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									FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact – Senator Scott Fitzgerald, (608) 266-5660

November 12, 2008

Democrats Roll Out ‘Change’ Agenda: Raise Income Taxes, Raise the Gas Tax and Raise Business Taxes
As families struggle, Democrats planning to take even more taxpayer money to feed their spending addiction

[Madison, Wisc….] As the evidence mounts that our nation’s economic slump will get worse before it gets better, Wisconsin’s Democrats are already making plans to raise taxes on working families rather than make hard budget choices, Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said today. “Apparently the Democrats in Madison think our families have money to spare,” Fitzgerald said. “All across Wisconsin, working families are sitting at the kitchen table making hard choices about where to spend their money. The Democrats seem to think they shouldn’t have to make any of those same hard choices. As our state is facing a $5 billion budget deficit, the Democrats are already planning to feed their spending addiction by taking more money out of our wallets.” Recent news reports indicate that Governor Jim Doyle won’t rule out increases in general income and sales taxes to balance the budget. Senate Joint Finance Committee Chairman Mark Miller similarly won’t rule out an income tax hike. And just days ago, Wisconsin Democrat Party Leader Joe Wineke advocated for a 10% increase in the income tax. “The taxpayers of Wisconsin better hold onto their wallets,” Fitzgerald said. “The Democrats seem determined to take even more money from them. I hope the Democrats come to their senses before it is too late. Raising taxes in an economic slump hurts our families and kills jobs just when we need them the most.” - 30 -

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