New Taxes for Working Families to Pay for Scott Walker's Gift to the Rich?

Nov 22, 2010

Key Adviser Wants 50 Percent Increase

MADISON- Working families would bear the brunt of a plan by a key Scott Walker adviser to raise state sales taxes by as much as 50 percent, it was reported today.

The adviser would like to see the sales tax rise from 5 percent to as much as 7.5 percent, according to The Capital Times.

Walker has made his plan to give a tax cut to the richest one percent of Wisconsin families the centerpiece of his economic strategy, and his running mate claimed she would raise taxes only with “a gun to (her) head.” (4:15)

“Will Republicans in the Legislature need a “gun to the head” to pass Scott Walker’s outrageous sales tax increases, all so he can give away money to the very rich?” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate asked Tuesday. “When they’re not worrying about banning contraception or demonizing gay people, it looks like the Republicans are finding time to form a tax policy that passes the burden to working families as a payoff to their corporate cronies.”