Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The harsh reality of Walker tax cuts: Taco Bell worker pays more in taxes than factory Owner!!!

Glenn Grothman's Democratic opponent Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is throwing down a few memorable lines Democrats would be smart to repeat. This guy is good. PolitiFact took a look at one of his latest observations, that should give anyone with half a sense of decency a reality check:

From PolitiFact: 
In doing an interview with Harris on Sept. 2, 2014, John "Sly" Sylvester, a liberal radio talk show host in the Madison area, argued that Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has provided "corporate welfare" and that the Legislature "has been sort of a rubber stamp."

Harris, who is the Winnebago County executive, referred to Walker’s 2011-’13 state budget in giving this response:
"Well, even in the first Walker budget, Mr. Grothman pushed through tax credits for manufacturing and agriculture. And they basically passed credits that all but eliminate income tax on manufacturers and on agricultural operations. And, you know, it's not fair to have someone that owns a factory that produces millions in income pay less tax than their nephew would if he worked full time at Taco Bell for minimum wage. But that's exactly what Glenn Grothman passed, and it's phasing in gradually."

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