Just got a letter from the city of Milwaukee and I see that the property
taxes on my house are going up yet again. Looks like about 5%.
The Gov. Walker certainly did not keep his campaign promise of lower
taxes...the increase is no better/ no worse than under Democratic
governors. Were the increase going to help maintain the educational
systems within the state I could deal with it.
The news is telling me that funding is being /cut/ for education and a
BILLION dollar sports arena is in the works.
Nothing against sports of course, but the sports arena is to replace one
that was built in 1988 and had a projected life span of 50 years.
In our state the State government and the governor have nothing to do
with property taxes. The rate is set by the town and all money goes tot
Since your letter is from the City of Milwaukee, shouldn't your bitch be
with the mayor?
On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:34:18 PM UTC-4, Scott Lurndal wrote:
Yes, without knowing what changed, it's impossible to identify
whether the source is local, state, and maybe even feds. It also
depends what those taxes are already. Some places, with low taxes,
a 5% increase wouldn't be as bad in the overall picture as it would
someplace else, that relies on high property taxes.
On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:43:26 PM UTC-4, philo wrote:
From a recent Wisconsin newspaper:
Highlights of Walker's state budget proposal
TAXES: Property taxes on the median-valued $151,000 home would remain about
the same, dropping $5 this year and $5 next year, at a cost of $280 millio
n. There are no changes to sales or income taxes.
And from what he campaigned on over a year ago:
Scott Walker promises property tax cut, lower income tax withholding
Madison -- The state is projected to take in hundreds of millions of dollar
s more than expected in tax collections through June 2015, prompting Gov. S
cott Walker to propose cutting taxes for the third time in less than a year
Walker said his plan -- to be spelled out Jan. 22 in his "state of the stat
e" address -- will include a property tax cut and a decrease in how much is
withheld in income taxes from workers' pay throughout the year. The withho
lding changes would mean that Wisconsin residents would see more money in e
ach paycheck upfront rather than in their spring income tax refunds."
So, I don't know what happened in the year just ended, but it looks like
what Walker is submitting as a proposed budget actually has a tax
decrease over the next two years.
And note that the headline from a year ago that says "Scott Walker promises
is the newspaper headline. In the article, I don't see Walker saying
he promises it, only that he proposes doing it. He isn't a dictator and
still has the legislature to deal with, no? I'd actually be surprised
where Walker outright promised a property tax decrease, but if you
can show us, I'd be happy to look at it.
Hearsay will not hold up in court.
Much like those who voted for obammy thinking he was going to pay all their
My understanding was that Walker would no longer collect dues for the
teachers unions, something the government shouldn't be doing, and allowing
the teachers to pay it themselves, which they(most) declined to do. So how
is that gutting the education system?
How is not reliable? It's actual news clips from the media
It may have shown only one, but much like cockroaches, if
you see one, there are thousands you don't see.
Search for yourself and you'll find plenty more, but if I
posted a hundred links to videos, I believe you still
wouldn't believe it
On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:55:27 PM UTC-4, philo wrote:
It's interesting that we just went from this:
"Yes....It's just that the governor made a promise he had no business
making in the first place, that is one of the reasons he got into office.
" I don't recall seeing his promise in writing, just hearing it from all
those who voted for him."
I wouldn't say he even had to make a promise to cut taxes in writing,
verbally would be enough. It's just that I doubt he would have actually made
such an absolute promise, as opposed to saying that he would "be in favor of,
propose, submit a plan to cut taxes, etc". A governor can only do so much.
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