Since unleashing his tax-increasing, service-cutting, criminal-releasing state budget, Governor Doyle has been riding trains in Spain, hanging out in Washington DC, and facilitating a health care town hall in Michigan. It is unknown if he made time to stop by the Detroit Lions Hall of Fame.
In short, Governor Doyle has been everywhere his Wisconsin constituents are not. Governor Doyle did resurface briefly at a meeting of southeastern Wisconsin business leaders to justify his proposed tax increase on employers. Of particular concern among the employers was Doyle's combined reporting tax increase, which would discourage businesses from locating their headquarters in Wisconsin.
Even though Governor Doyle has been attempting to hide from his budget by flying around the world, the press and the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau have exposed Doyle's spending spree. This week, it was announced that Governor Doyle wants to increase Wisconsin Government spending by 7.7% .
Governor Doyle has not backed down from his tax assault on employers to pay for his new government spending, even in light of recent U.S. Department of Labor statistics revealing that Wisconsin is the state with the third-highest insured employment rate and fifth-highest unemployment claims.
Governor Doyle's budget will tax more and spend more while Wisconsin residents continue to lose their jobs. This is the wrong approach for getting our state back on track.
In contrast, Scott unveiled a plan to suspend the Wisconsin Sales Tax and is leading the negotiations to sell Milwaukee County land to UW-Milwaukee for the building of a new School of Engineering, and proposed cutting red tape and burdensome regulations to spur development.
Scott worked with Sheriffs and District Attorneys throughout Wisconsin to fight Governor Doyle's repeal of the Truth-In-Sentencing Law.
Scott also rallied his fellow fiscal grassroots conservatives (Scott speaks at 54 minute mark) at the Americans for Prosperity "Defending the American Dream Summit" on March 7.