This letter is in regard to the “union busting” now going on in Wisconsin.
The first thing Republicans did when Gov. Scott Walker got into office was to cut corporate taxes. If Gov. Walker just raised corporate taxes to the national average, $1 billion would be added to state revenues. Sixty percent of businesses earning more than $100 million a year in Wisconsin do not pay any taxes, according to the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future.
The extravagant show of blaming unions is nonsense promoted by the billionaire Koch brothers, who also quietly fund the tea party, the Republican Party and Gov. Walker’s campaign. Of course, the Koches hate unions and having to pay workers a decent wage with benefits because that cuts a tiny sliver into their enormous profits.
Think about it. Companies making millions in Wisconsin pay no taxes and the working people in unions get blamed for the state’s money problems.
Ellen Field, New Gloucester