May 28, 2013
Statement of Senate Democratic Leader Larson on the GOP’s “Tax Break for the Wealthy” Plan
MADISON – The following is a statement of Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson on the Republican plan to give more tax breaks to the extremely wealthy.
“The tax plan introduced by the GOP was built on the backs of our children. In the last budget, general school aids were cut by $793 million and without restoring those cuts in this budget, the GOP is giving $792 million away in tax breaks overwhelmingly for the wealthy.
“Expanding the unsuccessful policies of last session is not the cure for Wisconsin’s lagging job creation, falling wages and growing skills gap. We must take a balanced approach to ensure our schools have the necessary tools to provide future generations of Wisconsin workers with the necessary skills to compete in a 21st century economy.”