Economy


President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Biden Blasts the ‘Ultra-MAGA’ Republican Plan for America That Ron Johnson Supports

Biden accused Republicans of wanting to raise taxes on “teachers and firefighters,” “make working families poor,” and hold Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid hostage every five years to secure corporate tax cuts and other concessions from Democrats.

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EXCLUSIVE POLL: A Plan That Would Raise Taxes and Could End Social Security and Medicare—is Massively Unpopular

Survey shows 94% percent of likely voters have heard little or nothing about Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s proposal. But when they learn about it, 71% of voters, including 62% of Republicans, oppose what Sen. Ron Johnson described as a “positive thing.”

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Kleefisch Flirts With a Regressive Flat Tax That Would Benefit the Wealthiest, Threaten Service Cuts, or Hike Middle Class Taxes

Wisconsin would likely see defunding of police, education, roads and more if millionaires had to pay no higher rate than essential workers.

Becky Cooper in Bounce Milwaukee
Entrepreneurs and Elected Leaders Mark One Year of Help From the American Rescue Plan

Democrats hammer Sen. Johnson for consistent opposition to pandemic relief for Wisconsin small businesses and families.

State Capitol Madison
Price Tag of Republicans’ Big Tax Break for Business Approaches $3 Billion

The credit does not require proof of job creation and is heavily skewed toward Wisconsin’s wealthiest tax filers.

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Proposal to Kill the Wisconsin’s Income Tax Would Blow a $9.3 Billion Hole in the State Budget

Already a failure in Kansas, the idea would remove a huge chunk—last year, 46%—of what the state uses for schools, roads, medical assistance, and vital services.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks during a September 2021 appearance in Milwaukee by voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
Barnes Asks Biden, Congress to Pressure Oshkosh Defense to Bring Union Jobs Home

Call comes after Ron Johnson said he won’t fight for jobs in Oshkosh.