Monday, August 07, 2006

A penny saved is a penny earned

And here I thought Rep. Mark Green was just proposing a "back to school tax holiday" -- an old, recycled idea, by the way -- to get some cheap headlines.

But there's another motive, JS Daywatch reports:
His proposal would exempt from the 5% sales tax school supplies that cost $50 or less, clothing and shoes under $100, and computers under $1,500. Green said this morning he spent about $18 on school supplies for his children.
So he would have saved 90 cents.

And it would "only" cost the state $5-million to $10-million, he says. [Update: Actually, it's a Journal Sentinel reporter who editorialized by saying "only," and it is not in quotes in the story.]

Such a deal.

Maybe we could better use that $5- to $10-million to offset the $350-million Green wants to cut from public schools if he becomes governor.

UPDATE: Carrie Lynch says Green ignores the big issues.

AFTERTHOUGHT: Do you think we could have a holiday from using our tax dollars to pay fired rogue cops?


At 6:38 PM, Blogger goofticket said...

Sounds like the $100 gas rebate a few months ago.
Maybe some event tickets like your Campaign manger Mark Graul got from Abramoff might be better Packers tickets courtesy of Big Drugs or Big Oil.

At 9:17 PM, Blogger publius said...

$5-10 million would buy a lot of travel deals from Adelman, too. Just think of all the places state employees could go...

At 8:04 AM, Blogger goofticket said...

The more the neocons keep harping about the travel contract the more bad things are brought out about Green.
Doyle's signature is not on any state contract. It only goes on legislation and a proposed budget.
Green's signature is all over a failed Iraq plan, a massive national debt and wiretapping.
I'd much rather have a travel contract innuendo than a nation headed for the toilet.


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