“Americans for Tax Reform, for one, sent out a letter Friday to Members of Congress urging them to join a long-dormant Anti-VAT Caucus.
‘It’s [the Democrats’] plan,’ ATR President Grover Norquist said. ‘It’s always been their plan. It is the only way to get the kind of money that they need to increase the size of government. They have to lie their way into office, but once safely in power, this has always been their plan.’”
“Grover Norquist, one of the nation’s leading fiscal conservatives and president of Americans for Tax Reform, joined with state anti-tax leaders to criticize tax increases and what they called excessive spending by government.
When one participant said he feels "hopeless" because Democrats control the Legislature and the state’s top political offices, Norquist told him:
‘I encourage you to stay and fight, because we can fix this state, and turn it around.’”
Governor Doyle is increasing and extending the cell phone tax, at an overall cost of $100 million to everyone who uses a cell phone. The measures go so far as to apply the tax to land lines. By redirecting funds from their 911 surcharge, the tax proposal would make Wisconsin unable to receive Federal 911 funds.
Wisconsin blogs are exposing the Governor’s ill-conceived new tax increase proposals:
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