Walker retains lead in newest Marquette Law School Poll

May 30, 2012 Full story: WKOW-TV 10

MADISON -- Governor Scott Walker continues to lead his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the latest Marquette Law School Poll released six days before the recall election.

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Duh

AOL

#1 May 31, 2012
Situation critical but not fatal.

Collective Bargaining ONLY works when both Partys have something to lose.

No one represents current and future taxpayers when politicians and pub emp unions collude to further their own situations at the expense of everything and every one else in the State.

This is just common sense folks. Please Support Governor Walker.
The Man

Darlington, WI

#2 May 31, 2012
Hell no, walker the Koch broythers little patsy with no college degree.

It is the divide and conquer tatic, The unions brought everyone who works for a paycheck to a higher standard of living. The republican party cares nothing for the working man and his family.

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Vote the Republican menace out of office.

Vote Barrett, A Govenor that supports the working people of wisconsin.
Duh

AOL

#3 May 31, 2012
The Man wrote:
Hell no, walker the Koch broythers little patsy with no college degree.
It is the divide and conquer tatic, The unions brought everyone who works for a paycheck to a higher standard of living. The republican party cares nothing for the working man and his family.
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Vote the Republican menace out of office.
Vote Barrett, A Govenor that supports the working people of wisconsin.
This has nothing to do with supporting "workers". Enslaving the citizens to bloated ranks of public sector workers whose never ending demands will bankrupt the State is morally wrong.
Walker is a Hero...not a Villan.
working class Joe

Darlington, WI

#4 Jun 1, 2012
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>
This has nothing to do with supporting "workers". Enslaving the citizens to bloated ranks of public sector workers whose never ending demands will bankrupt the State is morally wrong.
Walker is a Hero...not a Villan.
Transfer of More Wealth to the 1%
Governor Walker insisted the state was broke and justified denying public employees their fundamental freedom to collectively bargain in order to address the deficit. It is now clear that the deficit was exaggerated for political purposes, because massive new tax breaks for corporations and wealthy investors passed since January 2011 will cause an additional loss of nearly $2.4 billion in revenue to state government over the next 10 years.17 These new tax breaks were enacted despite the fact that two corporate-funded studies show:(1) that businesses in Wisconsin already pay less in taxes (income, property and sales taxes) than the national average; and (2) Wisconsin has the 4th lowest effective tax rate (taxes actually paid) in the country for new business investment.18 The following are some examples of new tax breaks for wealthy investors and corporations:
Re-opening a Corporate Tax Loophole. The Las Vegas Loophole was closed by former Governor Doyle by changing the way the corporate income tax is calculated. A system of “combined reporting” prevents multi-state firms from hiding profits in subsidiaries in states with no corporate income tax, like Nevada. Governor Walker modified combined reporting to partially reopen a loophole for corporations to use pre-2009 losses to offset profits for 20 years. This will cost taxpayers $46.4 million in fiscal years 2011-13 alone. This new corporate tax loophole does not require that a company create or retain a single job in order to qualify. The Department of Revenue is also prohibited from challenging certain corporate tax avoidance strategies.
Breaks for Rich Investors. There is a new exclusion from the income tax for capital gains reinvested in Wisconsin businesses within 180 days.(Capital gains are already taxed at a special lower rate than income earned through work. Most capital gains tax breaks benefit those with $200,000 or more in income.) This will cost taxpayers $36.3 million in fiscal years 2011-13 alone. Though this is an investment in Wisconsin firms, the tax break does not actually require that a company or investor create or retain even one job in order to qualify.
Still another new capital gains tax break is created for the rich who invest in Wisconsin-based businesses and hold those investments for at least five years, which will cost taxpayers $79 million in annual loss to the state’s treasury when it is fully phased in after 2017. This break does not require any job to be created or retained.
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TaxTaxes Increased on Low-Income Wisconsinites
Homestead Tax Credit. Thousands of seniors will pay higher property taxes because the annual adjustment of the Homestead Tax Credit based on inflation is repealed. 20 This reduces the tax credit by $13.6 million in just the first two years. Nearly a third of people receiving this credit are at least 66 years old, and more than half of all recipients have less than $15,000 per year in income. More than 75,000 older Wisconsinites rely on the Homestead Tax Credit to help them afford to stay in their homes. This credit was pioneered in Wisconsin in 1964 to offset the cost of property taxes for modest-income residents, particularly the elderly and renters. Seniors—particularly those living solely on Social Security—will suffer the most from this cut.
villian.
VOTE DEMOCRAT.
working class Joe

Darlington, WI

#5 Jun 1, 2012
Transfer of More Wealth to the 1%

Re-opening a Corporate Tax Loophole. The Las Vegas Loophole was closed by former Governor Doyle by changing the way the corporate income tax is calculated. A system of “combined reporting” prevents multi-state firms from hiding profits in subsidiaries in states with no corporate income tax, like Nevada. Governor Walker modified combined reporting to partially reopen a loophole for corporations to use pre-2009 losses to offset profits for 20 years. This will cost taxpayers $46.4 million in fiscal years 2011-13 alone. This new corporate tax loophole does not require that a company create or retain a single job in order to qualify. The Department of Revenue is also prohibited from challenging certain corporate tax avoidance strategies.

Breaks for Rich Investors. There is a new exclusion from the income tax for capital gains reinvested in Wisconsin businesses within 180 days.(Capital gains are already taxed at a special lower rate than income earned through work. Most capital gains tax breaks benefit those with $200,000 or more in income.) This will cost taxpayers $36.3 million in fiscal years 2011-13 alone. Though this is an investment in Wisconsin firms, the tax break does not actually require that a company or investor create or retain even one job in order to qualify.

Still another new capital gains tax break is created for the rich who invest in Wisconsin-based businesses and hold those investments for at least five years, which will cost taxpayers $79 million in annual loss to the state’s treasury when it is fully phased in after 2017. This break does not require any job to be created or retained.

Manufacturer & Agribusiness Income Tax Phased Out. A new production activities tax credit is created that will essentially wipe out the corporate income tax on manufacturing and agribusiness in Wisconsin when it is fully phased in. It represents a loss to taxpayers of $359.7 million over the years 2012-2017 and will cost $128.7 million each year after that. This massive give-away of taxpayer funds to corporations does not require that even one job be created or retained.

Tax Break for Junk Mail. A new sales and use tax exemption for advertising and promotional direct mail is created, which will be a loss to taxpayers of $500,000 per year
beginning in 2013-14. There are no job creation requirements attached.
Taxes Increased on Low-Income Wisconsinites

Earned Income Tax Credit. While the rich get still more breaks, taxes are increased on 145,000 low-wage workers with children by cutting $55.6 million from the Earned Income Tax Credit.19 The EITC is an anti-poverty program that was originally created with bipartisan support because it rewards work, supplements a minimum wage that is inadequate for survival and helps families stay off public assistance.

Homestead Tax Credit. Thousands of seniors will pay higher property taxes because the annual adjustment of the Homestead Tax Credit based on inflation is repealed. 20 This reduces the tax credit by $13.6 million in just the first two years. Nearly a third of people receiving this credit are at least 66 years old, and more than half of all recipients have less than $15,000 per year in income. More than 75,000 older Wisconsinites rely on the Homestead Tax Credit to help them afford to stay in their homes. This credit was pioneered in Wisconsin in 1964 to offset the cost of property taxes for modest-income residents, particularly the elderly and renters. Seniors—particularly those living solely on Social Security—will suffer the most from this cut.
working class Joe

Darlington, WI

#6 Jun 1, 2012
VOTE DEMOCRAT< JUNE 5th
Duh

AOL

#7 Jun 1, 2012
Public Sector Union bonanzas KILL Private Sector Union Jobs......
Walker Out

La Crosse, WI

#8 Jun 1, 2012
Public Sector Union bonanzas KILL Private Sector Union Jobs...... LIE !!!!!

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Homestead Tax Credit. Thousands of seniors will pay higher property taxes because the annual adjustment of the Homestead Tax Credit based on inflation is repealed. 20 This reduces the tax credit by $13.6 million in just the first two years. Nearly a third of people receiving this credit are at least 66 years old, and more than half of all recipients have less than $15,000 per year in income. More than 75,000 older Wisconsinites rely on the Homestead Tax Credit to help them afford to stay in their homes. This credit was pioneered in Wisconsin in 1964 to offset the cost of property taxes for modest-income residents, particularly the elderly and renters. Seniors—particularly those living solely on Social Security—will suffer the most from this cut.

Vote Walker out of office , June 5th
patriot

Paris, TX

#9 Jun 4, 2012
The Man wrote:
Hell no, walker the Koch broythers little patsy with no college degree.
It is the divide and conquer tatic, The unions brought everyone who works for a paycheck to a higher standard of living. The republican party cares nothing for the working man and his family.
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Vote the Republican menace out of office.
Vote Barrett, A Govenor that supports the working people of wisconsin.
"The unions brought everyone who works for a paycheck to a higher standard of living"

I see you attempt to perpetuate the myth that unions raise the standard of living for all working people but yet it's exactly those working people who are paying the exhorbatant wages and benfits for teachers in the union. Only 15% of people in Wiosconsin are in a union which means 85% are not union members.

You profess to be for the average man when in reality you are a self serving drain on society. I'm damn tired of paying your bloated benefits and wages with my tax dollars while you whine about not being able to make even more money while failing miserably to do your damn job.

Only 1/3 of Wisconsin 8th-Graders Read at Grade Level and the teachers are belly aching because they want more money for not doing their job!
patriot

Paris, TX

#10 Jun 4, 2012
exhorbatant = exorbitant
Wiosconsin = Wisconsin

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