Kleefisch: “It’s Our Turn”

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is spot on with this speech at a rally to support Governor Scott Walker this past weekend.

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Bold Solutions for American Families

Some interesting and bold solutions from Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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I am excited about America and her future. In this election the American people have an opportunity to restore her greatness and to focus once again on protecting liberty and creating opportunity for all. No longer should it be harder for people to succeed economically than it was for their parents. No longer should upward mobility be better in parts of Europe than in America. We need a renewed focus on creating opportunity, not dividing Americans by class; on creating wealth, not distributing it; and on promoting savings rather than dependency.
This is what my father and grandfather came to America for. This is our time to reclaim it. In contrast, Obamanomics has brought one in six Americans to poverty. President Obama’s philosophy of “spreading the wealth” in fact spreads poverty and economic decline.
I have a bold economic plan that will move our country forward — a plan that will create jobs, renew confidence in the free-market place and reward families for their hard work. My plan will cut spending and ensure future fiscal responsibility through a balanced budget amendment; lower and simplify taxes for families and businesses to promote growth; return federal programs to the states to promote freedom; and promote sustainable health-care and retirement solutions for young people and seniors.

Here are some specifics on what Rick Santorum would do.

First, I will cut spending by $5 trillion over 5 years, repeal ObamaCare and other onerous regulations and cut non-defense spending to 2008 levels. I support legislation to prevent members of Congress from being paid if they don’t pass fiscally responsible spending bills on time. We will pass a balanced budget amendment to discipline Congress and limit federal spending to a maximum of 18 percent of gross domestic product. I will eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s federal housing role, reduce non-defense related federal workers by at least 10 percent and eliminate all energy and most agriculture subsidies. We will unleash America’s domestic-energy production.
Second, I will lower personal income and corporate tax rates and dramatically simplify the tax code for families, workers and businesses. To promote marriage, families and the high calling of parenting, I will triple the child deduction and eliminate all marriage tax penalties. The family is the foundation of our country. We need to have an economic policy that supports families and freedom and encourages marriage.

He makes a great point at the end of his editorial.

I don’t believe that poverty is a permanent condition. How do we effectively address poverty in rural and urban America? We promote jobs, marriage, quality education and access to capital and embrace the supports of civil society. I believe in equality of opportunity. I believe that American entrepreneurs and business owners create jobs and that skilled and committed workers sustain them, not government.

Head over to the source to read the rest of Rick Santorum’s bold solutions.

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Jim Schmitt: “Dirty campaigns should not be tolerated”

He may not be up for election in 2012, but Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt wants changes in Wisconsin when it comes to false political ads.

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Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt wants the state to provide new legal recourse for victims of false political advertising.

Entering a new political season, Schmitt said Friday that unfounded personal attacks can inhibit good people from seeking public office.

“Dirty campaigns should not be tolerated, and respect should be reinstated in the political campaign process,” he said in a prepared statement.

Schmitt called on state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow political attack victims to “challenge the validity” of accusations and to seek a court order to stop false allegations.

Do you agree or disagree with Mayor Schmitt’s proposal? Does something need to be in place to rid the airwaves of false political ads?

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Petri to have challenger in 2012

Looks like 32-year incumbent Tom Petri is going have a challenge from the right, as the founder of Conservative Wisconsin PAC has filed papers to run.  From the Lauren Stephens for Congress Facebook page.

I am finishing up the website which will go into detail about my platform, but until then, I’ll let you know that Illegal Immigration, Social Security (you’re being lied to!), the Patriot Act, Election/Campaign Finance Reform and NAFTA are some of the main issues that are important to me.

Could be an uphill battle as Petri has nearly $1 million in his campaign coffers.  However  a true grassroots campaign if properly organized and with the right backing could be successful.  Look for more from Lauren soon as her campaign takes shape.

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