Another report out of Madison casts a pall on how responsible we have been as taxpayers. We have not been good taxpayers. We haven't been sending enough into Madison. The collection of taxes has been far short of what we need to finance the over sized budget that was just passed, albeit three months late by our legislature late last year. The tax-and-spend liberals, who reached into everybody's pocket to double the driver's license fee, up to the you auto registration fee, and financed a large increase dependent on the purchase of cigarettes have not been doing their part. They have only been sending in a minimal amount of their tax due. They should be sending in more as an example of how generous the citizens should be. When the state has their proverbial hand out. Only sending in the minimum is creating problems of shortfall.
The way, the budget has been handled this year is a complete disgrace and embarrassment to the state. After four months of haggling and delaying, the state passed a budget that included huge tax increases. Now there is another huge deficit, which has not been planned for. After delivering a state of the State speech, which included a many generous programs, there is now not enough money to go around. After promising to devote everything to everyone, he now stands up and says we have to make tough choices. This is done in a way as if to indicate that the state economy soured moments after his rosy speech.
<Any resemblance? Perhaps Governor Doyle may finally realize that he has raised every fee, and every non tax tax, which is painted him into a corner so that he must now, with the Simon Barsinister grin he sports under his bald pate, come out and say, "we must raise taxes." Of course raising taxes will not be his fault. After all that big mean ,nasty national economy is going into the tank. All those people enriched by the increased minimum wage just aren't spending enough. They should be buying fishing licenses, registering their cars, and buying cigarettes. They should be filling up with ethanol and driving toward Beloit and then turning around and buying more ethanol. It's good for business. He may cite California, who has to fix a $14.5 billion shortfall. Arnold Schwarzenegger may have to raise taxes. And if the Terminator can do it and win a second term, then why the heck can't Jim Doyle?