November 23, 2014

COOLIDGE PROBABLY ISN'T GOING TO RUN...:

What makes Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker a good choice for 2016 (Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason November 20, 2014, Reuters)

Walker has adopted the Coolidge tax model, chipping away at his state income-tax rates. He talks about eliminating Wisconsin's income tax during his second term. He has asked his lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, to hold tax-reform roundtables across the state. Given that tax reform is usually the most politically difficult undertaking for lawmakers, Walker is astute in getting constituent buy-in ahead of time.


...which is what the authors appear to wish for, but if Governor Walker were to replace income taxes with consumption taxes and propose to do the same at the national level he'd become a serious candidate.  And given increased Republican majorities in the legislature, major tax reform is the least that should be expected of him next year.




Posted by at November 23, 2014 8:07 AM
  

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