I'll leave the BS about inflation and the personal property tax out of this one (other than the statement being absurdly out of touch with the reality of most Wisconsinites), and take a look at that income tax talk. And it's a specific type of GOP scheme that also seems lost back in the 20th Century.
Michels said "inflation is running out of control" and he plans to implement "massive tax reform" by lowering the income tax and eliminating the personal property tax on businesses. https://t.co/Ulh8FALvFH— Wisconsin State Journal (@WiStateJournal) October 4, 2022
“I’m going to sit down with all the smart tax people. We’re going to figure out how low we can get the income tax," Michels said when asked if he'd support a flat income tax. "Right now it looks like we can get it to somewhere around 5%.”.... A December report from the conservative Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, which was praised by Republicans including former Gov. Scott Walker and several business groups, broached the idea of increasing the state's general sales tax from 5% to 8% to cover the reduction in tax revenue caused by striking the income tax. Democrats and groups such as the Wisconsin Budget Project said eliminating the state's progressive income tax while increasing the sales tax would shift the tax burden away from the rich and onto those with low and moderate incomes.To be fair, Dems and the Budget Project only said that because it is true. And the Koched-up CROWE group never mentioned what spending would have to be cut to make up for the billions that still would have to be made up to account for the gap caused by the 0% income tax and only a 3% raise in the sales tax. But let's look at Michels' reference of a 5% flat tax. And let's also remember what our current tax brackets are in Wisconsin.