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.