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NEW POLL: Wisconsin Voters Think Property Taxes are Too High and Favor Capitalism Over Socialism

According to a new poll released by WMC, a majority of Wisconsinites – 53% – say that their property taxes are too high, with only 2% of voters thinking their property taxes are too low.

This poll comes after Wisconsinites just received the largest property tax hike in 10 years, and after it was just revealed by the state’s non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) that Wisconsin has more than $800 million in extra tax revenue than was originally budgeted. WMC has called for Wisconsin’s lawmakers to do the only commonsense thing to when there is a surplus of tax revenue: give it back to the taxpayers.

Additionally, the poll showed growing support for capitalism versus socialism with a majority of voters – 64% – believing that capitalism is the better system. Only 16% of voters believed socialism was a better system. This is a 7-point net increase in support for capitalism since the previous survey in April 2019. Read More

Midwest Manufacturers Associations Send Letter to State Governors

Midwest Manufacturers Associations send letter to state governors asking to reopen the economy and expressing willingness to work together. Excerpts from the letter include:

America is facing extraordinary times that rival some of the greatest challenges in our nation’s history. Every single time that our nation has called, American manufacturers have answered, rising to the challenge, and leading the way forward. Today, our innovative and resourceful manufacturers are again on the front lines in this pandemic battle. American manufacturing is the key part of the solution and no region is more important than the industrial Midwest. 

Collectively, we represent nearly 3.5 million women and men employed on factory floors or 27 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the United States. The impact of our industry is enormous with a direct economic output of $580 billion while the jobs multiplier and direct economic multiplier are the largest of any sector in the nation. Manufacturing is a cornerstone of the nation and nowhere is this more evident than in the Midwest where we drive the economy.

Midwest manufacturing is an economic powerhouse with the tools and capability to help lift our nation out of this unprecedented economic and health crisis. The vast majority of manufacturers are currently operating in order to provide essential equipment to keep our nation running and we are uniquely qualified to protect the health of our employees and communities because of our experience with OSHA safety standards.

Click here to read the full letter

Share How You’ve Been Affected by Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home Order

Gov. Tony Evers needs to hear from you – the businesses who’ve had to lay off employees, take on massive amounts of debt to continue operations, or even close your doors with no idea when or if you’d be able to open them again. Please share your story with us so we can share it with the governor and other lawmakers. Make your voice heard today!

Submitting a video is simple:

  • Record a 30-60 second video on your phone about how you have been affected by Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home orders
  • In the video, state your first name, your business name and where in Wisconsin you are from. Then share how the Safer at Home order has impacted you, your business, your family and/or your community
  • Fill out the form below, upload the video and click submit

Click here to submit your video

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