The latest Mary Burke campaign ad highlights the GOP’s best kept secret; they raised taxes.
Advantage Burke: Republicans were hoping to have it both ways, all the while getting off scot free for raising taxes and breaking their Americans for Tax Reform pledge. Nationally Republicans say they want to raise the Earned Income Tax Credit and scale back safety net programs, while locally Republicans want to reduce the EITC saying the poor didn't earn the tax credit, calling it a taxpayer handout.
The Burke campaign is just pointing out what should be a major promise broken by Scott Walker; he raised taxes. WisPolitics:
The 30-second spot opens with Burke in a neighborhood saying Ronald Reagan had a really good idea about taxes. “Surprised you, didn't I?” she says before adding he expanded the EITC and cut taxes for working families. She then says Walker “had a really bad idea” in reducing the credit.
“Cutting taxes for the wealthiest and raising them on 140,000 Wisconsin families. Raising income taxes on working families isn't just bad economics, it's wrong.”
Always remember; Grover Norquist's pledge and organization is based on an idea he came up with when he was 12 years old. Grover's middle school dream hasn't matured one iota since.