Wisconsin Manfacturers and Commerce (which paid for plenty of those anti-property-tax political commercials bombarding your TVs before the Nov. 7 election) has been a leading voice in the "tax hell" chant. The organization has also called for the elimination of corporate income tax burden in Wisconsin to recharge the business climate.
What corporate income tax burden?
It's no surprise the WMC's leader was quick to downplay the Institute for Wisconsin's Future income-tax analysis as slanted, emanating from a "left-leaning"
organization created by public unions and Democrat backers.
Frankly, average property taxpayers have far better standing to question the WMC's slants right now.
Yes: Wisconsin's property tax is unfair. Yes: Too much of our tax burden is borne by average Wisconsin homeowners.
But if the WMC was honest about or aware of Wisconsin's true tax problems, it would acknowledge many of Wisconsin's most esteemed manufacturing and commerce leaders don't seem to be paying a proportionate share.
If only average property taxpayers could afford to buy a TV ad explaining that one to the WMC.
I love that last line...