Wisconsin Property tax bills fall - Scott Walker's reforms kick in. Polls favor Republicans in State Senate and Governor

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    Apr 17, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
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    A Wisconsin Vindication - Property tax bills fall as Scott Walker's reforms start to kick in.

    The public employee unions and other liberals are confident that Wisconsin voters will turn out Governor Scott Walker in a recall election later this year, but not so fast. That may turn out to be as wrong as some of their other predictions as Badger State taxpayers start to see tangible benefits from Mr. Walker's reforms—such as the first decline in statewide property taxes in a dozen years.

    On Monday Mr. Walker's office released new data that show the property tax bill for the median home fell by 0.4% in 2011, as reported by Wisconsin's municipalities. Property taxes, which are the state's largest revenue source and mainly fund K-12 schools, have risen every year since 1998—by 43% overall. The state budget office estimates that the typical homeowner's bill would be some $700 higher without Mr. Walker's collective-bargaining overhaul and budget cuts.

    more on site ....

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/ppp-republicans-lead-all-wisconsin-state-senate-recall-races_640380.html

    PPP: Republicans Lead in All Wisconsin State Senate Recall Races

    The Democratic firm PPP polls four Wisconsin state senate recall elections and finds Republicans above 50 percent and leading their Democratic opponents by double digits in three races:

    In the fourth state senate race polled by PPP, the Republican leads by 2 points:

    This is pretty great news for Wisconsin Republicans. They only hold a 17 to 16 advantage in the state senate (temporarily, it's 16 to 16 due to a vacancy), but even if they lose the one race PPP shows to be competitive, they'll have an excellent shot of retaking the senate majority in November due to redistricting.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wisconsin-recall-scott-walker-leads-tom-barrett-50-45-ppp-poll_637094.html

    Wisconsin Recall: Scott Walker Leads Tom Barrett 50% to 45% in PPP Poll
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    Apr 17, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    ......the median home price in WI fell, Socal. Property assessments are based on market value. If the market price has fallen, the assessments fall as well, then when property tax is calculated at the lower assessment....

    In Milwaulkee for example, the median price slipped by over 6%.

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    Apr 17, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    meninlove said ......the median home price in WI fell, Socal. Property assessments are based on market value. If the market price has fallen, the assessments fall as well, then when property tax is calculated at the lower assessment....

    In Milwaulkee for example, the median price slipped by over 6%.


    Unless the state budget office is playing games, the $700 difference would be at the same market valuations.

    The state budget office estimates that the typical homeowner's bill would be some $700 higher without Mr. Walker's collective-bargaining overhaul and budget cuts.
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    Apr 17, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Hey my property tax bills dropped too!

    The assessed value dropped by at least 33 percent over the last 4 years!
    Yup them tax bills went down too! Millage stayed the same.

    Interesting how that works eh?icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    It's so ridiculous how anyone in this state or anywhere can pretend that Scott Walker is some extremist trying to give "tax cuts to the rich" when we ALREADY have the 4th highest tax rate in the entire nation. It's truly unbelievable some times when I think about it.
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    Apr 18, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidIt's so ridiculous how anyone in this state or anywhere can pretend that Scott Walker is some extremist trying to give "tax cuts to the rich" when we ALREADY have the 4th highest tax rate in the entire nation. It's truly unbelievable some times when I think about it.

    The dishonesty is being exposed, and I think Wisconsin will lead a major trend this year.
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    Apr 18, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
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    mocktwinkie saidIt's so ridiculous how anyone in this state or anywhere can pretend that Scott Walker is some extremist trying to give "tax cuts to the rich" when we ALREADY have the 4th highest tax rate in the entire nation. It's truly unbelievable some times when I think about it.

    The dishonesty is being exposed, and I think Wisconsin will lead a major trend this year.


    I hope so!


    Ridiculous. Walker made huge give aways to his corporate patrons on the backs of working class Wisconsinites. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 18, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness said
    mocktwinkie saidIt's so ridiculous how anyone in this state or anywhere can pretend that Scott Walker is some extremist trying to give "tax cuts to the rich" when we ALREADY have the 4th highest tax rate in the entire nation. It's truly unbelievable some times when I think about it.

    The dishonesty is being exposed, and I think Wisconsin will lead a major trend this year.


    I hope so!


    Ridiculous. Walker made huge give aways to his corporate patrons on the backs of working class Wisconsinites. icon_rolleyes.gif


    How? "On the backs"?? He's trying to keep our state competitive and it's working. He has prevented our rating as a business friendly state from going down the shitter like Illinois.

    Like I said, we are already the 4th HIGHEST taxed state in the country. It's insane. I pay virtually the same tax on one of my houses as one of my friends in California who lives in flippin' Laguna Beach with a comparatively sized house (3bedroom, 3 bath newer residential development)! Imagine that.
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    Apr 18, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness said
    mocktwinkie saidIt's so ridiculous how anyone in this state or anywhere can pretend that Scott Walker is some extremist trying to give "tax cuts to the rich" when we ALREADY have the 4th highest tax rate in the entire nation. It's truly unbelievable some times when I think about it.

    The dishonesty is being exposed, and I think Wisconsin will lead a major trend this year.


    I hope so!


    Ridiculous. Walker made huge give aways to his corporate patrons on the backs of working class Wisconsinites. icon_rolleyes.gif


    How? "On the backs"?? He's trying to keep our state competitive and it's working. He has prevented our rating as a business friendly state from going down the shitter like Illinois.

    Like I said, we are already the 4th HIGHEST taxed state in the country. It's insane. I pay virtually the same tax on one of my houses as one of my friends in California who lives in flippin' Laguna Beach with a comparatively sized house (3bedroom, 3 bath newer residential development)! Imagine that.

    You can't argue with the left. Just like Obama talking about the Ryan budget, they just make up shit and throw it out. They don't care. The idea is hoping people don't listen or fact check their lies.
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    Apr 18, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Christian73 said
    southbeach1500 said
    socalfitness said
    mocktwinkie saidIt's so ridiculous how anyone in this state or anywhere can pretend that Scott Walker is some extremist trying to give "tax cuts to the rich" when we ALREADY have the 4th highest tax rate in the entire nation. It's truly unbelievable some times when I think about it.

    The dishonesty is being exposed, and I think Wisconsin will lead a major trend this year.


    I hope so!


    Ridiculous. Walker made huge give aways to his corporate patrons on the backs of working class Wisconsinites. icon_rolleyes.gif


    How? "On the backs"?? He's trying to keep our state competitive and it's working. He has prevented our rating as a business friendly state from going down the shitter like Illinois.

    Like I said, we are already the 4th HIGHEST taxed state in the country. It's insane. I pay virtually the same tax on one of my houses as one of my friends in California who lives in flippin' Laguna Beach with a comparatively sized house (3bedroom, 3 bath newer residential development)! Imagine that.


    Yes. And I'm sure you're delighted to know that Walker has lowered taxes on everyone who has more money than YOU.

    That's how it works. He's not working for middle class or event affluent people. He's out for the 0.01%.
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    Apr 18, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidYes. And I'm sure you're delighted to know that Walker has lowered taxes on everyone who has more money than YOU.

    That's how it works. He's not working for middle class or event affluent people. He's out for the 0.01%.

    Typical is not the 1%. So it looks like again your unsubstantiated comments are nothing more than throwing mud at the wall and seeing what sticks. Your pathetic flailing is quite obvious.

    "The state budget office estimates that the typical homeowner's bill would be some $700 higher without Mr. Walker's collective-bargaining overhaul and budget cuts."
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    Christian73 saidYes. And I'm sure you're delighted to know that Walker has lowered taxes on everyone who has more money than YOU.

    That's how it works. He's not working for middle class or event affluent people. He's out for the 0.01%.

    Typical is not the 1%. So it looks like again your unsubstantiated comments are nothing more than throwing mud at the wall and seeing what sticks. Your pathetic flailing is quite obvious.

    "The state budget office estimates that the typical homeowner's bill would be some $700 higher without Mr. Walker's collective-bargaining overhaul and budget cuts."


    Yes. And Bush's tax cuts did help middle class people a bit but they included massive give aways to the ultra-rich. As so Walkers.

    To paraphrase Margo Channing, "you must keep confusing me some gang of children that you play tricks on."
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    Apr 18, 2012 4:16 AM GMT

    Here's some history:

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