18 March 2009
Last Updated on 24 February 2011
Scott Walker: Why Not a Sales Tax Suspension?
By Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker
Recently, we were back in La Crosse to talk with business and community leaders about the economy in Wisconsin.
The best part is that suspending the sales tax will create jobs without adding to the size of government
or creating future budget holes.
In contrast, Gov. Jim Doyle's state budget uses $2.5 billion in one-time federal funds and $2.2 billion worth of new taxes to plug his budget deficit
Doyle has it wrong. Raising taxes, especially when the economy is unhealthy, is not the answer. Cutting taxes to stimulate the economy and create jobs is.
Hope doesn't come from a government handout. Hope comes from rebuilding our economy and restoring economic security for our families n in the Coulee Region and across Wisconsin.