Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Breaking ranks on TABOR

While Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, which calls itself the state Chamber of Commerce when running commercials, continues to tout Bride of TABOR, the Madison Chamber has gone its own way.

In a release today, the Greater Madison Chamber says:
“While limiting or reducing taxes is a laudable goal, it should not be enacted in such a way that jeopardizes the heart of what makes Wisconsin a great place to do business,” said GMCC President Jennifer Alexander.

“The Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Amendment removes the opportunity for municipalities to make discretionary investments in economic development projects that contribute to economic growth and vitality and quality of life of the state and its regions. The state constitution is not a place to implement permanent limitations that are sure to have such major long term consequences...

GMCC believes that WTPA could negatively impact Wisconsin’s excellent K-12 and post-secondary education systems, which are among the best in the country.


At 3:51 PM, Blogger Dave Diamond said...

Clearly the Madison Chamber is a bunch of lefties in suits...after all, it's not like Madison has ever been ranked as the best place in America to do business, is it?

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Capitol Eye said...

Dave, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is clearly a bunch of righties -- in brown suits.

I hope the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the beginning of a stampede by business groups away from WMC's goose-step approach to public public policy.

WMC clearly is interested in nothing but giving a bunch of wingnuts phony issues to use to run against Democrats.

They care nothing for the taxpayer, unless the taxpayer is making seven figures.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Dave Diamond said...

Sarcasm never comes through well on the Internet. Perhaps I should tone it down on my own blog.


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