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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New tax breaks for businesses are not tied to job creation

Remember when Republicans whined and wailed about the Democrats' implementation of combined reporting, which the GOP claimed was hurting Wisconsin's business climate by hiking taxes on corporations?
Monday, July 11, 2011

Tax cuts for the rich could come at a heavy price

Suddenly Republican leaders in Congress, after months of staring down the Democrats over a potentially disastrous debt default, began blinking so fast that they might be signaling in Morse code. Although their message is muddled and illogical—with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) saying he can...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Plus Hero of the Week

It is amazing that lawmakers who advocate taxing the rich—and by rich, they are often talking about just the top 2% or 3% of the population—face such stiff resistance. In our neighboring state of...
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
Congresswoman Gwen Moore won a big victory last week when one of her signature bills, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. But that high was short-lived, since the Milwaukee Democrat had to confront a bitter choice: deciding whether she would support President Obama’s just-announced tax cut compromise, which includes an extension of George W. Bush’s tax cuts...
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

The top rip-offs you should avoid

Scams have been around since snake oil was invented. But consumer advocates say that scams have taken a particularly nasty turn thanks to two recent trends: new technologies that allow anonymous scammers to create fake relationships with their marks, and the downturn in the economy, which encourages cash-strapped people to do desperate things—like wiring money to strangers...
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

But property taxpayers get squeezed

Two new reports are fueling the debate about whether Wisconsin—or Milwaukee in particular—is a “tax hell” that drives away businesses or whether corporations receive tax breaks that individuals don’t. A new Public Policy Forum study found that property taxes rose 6% in southeastern Wisconsin last year, an increase shouldered by individual homeowners and renters.
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ziegler, Van Hollen and WMC deliver huge tax bill

The state Supreme Court,state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the big business lobby Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) handed Wisconsin residents a $350 million tax hike—and gave corpora tions a new tax break. Four justices on the state Supreme Court—Patrick Crooks, David Prosser, Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler...
Sunday, June 15, 2008

His extreme right-wing proposals will create more problems

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has put together a “Roadmap for America’s Future” that addresses the pressing issues facing the United States. The Journal Sentinel applauded it and reported that Republican insiders say it “represents the kind of fresh thinking the party needs.”
04.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
FightingBob.com had a wonderful weekend. We could call it our Hightower event but, while Jim was the focus, we also co-sponsored a very successful conference on industrial "farms" and more than 150 attended. (You can see Jim's keynote speech at the CAFO conference right here.) From the CAFO conference to the UWM to meet with 80 activists Saturday night who are agitating for just...