The cold hard truth about Scott Walker and taxes: the richest Wisconsinites have lower taxes than the poorest Wisconsinites

Over at the Shepherd Express, Joel McNally has a great piece explaining how masterfully Gov. Scott Walker has played tax-cut politics to the benefit of the richest Wisconsinites at the expense of poor and middle class Wisconsinites who could really use some meaningful tax relief. Every state takes a higher percentage of income in local […]

Senator Kathleen Vinehout: Pay Attention ~ There’s a New Legislature in Session

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. “Raise your right hand and repeat after me,” the Supreme Court Justice directs newly elected and re-elected lawmakers.

So begins the new 2-year Legislative Session.

On the first working day of 2015 a new group of freshman legislators began their work. […]

Walker administration proposes tax, fee increases to pay for roadwork

Well it sure didn’t take long for Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans to start talking about raising taxes and fees to pay back their benefactors from the road-building lobby. Gov. Scott Walker’s transportation secretary on Friday recommended boosting taxes and fees by more than $750 million over two years to help pay for roadwork.

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What does $11 buy you? (VIDEO)

This is a great ad from Mary Burke’s campaign, highlighting just how ridiculous Gov. Scott Walker’s “tax cuts” are for the average Wisconsin taxpayer.

Do Corporations Who Benefit From Tax Inversions Give Up Political Free Speech?

The Obama administration is starting to implement methods to deter US corporations from participating in tax inversions. Essentially buying foreign companies and moving their world headquarters off shore to avoid paying US taxes. You can read about it here!

It will be interesting to see how this plays out financially and politically. And will the […]

Progressives Behaving Badly – Milwaukee County Edition:

I am on the Grassroots North Shore email list and look forward to the information that they forward and the activities that they arrange. As a result of that affiliation I have also been receiving emails from North Shore for Mary Burke. I received their latest email last Thursday and was interested in their take […]

Paul Ryan refuses to answer question about his $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy (VIDEO)

During a stop last week in Pensacola, Florida to promote his new book, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan had an awkward exchange when he refused to answer a question he was asked about his $5 trillion tax break for the richest Americans. Here’s some video of the exchange.

Elected officials (especially those with a national […]

Vince Synowicz’s crazy income tax “plan”

Last week Republican Assembly candidate Vince Synowicz released his “Six Points to Prosperity” plan to “grow and strengthen Wisconsin’s middle-class.” Here’s the second of the six points of Synowicz’s “plan.” 2.) Overhaul the state’s tax code by shrinking the number of income brackets and lowering rates across the board. Any overhaul of the state’s tax […]

Oak Creek city administrator: city’s budget “not sustainable”

This story is a perfect example of why the “no tax increases” and “cut, cut, cut services” mentality of so many conservatives in local government is so fatally flawed (emphasis added). The cost of city operations and services is not sustainable and elected officials and residents will need to make hard decisions about what to […]

State tax collections lagging behind projections

This latest bad news is exactly why Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his allies in the Republican-controlled legislature should have been more fiscally responsible instead of giving out a $500 million tax cut that primarily benefited the wealthy and big corporations. State tax collections are lagging both last year’s figures and expectations for this year, […]

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