Gary Wisenbaker Blog
Gary Wisenbaker
The cacophony of the November elections and post-election braying is now a memory.  The pomp and circumstance of inaugurals and related speeches are also in the rearview mirror.  Now it’s time to get to work and transform the promises and expectations of those campaigns and speeches into action.  And this is exactly what Senator Lamar Alexander, R-TN, is doing.

Alexander, the new chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, [...]
Conservative principles and governing

Enhancing tax revenue streams with structural adjustments

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently delivered his fifth State of the State address to the legislature and the people of Georgia.  His message was as humble as it was hopeful about overcoming the state’s challenges in, among other areas, education and transportation. 

Invoking the [...]
"Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for you"

Creating a new dependent government constituency: the Middle Class


So now the president has delivered his vaunted State of the Union address to Congress and the nation.

Article 2 of the Constitution vests the executive power of the government in a president of the United States.  Among the [...]
Obama's ever-raging class warfare tactic

"Free" college tuition and expanded middle class entitlements:  bread and circuses Obama style


"Free” college tuition, tax cuts, expanded benefits, tax hikes on corporations and “the rich”.  

As predicted in this column back in November, “Over the next two years Obama will lay out a political minefield for the GOP to [...]
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

Funding shortfalls and taxing the way out

As promised, the “committee of lawmakers, business leaders and advocates for local government”, a/k/a the Georgia Transportation Study Committee (TSC), issued its assessment of Georgia’s present and future transportation needs on December 30.
  
In an epiphanic moment, the TSC learned that [...]
"Prove that they can govern":  where does this come from?

The GOP resurrects the legislative branch
   

Last Sunday’s talk shows resurrected the incessant nattering from political pundits of all stripes since last November that the Republicans “must show that they can govern” now that they control the U.S. House and Senate. Failure to do so is fatal, they say, to the [...]