is the first to fail to respond to get his message out on my popular blog. Yet another bad move by Mr. “Gee, if only Franklin was more like La Crosse.”

Of course, I don’t live in Taylor’s district. So in his view, I am not that important. That doesn’t speak well for a guy who dreams of someday representing all Franklin residents, and guess what Steve? That would include me!!

Since Alderman Taylor won’t shed light on his very own high falootin’ notion, allow me to offer some analysis for you to ponder.

Let’s just begin with a simple, honest, common sense question. Just what in the hell would a full-time Franklin mayor mean and entail?

Would the full-time mayor have to be at City Hall, every day, all day?

What would the working hours be?  8:00 start? 8:30?

When would the official working day end? 4:30? 5:00?

Here’s a beauty for you, Franklin taxpayers, especially those who answered “yes” on the FranklinNOW survey that the mayoral position should be full-time. How much do we then pay the mayor?

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooohh! I bet you hadn’t thought of that one, didja?





Ol’ Steve Patz is sitting there in his office (laughing) running a school district of 4,080 Franklin School District students at a compensation of $236,573 (SUCKERS!!!).

Using that formula, the mayor of Franklin’s roughly 35,000 residents should demand a salary/benefit package totaling $2,029,323.00.

Just what is the proper salary to entice someone to give up their real job to run for Franklin mayor? You tell me. I haven’t a clue.

What would the job qualifications be for a full-time mayor? Sorry to ask such a tough question but just what would he/she be required to do to earn that full-time salary, whatever the hell it is?

OK,  so now we make the mayor full-time. What do we do with our full-time Director of Administration? Dump him? Demote him? Keep him full-time? If so, why?

Has Steve Taylor answered any of these questions?

Better yet, has Steve Taylor even THOUGHT of any of these questions?

The answer is NO.

So is the whole foolish question of whather Franklin should have a full-time mayor.

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