Saturday, October 06, 2012

Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin - Public Policy Polling

Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin - Public Policy Polling

E-update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker

E-update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker
One of the most important duties I have serving as your Governor is to provide you directly with updates related to the operation of our state government. I also frequently provide updates on Facebook (Governor Scott Walker) and Twitter (@govwalker). Please feel free to share this update with your family, friends, and others who may be interested in state government operations.

Federal Government Publishes Jobs Numbers

This week, the federal government verified the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) for the first quarter of 2012. It showed Wisconsin created more than 37,000 private sector jobs from March 2011 to March 2012, including a gain of 12,138 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Unlike other states, Wisconsin faced economic and political uncertainty over the last year, and our continued private sector job growth is good news. I am particularly pleased with the gains in the manufacturing sector, which make up a huge portion of our state’s economy.

The quarterly job count data shows, yet again, the monthly job estimates are not accurate. I am hopeful the state Department of Workforce Development will be able to work with the federal government to bring the monthly estimates back in line with the actual job numbers.

The fiscal reforms we put in place, coupled with reforms like reducing frivolous lawsuits and bringing certainty and accountability to state regulations, established a strong foundation for job growth.

Moving forward, we will continue to find ways to make it easier for the people of our state to put Wisconsinites back to work.

Below are a few highlights of the QCEW data published by the federal government:
  • Wisconsin added a total of 28,133 jobs from March 2011 to March 2012, including a gain of 37,497 private sector jobs and a decline of 9,364 government jobs.
  • Wisconsin manufacturers created 12,138 jobs year over year, leading all other sectors in net job growth.
  • The state added 7,459 jobs in the professional and business services sector, which experienced the second-highest area of growth.

Highlighting Manufacturing

This week, I highlighted manufacturing by raising awareness of a partnership between the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Snap-on, a leading global innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information, and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks.

October 5 is Manufacturing Day, which is designed to expand knowledge about manufacturing careers and improve perception about the benefits of choosing a career in this important industry.

Additional information about Manufacturing Day can be accessed by clicking here.
It has been a pleasure communicating with you. It is an honor to serve as your Governor and represent the residents of Wisconsin.
Sincerely,

Governor Scott Walker

RELEASE: National Rifle Association Announces Support forTommy Thompson for U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com



National Rifle Association Announces Support for

Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate

Tammy Baldwin Has a Long History of Opposing Second Amendment Rights


Madison, WI - Today, the National Rifle Association announced its support for former governor Tommy Thompson for United States Senate over Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin, citing his unwavering record upholding the Second Amendment rights of Wisconsinites.

"The National Rifle Association is proud to endorse Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate," said NRA President, David Keene. "Tommy has a lifetime 'A' rating because he supports the rights of gun owners in Wisconsin, and across America. By helping to enshrine the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the State Constitution and his continued commitment to protecting gun owners from the overreaching arm of government, Tommy has proven he is a true fighter for our freedom.

"Congresswoman Baldwin has made a career out of infringing on our constitutional freedoms and liberty," continued Keene. "From voting against a constitutional amendment to guarantee Wisconsinites' right to Keep and Bear Arms in the State Legislature to voting against legal gun ownership in the House, Baldwin has made it clear, she does not support or understand our proud heritage."

"I am proud to have the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, Wisconsin chapter of the NRA and sportsmen across the state," said Thompson. "I am an avid outdoorsman and dedicated protector of our Second Amendment, Constitutional rights. As governor, I signed a law to wipe out 35 undermining ordinances, helped enshrine the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Wisconsin and support and exercise conceal carry. Tammy just doesn't understand the proud heritage of hunting and fishing in Wisconsin and has rightfully earned her 'F' rating from Gun Owners of American and the NRA. As Senator, I will continue to support national reciprocity for Wisconsin permit holders, oppose Baldwin's proposed gun grabs and support a national Sportsmen's Heritage Act."

The NRA charted association, Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Rangers, Clubs and Educators as well as the has also come out in support of Thompson, knowing Congresswoman Baldwin's overreaching and anti-sportsman agenda.

"Time and time again, Congresswoman Baldwin has proven she flat-out opposes Wisconsinites' Constitutional Rights," said Jeff Nass, President of Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators (Wisconsin FORCE) the NRA's chartered state association. "She voted against legal ownership of firearms and against the private sale of firearms at gun shows. Tommy Thompson is a true protector of our sporting traditions and is the only choice for Wisconsin gun owners."

Thompson is a life-long NRA member. He earned the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in all four of his gubernatorial elections and holds a lifetime "A+" rating from the state chapter, and has an "A" rating from the national-the highest grade possible.



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Media Advisory: National Rifle Association Announces Support for Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate in Green Bay

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CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com

 
National Rifle Association Announces Support for Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate in Green Bay

Green Bay, WI
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Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 PM the National Rifle Association will host a press conference announcing their support of former Governor Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate at Family Shooting Academy in Green Bay.

WHO: Tommy Thompson, former Governor and U.S. Senate Candidate
David Keene, President of National Rifle Association

WHAT: Press conference announcing support for Tommy Thompson for Senate

WHEN: Sunday, October 7, 2012
4:00 PM
WHERE: Family Shooting Academy

1976 Verlin Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311



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China unveils its first aircraft carrier, won't be the last by Andrew Elwell

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Obama would vote for me




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RELEASE: Baldwin’s Reckless Record on Defense and Veterans Issues Proves Dangerous for America

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CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com




Baldwin's Reckless Record on Defense and Veterans Issues Proves Dangerous for America

Puts Radical Agenda Above Our Troops and Veterans


Madison, WI
- Despite working with some of the most radical anti-military, anti-veterans groups - like MoveOn.org - Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin will attempt to deceive voters today as she meets with veterans in Appleton. What Baldwin will surely neglect to tell these veterans, though, is that while our brave soldiers were trying to defeat terrorism and defend America, she consistently voted to cut their funding.

Baldwin is not just anti-troops; she has also proven that she is anti-veterans as well. Rather than giving our returning service members the heroes' welcome they deserve, Baldwin voted against funding their medical services and against VA extended-care facilities. And soon, Baldwin and President Obama will cut $500 billion from the Defense Department, which will weaken our military and kill approximately 36,000 jobs in the Badger State.

"Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin's radical record on defense and veterans' issues is shameful," said spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. "Not only did she vote to slash funding for our troops while they were in combat, but she also voted against providing our veterans with the necessary health facilities and care that they deserve. Unfortunately for our brave men and women in uniform, it appears Baldwin has put her ties with left-wing groups like M
oveOn.org above their well-being. Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin is too extreme for Wisconsin's troops and veterans."

 
BACKGROUND


BALDWIN FAILED TO STOP SEQUESTRATION


Baldwin Voted Against The Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act Of 2012. "Passage of the bill that would cancel $98 billion in automatic discretionary spending cuts that would go into effect in January 2013. It would replace the sequester with a $19 billion reduction in the discretionary cap for fiscal 2013 and with reconciliation savings from mandatory programs recommended by six House committees. It also would eliminate the separate cap on defense spending for the year to allow for higher spending levels. The bill would modify mandatory programs to save $19.7 billion through fiscal 2013 and more than $310 billion over 10 years, including by decreasing benefits and eligibility for the food stamp program, reducing and repealing elements of the 2010 health care law, and requiring all current and future federal workers to pay an additional 5 percentage points of their salary toward their federal pensions." (H.R. 5652, CQ Vote #247: Passed by a vote of 218-199: R 218-16; D 0-183, 5/10/12, Baldwin Voted Nay)


· According To A Study By George Mason University, The Defense Spending Cuts In Sequestration Would Result In Wisconsin Losing 36,555 Jobs.
(Stephen S. Fuller, "The Economic Impact Of The Budget Control Act Of 2011 On DOD And Non-DOD Agencies," Report, 7/17/12)

 
BALDWIN VOTED AGAINST OUR VETERANS


Baldwin Voted Against Adding $22 Million In Funding For Veterans' Medical Services.
"Amendment that would add $22 million for veterans' medical services. It also would reduce by $50 million funding for the 1990 military base closure account." (H.R. 2642, CQ Vote # 494: Rejected In Committee Of The Whole 154-260: R 138-50; D 16-210, 6/15/07, Baldwin Voted Nay)

Baldwin Voted Against Adding $10 Million In Funding For VA's Construction Of Extended-Care Facilities.
"Amendment that would add $10 million for Veterans Affairs Department (VA) grants to states for the construction of extended-care facilities, offset by a reduction for VA general operating expenses of the same amount." (H.R. 2642, CQ Vote # 496: Rejected In Committee Of The Whole 206-211: R 161-28; D 45-183, 6/15/07, Baldwin Voted Nay)


BALDWIN VOTED TO DEFUND OUR TROOPS

 
Baldwin Voted Against The 2013 Defense Department Appropriations Bill. "Passage of the bill that would provide $605.8 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2013. The total includes $518.1 billion in discretionary funding and an additional $87.7 billion for overseas contingency operations, including those in Afghanistan. Of the combined funding, approximately $239 billion would be provided for operations and maintenance, $110 billion for procurement and $70 billion for research and development. It would provide $34 billion for defense health programs and about $142 billion for military personnel, including a 1.7 percent pay raise." (H.R. 5856, CQ Vote #498: Passed by a vote of 326-90: R 225-11; D 101-79, 7/19/12, Baldwin Voted Nay)


Baldwin Voted For An Amendment That Allocated $31 Billion For Operations In Afghanistan But Prohibited Any Funding To Be Used In Iraq. "Obey, D-Wis., motion to concur in the Senate amendment with House amendment no. 2. The House amendment would provide $31 billion for operations in Afghanistan and prohibit the funds from being used for operations in Iraq." (HR 2764, CQ Vote #1172: Motion agreed to by a vote of 206-201: D 201-18; R 5-183, 12/17/07, Baldwin Voted Yea)


Baldwin Voted To Override The President's Veto Of A Bill, Which Funded The War In Iraq While Setting Timeframes For Redeployment Of Troops.
"Passage, over President Bush's May 1, 2007, veto, of the bill that would provide $124.2 billion in fiscal 2007 emergency funding, as well as set as a goal of redeploying most U.S. combat troops in Iraq by the end of March 2008, if the president can certify the Iraq government is meeting benchmarks, and by the end of 2007 if he cannot. The measure would provide $95.5 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, $6.8 billion for hurricane recovery and relief, $3.5 billion in crop and livestock disaster assistance and $2.3 billion for homeland security anti-terrorism programs. It also would raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour over two years and provide $4.8 billion in small-business tax incentives." (H.R. 1591, CQ Vote # 276: Rejected 222-203: R 2-196; D 220-7, 5/2/07, Baldwin Voted Yea)


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China’s growing role in counter-piracy operations by Jack Moore

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Navy, HII Complete Record Superlift on USS Gerald R. Ford Naval Today

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St. John of Avila: The life and influence of this future Doctor of the Church

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Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day - October 6, 2012

Flag-Lowering Orders - Wisconsin National Guard Department of Military Affairs








Title:
EXECUTIVE ORDER #84 - Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day
Date:
October 6, 2012
Details:
The Governor has issued an Executive Order to lower the flags at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the State of Wisconsin beginning at sunrise on Saturday, October 6, 2012, and ending at sunset on that date as a Mark of Respect for the Firefighters of the State of Wisconsin Who Have Given Their Lives in the Line of Duty.

 
 
 


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RELEASE: Tammy Baldwin Stimulates Tax Cheats With Federal Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com

Tammy Baldwin Stimulates Tax Cheats With Federal Funds
Another Day, Another Wasted Dollar By Tammy Baldwin and Her $825 Billion Stimulus


Madison, WI - Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin has a long record of supporting tax-and-spend initiatives, but one of the most egregious examples is her support for the failed $825 billion stimulus. At the same time Baldwin complained that small business owners - who are the engine of our economy - are not paying enough in taxes, she handed out $22 billion to contractors who cheat on their taxes.

Even more egregious is that Baldwin promised hard-working families that their taxpayer dollars would "create or save" 67,000 jobs in Wisconsin. However, since then, Wisconsin has lost over 50,000 jobs. As if the failure of her first stimulus was not enough for her to learn her lesson, Baldwin supported President Obama's second $450 billion stimulus bill.
 
"In her 14 years in Washington, D.C., Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin has found a lot of ways to waste taxpayers' money, but giving their hard-earned dollars to tax cheats is incomprehensible," said spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. "Baldwin's blatant disregard for our nation's fiscal state and the hard-working taxpayers who are struggling to make ends meet is what helped get our nation into its current financial mess. Unlike Baldwin, Tommy Thompson is a proven reformer who will work to balance our budget and get our country working again."

BACKGROUND

Baldwin Voted For The $787 Billion Stimulus Bill. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #70: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 246-183: R 0-176; D 246-7, 2/13/09, Baldwin Voted Yea)

Baldwin Said The Stimulus Would Create Or Save 67,000 Jobs In Wisconsin. Baldwin: "In Wisconsin alone, this bill will create or save more than 67,000 jobs, and provide more than $1 billion in health care for the uninsured, Baldwin explained." (Rep. Tammy Baldwin, "Baldwin Votes For Economic Recovery Plan," Press Release, 1/29/09)

As Of September 2012, Wisconsin Has Lost 50,537 Jobs Since The Stimulus Passed In February 2009. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 9/26/12)

Baldwin Has Expressed Support For President Obama's September 2011, $450 Billion "Jobs" Bill, That Some Have Called A Second Stimulus
  • "She [Baldwin] Called For A New Federal Stimulus Plan Focused On Improving Schools, Roads, Bridges And Other Infrastructure In Order To Put People To Work Immediately. 'I Hope We Hear The President Calling For That Later This Week,' She Said." (Scott Bauer, "Democratic US Rep. Baldwin Joins Wis. Senate Race," Associated Press, 9/6/11)
  • Baldwin: "It Was Great To Hear The President Make A Strong Demand For Action Now. I Have Been Fighting To Put People Back To Work Right Away Rebuilding Our Crumbling Roads And Bridges And Schools." (Rep. Tammy Baldwin, "Baldwin Agrees 'It's Time We Take Bold Action,'" Press Release, 9/8/11)

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The Hill: Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

USA: New Orleans Chef Brings Taste of Home to Louisiana Sailors Naval Today

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RIA Novosti: Russian Defense Ministry Signs Multi-billion-dollar Plane Contract

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Opinion: The Mitt we've been waiting for - Rich Lowry - POLITICO.com

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USS Michael Murphy to be Commissioned; Yale Welcomes Back Naval ROTC

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GOA releases 2012 Candidate Scorecard

Gun Owners of America

Exposing Those Lying Flip-floppiing Politicians
 
 
The 2012 elections have now entered the homestretch. The candidate debates are ramping up, and politicians all over the country are blanketing the airwaves with lies about their legislative records.
 
 
It’s not a new problem. Remember the now-infamous quote from presidential hopeful Kerry about the Iraq War: “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.”
 
 
Rarely has a politician exposed himself more shamefully than the Massachusetts Democrat did back in 2003. Of course, everyone knows that most politicians do what Kerry did -- they are just a lot better in disguising their duplicity.
 
 
Gun Owners of America has released its Candidate Rating -- something the organization has done for more than two decades -- to help gun owners ferret out those lying politicians who “voted for your gun rights before they voted against them.”
 
 
Consider a recent letter from Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri to a GOA activist who is a constituent in her state. Asked whether she would support this pro-gun legislation to allow gun owners to carry their guns across the country, McCaskill said:
 
 
“I strongly support legal and safe gun ownership by law-abiding citizens and have consistently voted to uphold this constitutional right. For example, in the 111th Congress, I voted to … require the National Park Service to honor state gun laws when gun owners enter National Parks in their states.”
 
Did this Senator -- who is F-rated by GOA -- really vote to repeal the National Parks gun ban? Hardly. You see, this is where McCaskill pulls a “John Kerry,” essentially saying: “I supported gun rights before I opposed them.”
 
When the repeal of this gun ban came before her, McCaskill opposed it -- voting against a stand-alone amendment to repeal the National Parks gun ban which was added to a credit card “reform” bill. (Senate Roll Call #188, May 12, 2009.)
 
 
Later on, she supported the underlying credit card bill so, presumably, Sen. McCaskill must think this allows her to say she helped repeal the National Parks gun ban -- even though she voted against it when it was a stand-alone amendment.
 
 
In other words, she supported the National Parks gun ban before she “opposed” it.
 
 
Considering politicians’ tendency to obfuscate, how is a gun owner to know where his member of Congress really stands on the Second Amendment? To be honest, it’s a full-time job tracking down the voting records of all the candidates.
 
 
And this is why Gun Owners of America surveys all the candidates for Congress. It’s why we rate Congressmen, not on what they say, but on how they vote. It’s why we try to put a Candidate Rating into as many gun owners’ hands as we can prior to the election.
 
 
 
Print out your state. Copy it. Distribute it around.
Email it to all your pro-gun family and friends.
 
GOA is committed to helping millions of gun owners around the country make informed choices when they go to the polls this fall. Because when it comes to our Second Amendment rights, you can’t just go on what the politicians are telling you!
 
 
 
 

 
Gun Owners of America RadioLive weekdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Eastern
 
 
Upcoming guests include:
 
 
  • Cody Wilson, the University of Texas student who was going to use a 3-D printer to create a gun, will appear on GOA Radio Live this coming Tuesday, October 9, to discuss his upcoming plans now that the company which had leased him the 3-D printer reclaimed it unexpectedly over concerns that it would be used for “illegal purposes.”
  • Gary Kleck, criminologist and author of the groundbreaking study on self-defense with guns, will be discussing new gun-related research that he’s been conducting. Tune in on Thursday, October 11 to hear him.

Chevy Dealer Errs in Sale Price, Has Customer Danny Sawyer Arrested for Theft

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In his back pocket



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RELEASE: New Survey Shows Baldwin At Odds With 90 Percent of Seniors Who Rely on Medicare Part D

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com

 
New Survey Shows Baldwin At Odds With 90 Percent of Seniors Who Rely on Medicare Part D

Baldwin Has Voted Against, Criticized and Wants to Dismantle the Popular Prescription Drug Program


Madison, WI - A newly released survey from KRC Research and Medicare Today proves that Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin is wrong on Medicare Part D. In an article about the survey, USA Today even stated, "Here's one program candidates aren't likely to mess with: The Medicare prescription drug plan." Unfortunately for Baldwin, she has made the popular prescription drug program that 90 percent of seniors support the centerpiece of her salacious campaign.

Not only has Baldwin voted against and openly attacked Medicare Part D, but she wants to dismantle it and put the government in charge of prescription drug negotiations. Her opposition for the popular program that enrolls 31.5 million people and that has come in 43 percent under its projected budget flies in the face of the seniors who rely on it to live.

"Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin is at odds with 90 percent of the 31.5 million seniors who rely on Medicare Part D," said spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. "Unfortunately for the millions of seniors who need the program to live, Tammy Baldwin wants to dismantle it and put the government in charge of negotiating their prescription drug prices. Fortunately for Wisconsin seniors, Tommy Thompson stood up for them as HHS secretary and created a program that not only came in 43 percent under its projected budget, but one that 90 percent of seniors support and have come to rely on. Not only has Baldwin voted to gut seniors' Medicare by $716 billion and put a board of 15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of rationing their care, but now she wants to dismantle their Medicare Part D. Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin is just too extreme for Wisconsin's seniors."




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Romney Promotes "Respecting Life and Religious Liberty" in Debate | LifeNews.com

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Mississippi Republican Party Issues Statement Following First Presidential Debate

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2012

Contact: Brett Kittredge, 601-948-5191, brett@msgop.org


Mississippi Republican Party Issues Statement Following First Presidential Debate

JACKSON- Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef released this statement following tonight's first Presidential debate:

"Tonight we saw what happens when Barack Obama is unable to hide behind a Teleprompter or slick TV ads. He offered the typical excuses for the failure of the last four years and absolutely no solutions for the future. Mitt Romney is the only candidate for President who has offered real solutions that will create jobs and turn our economy around. Our country can and will do better with Mitt Romney as President."

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Mississippi Republican Party
415 Yazoo Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-948-5191

Mitt Romney: Debate Night Hangout

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RELEASE: Paul Ryan Will Host Reception with Tommy Thompson in Milwaukee

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Paul Ryan Will Host Reception with Tommy Thompson in Milwaukee


Madison, WI - On Sunday, October 14, less than a month from Election Day, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan will return home to Wisconsin to host a reception for former Governor Tommy Thompson in support of his bid for the United States Senate. The event will kick off at 3:30 PM and will be held at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

"I am proud to have Congressman Ryan help rally the people of our great state on my behalf," said Thompson. "From the moment Paul was elected to Congress, I knew he would shake up the status quo in Washington to get things done the 'Wisconsin Way'. Since then, Paul has made a name for himself as a commonsense reformer, and instead of watching as our nation tips closer to the fiscal brink, he has stepped up with solutions to the problems our nation is facing. I know the people of Wisconsin will welcome Paul home as warmly as I do because they share our vision of responsible reforms, lower taxes and reducing government spending - a vision that will build a stronger and more prosperous America."



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Resistance Is NOT Futile: Forgotten Lessons from the Nullification Crisis – Tenth Amendment Center

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RELEASE: Wisconsin Builders Association Endorses Tommy Thompson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com



Wisconsin Builders Association Endorses Tommy Thompson



Madison, WI
- Today, the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA), a statewide professional trade association representing over 6,500 small businesses in the housing industry, announced its support for former Governor Tommy Thompson in the U.S. Senate race.

"The American economy is struggling because of overregulation, overspending and overtaxation," said Gary Roehrig, president of the WBA. "America can no longer afford to be bogged down by burdensome regulation, which is why the WBA is proud to endorse Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate. Like us, Tommy is a builder; but, instead of homes, he built a booming Wisconsin economy that created more than 740,000 jobs. He did it here, and we are confident he will do it again in Washington, D.C."

"I am proud to receive the support of Wisconsin's home builders," said Tommy Thompson. "The housing industry is a vital part of the American economy, and it is crucial that we give the industry the tools it needs to grow and expand. As Governor, I cut taxes 91 times, made regulatory reforms to help small businesses grow and gave home owners relief by cutting and capping property taxes. We must make the American dream of home ownership attainable through sound and responsible fiscal policies."




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White House Has No Comment on House GOPers’ Assertions that Libyan Mission Requested Security Prior to 9/11/12 Attack

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Israel Defense Forces: September 2012

Israel Defense Forces: September 2012

September started off on a happy occasion — the celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year — but turned tragic due to the death of Cpl. Netanel Yahalomi, who was killed while defending against a terror attack on the southern border. Here’s what the IDF faced this month.

During September 2012, 18 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel

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RSC Update: Falling Incomes, Rising Prices

 
 
Monday, October 1, 2012 | View Online


RSC Update: Falling Incomes, Rising Prices


Data Points

If you feel like the last four years have been tough, the data backs you up. While plenty of things have gone up in price (gasoline perhaps most notably), incomes have actually fallen.






A few points about the chart above, which visualizes these trends all too well.


  • According to analysts at Sentier Research, median household income has dropped $4,520, or about one month’s average wages, since President Obama took office.
  • The average price for a gallon of gas has more than doubled since January 2009, from under $2 to now almost $4.


Numerous economists are forecasting another recession, but these trends don’t have to shape our future. We can help reenergize our economy by producing more American-made energy and the good-paying jobs it creates. As this article in USA Today points out, the shale oil industry alone has contributed 1 million of the 2.7 million jobs added in the U.S. since 2002. Remember that the next time liberals look to slow down oil and natural gas production.


RSC Media Activity – RSC members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.

· Rep. Mike Pompeo (KS-04) with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN): Puff, the Magic Drag on the Economy; Wall Street Journal, September 18.


· Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04): Rep. Cole Speaks about Tax Policy on CNBC; CNBC, September 24.


· Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49): Crafting 21st Century IT Reform; Nextgov, September 24.


· Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05): Fighting Obama’s Attack on Welfare Reform; Washington Times, September 24.


· Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01): We need a Simpler, Flatter and Fairer Tax Code; The Hill, September 25.


· Rep. Reid Ribble (WI-08): Simplifying the Tax Code; The Hill, September 26.


· Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21): Obama Puts Illegals Ahead of Americans; Washington Times, September 26.


· Rep. Mike Turner (OH-03): Rep. Turner Speaks about the Recent Terrorist Attack in Libya on CNN; CNN, September 27.


· Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-04): Complex, Unfair Tax Code Stands in Way of Recovery; The Hill, September 28.


RSC Member Activity RSC members make it a priority to introduce productive, conservative solutions for America’s future.

· Reps. Mike Pompeo (KS-04) and Jeff Flake (AZ-06) led 45 other members in a letter to Speaker Boehner arguing in favor of allowing the wind production tax credit to expire.


Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon.

· On Wednesday, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama square off in Denver for the first of three presidential debates from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EDT.


· On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its report on September employment data.


· The House will reconvene on Tuesday, November 13.


RSC Reports

· An RSC Policy Brief recently published highlights voter fraud examples reported in the media and legislation that would increase the integrity of elections nationwide.


· RSC Updates are now online! Looking for one of our recently released charts and graphs? Click here.


· Stay up to date on budget and spending news with reports from the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force.


· Check out the RSC Sunset Caucus’ work to shrink the size of government and the Repeal Task Force’s work to eliminate bad laws and regulations.


· House rules now require sponsors of legislation to provide a Constitutional Authority Statement that explains how Congress has the constitutionally-derived authority to enact their proposals. Click here to see liberals’ highly questionable attempts.


· Read the RSC Money Monitor to track how bills passed by the House affect budget authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

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