Governor Walker’s reforms are making it easier for senior citizens, like Carol, to stay in their homes.
Speaking from her home in West Allis, Carol describes how Tony Evers’ policies would make life harder for people like her and take Wisconsin backward – and how Gov. Walker’s bold leadership has made life easier and will continue to move the state forward.
Increasing Property Taxes
- In the decade before Governor Walker took office, property taxes had risen by 27%. When Governor Walker took office, he worked to freeze property taxes. In the last eight years, Governor Walker has also cut property taxes by $3.56 billion – even eliminating the state property tax in his last budget.
- Tony Evers has repeatedly proposed lifting the property tax cap to pay for his radical spending increases. In fact, Evers wants to allow local governments to raise property taxes without even asking for taxpayer permission.
Increasing Income Taxes
- Governor Walker has cut income taxes across the board for Wisconsin citizens. The typical Wisconsin family saved $1,542 on their income taxes from 2010-2018. Income and franchise tax reductions have amounted to $4.82 billion. Governor Walker even eliminated an entire tax bracket. He has also nearly eliminated income taxes on job creators in manufacturing and agriculture which has boosted the economy.
- Tony Evers’ plan will cost Wisconsin jobs. Evers has vowed to eliminate the Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit (MAC) if elected – increasing income taxes on some of Wisconsin’s most important industries. Evers has even suggested raising other income taxes, again, putting more Wisconsin jobs at risk.
Increasing the Gas Tax by as Much as $1 per Gallon
- While Democrats created a massive transportation funding hole (during the Doyle years), Governor Walker has worked to improve nearly four thousand miles of roadways. We completed projects ahead of schedule and provided the largest increases to local roads and bridges in over 20 years.
- Tony Evers plans to dramatically increase gas taxes on those who can least afford to pay even more at the pump. Evers himself has said “Everything is on the table” including increasing gas taxes or eliminating tax credits, when asked if he would raise the gas tax by $1. When questioned about large increases to the gas tax, he replied “I have no range.”