Gov. Walker wants to balance Wisconsin’s budget on the backs of working families.
His proposal slashes education by nearly $1 billion while funneling money to private schools. It raises tuition and fees at the University of Wisconsin. It cuts BadgerCare and SeniorCare.
Gov. Walker also wants to give tax breaks to corporations while raising taxes on working families.
But, according to a report from the Institute for One Wisconsin, there shouldn’t even be a budget crisis. The report finds that Wisconsin’s productivity has grown, but revenues haven’t kept pace. That’s because corporations and the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share: corporations today pay just 6.9 percent of the state’s total tax revenues and the wealthiest individuals pay a much lower tax rate than they once did.
Gov. Walker’s mind is made up—he’s targeting working people no matter how unpopular it is.
But the state legislature still needs to vote on his budget, and they need to hear from you today.
Urge your representatives not to balance the budget on the backs of working families. That means fighting to save the services our communities depend onand making corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share.
- WI State Senate and State Assembly
I know that in these tough economic times, it’s important that we all do our fair share when it comes to balancing the state’s budget. That’s why I’m writing to urge you to oppose Gov. Walker’s budget.
Gov. Walker’s proposal is to balance the budget on the backs of working families. Wisconsin’s school children will suffer from cuts in the classroom, college students will be saddled with unmanageable tuition and fees and health care for many people—from children to seniors—will be affected. And many working families will face tax increases.
Meanwhile, corporations will receive tax cuts even though the Institute for One Wisconsin reports that today, corporations account for just 6.9 percent of Wisconsin’s tax revenues.
Please, fight for a budget that invests in Wisconsin’s communities and families and makes corporations pay their fair share.
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