February 25, 2013
Statement on Tax Cut for the Wealthy
MADISON – The following is a statement from Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson on the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s analysis of Governor Walker’s tax break.
“As we expected, Governor Walker’s tax cut overwhelmingly favors Wisconsin’s top earners over our middle class, working families. When the top 20% of earners in Wisconsin are receiving almost 50% of the tax break, you know that this is not a middle-class tax cut for us. It's our responsibility to put Wisconsin’s middle-class families first and this tax break for the rich does not. It's insulting to our middle-class families that the governor is paying for a tax break for the rich with the left over funds from last session's record cut to our public schools."