A review of North Carolina’a proposals makes clear that Walker’s plan would require — a massive tax increase on goods and services, including medical and dental services, across the board, with low and middle-income families bearing the brunt of the pain. Among North Carolina Republicans’ proposals include an increase in the state sales tax, an eight percent tax on groceries, a five-fold increase on the tax on all commercial and residential real estate sales, and a new “license fee” levied on all businesses generating $4 billion.
“What does Scott Walker have to offer working class families in Wisconsin? We’re 37th in job growth and lead the nation in jobless claims. Now he wants to add insult to injury and raise taxes on working families by eliminating the state income tax,” Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate said on Thursday. “I don’t think families struggling to make it in the Walker economy want to see their property taxes go even higher, or see sales taxes make it impossible to keep food on the table. But this governor isn’t working for Wisconsin families, he’s obviously too focused on political payback and rewarding his corporate friends.”