(Sun Prairie, WI) – Citizens should be asking at least two serious questions of Wisconsin state legislators as the Joint Finance Committee heads into a decision this week on funding for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.
How much land should the State of Wisconsin own?
And how great a debt burden should the State of Wisconsin be allowed to impose on taxpayers in order to maintain an ever-longer list of public lands?
Since creating the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund in 1989, the Wisconsin State Legislature has authorized nearly a billion dollars in borrowing to pay for related land purchases and acquired nearly 600,000 acres of property. Today debt service alone on moneys borrowed to accommodate Stewardship purchases total over $80 million a year. Another $60 million is requested for each year in the governor’s proposed 2013-2015 biennial budget, for continued Stewardship purchases – not counting funds necessary to maintain property already owned. Yet, together, the State of Wisconsin and the U.S. Forest Service already own 3.2 million acres of this state’s land, amounting to a shocking 20 percent of total land area.
Less land on the tax rolls means that both state and local taxes will only continue to increase on Wisconsin families, farms, and businesses as the cost of maintaining public lands increases. It also means significant reduction in the amount of real property available for use in agriculture, forestry, and other types of private industry that result in real jobs.
By:Rosie on the Right
This is NOT a joke. It may sound like one but its not funny at all.
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint.
Both have trouble walking and appear to require hip surgery.
The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, x-rayed the same day
and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
MacIver News Service | April 30, 2013
[Madison, Wisc...] After some major changes, a bill that would prevent individuals from buying junk food with their Wisconsin Food Share benefits was approved by the Assembly Committee on State Affairs on Wednesday.
“It’s a step forward. I’m pleased we were able to take our time to talk to folks, the people who will be affected, and the interest groups involved,” Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) told the MacIver News Service. “We made some substantive changes and hopefully made it a better bill.”
Initially, the bill would have created a pilot program and required 100 percent of Food Share benefits be spent on “staple” products.
12 University of Wisconsin students arrested while occupying Chancellor David Ward’s office. Students are demanding the university divest from Palermo’s Pizza.
Here is where #Occupy gets it wrong. Forcing yourself into an area you want to #Occupy just because you’re mad isn’t legal. I disagree with the force that’s used with #Occupy. They haven’t used enough it seems. The Tea Party gets permits and #Occupy bullies. That’s the difference
Occupy gets a dose of reality
Today judge today reaffirmed that Palermo’s acted within the bounds of the law. NLRB Appeal Decision_1dil click to read full press release.
This raises a question. What was Voces doing? When the issue arose they responded by turning to the United Steelworkers (USW) to initate the process. But why would a Steelworker union care about pizza company workers? One word, money. Why would Voces turn to a USW? Same reason, money. For well over a year now Voces de la Frontera has been making a power play to get into the union racket by targeting Palermo’s. If they could have forced a unionization of the workforce this would have generated $100′s of thousands in revenue for Voces. This would have filled their coffers for future political battles and getting them more unions members under their umbrella.
These actions could have started the kinds of political powerhouses such as the AFL-CIO and Autoworkers union. Does Voces care about workers? I’d be willing to bet so. Is it more about creating a new revenue stream? Of course.
Next time you go to the store treat yourself to a Palermo’s Pizza
By: Rosie on the Right
The green energy loan racket’s biggest loss since Solyndra may come from a company that was bent on selling $100,000 luxury cars to people like Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Al Gore.
The fact that hardworking taxpayers were forced to subsidize the Fisker Karma, a hybrid electric sports car catering to the super-wealthy, is a scandal in its own right. But such an expenditure is even more outrageous when you consider the administration’s insistence this week that sequester cuts forced it to slow the nation’s airports and air traffic control system to a crawl.
The FAA claimed it needed about $600 million in funding restored to prevent disruptions in aviation. Although Republicans repeatedly offered the administration the authority to make up for this shortfall with wasteful programs outside the FAA, the President has so far showed little interest, continuing to claim they can’t come up with the money needed to prevent the delays.
I will tell you what to eat
I tell you what bulbs to use
I am right because I’m elite
I don’t care if you refuse
I will tell you what to drive
I will tell you where to build
I determine what’s alive
I determine who gets killed
I will order you to stay
I command for you to flee
Your fears I will stoke today
So you give your life to me
This is just shocking. The Obama government is again intentionally hurting us. $1 Billion has been cut from the FAA. This is going to cause real safety concerns and delays. If this was a real concern of our administration wouldn’t a first priority be to restore that money before expanding other spending programs? The below ad on CraigsList was found by local talk radio star Vicki McKenna
As you can see from the ad there is no desire to restore these monies that are deemed detrimental in the media. This begs the question, what’s more important, FAA safety personal, or free phones for the “Poor”?
This ad answers it for you. They’re going to pay people $60,000 a year!?!? When can we expect real outrage from anyone at the obvious game our president is playing with our lives? Where is the media? Where are the leaders on the left and right furious about sequester cuts?
Tea Party Perspective has a had a few articles for you on how our freedoms are being eroded at the educational level of our society. Through the slow and methodical introduction of the liberal agenda in our schools from the kindergarten all the way to the senior high school level, our children are being brainwashed into a new way of thinking. And here’s more.
Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reading about “global education.” Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Educating children all over the world to give them a fair and fighting chance at a great life? This is the premise of global education, and at that level I agree with it. Who doesn’t want to see a child succeed? But in looking further into this concept, I realized it’s very sinister and yet another liberal approach in brainwashing even our youngest through nice-sounding words and concepts.
By Joseph Diedrich
Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute
Milwaukee’s economy just became a bit freer.
For two decades, the taxi industry in Milwaukee had been controlled by a government licensing system that restricted entry and was a de facto cartel.
Then, last Tuesday, Judge Jane Carroll of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court struck down the city’s taxi licensing law.
In 1992, the number of cabbie licenses available was capped by the city. These licenses, which at one time cost less than $100, have since sold for as much as $150,000. That’s simple supply and demand.