Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And, This Was My Letter To Scott Angus

To the Editor

I wholeheartedly agree with Scott Angus’ editorial on Sunday. Wisconsin gets a bad rap as a high-tax state because of the tax/fee balance in our budgets. Wisconsin also benefits from a higher level of services than some other states.

It would be nice if those whose business it is to promote Wisconsin and Janesville were spreading the message as well. For years Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the erstwhile Chamber of Commerce for the state has been bad-mouthing Wisconsin as a tax hell and beating the drum for lower taxes, mostly for its own members. John Beckford, the President of Forward Janesville and Sidney Bliss of Bliss Communications each sit on the board of WMC and presumably have some say in the message the organization propagates. Perhaps Scott should send them each a copy of Sunday’s paper with his editorial underlined.

Best regards,
Jim Brooks


Real Debate said...

So Jim, you don't think our taxes are too high? Seriously?

Well, mine certainly are, and there appears to be no end in sight from people like you who wish to take more and more.

Tell you what, I'll send you a bill for all tax increases from this point forward because you apparently have too much money on your hands.

grumps said...

I'm telling you, Fred taht you need to get out more. Try to register your car in Indiana where it's taxed as real property every year and you pay for your registration based on value of the asset.

Go to Pennsylvania and pay the road tolls to get from one end of Philadelphia to the other or pay bridge tolls in New York.

We need to make sure that we don't add to the tax burden as best we can, Fred. But we also need to make sure we don't let our lifestyle go down the toilet.

Real Debate said...

And that is happening how?

The only thing higher than my taxes is your rhetoric.