Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Walker's Budget Doesn't Cut Taxes

It just kicks those taxes down the hill onto more responsible people:
Faced with mounting costs and potential cuts in state aid, officials in Kewaunee and Sheboygan counties are considering new countywide sales taxes.

Officials in both counties acknowledge the political risks of dipping further into taxpayers' pockets in the current climate of government austerity.

Critics of the half-cent sales tax concept in Kewaunee County already are considering recalling county board members who support the idea.

But with county budgets being squeezed anew by Gov. Scott Walker's attempts to reduce government spending, some county officials are willing to reach for the previously untouchable option of imposing new taxes.

Mark O'Connell, executive director of the Wisconsin Counties Association, said he would not be surprised if more counties consider a local sales tax in response to Walker's proposed cuts in state aid, despite widespread public opposition.

"I do think counties will look at it," he said. "They might not have any choice."
Walker's claims of being for the tax payers, like most of his other bragging points, it so much rubbish. He's not against raising your taxes, he's just against being held directly responsible for it.

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