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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.

Recommended Reading (11/24/12)

Recommended Reading

Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).

No jobs are good jobs?

"There are companies that want to invest millions of dollars in rural Wisconsin communities and create thousands of jobs in the process, but certain residents, their local governments and special interest groups are doing everything they can to stop it."

What now, conservatives? Relax, we're winning the war

“To hear the tale, the Republican Party has lost everyone in the country except old, white men. Minorities, women, the young, environmentalists, urban liberals – this is the alliance of victory and of the future.

“I beg to differ. The election results notwithstanding, this analysis is deeply blinkered. Indeed, a close look at the returns indicates big trouble looming for the Democratic Party, not for the GOP."

Years of GOP domination coming for Wisconsin

"While Republicans have argued that the contradiction between the presidential/congressional races and the legislative races demonstrates voters’ support of the GOP’s state agenda, the true reason Republicans won represents an even more daunting reality for Democrats: The GOP-led redistricting last year created a legislative map that likely ensures a Republican majority for years to come."

Local tax hikes? No. Nope. No way. A thousand times no

(KF NOTE: This is from the Las Vegas paper, but it certainly could apply to most municipalities in Wisconsin. I read a portion of this editorial on the air Friday filling in at WISN)

“Mineral County Commissioner Cliff Cichowlaz, meanwhile, called for the creation of a state income tax, sales tax increases and perhaps even a tattoo tax.

“Tattoo this: No way.

“Local governments have no shortage of money. They just spend too much of it on personnel, and because of the state's collective bargaining laws, local elected officials are happily powerless to do anything about it. They just let unionized workers' salaries grow and grow without demanding cost-containing reforms from the Legislature. The result is the best-paid local government workforce in America.”

Obama set to discover inheriting your own mess is hard

"For four years, President Obama and his team never failed to remind Americans of the state of the country he inherited from his Oval Office predecessor. The mess left at the end of Obama’s first term, however, makes the George W. Bush years look gift-wrapped. From the debt to entitlements to health care and education, the next four years promise a gauntlet of challenges the White House must address sooner rather than later."

If God doesn't judge us, He'll have to apologize to Sodom

“…giddy I was not that Obama secured a second term via Fieldworks, entitlement mooks and the sponge-brained propaganda swillers of the ludicrous Left … but he did. And for that I must concede that if there is a God and this God is defined by the contents of the sacred Scripture, then this God must be really ticked off at the U.S. because He allowed, in His sovereignty, for us to be saddled with four more years of an administration that blows worse than Hurricane Sandy.

“So, what can we do? Here are five musts that’ll get us on a decent footing with our compass pointing true north again.

“1. As people of faith, we can quit sucking our thumb in the fetal position and wetting our big Christian diaper. God never promised us a rose garden…”

The election in retrospect

“In the wake of the recent hurricane, a sibilant television commentator said, ‘I’m so glad we had that storm.’ Apologies aside, his words betrayed a view: people are expendable for the sake of promoting a political program. In this instance the program was a form of socialism that has brought so much sorrow to other nations.

“When free people vote against their own freedoms, they knock down the columns of a free society on themselves, the way Samson brought down the temple on his own head.”



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