The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel STILL doesn’t get it.

June 21st, 2006

In an editorial triggered by software company RedPrairie considering leaving Wisconsin because of high taxes, discount cialis for sale the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sounds like they understand what we need to do to keep and recruit more companies to Wisconsin

…until they say:

Why not give companies a credit against their corporate income tax when they pay for employee training at Wisconsin schools?

RedPrarie didn’t say they were leaving because of CORPORATE taxes. They said they can’t recruit executives because of the high PERSONAL taxes.

I own a business. There are PLENTY of ways to make sure you don’t pay a nickle of corporate taxes.

(I don’t take advantage of them, because I don’t like feeling like a tax-dodger…even when it’s legal.)

Corporate taxes are bullshit.

If we want a thriving professional and entrepreneurial culture in Wisconsin we HAVE TO LOWER THE FUCKING PERSONAL TAXES!!!!!!

That includes:

Income taxes.
Property taxes.
Government fees.
AND sales taxes.

And the people who want to keep taxes up to pay the pension benefits and healthcare benefits of government unions, need to realize the same thing that the autoworkers unions are finally figuring out…

…you get NO benefits at all if the suckers that you’re bleeding dry go out of business or move the hell away.

Entry Filed under: Milwaukee,Politics

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  June 21st, 2006 at 9:31 am

    This is especially true in the high technology sector where the employees tend to be more mobile and willing to move (because they’re often younger) than in manufacturing, or other areas.

  • 2. The Asian Badger  |  June 21st, 2006 at 9:37 am

    You are 100% correct. The other problem is that there is no perceived “value for money” with Wisconsin taxes.

  • 3. Wm. Clement  |  June 21st, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Yep, and if they lowered taxes, that puppet of a governeor wouldn’t be able to give the the educrats, those who must be obeyed, the money they want. Not to mention all the children that would starve, or that dogs and cats would start sleeping together. You get the point..

  • 4. Chris  |  June 21st, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    I just like when elliot reachs my normal level of rage and starts dropping F-bombs.

    Passion for a belief is a wonderful thing

    You get them Elliot I will pick your tab at the swear jar since I am always putting in money for myself ;)

  • 5. Melinda Omdahl  |  June 21st, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    When are we all going to throw up our hands and say enough is enough…

    Milwaukee was just listed as the city with the fourth WORST high school graduation rate ‚Äî despite the fact that Wisconsin has one fo the country’s top overall high school graduation rates.

    As a state, we are also still infamous for being a tax hell. Just because you drop a few points in the list doesn’t mean you lose the reputation. Even if we were off the list – we’d still hold the reputation for years to come. Why do you think companies so clossely guard their brands? Just a hint of tarnish can ruin a company for years.

    In the real world, perception is reality. And- let’s face it – the truth as well as the perception is that Wisconsin, and particularly Milwaukee, is not the place to move to and make a life.

    Yet- we, and particularly our “leaders”, hide our heads in the sand when it really comes to making the tough decisions that could drive change (aka- holding people accountable).

    When will enough be enough?

    When Red Prairie is NML? When NML becomes Miller?

    How much does this town have to take before our “leaders” realize it takes more than a good (or poor) PR agency to lead?

    Where is the vision? Where is the sharing of a common vision? Where is the passion for a city that could be so great?

    It’s time for ALL of us to stand up and do something.

    As a friend of mine often says… OK. So- now what are YOU going to DO about it?

  • 6. Administrator  |  June 21st, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    I owe you, Chris.

    (In fact, I think you may be the one who taught me to swear in the first place.)

  • 7. From Where I Sit » &hellip  |  June 24th, 2006 at 8:14 am

    […] (The editorial is especially ironic considering their own story about how software giant RedPath is considering leaving Wisconsin because of the high personal tax burden.) […]

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