Report: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker considering eliminating state income tax

December 17, 2013 0 Comments

Scott Walker (R., BAMF) is considering eliminating Wisconsin's income tax wispolitics.com/index.iml?Arti…


Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 17, 2013

Earlier this year, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal generated buzz with his tweets about doing away with the state’s personal and corporate income taxes. Now, his Wisconsin counterpart is reportedly making similar considerations:

Walker says administration will evaluate eliminating income tax bit.ly/Jwwf5E
WisPolitics Staff (@wispolitics) December 17, 2013

From WisPolitics.com:

“There are many states that do very well, better than most states in the country, that have no income taxes,” Walker told reporters during a stop at his Northern Economic Development Summit. “That’s one thing for us to look at. Is that feasible? What would that mean in terms of an economic boost? That’s not only for individuals, but small businesses in this state.”

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler last week had the first of their roundtable discussions on taxes. Chandler said Monday those discussions are to get input from the public on what they’re interested in as well as what’s best for job creation. He said that could be changes to the income tax code or property taxes.

“We want to look at areas where we may not stack up well against other states, where particular aspects of our tax code may be out of line with other states,” Chandler said. “We want to get the overall burden down, and we want to make all elements of the tax code as competitive as possible.”

DUDE. RT @lachlan Scott Walker (R., BAMF) is considering eliminating Wisconsin's income tax wispolitics.com/index.iml?Arti…
Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) December 17, 2013

TWENTY. SIX. TEEN. #YESPLEASE! RT @wupton: Scott Walker thinking of phasing out Wisconsin income tax: wispolitics.com/index.iml?Arti…
Michi I. (@michi83) December 17, 2013

Love this idea! Go @ScottWalker !! RT @wupton Scott Walker thinking of phasing out Wisconsin income tax: wispolitics.com/index.iml?Arti… …—
Matthew G. Phy (@MatthewGPhy) December 17, 2013

Not everyone’s happy, though:

Wis GOP gets worse RT @wispoliticsfeed: Walker says administration will evaluate eliminating income tax bit.ly/JwwePf#wiunion
John Kane (@Tortured_Verse) December 17, 2013

Headline: "Walker to look at eliminating the income tax." My stomach just dropped. I feel sick.—
The Girl One (@thegirlone) December 17, 2013

And really, who can blame them? After all, if Wisconsin gets rid of its income tax, it could spell trouble for nearby states:

IL, MN, IA hardest hit RT @lachlan: Scott Walker (R., BAMF) is considering eliminating Wisconsin's income tax wispolitics.com/index.iml?Arti…
Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) December 17, 2013

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