More Walker Douche-baggery: After pledging not to raise taxes, Wis. Gov. Proposes Hiking Taxes And Fees On The Poor And Students

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    Apr 17, 2011 12:38 PM GMT
    Via Think Progress:

    http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/16/walker-tax-hike/

    One of the most important ideological commitments of the modern conservative movement is an opposition to tax increases. It is with this ideology that then-Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker signed Americans For Tax Reforms’ “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” a vow not to raise taxes on the people of his state.

    Yet in his newly proposed budget, now-governor Walker appears to have already broken this pledge. While the budget would lower taxes overall — it includes $83.3 million in tax cuts “primarily for businesses and investors” — it would make up for lost revenue by eliminating tax credits and exemptions that primarily benefit the poor and even some in the middle class.

    Wisconsin’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau — the state’s equivalent of the Congressional Budget Office — finds that this would amount to a $49.9 million tax increase on people who receive these credits over the next two years:

    Low and middle income people would lose tax credits worth about $49.4 million over two years, the new Legislative Fiscal Bureau report said.

    Those affected most by Walker’s proposal would include low-income families who qualify for the earned income tax credit program, and low-income homeowners who receive tax rebates under the homestead tax credit.

    In addition to eliminating these tax credits, Walker also has proposed a spate of new fee increases. The “bulk of the fee increases are for tuition at University of Wisconsin campuses, totaling more than $105 million over two years.”

    It appears that Walker is less committed to keeping taxes down on everyone than he is to cutting taxes for some of society’s most fortunate members, while raising them on some of its most vulnerable. He joins many other conservative state legislators across the country who are cutting taxes on the richest while slashing services and raising taxes for Main Street America.
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    walker's just following orders from the Kock Brothers.


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    Apr 17, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    Ah yes, Walker = Koch

    All RJ Righties bow to your knees and praise the Koch Brothers


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  • rnch

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    Apr 17, 2011 1:30 PM GMT
    couldn't the voters of WI see this man (walker) for what he is before the election?

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    Apr 17, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidMore Walker Douche-baggery: After pledging not to raise taxes, Wis. Gov. Proposes Hiking Taxes And Fees On The Poor And Students

    And don't forget little old ladies and, if he can figure out how to do it, the gays!!!!!!!!



    Joke all you want. This guy has proven time and again that he is in office to serve the interests of his campaign backers and the very wealthy. Of course, politicians do that but this is so naked, transparent and ugly.
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    Apr 17, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said

    Joke all you want. This guy has proven time and again that he is in office to serve the interests of his campaign backers and the very wealthy. Of course, politicians do that but this is so naked, transparent and ugly.


    That's right! We all know there are tens of thousands of "the very wealthy" living in Wisconsin! He's a menace. All measures must be taken to neutralize him.

    (And he hates cute little puppy dogs as well).



    Again, each time you joke about these regressive attacks on workers, the elderly, the poor and children, you reveal more about yourself than anything else.
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    Apr 17, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said

    Joke all you want. This guy has proven time and again that he is in office to serve the interests of his campaign backers and the very wealthy. Of course, politicians do that but this is so naked, transparent and ugly.


    That's right! We all know there are tens of thousands of "the very wealthy" living in Wisconsin! He's a menace. All measures must be taken to neutralize him.

    (And he hates cute little puppy dogs as well).



    Again, each time you joke about these regressive attacks on workers, the elderly, the poor and children, you reveal more about yourself than anything else.


    Where are the tens of thousands of "very wealthy" living in Wisconsin?

    You keep parroting these looney Democrat lies without even thinking!



    Neither I, nor the article I cited, says anything about tens of thousands of "very wealthy." So I have no idea what you're rambling about.
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    Apr 17, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 ... So I have no idea what you're rambling about.


    neither does she (southbeach jane), christian!

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  • rnch

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    Apr 17, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
    sounds like southbeach jane forgot to take her meds this morning......again....



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    Apr 17, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    rnch saidsounds like southbeach jane forgot to take her meds this morning......again....
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    Ya, that's a *bad* thing, right?

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    Apr 17, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    I don't understand, Southbeach? How does the picture above relate to you?? It's a funny pic that shows a cute little bunny that just doesn't want to live any more.

    I don't recall making any unprovoked personal attacks.
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    Apr 17, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
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    rnch saidsounds like southbeach jane forgot to take her meds this morning......again....
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    Ya, that's a *bad* thing, right?

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    Apr 17, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said

    Joke all you want. This guy has proven time and again that he is in office to serve the interests of his campaign backers and the very wealthy. Of course, politicians do that but this is so naked, transparent and ugly.


    That's right! We all know there are tens of thousands of "the very wealthy" living in Wisconsin! He's a menace. All measures must be taken to neutralize him.

    (And he hates cute little puppy dogs as well).



    Again, each time you joke about these regressive attacks on workers, the elderly, the poor and children, you reveal more about yourself than anything else.


    Where are the tens of thousands of "very wealthy" living in Wisconsin?

    You keep parroting these looney Democrat lies without even thinking!



    Neither I, nor the article I cited, says anything about tens of thousands of "very wealthy." So I have no idea what you're rambling about.


    Sadly, that's true, you don't.

    Yet you keep spouting slogans like, "he is in office to serve the interests of his campaign backers and the very wealthy."

    Which of "the very wealthy" is he serving?

    How many of "the very wealthy" live in Wisconsin?

    Is that enough for him to get re-elected if - now that he is in office - he will only serve these "very wealthy" who live in Wisconsin?

    Is he that stupid to believe that he will get re-elected by only serving these handful (and that's what they are - we're talking Wisconsin here - of "the very wealthy")?

    These Democrat talking points that are parroted out there by the liberal drones need to be used in the proper context, so drones, please do take note.


    Actually, there are numerous parts of Walker's budget adn anti-union plan that do not serve any Wisconsinite.

    How does privatizing (with no bids) their energy infrastructure, which brings in revenue for the state, benefit the people of Wisconsin?

    Answer: It doesn't. It benefits corporations with subsidiaries in Wisconsin who want to buy it for a song and then charge the residents more to make a profit.