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Scott Walker Calls For $100 Million In Tax Cuts

From the Wisconsin State Journal:

Scott Walker announces $100 million in property tax cuts

By Mary Spicuzza | October 11, 2013

Wisconsin homeowners would get $100 million in property tax cuts under a plan unveiled Thursday by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican leaders. If passed, the legislation would lower taxes on a typical home by about $13 for the December tax bill and $20 the following year.

Walker… said he was calling a special legislative session to take up the bill, which he hopes to have on his desk for his signature as early as next week. That would mean passing the Joint Finance Committee, the Assembly and the Senate in a matter of days…

Outrageous. Only tax hikes should be rushed through.

The property tax cuts would be paid for with money from the state’s surplus, the governor said.

What is this "surplus" thing? And where do you go to get one?

“It’s what people are asking for. It’s what they deserve,” Walker said. “The taxpayers of the state helped us create the surplus, it’s only right that we draw down their property taxes.”

No wonder the left hates this man so. He is clearly a lunatic who has no concept of who owns what in a socially just world.

Walker and Republican leaders said they want the Legislature to act quickly to pass the legislation to guarantee it will take effect in time for the property tax bills mailed in December.

The tax cuts would be modest for most homeowners.

The property tax on the median-valued $148,000 home would be about $13 less — $2,925 — than what it would be under current law on the bill mailed in December, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. And the tax bill would be about $20 less — $2,954 — the following December, the fiscal bureau said.

But some homeowners wouldn’t see any cut. The taxes that homeowners pay vary across Wisconsin based on home values and where they live…

Then let’s not have them. After all, it sets a very dangerous precedent.

Meanwhile we have this, from the Associated Press:

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption

October 10, 2013

DETROIT (AP) — Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption.

That is the entire AP story, just one sentence. And note the absence of any party affiliation. But Mr. Kilpatrick must be wondering what happened to him. He was just acting like a typical Democrat. Running his city the way Obama runs the country. ‘Pay to play,’ which is the Chicago Way.

Of course, Detroit just shows how well it works in the long run.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 11th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Scott Walker Calls For $100 Million In Tax Cuts”

  1. yadayada

    “The property tax cuts would be paid for with money from the state’s surplus, the governor said.”

    now if we can get the conservatives to stop trying to tell us how we will or need to “pay for tax cuts” we might really be able to give them away. funny how the left can sell the low infos on giving them money, but the right can’t seem to get some people to buy into the idea of keeping their own. I can see Rush’s point about the aspect of “getting even.”

  2. Astravogel

    You can get a surplus in Darkest Arkansas, that is, if they don’t
    spend it on lowering the health insurance costs for the worthless
    teachers. They must be worthless or they wouldn’t have all those
    in-service training days added to their contracts, and have to be
    continually evaluated by reams of administrators, while the ‘Ledge’
    changes the rules during the game at every chance they get.
    Thank heavens the ‘Ledge understands Education! (Sarc off)

  3. Property Taxes = confiscation of real property, the absolute ownership of which was a fundamental passion of those men and women who fought to create the United States.

    Confiscation? Really, Jack?

    Hell, yes. Refuse to pay those taxes and find out who owns your property.


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