Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to know: Why can’t the states have it all?
In a speech to the conservative American Action Forum in Washington on Friday, the likely Republican presidential candidate came out strongly for a federal model of government that would encourage other governors to follow the kind of example he has been setting in the Badger State.
Walker repeated his earlier suggestion that his presidential campaign theme would be founded on his vision of a country where states have more power to set their own courses — likely a motif among many Republicans this election cycle.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker eschewed the podium at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit, opting to use the full stage to work the room with an incredibly high-energy speech that repeatedly stressed the themes of “common sense conservative reform” and the GOP’s need to “go big and go bold” if they want to win in American politics today.
Walker ended by telling Iowans, “I’m going to come back many more times in the future” and pointed to a broader American revival similar to the one he said he’s led in Wisconsin. This seemed to be a clear sign that Walker intends to aggressively pursue the GOP nomination in 2016.
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Gov. Scott Walker’s office announced on Friday that he will reject the plan for the Kenosha casino, disappointing those who were involved in the plan’s development.
The Menominee Tribe and Hard Rock International wanted to build an $800 million complex on the former Dairyland Greyhound site, but Walker remained skeptical of the potential cost for the state.
“After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state’s taxpayers is too great,” said Gov. Walker in a press release. “Due to the compacts negotiated by Governor Doyle, the current cost to taxpayers of approving the proposed casino project is up to $100 million and the long-term economic hit to the state budget would be a potential loss of hundreds of millions of dollars.”
President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I’ve done is great! America is in a much better position. We’ve created a manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half!
Give me a break. The deficit is lower now not because of any prudence on Obama’s part but merely because the $800 billion stimulus spending blowout didn’t continue. All the president does is increase spending: free community college, free Obamaphones, free birth control, etc. Yes, our annual deficit is lower, but it’s still $488 billion! Our $18 trillion national debt increases by $3 million every minute!
President Obama announced almost two weeks ago that he intended to pay for two “free” years of junior college for everyone. No, not out of his own pocket — he’ll tax the college savings plans of those people who are paying for college themselves.
While liberals were ecstatic, conservatives mocked the proposal and wondered how he would go about financing it.
Wonder no more. The president will be announcing a new tax package at his State of the Union address Tuesday, including $320 billion in tax hikes. Buried within his proposal is this item picked up by Americans for Tax Reform:
Tax Increase on Families Saving for College
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On September 12, 2012, Islamic militants linked to al-Qaeda ambushed the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing 4 Americans including US Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Obama Administration falsely claimed that an anti-Islam video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world, eventually leading to the attack. Trey Gowdy Foreign policy experts and security personnel stationed in Libya just weeks before the attack were not fooled by the President’s excuse that an internet video had led to the death of 4 Americans.
In fact, firsthand accounts point the finger at the US State Department for withdrawing security personnel from Libya before US intelligence reports confirmed it was a safe environment. Republican and Democrat lawmakers agreed that the attack could have been prevented had the US State Department honored the multiple requests from Ambassador Chris Stevens for increased security in Benghazi.
The Twitter account and YouTube page for U.S. Central Command were hacked on Monday and for several minutes carried incendiary messages promoting the Islamic State — including one that said, “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS.”
The cyber-attack sent U.S. military officials scrambling to respond, and they quickly suspended both accounts.
It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore. The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation’s poorest residents. The agency’s stringent one-size-fits-all rules apply equally to heavily air-polluted cities and far cleaner plus typically colder off-grid wilderness areas such as large regions of Alaska and the American West.