Friday, August 31, 2012

Sullivan, Wiggy, and What's Not Said

The wonderful Wiggy notes that the Sullivan report has (at least) one problem.

...While the Sullivan report recognizes that Wisconsin has a problem, it misdiagnoses what the problem is.

"One way to remove this stigma is to reduce our reliance on personal income taxes and property taxes by shifting the burden to consumption tax."

It's not just a "stigma," and what Wisconsin needs to do is reduce the overall tax burden - not merely shift the burden to the sales tax....

So....what's missing?

You can read Wiggy's editorial twice, thrice, or any multiple of times and never find "CUT SPENDING" anywhere.  I didn't read the Sullivan report, but since Wiggy didn't mention it specifically, I'll go out on a limb and guess that the Sullivan roadmap didn't use those words, cojoined, either.


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