Statements about Taxes
Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."
"When Jim Doyle was governor and Mary Burke was commerce secretary," Wisconsin saw "billions in middle-class tax hikes on nursing home beds, gas, phones and garbage."
Medicare is "going broke. The trust fund goes bankrupt in 2026."
A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.
Under Mary Burke’s leadership, Commerce Department business-incentive programs had "major shortcomings" and "40 percent of jobs...didn’t materialize."
Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."
Using a surcharge on the cigarette tax to help pay for a new downtown sports arena "is not feasible under state law."
"Once our Blueprint for Prosperity is signed into law, we will have delivered $2 billion" in tax relief.
With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."
As state Commerce secretary, Mary Burke drafted, sponsored and promoted "budgets that raised taxes by billions, created high structural deficits and raided funds to finance huge spending hikes."
A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.
Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."
Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."
"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."
"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."
"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."
Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."
"If you make the average amount of people in Wisconsin, $50,000, you got $1.60 less a week in taxes" under the state income-tax cut, but "it didn’t show up in your paycheck."
"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.
With a bill bringing $100 million in property tax relief, "the typical Wisconsin homeowner will save approximately $680 over four years."
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