Boots And Sabers

Come clean on the quiet tax

By - Mar 10th, 2009 06:33 am
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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.

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