Monday, October 15, 2018

Walker criticized Tony Evers for a Middle Class Tax Cut?

Okay, I thought this was funny coming from Scott Walker, who's been taunting Gov. candidate Tony Evers to say how much he's willing to raise taxes, that he actually criticize a tax cut...Walker now doesn't like tax cuts?
Gov. Scott Walker and former Gov. Tommy Thompson ... criticized Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers' recently released 10 percent tax cut for middle class families.
See, Democratic tax cuts are bad, Scott Walker/Trump Republican tax cuts are good:
The tax plan would affect families earning less than $150,000 a year. It would also cut taxes by 10 percent for individuals earning less than $100,000 annually. According to a press release on the plan, the tax cut would reach approximately 86 percent of Wisconsin tax filers. Evers said he would fund the tax cut by rolling back cuts the Walker administration has given to higher earners, manufacturers and large agricultural operations.
Getting rid of a tax cut that never created any jobs but did stuff the pockets of major manufacturers didn't set right with Walker:
Walker said Evers' plan amounts to a tax hike. "If you pay more in taxes, that's a tax increase." 
I know, it's genius like that that's gotten us to this point, where we gave manufacturing a pass on educating their own future employees. Walker didn't stop there, reminding us how his dear dictator and "friend" Trump is making farmers lives miserable with tariffs:
Walker said, "It will raise taxes on farmers who are just devastated with the global economy. The last thing they need is a tax increase."
No, the last thing they need is Trump playing chicken with farmers living hoods. But sure, let's blame a small tax increase on farmers who get almost none of the tax cut on Evers? Here's WPR audio:

But wait, the Wisconsin Budget Project pointed this out just the other day:
It’s misleadingly named, as it mostly bypasses farms: While both manufacturers and agricultural producers can receive the credit, the bulk of the tax cut goes to manufactures. In the past, about $5 out of every $6 of the credit has gone to cut taxes for manufacturing businesses, rather than to farmers. That means that Wisconsin farmers are mostly left out of this credit, even though the name of the credit includes both industries.

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