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Wisconsin | April 13, 2021

Spending Blowout Imposes Costs Beyond the Enormous Price Tag

Wisconsin | April 13, 2021
Nobody in Washington seems to care about the long-term burdens of debt and dependency.
By Ron Johnson

Where has all the money gone? Where will all the money go? No one really knows. Few seem to care.

I left the private sector in 2010 to campaign for the U.S. Senate. I began serving in 2011, when the country’s total national debt was $14 trillion. At $28 trillion, it is now double that, with trillions more guaranteed to be added over the next few years.

In the private sector, we often have to remind ourselves to celebrate success because competition forces us to focus on solving problems and striving for continuous improvement. In government and politics, members of both parties love to celebrate bipartisan spending boondoggles, but few are willing to question—much less accept responsibility for—the harmful consequences: financial dependency, deficits and debt.

Emergency spending bills in the midst of crisis provide the best examples. The $800 billion American Recovery and Jobs Act of 2009 wasted money on gems like Crescent Dunes and Solyndra ($1.2 billion between the two, with zero jobs created). President Obama famously touted this bill, saying it would fund “shovel-ready projects” and create millions of “green” jobs. Later, Mr. Obama sheepishly admitted the projects weren’t very shovel-ready. Probably less than $100 billion of the $800 billion total was spent funding “infrastructure,” even using the most generous plausible definition of the term….

(Excepts from The Wall Street Journal)

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Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin | April 13, 2021

Push for Mail-In Ballots Favored Democratic Turn Out in 2020 Elections

Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin | April 13, 2021

But for the Covid pandemic and the subsequent push for mail-in ballots, and former President Donald Trump would have likely been reelected and Republicans may have even won back the House of Representatives and kept the U.S. Senate.

If the swing states of Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin, whose total 43,000 vote swings favored  President Joe Biden had gone the other way, it would have caused the Electoral College to be split 269 to 269 and sent the race for president the House of Representatives.

Across the country, absentee ballots favored Biden by a practical two to one margin. In two of the aforementioned states, Georgia and Arizona, it favored Biden by 65 to 34 percent and 52 to 47 percent, respectively, according to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight.com. Data for Wisconsin was unavailable. But in Pennsylvania the margin via absentee ballots was 76 to 23 percent.

Trump won the in-person voting overwhelmingly. The lesson is Republicans prefer to vote in person, and Democrats apparently are more likely to vote by mail than they would otherwise in person….

(Excerpts from Daily Touch)

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Wisconsin | April 12, 2021

City Clerk Refused to Break Law in Election

Wisconsin | April 12, 2021

MADISON, Wis.—Kris Teske was forced to put up with a lot of outside meddling in the weeks and months leading up to November’s presidential election.

But as an election official, the frustrated city clerk of Green Bay, Wisconsin, made it clear to her superior that she would not break the law, according to new emails obtained by Wisconsin Spotlight.

“There is one more thing I want to say: If I am ever asked to do anything against the law the answer will be NO!” Teske wrote in an Aug. 26 email to Diana Ellenbecker, Green Bay’s finance director and Teske’s immediate supervisor.

As a Wisconsin Spotlight investigation has uncovered, liberal third-party groups funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were heavily involved in the elections of Wisconsin’s five largest cities: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, and Racine. Zuckerberg and his wife donated $350 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a left-leaning voter rights and election group.

Green Bay received more than $1.6 million in funding from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, part of nearly $7 million in funding to the five cities. A longtime Democratic operative, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, the Wisconsin state lead for the National Vote at Home Institute, the Center for Tech and Civic Life’s partner organization, was embedded in Green Bay’s elections…

(Excerpts from The Daily Signal)

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Wisconsin | April 11, 2021

State Supreme Court Rules Voters Can Stay on Voter Rolls Even After They Move

Wisconsin | April 11, 2021

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Democratic voters should remain on the voter rolls even if they move. There are laws that require that you change your address if you move within the state and naturally if you leave the state you no longer need to remain on the rolls.

There is also a federal law that requires states to clean up their voter rolls periodically. Democrats hate that law because they can no longer use their names when they manufacture votes.

In order to restore order, the Republican legislature would need to craft new laws to bypass the court. But the governor is a Democrat and he could just veto the bill when it hits his desk…..

 

(Excerpts from Conservative Playlist)

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Wisconsin | April 9, 2021

Wisconsinites Unite to Strengthen Conservative Voices

Wisconsin | April 9, 2021

The strength of conservatism in Wisconsin has always rested in its grassroots, particularly in the WOW Counties, and last night once again proved its strength when it is well-organized and motivated…..

Courts

Those conservatives were, however, incredibly passionate about their support for Shelley Grogan in the Court of Appeals District 2 race, and she won in a landslide even though her opponent’s wealthy parents (longtime Republican donors) did everything they could to trick conservatives into believing their Governor Evers-appointed son, Jeffrey Davis, was one of them.  Davis himself dumped $500,000 of his own money in a last-ditch effort to save his seat.

It didn’t work: Both Grogan and conservative Gregory Gill in the Court of Appeals District 3 race won by more than ten percentage points…

(Excepts from Maclver Institute)

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Wisconsin | April 6, 2021

Evers Pushes $1 Billion Tax Increase

Wisconsin | April 6, 2021

Budgets are about priorities, and Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal puts small businesses and the middle class pretty low on the list.

Overall, Gov. Evers’ budget would increase taxes by a billion dollars over the next two years. He would decrease taxes by $536.2 million in other areas. Fees would go up $17.16 million. Evers also believes he can squeeze another $78.03 million through “enhanced tax collections.” Gov. Evers would also make permanent 8 auditor positions at the Department of Revenue to help with those collections. . . .

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau ran a simulation to determine how all these changes would impact individual income tax bills, which include many small business filers.

Of the one billion dollars in tax hikes, $341.9 million would come directly from income taxes. Of the $536.2 million in tax cuts, $123 million would go to income tax cuts.

(Excerpt from MacIverInstitute.)

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