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Within a few short hours after tossing his hat into the ring, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was already polling at number two in early surveys. Jeb Bush was still number one, and The Donald was pushed down to number four.

Everybody knows that it takes a lot of money to get elected. The Governor is known to be anti-union. If, by any chance, he gets the nomination, every union will work harder than ever to beat him. While American union membership may be decreasing, the unions themselves are still pretty wealthy. They will bankrupt themselves contributing mega-millions to any candidate that gets the Democrat nomination.

But first, before they start writing those checks, Walker himself has to beat all the other right-wingers who are in the ring. Do you think he can? He’s a right-winger who is the governor of a state that generally supports Democrats. Besides being elected to that office, he is the only governor in the U.S. that successfully beat a recall. The man is doing something right.

And how do you feel about Trump? I know, nobody admits to liking him. Nobody we are friends with will vote for him. But when nobody is looking, lots of Americans agree with what he said — even though they don’t like the way he said it. They will be blessing the secret ballot because they will be voting for him. Not being able to get the Latino vote he will not even be close, but if by some miracle he does get nominated, his only salvation will be to attach himself to Cruz or Rubio as his Veep choice.

Even though I visited several times many years ago, I am no longer a fan of Mexico. It is a corrupt country, but most of all, I did not like what it did to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi a while back. At that time, I cancelled a cruise because a port of call was in our southern neighbor’s territory.

Aside from what Mr. Trump said about Mexico, I was more impressed about what he said about jobs: “Politicians don’t create jobs.” Mr. T is a businessman. He creates jobs.

I was a businessman. I have owned and operated three retail pharmacies, six restaurants and an exporting company — though not all at the same time, of course. As a successful businessman, over about four decades I had several hundred employees. The man is correct. Those in business create jobs.

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So you are on vacation, the kids are out of school and the Mrs. has already started packing for your third (or is it the fourth?) annual trip to Florida.

Having seen enough of Disney World — and besides that wonderful visit to Grandma where the family can dine on the world’s best homemade Kreplach, Chulent and Rugalach — what are your plans for this trip? You might want to consider another stop in Orlando where family friendly motels and restaurants save you a bundle compared to other vacation destinations. This time, instead of Disney, a trip to Universal is a great suggestion. I’m not a pitchman for Universal but I am for the following website —

If you are in need of some personal assistance, contact Taylor Strickland. Mr. Strickland’s head is full of data and suggestions, and he can probably show you how to save a few bucks as well. Who doesn’t want to save money?

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I am closing once again with some very famous advice from a very famous person. On Dec. 18, 2008, President Obama said, “We can disagree without being disagreeab­le.”

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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