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Glen Shulfer’s Latest Song, “Obama Gotta Go”

Listen to the latest music from musician and song writer, Glen Shulfer. Glen is a fellow Wisconsinite and has written a number of political songs since the unions started attacking Governor Scott Walker.

Two of my favorites are “Union Man” and “America.” If you like these, take a look at his YouTube channel. He has many more. Glen Rocks!

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September 12, 2012 at 10:17 am Comments (3)

It’s Government That Can’t Exist Without Businesses

In a recent speech, Barack Obama delivered the line that Mitt Romney is quickly turning into the centerpiece of the 2012 presidential campaign: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that; somebody else made that happen.” The Obama campaign is crying that this line is being taken out of context. Well, you can see the larger context in the video below, and it doesn’t make Obama look any better.

The basic thrust of the speech is that wealthy people need to pay higher taxes because the government provides services for them. This is a common argument for liberal politicians because they are always trying to increase taxes. So, I thought I might tackle this oft-repeated theme.

First, it isn’t the case that businesses can’t exist without government services; it’s government services that can’t exist without business. Government may build some of the things that businesses use. However, everything that government has is taken from businesses. Without them, government has nothing.

Second, businesses rely on some government services because government regulations forbid the private sector from providing them. Look at education: Government requires it, forces everyone to pay for it, and then stifles competition by opposing school choice programs. Despite that, virtually everyone who can afford to pay twice for their children’s education opts to send their kids to private schools, even public school teachers. The public education system is extremely expensive and does an incredibly poor job, and that is the sad truth of almost everything that government does.

That is reality. We are all forced, by the government, to pay extremely high taxes for incredibly bad services. Then, if the government actually manages to do something that isn’t completely useless, we are expected to get down on our knees and praise government workers because they “made that happen.”

It’s as certain as the sunrise that when a liberal politician wants to raise your taxes, they will tell you how much you need the one or two government services that people actually use. They will threaten you and say that those services will be cut if your taxes aren’t raised.

When they do threaten you, remind them that your taxes already overpay for those services. Remind them that you pay excessively high rates for those crummy services because government, unlike the private sector, is a monopoly. Remind them that, for every government service that you use, you pay for a thousand others that are completely useless. Remind them that most of the money that you are forced to pay into each government program is wasted. Remind them that it is the politicians that should get down on their knees and praise you because without your money, they wouldn’t have jobs. Remind them that it was your work and your taxes that “made that happen.”

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July 20, 2012 at 11:03 am Comment (1)

Scott Walker Advises Mitt Romney on How to Win!

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No governor in the history of the United States has ever survived a recall election, until now. This has been a historic election with the nation watching and with national implications for the presidential election in November. So, it’s not surprising that people are asking Scott Walker how fellow republican, Mitt Romney, can replicate his success. Fresh off of his historic win, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker gives Mitt Romney advice on how to win the election in Wisconsin.

Scott Walker has been in office less than two years now, but his time has been more significant than any other governor’s in the recent history of Wisconsin and, perhaps, the nation at large. His reforms have been sweeping and his budget has put Wisconsin on the path to financial security. However, change does not come easy and even the best reforms are likely to disturb some groups of people. In this case, the groups that became upset were the labor unions, who benefit from government spending.

Scott Walker’s recall win is likely to be significant for many reasons. First, the visibility of the election and the turnout have been so significant that he has created many new voters who now believe strongly in his reforms; these voters are likely to push the battleground state of Wisconsin to the conservative side for many elections to come. Second, Walker didn’t just win by himself. In fact, he won with several other republican state senators who were also facing recall elections–several of these races were extremely lopsided in normally competitive districts. Finally, this race was cast as democrats and unions against republicans; that is a branding nightmare for the democrat party.

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June 24, 2012 at 12:24 am Comments (0)

Mitt Romney’s Flip-Flops Part 28

This video, entitled “Taxman,” comes to us courtesy of the 2012 Newt Gingrich presidential campaign. This video explains Mitt Romney’s flip-flops on taxes when he was the governor of Massachusetts. Click to go back to the beginning.

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January 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm Comments (0)

Mitt Romney’s Flip-Flops Part 15

This ad comes from a group with a YouTube channel and a website called This video concentrates on a single but very important issue: the Ohio union proposal. Click to go back to the beginning.

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January 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm Comments (0)

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