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AFP-Wisconsin Celebrates Historic Tax Reform Assembly and Senate pass 2013-14 State Budget, Governor next to act Madison… Americans for Prosperity – Wisconsin State Director Luke Hilgemann released the following statement following Senate passage of the State Budget: “Thank you to all of the legislators who stood up and voted yes on this important budget,” said [...]
“Wisconsin can be proud that the legislature passed one of the largest income tax cuts in state history. The tax cut and reform plan authored by Rep. Kooyenga remained largely intact and puts Wisconsin on the path to prosperity. I want to thank all of our activists that made calls and sent e-mails to their elected officials; this wouldn’t have been possible without them.”
“Our tax code is out of date and needs serious reform,” said Luke Hilgemann, state director. “It’s going to be a long process to unravel the mess of our hundred-year-old tax system, but Rep. Kooyenga’s plan is a bold start. If Wisconsin is going to continue on the path to prosperity we are going to need a tax plan for the 21st Century. A simpler, fairer system will benefit everyone.
“This is exactly the type of bold reform that Wisconsin needs to continue to move forward,” said Hilgemann. “Now is the time to take advantage of the state surplus and cut taxes for the hard working families of Wisconsin. Legislators in Madison need to decide if they are they are on the side of limited government and lower taxes or if they support more spending and higher taxes. We need a simpler tax code that is fair for everyone and significantly cuts income taxes.
What if I told you that as a typical, middle class Wisconsinite, playing by the rules and working hard to support your family and live a comfortable life in the Badger State, you are paying a larger percentage of your income than a millionaire in Illinois - would you be shocked, amazed, and distraught?