Come clean on the quiet tax
My column for the West Bend Daily News is online. It’s called, “Come clean on the quiet tax.” Here’s a taste:
Doyle’s proposed budget does not include any funding to comply with the REAL ID Act, but he still intends to collect the $10 fee. In the private sector this would be called a bait and switch and Doyle would be prosecuted for it. In government, it seems to be par for the course. Not using the $10 fee for its intended purpose – to bring Wisconsin into compliance with the REAL ID Act – changes it into just another tax.