Has any macroeconomic school, economist or policymaker other than one obscure Wisconsin mayor ever proposed taxing working families at a higher rate is stimulative to the economy
Fitchburg, Wisconsin — Alder Jason C. Gonzalez stopped by the neighborhood and pitched his mayoral campaign on a typically cold January day.
Gonzalez stressed affordable housing, saying the incumbent mayor's commitment to raise local property taxes is "regressive," and is a bizarre insult to working families.
This Wisconsin incumbent mayor is out-of-control, out-of-touch and constantly emitting public lectures pleading working-class homes should pay a nine-percent increase in local property taxes.
Fitchburg Mayor Steve Arnold pushes his grand plan to raise local taxes in this community of 25,000 residents, saying he opposes "austerity," and instead believes in a stimulus budget achieved by raising taxes on the working class in this "high-service city," (Gaines, Madison365).
In Arnold's world, families living in ranch homes, for example, would pay $100s more in property taxes every year and they would like it. Seriously, this is not hyperbole.
"Fitchburg is a high service community. Generally residents demand high services and are willing to pay for them," said Arnold at a mayoral forum hosted by the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce, (Gaines, Madison365)
Working-class households do not want higher property taxes, and are not "willing to pay," in light of the undeniable fact Arnold's proposal that would mean some $1,000-plus in increased municipal taxes over five years for the average household, (Mal Contends).
Has any macroeconomic school or any economist or any policymaker other than Steve Arnold ever proposed taxing working families at a higher rate is stimulative to the economy? "No," said Gonzalez, when asked.
Increasing purchasing power, not degrading purchasing power is a municipal policy objective and is the aim of almost anyone in the political culture, save Steve Arnold.
Whether a politician is anti-healthcare or anti-affordable housing, the politician is anti-American.