MADISON, WI - Representative Gae Magnafici, a steadfast advocate for the people of Wisconsin, has raised the alarm on the recent actions of the Democrat Wisconsin Governor that severely impact hardworking Wisconsinites. In a press release issued today, Representative Magnafici shed light on the betrayal of trust and the detrimental consequences of the Governor's decisions regarding the state budget.
Over the past five years, Representative Magnafici has consistently been urged by Democrats to embrace bipartisanship and collaboration. In response to these requests, the Wisconsin Republican Legislature worked diligently to craft a comprehensive two-year budget that would cater to the needs of every citizen. This budget successfully allocated funding to vital services such as emergency response, infrastructure, education, economic development, and support programs while also providing a much-needed tax cut of $4.4 billion for all Wisconsinites.
Unfortunately, the hopes for bipartisan cooperation were shattered when the Democrat Governor took the unprecedented step of revoking 100% of the tax cuts for single filers earning $27,630 per year or $13.28 per hour or more. This decision places an undue burden on those who are already struggling to make ends meet, hindering their ability to afford essential services like childcare, healthcare, and even a modest standard of living. It is worth noting that these tax increases predominantly target lower-income individuals and families rather than addressing the concerns of the wealthy or middle class.
Even more distressing is the fact that the Republican budget, which initially provided tax relief for all Wisconsinites, including those in dire need, has been cast aside. Instead, the Governor's actions have redirected over $3 billion that rightfully belongs to the hardworking citizens of Wisconsin into a government bank account. This decision not only undermines the Governor's promise to cut taxes but, more importantly, it constitutes an unfair seizure of funds from Wisconsin taxpayers. The money that should have remained in their pockets will now lay dormant, eroded by inflation, with not a single dollar being spent for the next two years.
Representative Magnafici expressed her solidarity with Wisconsinites who earn above $27,630 a year and file taxes individually, acknowledging the challenges they face in affording basic necessities despite working long hours. The budget proposal put forth by Republicans and Representative Magnafici aimed to alleviate their tax burden and provide much-needed relief. However, the Governor's decision to callously remove these tax cuts has left hardworking citizens at a disadvantage, with their money left to languish in a government bank account.
As a dedicated representative, Representative Magnafici pledges to continue advocating for the rights and interests of Wisconsin taxpayers. She vows to fight against policies that burden citizens and fail to support local communities. Through unity and determined action, Representative Magnafici believes that Wisconsinites can reclaim their financial security and ensure that their government genuinely represents their needs and aspirations.