2016 Elections – What Do The Polls Tell Us?

Wed Oct 5, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Register now for an insightful presentation by Charles Franklin, nationally renowned political pollster from Marquette University. The event will be held at the Oak Creek City Hall, 8040 S. 6th Street, Oak Creek.

Where will the Presidential and U.S. Senate races stand as we enter the last month before the elections? Are the images of the candidates changing in response to campaign events and speeches? Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will look at how clearly voters understand the candidates’ positions on issues such as immigration and the economy? And how do voters feel about their personal situation and the outlook for the next generation?

Networking will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with light refreshments. Register on-line on the Events page at www.southsuburbanchamber.com. Any member of a local Chamber is invited to register at the member fee of $12. The non-member fee is $15. Registration deadline is September 30.

Trump Tees Up a Necessary Debate on the Fed

Sixty percent of stock gains since the 2008 panic have occurred on days when the Fed makes policy decisions.

The press spends a lot of energy tracking the many errors in Donald Trump’s loose talk, and during Monday’s presidential debate Hillary Clinton expressed hope that fact checkers were “turning up the volume” on her rival. But when it comes to the Federal Reserve, Mr. Trump isn’t all wrong.

In a looping debate rant, Mr. Trump argued that an increasingly “political” Fed is holding interest rates low to help Democrats in November, driving up a “big, fat, ugly bubble” that will pop when the central bank raises rates. This riff has some truth to it.

Leave the conspiracy theory aside and look at the facts:

Read more by Ruchir Sharma at WSJ.com

How Carter Beat Reagan in 1980

Washington Post admits polling was “in-kind contribution”; New York Times agenda polling.

–SNIP– That’s right. Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980.

In a series of nine stories in 1980 on “Crucial States” — battleground states as they are known today — the New York Times repeatedly told readers then-President Carter was in a close and decidedly winnable race with the former California governor. And used polling data from the New York Times/CBS polls to back up its stories.

Four years later, it was the Washington Post that played the polling game — and when called out by Reagan campaign manager Ed Rollins a famous Post executive called his paper’s polling an “in-kind contribution to the Mondale campaign.” Mondale, of course, being then-President Reagan’s 1984 opponent and Carter’s vice president.

Read more by Jeffrey Lord at American Spectator

Presidential Debate Viewing Party on Mon Sep 26

Two debate viewing parties:

1. Amelia’s Restaurant
724 E Layton Avenue
(Across from Milwaukee Airport)
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Pre-Debate Party – 6:30 PM
Much Anticipated Debate Starts – 8:00 – 9:30 PM

FREE Pizza *** Cash Bar
Questions — Call South Branch Chair Darlene Wink
414 553-8551

2. North Shore Victory Office
500 W. Brown Deer Road, Suite 208, Bayside, WI
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Politicians Need An “Other People’s Money Addicts Anonymous” Program

My name is David and I am an OPM addict.

Actually, that is not true; I am not addicted. I might be one of the very few people in this house who is not, because addiction to OPM is a national crisis and I am surrounded by addicts.

I am not talking about the drug opium but something far more terrible. I am talking about an addiction to other people’s money.

The great economist Milton Friedman taught us that there are four ways to spend money: spending your own money on yourself; spending your own money on somebody else; spending other people’s money on yourself; and spending other people’s money on somebody else.

[This speech was delivered by Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm on the floor of the Australian Senate Chamber in Canberra on Tuesday, September 23]

Read more at OpenAustralia.org.au