Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 7: The Work Permit Tax

Here is the latest edition of my April Tax Awareness Campaign (I have not sent this press release out yet). The money grab continues and it teaches our kids a harsh lesson about government.


(Madison)…State Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield), as part of his April tax Awareness Campaign to raise the profile of Governor Doyle’s and the Democrat’s tax and spend proposals, today focused on the doubling of the work permit tax for people under the age of 18 in the 2009-2011 biennial budget.

“Governor Doyle has a habit of looking at something very closely and then finding a way to tax it. He knows, for example, that Wisconsinites are known for their strong work ethic and he found a way to tax that too. Over the next two years, our hard working young people will pay state government nearly one-million dollars for the opportunity to pay income taxes,” stated Kanavas.

The 2009-2011 budget includes a provision to double the existing work permit fee for anyone under the age of 18. The fee will increase from $5.00 to $10.00 under the Governor’s proposal. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates the fee increase will cost young workers $960,000 over the next two years.

“The Democrats are teaching our children a fine lesson about their government. If you want to do anything in this world you have to ask the government for permission to do it, and pay for the privilege,” Kanavas concluded.

This release is part of Senator Kanavas’ April Tax Awareness Campaign designed to educate Wisconsinites about the $1.7 billion of in new taxes and fees contained in the Democrat’s 2009-2011 budget.

To learn more about Senator Kanavas’ April tax awareness campaign, Senator Kanavas’ initiatives and the 33rd Senate District please visit his website at: http://www.senatorkanavas.com/


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