MADISON, Wis. — In an appearance in Wisconsin today, Gov. Walker unveiled a new tax scheme he claimed would help Wisconsin homeowners and called for passing a bill within the next ten days. But according to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the average Wisconsin homeowner would save a mere $13, or $1.08 per month, in 2013. The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross on Gov. Walker’s latest scheme:
“It seems Gov. Walker is trying to rush his latest scheme through the legislature before anyone notices it does almost nothing.
“While this scheme may provide a political talking point for the Governor while he’s jetting around the country running for President, back home in Wisconsin, according to early estimates from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, it’s worth almost nothing to the average homeowner, a measly $1.08 per month in 2013.
“Adding insult to injury, Gov. Walker fails to provide even one cent to make up for the largest cuts to public education in state history that he imposed on our K-12 public schools, technical colleges and University of Wisconsin System.
“It’s no surprise that a Governor willing to balance his budget on the backs of school children and the poor while larding the rich and corporations with over $2 billion in tax breaks would follow it up by trying to fool the middle class and working families of Wisconsin into believing that he cares about them.”