Source: By GERRY BRODERICK, Milwaukee County supervisor for the 3rd District, Journal Sentinel (WI), Jan. 12, 2008
…….. Rather than favoring a much smaller increase in our sales tax to preserve quality of life offerings in Milwaukee County, Walker suggests saving money by eliminating public jobs – and thus the cost of employee fringe benefits – by privatizing a number of county programs and assets, including golf courses.
…….. Many of us elected to public office see a very different solution to the fiscal woes besetting state and local government: Tax fairness.
Recent studies by the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future (www.wisconsinsfuture.org) make it clear that hundreds of multinational corporations use loopholes and accounting schemes to avoid paying their fair share of Wisconsin state taxes. Instead, honest residents and small business owners are left to assume an increased share of the tax burden.