Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Talk show host Jay Weber on WISN-AM discussed my MacIver Institute column this morning regarding the bill in the state assembly to allow sales taxes to go up in every county to be used for road repairs and building. You can listen to the podcast online. By the way, there is no way to defend this […]

Waukesha Freeman January 14, 2016 Page A6 Opinion Barca’s search for civility Gannon’s finger wave hardly only incident I must have missed something. When state Rep. Bob Gannon, a Republican, made an obscene gesture to Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca, the fake outrage was just silly. Reporters took to Twitter and Facebook to report the […]

Well that didn’t take long. Now that both the Assembly and Senate versions of the bill to repeal the minimum markup law have gone to committee, the opposition has to poke their heads out from behind the bunker. The only lobbying in favor of the bills comes from Walmart, the good people who want to […]

For giggles, I watched on Wisconsin Eye the “debate” in the state Assembly from Wednesday night about the campaign finance reform law changes. By now everyone is aware the Democrats took turns claiming they were recusing themselves. However, if they were seriously recusing themselves, they shouldn’t have spoken against the bill, yet several of them took the […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/11/14 Page A4 Opinion Selective outrage Democrats forget recent past to score political points With the sentencing of state Rep. Bill Kramer to five months in jail and the election of his successor Scott Allen, most Waukesha residents probably thought the issue was over. For the Democrats, however, nothing is over when they […]

I know Democrats screw up the responsibilities of the different levels of government all the time, I didn’t realize just how bad the party apparatchiks are in need of a remedial civics class. From their website, Schimel has a history of declining to prosecute his political allies, most notably in the case of disgraced former […]

When the Democrats don’t get what they want, they sue. That was the message Assembly Democrats gave when the Republican reform of the state’s mining laws passed Thursday. I prefer the Dion and the Belmonts version. Seriously, it’s good that the Democrats put themselves on record. That way if there’s a delay in the start […]

Okay, more predictions. House of Representatives Quick! Name Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s opponent! That’s what I thought. Sensenbrenner won’t even have to spend the spare change in his pocket to win re-election this year. Congressman Tom Petri will still be able to build more bicycle paths (if congress lets him). Congressman Reid Ribble’s opponent Jamie Wall […]

Randy Melchert breaks down the state senate races and predicts the Republicans will end up with a 19-14 majority.  I think he’s probably one seat too optimistic. Melchert also predicts the Republicans will pick up three more seats in the Assembly for a 62-37 majority. What’s interesting to me is whether the conservatives will have […]

I think he can put this voter down as “undecided.” A few days ago I knocked on a door of a woman who did not like me–mostly she didn’t like Mitt Romney, but since I support him she didn’t like me either. She lamented to me how awful the economy is and that her husband […]