Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
If you didn’t see it, or don’t get the Journal Sentinel (I can’t believe everyone doesn’t subscribe to this incredibly objective newspaper), today’s front page headline read:
Wealth, tax payment don’t always concur
2 Wisconsin billionaires pay no state income tax in 2010
The implication was clear. These two individuals and other wealthy people who did pay taxes who were cited by the paper… are bad people. Why? Because they make a lot of money. Thus, they are scorned upon by, as my good friend at WTMJ Radio from 8:30-NOON would say, the “local dead tree.”
Can we say, “Out of touch?”
A recent Gallup poll asked:
“Do you think the
Here are the results.
Apparently not everyone spits at the feet of the affluent.
What about this idea. About half of Americans don’t pay income taxes. Seems the Journal Sentinel is obsessed with numerical data. How about a database showing the Wisconsinites who don’t pay diddly but depend on the rest of us to pay their freight.
Not holding my breath.