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.