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Border Adjustment Tax Just Complicates Tax Code Even More

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 20, 2017 5:57 AM
Border Adjustment Tax Just Complicates Tax Code Even More

By Brett Healy - Tax reform that is primarily worried about coming up with enough taxpayer money to fund current obese levels of government spending is misguided. Read More »

Reparations at UW-Madison: A Lesson On Real Diversity

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 20, 2017 5:00 AM
Reparations at UW-Madison: A Lesson On Real Diversity

By Tyler Brandt - Mack, along with many others, share the common goal of providing better education to inner-city students. If we want to see promising results this must be targeted at the K-12 level. Free tuition at the university level is almost like fixing potholes by filling them with rainwater. Read More »

Work Experience Requirement is Paternalism 101

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 17, 2017 5:00 AM
Work Experience Requirement is Paternalism 101

By Ola Lisowski - While well-intentioned, the proposal in Gov. Walker's budget to require that undergraduates obtain an internship or work experience before earning a Bachelor's degree will ultimately do more harm than good. Such paternalistic provisions make it clear that the state knows what's best and everyone else is just along for the ride. Read More »

To Combat Opiate Epidemic, Schimel Forced to Fight Dumb Federal System

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 16, 2017 3:01 PM
To Combat Opiate Epidemic, Schimel Forced to Fight Dumb Federal System

By Brett Healy - The federal government, by setting up a system handing out a special designation to just one company, is actually delaying the market's response to the demand for life-saving drugs to combat the nation's opiate epidemic. Read More »

Marquette's Two-Faced Approach to Ben Shapiro Visit

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MacIverNews | Posted February 7, 2017 9:37 AM
Marquette's Two-Faced Approach to Ben Shapiro Visit

Conservative intellectual Ben Shapiro is scheduled to speak at Marquette University on Wednesday night, and a liberal faculty member is openly trying to hijack the event. The university has come out in support of free speech without doing anything to discourage the faculty member from interfering. Marquette University student, Collin Cummings, explains how the school can't have it both ways. Read More »

DOT Audit Exposes Systemic Problems

Comments | Posted in News | By MacIverNews | Posted February 5, 2017 5:07 PM
DOT Audit Exposes Systemic Problems

Special guest perspective by James Wigderson - The DOT under Mark Gottlieb had all the self-discipline of a teenage girl with Daddy's gold card at the mall. Telling the legislature that everything is half off and hoping that they'll never see the bill is not behavior that should be rewarded with an increase in the DOT's allowance. Read More »

Legislative Leaders Seize Opportunity to Restore Federalism

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 31, 2017 5:00 AM
Legislative Leaders Seize Opportunity to Restore Federalism

By Chris Rochester - The long-embattled concept of Federalism has new life after the November elections put Republicans in control of Congress and the White House. Judging by President Trump's cabinet nominees, his team will eagerly embrace restoring a proper balance in the state-federal relationship - and Wisconsin is ready. Read More »

Norquist, Healy: Repeal Obamacare

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 23, 2017 9:43 AM
Norquist, Healy: Repeal Obamacare

By Grover Norquist and Brett Healy - As its first act of 2017, Congress is set to repeal Obamacare through a process known as budget reconciliation. This will fulfill the promise made by congressional Republicans to reverse Obamacare's higher health care costs, give patients better choices and finally end billions in wasteful spending. Read More »

Obama, Reconsidered

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 17, 2017 12:26 PM
Obama, Reconsidered

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - While Obama is not the "worst president ever," he's no success, either. Obama's policies should be swept away by a Republican congress that achieved success when it ran against the Obama agenda. Read More »

What to Expect From Walker's State of the State Address

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 10, 2017 9:21 AM
What to Expect From Walker's State of the State Address

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - Walker's challenge to the legislature should be the type of bold reforms that propelled Wisconsin into the national spotlight. As the late Margaret Thatcher said to former President George H. W. Bush, "this is no time to go wobbly." Read More »

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