A recently released video of the Dec. 9 session at Beloit College shows Kleefisch and state Revenue Department Secretary Rick Chandler extolling state efforts to reduce taxes since Republicans took over state government in 2011, and saying they wanted private-sector ideas for another round of cuts.
“We want to know how we can love you more,” Kleefisch told the group of about 30 executives, managers, accountants and others during the 1-hour, 40-minute session.
And the response from these oligarchs is telling.
They said the state should do more to attract new businesses and help existing companies, loosen restrictions on tax credits, simplify the tax code, cut commercial property taxes, consider lowering income and property taxes while increasing the sales tax, and issue more business loans that don’t need to be paid back in some circumstances.Nothing about improving services or the quality of workers. Just cut my taxes, and the hell with the effect on anyone else (which is why they don't care about raising the sales tax, even though trading income tax cuts for sales tax hikes would increase taxes for 80% of Wisconsinites).
Four of the 29 at the meeting are employed by Hendricks Holding Co. and its subsidiaries, including ABC Supply Inc. HHC’s owner is billionaire Diane Hendricks, who has been among Walker’s top campaign donors.
ABC’s tax director, Scott Bianchini, said the state should stop disclosing how much residents pay in taxes, saying the information is used for “sabotage.” Contacted Thursday, he wouldn’t say if he was referring to 2012 newspaper reports indicating Hendricks paid no taxes in 2010 because of a change in her company’s structure.
Oh, and they definitely want this administration to kiss their asses and give away the store.
Kory Stoehr, of the McGladrey accounting and consulting company, said his clients complain that state auditors disallow research tax credits, and they tell him what other states are doing to recruit new investment.Nothing but GIMME, GIMME, GIMME.
“(Company executives) are being flown around in helicopters, just luxurious stuff, and they were given millions in tax incentives,” Stoehr said.
This is how these folks roll. It's also telling that they're the only ones who get access to this administration for input on policy. The next unscripted meeting the Walker folks have with everyday people that make middle and lower-class wages will be their first. And you wonder why they keep failing.
George Carlin said this several years ago, and this farce of a "tax reform talk" shows he's more correct now than ever.
"It's a big club, and you ain't in it." Time to turn those tables in 2014.
That may sound harsh, but numerous law enforcement officials have put the matter more bluntly. Peter Keane, a former San Francisco Police commissioner, wrote an article in The San Francisco Chronicle decrying a police culture that treats lying as the norm: “Police officer perjury in court to justify illegal dope searches is commonplace. One of the dirty little not-so-secret secrets of the criminal justice system is undercover narcotics officers intentionally lying under oath. It is a perversion of the American justice system that strikes directly at the rule of law. Yet it is the routine way of doing business in courtrooms everywhere in America.”ReplyDelete
The New York City Police Department is not exempt from this critique. In 2011, hundreds of drug cases were dismissed after several police officers were accused of mishandling evidence.
We do not beleive Jeffery Dahmer why would you beleive a fake liberal and trained liar in the criminal just us regime like Zach to accurately report on liberals. he is a Koch poster nothing more. Misleading all for walker as he has now admitted he is a republican.
Dishonest members of these criminal regimes Like Zach Wisniewski who once questioned gets very defensive for his crimes against the people. This is a FAKE LIBERAL on Blogging Blue. He is a Koch puppeter only posting what will help his cause. Now he playing like he knows all about the Governors race. Wisconsin`s fake liberals like Zach and his best friend Robert jambois who was voted out of Kenosha for allowing four executioners get away with murder. Jambois is Wisconsin`s Poster child for public coruption. As in the Kratz DA case when they had a dozen witness and thirty text and jambois obstructed for the brotherhood and fellow DA. He said there was not enough evidence. Zach and his kind may think false , altered and stolen evidence is the norm. It still is not right. I question Zach about tuff sentencing and he supports it. Would a liberal do that? I asked about injustice and he denys it because of his job. I question how non profits judge shop so they get what they want like in the Abortion law. Zach says I am nuts. These are all things the republicans say. If the liberals ever want to win Zach wisniewski, robert jambois and many fake liberals must be exposed. Below is a email from Zach admitting he is a true republican. The study I mention was on the Ed show and all those shows several times. Things most liberals know Zach does not . To much Fox channel he is dummer than people who never watch any news. Zach even admits he is cruel and an aggressive thug in his job as ? in the just us system. Ruining generations of our youth for personal and agency gain. A dishonest fake republican spie called Zach. leave our children alone Zach.
Jerry- You need a hobby. You don't think I read the other blogs and see you spamming them?Delete
There's nothing in this diatribe that's on the very serious topic of closed-door oligarchy making the decisions for all of us. Stay on topic, or I won't print it.