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Old 01-13-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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If the info I have on the topic is correct (and I have actually heard this from residents of Wisconsin) I give the guy credit. Property taxes in that state are exhorbitant; and that 7.5% income tax - something in the way of collecting tax money (in general) is missing somewhere there; or they are spending like drunkin sailors. I think the only property taxes I know of that are higher are parts of Illinois (Urbana, for one; don't know about NY or MA etc). Go for it, gov Walker. If for no other reason, it will gain you many votes.

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Old 01-13-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Then explain to me why I spend a higher percentage of my paycheck to state taxes compared to 25 years ago, yet the cost of state college tuition has risen much more than the average inflation rate for the past 20+ years.

The people who say we do not pay enough in taxes cannot explain where all the money is being diverted to.

The answer to all of socities ills is to raise taxes. Taxes have been raised over the past 50 years and the same issues keep being discussed. Michigan did not have a state income tax until 1965, yet the schools in the city of Detroit were better then vs. today.
re: College tuition, it has been sky rocketing the last decade or more, and has been doing so across the country. It isn't a problem isolated to Wisconsin.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Cons have a severe disdain of education, remember? Keep the electorate stupid, it's easier to fill their head with ignorance. As you can see, it's already being done.
And Dems do as well by way of perpetual public aid and crappy schools in the areas that most need better schools. This cuts both ways.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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re: College tuition, it has been sky rocketing the last decade or more, and has been doing so across the country. It isn't a problem isolated to Wisconsin.

Did not answer my question.

My state tax burden has increased over the past 30 years. I am paying MORE to support education. Why is college tuition rising faster than inflation?
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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Cons have a severe disdain of education, remember? Keep the electorate stupid, it's easier to fill their head with ignorance. As you can see, it's already being done.

The DEMS in Detroit have done a wonderful job with public schools over the past 40 years.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Another election gimmick by Walker. He failed in a miserable way on his promise to create 250,000 jobs the first time around, so why not try another over-the-top promise that'll never happen, just so he can increase his odds of getting reelected.

Pretty damn pathetic.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Some details about Walker's plans:

Scott Walker to propose 'significant' tax cuts next week : Wsj
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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Thanks for getting us back on topic, MM.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Thanks for getting us back on topic, MM.
Thanks. I think this is an important issue that will potentially affect every single person living in this state.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Wisconsin doesn't really have much choice, IMHO. Its clear that low tax/no income tax states are doing well, and states with high taxes or states that are raising taxes are losing population as people leave to look for jobs and seeking relief from high taxes. Ca. and NY. are among these. You may have noticed that Florida recently passed NY state in overall population. Fortunately for Wis. residents, Walker is leading the state in the right direction. I'm very happy for all my family that lives there.
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