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Tommy Thompson is My Generation's Best Bet

This president has not had the youth's best interests in mind but Tommy Thompson will...

The last four years have been very frustrating for me as a youth. Under President Obama, I’ve seen the national debt and deficit skyrocket to unprecedented levels. I’ve seen him refuse to take action on the looming debt and entitlement crises. It is frightening to think that when I retire, programs like Medicare and Social Security will not be there to aid me unless they are reformed. Unfortunately for my generation, this President has kicked this and many other problems down the road.

Moreover, he passed a misguided healthcare law that will only burden the nation’s youth with more debt and more uncertainty regarding their healthcare. Obamacare’s negative effects will also carry over into the business world, where job creators fear that it will stagnate hiring. President Obama has simply failed to provide any hope for the future. Instead, he has placed us on a path of recklessness on which this country’s great reputation and public perception have only decreased. If I have any hope of succeeding, this needs to change.

The President is right when he says that this is a “Do-Nothing Congress.” It is the Democratically controlled U.S. Senate, however, that does nothing. It is the Senate that has blocked countless economic bills that the House passed. That being said, I am very confident that Tommy Thompson will be that crucial Senate vote to put this country back on a path of fiscal discipline and prosperity. He will draw upon his vast experience and robust record to kick-start the economy and repeal and replace Obamacare. He is the best candidate to help my generation because he has done it before. The Tommy years were great years for Wisconsin and we, the youth, would only benefit from having a man like that represent us. 

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Randy1949 August 11, 2012 at 03:35 PM
@JRH --"State Assemblyman Robin Vos attempts to explain how it works here, although even Hoffa can't make very much out of Vos's explanation: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/vos/eupdates/Pages/Property%20Taxes.aspx" I read it, admittedly not in depth. But what I deduced is that the school districts are limited to a certain amount. Presumably there's an increase built in to account for inflation. And when the districts suffer a decrease in federal and state aid, they are allowed to make up the difference from property taxes. Which is how it has worked all along.
The Anti-Alinsky August 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM
The idea behind Thompson's welfare reform was to get people into the workplace. This was supposed to relieve welfare roles while much of the cost to BadgerCare, child-care subsidies...Once they were at an acceptable level of self-sufficiency, they would no longer need ANY government support. Typical of any program begun by Republican's the Democrats overloaded it with more supplements and exceptions that it is back to where it was in the 1980. Agree, ABB
Randy1949 August 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM
@Anti-Alinski -- Bull. Businesses just took advantage of things like BadgerCare to not pay less in benefits and salary so that more people needed those subsidies. Walmart, anyone?
James R Hoffa August 11, 2012 at 05:46 PM
@Randy1949 - Yeah, I got that much as well. Hoffa was trying to figure out how much tighter the new freeze was over the old limits. If you look at the statute, you'll see that Walker's budget added some new calculations into the formula and that it uses 2012 as a new baseline - which is how the BASD board was explaining it at the meeting Hoffa attended. For the next several years going forward, schools will be severely limited as to how much revenue they can raise locally, working off that baseline, absent a public referendum. That's why the BASD board claimed that they raised near the max allowed this year - to establish a high baseline so they wouldn't short change themselves in the years going forward under the new limits. They 'promised' that any excess funds collected this year would be put in a segregated rainy-day fund, but the board has a history of breaking such promises and spending money like it burns a hole in their pocket, so the two incumbents up for re-election got voted out in the last election, with the fiscal conservative candidates winning those seats.
The Anti-Alinsky August 12, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Randy, the Bull is coming from your end. You cite Wal-Mart, but many of the people hired by Wal-Mart are not looking for full time work. They are the stay at home moms that are looking to pick up a few extra dollars while the kids are in school, or the retiree that is both bored and looking for a way to fund their vacations. BadgerCare itself was originally not meant to survive this long. It was in fact the Democrats that have expanded the program. Another well intentioned and good idea corrupted by the Liberals into a bloated government program.

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