Tommy Continues to “Stick it to ‘em!”

Mar 09, 2010

Tommy Continues to “Stick it to ‘em!”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reports that Thompson’s Tax Lives On…and On

MADISON –While Tommy Thompson is in Washington D.C. listening to “lots of people in Washington” and working on behalf of corporate interests, his taxing legacy lives on… and on.

In 1995, Thompson jammed through a special sales tax on the people of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Ozaukee and Washington counties to fund a new stadium for the Brewers and famously said “Stick it to ‘em,” referring to the $310 million in tax increases he assigned to residents of Southeastern Wisconsin.

As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today, Tommy is still sticking it taxpayers ten years after he left Wisconsin for the Bush Administration:

New financial projections released Tuesday suggest the sunset year for the Miller Park stadium sales tax will be between 2016 and 2018, at least two years later than originally thought.”

“Long after Tommy’s departure, his taxing legacy of sticking it to taxpayers lives on,” said Mike Tate, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.  “Today’s story is a reminder of the tax and spend record Thompson will have to answer for when he gets on the campaign trail this year.”