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Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill Takes On 'Policing For Profit'

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 7, 2017 5:00 AM
Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill Takes On 'Policing For Profit'

By M.D. Kittle - "Right now, we have a law that allows law enforcement to take your property without you even being charged with a crime." Read More »

One Step Congress Can Take to Control Health Care Costs

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 4, 2017 10:35 AM
One Step Congress Can Take to Control Health Care Costs

By Brett Healy - As we all wait to see how the debate over health care reform and the fate of Obamacare will be resolved, there is a relatively simple step Congress can take to control health care costs. While action to repeal a tax on health insurance premiums is not the full-scale health care reform Congress has been working toward, it is a step in the right direction to contain health care costs. Read More »

Murr: Property Fight Enters New Phase

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 4, 2017 5:00 AM
Murr: Property Fight Enters New Phase

By Donna Murr - It was Alexander Graham Bell who first proclaimed, "When one door closes, another door opens." This statement perfectly describes what has happened to me and my family. After a disappointing setback at the U.S. Supreme Court, our crusade for our property rights has entered a new phase. Read More »

Healy: Federal Energy Tax Would Hurt Wisconsin Families

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted September 1, 2017 8:01 AM
Healy: Federal Energy Tax Would Hurt Wisconsin Families

By Brett Healy - Wisconsin doesn't have any natural gas wells of its own. But hugely important pipelines crisscross the state. Thanks to these pipelines and transport hubs, two-thirds of all Wisconsin households heat their homes with natural gas. Read More »

Venezuela: A Country Demanding Freedom Against A Regime Imposing Tyranny

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 28, 2017 5:00 AM
Venezuela: A Country Demanding Freedom Against A Regime Imposing Tyranny

By Jorge A. Jraissati, Special Guest Contributor for the MacIver Institute - It has been 169 years since Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto, 100 years since the Bolshevik revolution, 27 years since the Berlin Wall fell, and 25 years since Francis Fukuyama published his famous declaration of The End of History. Yet today in Venezuela, communism is destroying my nation. Read More »

What Gottlieb Forgot To Tell You

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 21, 2017 10:31 AM
What Gottlieb Forgot To Tell You

By Brett Healy - It would appear the MacIver Institute's look into wasteful transportation projects and practices in Wisconsin has struck a nerve. It certainly has with former state Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb. Mr. Gottlieb apparently took offense with every item on our list and decided to re-enter the public debate on the need for a gas tax increase in Wisconsin. Read More »

Democrats' "BadgerCare For All" Plan Would Reduce Healthcare Access

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted August 7, 2017 7:43 PM
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Legislative Democrats and the head of left-wing Citizen Action of Wisconsin are pushing a new scheme to get more people hooked on government benefits. Despite the abundance of lessons to be learned from the ongoing failure of government-run healthcare, they are proposing opening up BadgerCare to anyone willing to pay the monthly premium. Read More »

The 'Wisconsin Model' Is a Big Reason for the Foxconn Deal

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 27, 2017 3:22 PM
The 'Wisconsin Model' Is a Big Reason for the Foxconn Deal

By M.D. Kittle - Foxconn's proposed $10 billion development and the tens of thousands of jobs it is eventually expected to spur does not happen without three things: Read More »

Article Glosses Over Key Facts in Declaring That Obamacare's Not a Failure

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 27, 2017 10:19 AM
Article Glosses Over Key Facts in Declaring That Obamacare's Not a Failure

By Chris Rochester - In an article in Sunday's Journal Sentinel, Guy Boulton pulls off a rhetorical Cirque de Soleil act in defending Obamacare, downplaying its worsening problems, and conveniently ignoring the real-world impact on middle class Americans. Read More »

Is a Coordinated Copy-Paste Letter Campaign Creating a Phony Gas Tax Groundswell?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 24, 2017 5:05 AM
Is a Coordinated Copy-Paste Letter Campaign Creating a Phony Gas Tax Groundswell?

By Chris Rochester - Special interests in Madison are desperate to make it seem like there's a groundswell of average citizens demanding action on road maintenance - and increased gas taxes. Are these interests placing fake letters to the editor in a smoke-and-mirrors PR effort? Read More »

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