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Senator Baldwin opposes real relief for hard-working Wisconsin families in new tax bill
December 7, 2017
[Madison, WI] - Republicans are fighting for huge tax cuts for hard-working Wisconsin families. Under the bill passed last week by the U.S. Senate, the average Wisconsin family would see an estimated gain of $2,632 in after-tax income. Senator Baldwin voted against the measure, siding with Washington over Wisconsin once again.
Read a recent column from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Christian Schneider online here, or find excerpts below.
Schneider: Democrats spread the politics of envya
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 5 ,2017
As Republicans in the U.S. Senate passed tax reform legislation last week, a dark force swelled among liberals in America.
'America died tonight,' tweeted Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair, urging millennials to 'move away if you can. USA is over. We killed it.'
The next morning, comedian Patton Oswalt awoke and declared, 'There's no America now,' or at least 'Not the one we knew.'
Deep breath, guys.
It's. A. Tax. Cut.
Manhattan Institute economist Brian Riedl has noted, 75% of families will see a tax decrease, and the 12% that will see an increase are clustered among higher earners. The typical middle-income family will see a tax cut of about $850 per year until the year 2027.
Make no mistake: If Democrats killed this plan, middle-income taxpayers would pay nearly $7,000 in higher taxes over the next decade. And yet liberals believe Republicans are the ones vacuuming your pockets.
Read the full column from Schneider here.