Monday, January 5, 2015

Official Wisconsin tax policy report white-washed by Team Walker

For those of you thought it inaccurate to call Walker's inaugural address goals "twisted." or who thought this blog item last week unfairly attributed "Soviet-model" to GOP/Walker administration plans and tactics, consider this timely example:

The State Journal has found that the final report of a state task force on tax reform chaired by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch - - I'd earlier dismissed its 'work' - - had omitted data and citizen comment that contradicted the Walker administration's tax-cutting narrative, rendering the task force conclusion propagandized and bogus:
A series of tax reform roundtables Gov. Scott Walker’s administration conducted a year ago resulted in a fairly predictable 19-page report last month. (Spoiler alert: The public thinks taxes are too high and the tax code is too complicated.)
But a review of more than 300 online comments submitted as part of the process revealed at least one glaring omission from the final report: Almost as many people said they opposed further tax cuts as said they want lower property taxes.
If that isn't outright propagandizing, tell me what is.


Anonymous said...

Truth is not one of this administration's virtues! Nor do I expect that to change over the next 2 or 4 years!

nonheroicvet said...

A modern Conservative principle is to finance tax cuts with debt. I sure am glad I switched from Conservative to Cautious.

Anonymous said...

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel should report this on page one above the fold, day after day so that the truth gets through to the citizens of this state. Or will MJS once again play the role of "the watchdog that didn't bark"?

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Well not cutting corporate taxes or paying a decent wage wouldn't allow this administration to "love business more", now would it?

Did you think Becky Kleefisch was sent there to learn something and make honest analyses of the situation on the ground? C'mon man!