If Congressional Democrats secure majorities in Congress this November, they are pledging to raise taxes on the American people. Last week, they proposed a comprehensive tax hike plan that increases business and income taxes, further burdening the country’s taxpayers.
But while their party’s congressional leaders are hard at work finding new ways to burden American families, Wisconsin’s Democrat gubernatorial candidates have yet to comment on these proposed tax hikes. While candidates like Tony Evers, Dana Wachs, Andy Gronik, Kathleen Vinehout, and Mahlon Mitchell have been more than willing to give their views on topics like Act 10 and Governor Walker’s groundbreaking deal with Foxconn to create thousands of new jobs, not a single one of them has indicated whether they support Washington D.C. Democrats’ tax hike plans.
If these Democrat candidates want to pursue Wisconsin’s highest office, they owe voters a direct answer to the simple question: will they stand with Congressional Democrats or with Wisconsin taxpayers?
“This week, Congressional Democrats released a detailed tax hike plan that they promised to implement if given majority control of the House and Senate after the 2018 midterm elections. So much for the crocodile tears about the deficit–Democrats want to raise taxes not to reduce the debt, but rather to spend that tax hike money on boondoggle projects…
Up until this year, the United States labored under the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world. As a result, jobs and capital were fleeing America for more normal tax rates that could be found in tax havens like France and China (saracasm font very much activated). Finally, after many years of bipartisan consensus that the U.S. corporate rate had become an impediment to attracting new jobs and investment, Congress cut the rate all the way from 35 to 21 percent. Even doing that only puts us in the middle of the pack of developed nations, but that’s a heck of a lot better than dead last…
Instead of figuring out how to raise taxes, Congressional Democrats would do better to work in a bipartisan manner to make the middle class and pro-jobs tax relief just passed into law permanent. A rising tide lifts all boats.”