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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Franklin taxpayers, you have more to worry about than City Hall and the School Board


Here in Franklin, the populace pays far too much in taxes. Everyone here knows it. The problem is nobody does anything about it.

It’s bad enough our Franklin Common Council just can’t seem to stop spending. And with our Franklin School Board, it’s not a question of if they’re going to increase our taxes; it’s a question of how much. Now Franklin’s beleaguered taxpayers and their quickly evaporating wallets could be in for another hit…..from Washington.

Liberal Democrats in DC want to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire rather than extend them. Senator Mary Lazich blogged about the impact that would have on Wisconsin taxpayers. She referred to a Tax Foundation study that examined the specific repercussions in every Congressional district in the country.

Franklin is represented by one of the best members of Congress, Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional district. The Tax Foundation notes that if the Bush tax cuts disappear, so does more of our hard-earned money.

Average middle-income families in the 1st Congressional district would pay a federal income tax in 2011 of $4,780 if the Bush tax cuts are extended. If the tax cuts are allowed to expire, they will pay $6,470. That’s an increase of $1,690, or 35%.

Paul Ryan opposes such a whopping tax increase. Democrats want to tax you more and more and more. The Bush tax cuts need to be extended.

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