Statements about Taxes

Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."

Says he first unveiled his new legislative agenda in Wisconsin, not in California as critics complain  

Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."

When it comes to income taxes, Wisconsin is "one of the best places in the country to be poor" but "top 4 or 5 worst" for middle-income earners.

Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."

Says when he was governor, "most of the Democrats" voted for his billion-dollar property-tax cuts, but U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin "voted against it."  

Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.  

Says Barack Obama has pension investments that include Chinese firms, and "investments through a Caymans trust."

Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson favors raising taxes on small businesses.

Says U.S. Senate opponent Tammy Baldwin supported a federal budget "that spent trillions -- not billions, trillions -- more money than the Obama budget."

Says 7,000 millionaires "gamed the system to pay no income taxes."

Deficit spending ‘exploded during the Obama administration’ to $5.3 trillion over four years, compared to $2 trillion in eight years under President George W. Bush.  

Says Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "supports massive tax cuts for corporations that outsource Wisconsin jobs."

"$500 billion of the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy goes to 120,000 families."  

Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code.

Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson "wants to give a new $265,000 tax cut to millionaires like himself while raising taxes on the middle class."

Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."

Says he never voted for a "tax increase."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has ‘no problem with raising taxes.’  

Says "millions of dollars in tax breaks" were paid for "by busting unions, cutting BadgerCare, and raising taxes on the poor and the middle class, thanks to Elizabeth Coggs' help."

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