State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
President Obama wants Congressional Democrats to go along with his compromise on taxes:
"Raising the direst alarm yet, the Obama administration warned fellow Democrats on Wednesday that if they defeat the big tax-cut compromise detested by many liberals, they could jolt the nation back into recession."
If only President Obama would have spoken to Wisconsin’s State Legislative Democrats two years ago, while they were approving a budget that increased state taxes by $1.9 billion, increased fees over $250 million, and increased property taxes $1.5 billion.
It is likely the President Obama of two years ago would not have advised anyone against raising taxes. It makes one wonder, does he really understand the reason higher taxes are a drag on the economy? Or is this just the political game of the day?
Read more about the tax compromise here.