Friday, April 09, 2010

The Propaganda Machine, Jagler Edition

SmallBizTimes reports, breathless from its recent pudding-dive:

Wisconsin’s state and local tax ranking has dropped to its lowest level since 1961, according to an annual report released today by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

The report on Wisconsin state and local government tax rankings shows that Wisconsin ranks 15th among the states as measured by taxes per $1,000 personal income and ranks 21st on a per capita basis - the lowest since Wisconsin adopted the general sales tax.

Wisconsin’s rankings are their lowest in nearly 50 years and have improved for six consecutive years, unprecedented in state history, the report stated. When considering all revenue sources, Wisconsin ranks 24th per $1,000 personal income and 25th per capita.

Wipe your chin, Mr. Jagler...

1) FEES and INDIRECT TAXES have gone up. Two quick examples: the $75.00 passenger-car license fee, and the "telephone fee" which pays for District Attorneys.

2) Assuming you made exactly the same amount of money every year in the last 4 years, have your State/Local taxes gone DOWN?

3) There are 49 other States (56, in ObamaLand). It's impossible, right, that any of THEM raised THEIR taxes.

Yah, well, that's what passes for 'reporting' in BizTimes land.


Neo-Con Tastic said...

Jagler is an absolute joke.

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

I thought there were 57 in Obamaland?