Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Joel McNally has a good column in this week's Shepherd laying out the differences between Gov. Doyle's and the Republican legislature's "tax freeze" plans.


"The so-called Republican tax freeze allows legislators to play the heroes by proclaiming local property taxes frozen. But it avoids accepting any responsibility for doing the necessary dirty work—closing schools, laying off police officers, shutting down fire stations.

That’s for local officials to figure out. Republican legislators are going to be too busy posing for holy pictures as the taxpayers’ friend.

So what makes Doyle’s proposed local property tax freeze more responsible? The primary reason is that Doyle accepts responsibility to put state money behind the tax freeze rhetoric."


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