On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Effective at yearend, all slaves in Confederate-controlled territory would be “forever free.”
Ill-informed critics of the first Republican President Lincoln fault the Emancipation Proclamation for only freeing slaves in areas not yet under the control of the U.S. government, but — because of the Democratic Party’s resolute defense of slavery — the federal government had the necessary authority only over so-called “property” of the rebels.
Within two years, the Republican-controlled 38th Congress followed up this great advance by enacting the 13th Amendment, banning slavery throughout the nation.
From Michael Zak at Grand Old Partisan
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As you read this remember Pres. Trump is donating his paycheck. He gets nothing from us for all of this work.
1. KILLED TPP
2. $350+ billion deal with Saudi Arabia ($110 billion in arms $250 billion in trade/investment) creating 100,000’s of jobs in both countries, historic.
3. Pulled out of PARIS ACCORD
4. Had a major victory on sugar exports from Mexico, made Mexico drop the exports % and the amount of refined sugar. This will help our sugar industry and the US sugar mills that produce refined sugar from raw sugar.
5. Notified Congress of NAFTA renegotiation on May 18th. Talks can start 90 days later on Aug 16th, 2017
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On this day, September 17 in 1787, our Founding Fathers adjourned the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
The US Constitution has been the cornerstone of the beliefs of the Republican Party since it was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854. Although changes have been made over the years, these changes have only made it a stronger document for governing the United States and the Republican Party today.
We should use today as a reminder of what our Founding Fathers fought for: economic freedom, individual liberty, and limited government.
Constitution of the United States
from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
at Brightonwoods Orchard, 1072 288th Avenue, Burlington, WI
Confirmed Guests Include:
Congressman Paul Ryan
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos
RPW Chairman Brad Courtney
Senator Ron Johnson
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
Wisconsin State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk are all special invited guests.
MORE DETAILS at Fall Fest 2017
The Trust Fund Myth
People tend to think of their Social Security benefits as an actual account, in their name, which contains cash or investments. In reality, the Social Security trust fund contains nothing more than IOUs that have no value beyond a promise to impose higher taxes on future workers. The annual surpluses that many thought were being used to build up a reserve for Baby Boomers have been spent on other government programs or to reduce government debt.
Social Security is not like a savings account in which payroll taxes are saved for retirement. Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system, meaning that the taxes paid by today’s workers are immediately sent out to pay the benefits of today’s retirees.
The problem with this system is that it only functions when there are a lot of workers paying payroll taxes and just a few retired people getting benefits. This is no longer the case. Our senior population is growing much faster than our working population and this means there are fewer and fewer workers supporting more and more retirees.
No Cash Is Being Saved . . .
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One day in 2012, Charles Craig and David Mullins entered Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, to order a wedding cake. Phillips, a Christian and self-described “cake artist” who custom-designs cakes for various occasions, politely declined, citing his religious beliefs.
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at 7:00 p.m.
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Joanne Laufenberg, State Director of Convention of States
James Jones, Regional Captain, Convention of States
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