State Rep. Melissa Sargent
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Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC

Republicans Take Credit for Putting Out Fires They Started

By - Feb 1st, 2017 12:08 pm

(MADISON) – Representative Sargent released the following statement regarding Governor Scott Walker and the GOP’s supposed plan to increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit:

“Maybe if Republicans hadn’t cut the Earned Income Tax Credit in their 2011-13 budget, we wouldn’t need to have this “plan.” This is classic GOP politics: they start fires, watch them burn, then put the fires out, and take credit for being the heroes who save the day. All the while, Wisconsin’s working families get burned in the process.

“We need an economy that works for all of us. Republicans would rather give backdoor tax breaks to their rich friends instead of creating a tax system that can help Wisconsin’s hard-working, low-income families.

“Republicans think people won’t remember that they put Wisconsin families on the chopping block to save money mere years ago. Republicans have shown time and again they’ve been irresponsible and dishonest with Wisconsinites about our state’s budget crisis, and it is high time for him to stop feeding Wisconsinites these fairytales.”

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