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.
Here are interesting articles from the past week I'd like to share:
Does ObamaCare cover sticker shock?
"Virtually everyone agrees our country needs to help the uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions get coverage and care. However, ObamaCare is essentially forcing those who buy their own insurance to pay double or triple costs to cover those without insurance or who have pre-existing conditions — and a good many of these middle-class people will not qualify for subsidies."
ObamaCare 2016: Happy yet?
"Three years after the disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act, most of the website troubles finally have been ironed out. People are now able to log on to the government's ACA website and to most of the state health-insurance exchanges. The public has grudgingly come to accept higher insurance premiums, new taxes and increases in part-time workers who were formerly full-time. But Americans are irate anyway—because now..."
Obama is always the victim
"This has become a trademark of this administration: It can’t execute. The president has shown no interest in the hard work of governing. Jawboning and campaigning, he loves. Making sure the trains run on time, he doesn’t."
America morphs into welfare nation
"The U.S. has spent $3.7 trillion on welfare in the past five years, with virtually nothing to show for it."
Many middle class Americans plan to work until they die
"A growing percentage of middle-class Americans say they have saved so little for retirement that they expect to work into their 80s or even until they either get too sick or die."
How to break an American city
"Around the country, from Maine to California, Alabama to Illinois, local governments are seeing their tax revenues decline or simply fail to keep pace with politicians' ever-expanding promises of how to spend them."
Why would anyone run for Congress?
"While the job may remain prestigious to a certain extent, being a member of Congress is far from the best way to become an admired figure in one’s community. Arizona Sen. John McCain likes to joke that the only people in support of Congress these days are blood relatives and paid staffers, and polls show that he’s not far off the mark."
The incredible shrinking plane seat
"A push over the past decade by carriers to expand higher-fare sections has shrunk the area devoted to coach on many big jetliners. But airlines don't want to drop passengers. So first airlines slimmed seats to add more rows. Now, big carriers are cutting shoulder space by wedging an extra seat into each coach row. That shift is bringing the short-haul standard to long-haul flying."
The Martians were coming, the Martians were coming
"Ah, time passes faster than a flying saucer. So we blink and find that October 30 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most embarrassing incidents in American history."