MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s planned signing of the 2011-13 Wisconsin state budget on Sunday. Walker’s budget includes tax breaks for corporations and the rich that will cost the state of Wisconsin taxpayers $2.3 billion over the next decade. At the same time, they are raising taxes on the working poor by $70 million, dismantling public education by $1.6 billion and slashing the University of Wisconsin by $250 million.
“Gov. Walker is not signing a budget bill, he is signing a document surrendering Wisconsin to Wall Street and the corporate special interests that bought his keys to the Governor’s mansion. This bill violates the values of the people of Wisconsin and is an attack on our children, our working families, our seniors and our vulnerable friends and neighborhoods. Gov. Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature’s idea of ‘shared sacrifice’ is to sacrifice the middle class so corporations can share our tax dollars. These are the wrong choices for Wisconsin. They will not create jobs. And they will drive our state in deep long-term debt.”