Now that we are a full year into President Trump’s increasingly consequential first term, it is long past time to give him complete ownership of the American economy. If it seems odd to do so after only a year, that is due to former President Barack Obama, who never stopped blaming his predecessor for a recovery that never arrived because Obama could not stop sabotaging it with his anti-growth policies and anti-free market rhetoric.
Even lying conspiracy theorists in the media and Democrat Party backed by a special prosecutor, even the gale force wind of hate and lies, have not stopped Trump from keeping his eye on the economic ball. And the payoff for the average American has been beneficial in ways that just a year ago the media said would be impossible under a President Trump.
Read more by John Nolte at Breitbart.com
Honest and alert ELECTION WORKERS are a key to fair elections.
Can you serve as an election worker in 2018?
* Four elections in 2018, all on Tuesdays
* You work from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM
* One-hour training class
* You have the satisfaction of a job well done!
The Republican Party of Milwaukee County can nominate you to be a Republican election inspector in your community. Any resident of Milwaukee County can be a pollworker in any municipality of Milwaukee County, so you do not have to be a resident of the City of Milwaukee to be a pollworker in the City of Milwaukee. If you are interested in doing this very important job, Call the RPMC at (414) 755-0002 and leave a message, or contact pollworker coordinator James McFarland via email at jamesmcfarland AT northwesternmutual.com. Thank You.
Please submit your name no later than November 15, 2017 for consideration for the next elections.
What is the Democrats answer on . . . The Economy?
Spending without end, just keep spending, don’t ask any questions.
. . . or Jobs?
(other than taxing Apple.)
And the Democrats’ answer is . . . ?
Ask a better question, get a better answer.
ONCE upon a time in America, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs. Then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed. These radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after year, which in turn forced the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, and everyone lived unhappily ever after.
This is the story college administrators like to tell when they’re asked to explain why, over the past 35 years, college tuition at public universities has nearly quadrupled, to $9,139 in 2014 dollars. It is a fairy tale in the worst sense, in that it is not merely false, but rather almost the inverse of the truth.
Read more by Paul F. Campos at NYTimes.com
Food stamps, welfare, Medicaid and other tax and transfer systems can sometimes penalize people for earning that extra dollar of income
Economists and many policymakers generally agree that our tax and transfer systems should promote opportunity, work, saving, and education rather than consumption. The problem is these programs often penalize people for earning that extra dollar of income. Rather than promoting work and savings, these implicit taxes punish such otherwise positive behavior.
These penalties occur in TANF (formerly welfare), SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, the new health exchange subsidy, Pell grants, student loans, and unemployment compensation. The tax code also is loaded with disincentives to work, save, and study.
Read more by Gene Steuerle at csmonitor.com
You’d think that a guy with so few actual accomplishments to his name would be reluctant to… go there. But Russ Feingold has always been better as a critic than a doer. And apparently, he could just not resist a chance to take a shot at one of his opponent’s most impressive projects.
Ron Johnson has won bipartisan praise for his work with the Joseph Project, which connects unemployed men from Milwaukee’s Inner City to jobs in Sheboygan County.
Read more at RightWisconsin.com
It’s election season, and that means you’re hearing lots of things on TV and in our local community – not all of it true. Instead of spreading more of it or trying to have a debate, I’d like to offer something different. The truth.
My name is Jerome Smith Sr. As someone actively working to improve my community, I know it sometimes seems like there are too few people who care.
Whether it’s murders, drop-out rates, or drug addiction, the place we call home is one of the most challenging cities in America, and there isn’t a lot of sunshine.
Yet, it is in the middle of these struggles that I’ve been able to gain an unexpected friend and partner in helping take on some of our community’s greatest challenges. That friend is U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.
Read more by Jerome Smith Sr. at MilwaukeeCourierOnline.com
Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the fact that he could not speak English when he immigrated to the United States in 1956, Thomas fulfilled the American dream. With hard work and dedication, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. In the 1970s, Thomas bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He played a key role in developing the electronic trading of securities and is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online discount brokerage firm with offices all over the world.
Decades of illegal immigration have set back the economic fortunes of African American men, robbing jobs and wages and even playing a role in low marriage rates and putting more blacks in jail, according to a commissioner with the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
“Illegal immigration has a disproportionately negative effect on the wages and employment levels of blacks, particularly black males,” said Peter N. Kirsanow.
Read more by Paul Bedard at WashingtonExaminer.com
Long ago in the Land of the Free, if you wanted to start a saloon, you rented a space and started serving booze. You didn’t have to go through years of petitioning a bunch of bureaucrats for permits and licenses. If you weren’t qualified or good enough at your job, your reputation would suffer and you’d go out of business.
This is the way it used to be for just about every industry and profession.
It wasn’t until 1889 that the US Supreme Court ruled in Dent v. West Virginia that states had the right to impose “reasonable” certifications or licenses for various professions.
At first, most states only licensed physicians, dentists, and lawyers. In fact, by 1920, only about 30 occupations in the US required any sort of licensing. By the 1950s, about 5% of US workers required a license to perform his/her job.
Today that number has risen to 30%, and climbing.
Read more by Simon Black at SovereignMan.com