The Walker thugs waited for a while but now they think it is safe to go after disabled vets. In 2007 the state of Wisconsin Passed into law that a veteran who was deemed 100% disabled by the Federal Department of Veteran's Affairs would get a 100% refund on his or hers property taxes from the state. Total cost? 17.7 million dollars. Those taxes would still have to be paid by the veteran to the municipality that the veteran lived in and there would have to be proof of payment. It was one of the more intelligent political moves made by the politicians in Wisconsin. Now the republicans are looking to take part of it back.
The republicans want to cap the refund at 2500$. There is also a means test to phase it out for other veterans. Now some people might look at this and think that this would be a good idea. Until you look at how Wisconsin collects its taxes. Property taxes are one of the big ways we are paying for business welfare, I mean schools, roads, and general civic improvements/repairs, police, fire, EMS, and all the other stuff that goes directly towards quality of life. You know, civilization. 17.7 Million dollars is a lot of money right? Can't let some vet get a tax break on his million dollar home just cause that person is listed as 100% disabled. There's got to be a means test. Those slackers are gettin' gubmint handouts already and stuff.
Jackasses. A single veteran on 100% disablity is paid approximately 2,500$ per month as a base. Any one who wants to check that number can go to the Department of Veteran's Affairs website for an accurate dollar amount. Let's just do the math on the number that I gave you. Call it 31,000$ per year. Now let's go the a bank or a credit union. They run the numbers too. There is no fucking way either entity will loan you a million as you cannot EVAH pay it back. So a disabled veteran cannot live in a home like that because the veteran cannot afford to buy it in the first place.
The mental midgets and fall guys for this piece of legislative stupidity are Dale Kooyenga and John Nygren. Both are republicans. Nygren is the typical business lapdog that ALEC looks for and loves as a lapdog. Kooyenga is stabbing fellow veterans in the back. Then again he was in Baghdad playing as a economic developement guy during 2008 when a lot of money went AWOL. Sorry Dale. You are and remain a REMF bean counter. The sad thing is that I am willing to make a small wager that you didn't do a real good job counting those beans. You earned a bonze star. Nice. No "V" on it is there? You were there, but in the green zone being an administrator. Not a combat operator, a pencil pusher. Another guy who wants to be the next Paul Ryan.
Do either of you assholes speaks German? Russian? Chinese? Japanese? Arabic? Farsi?
No to all of them? Say thank you to a veteran and then apologize for even suggesting this kind of idiocy to begin with. Mr. Kooyenga you should know better than to knife you former comrades in arms in the back. Look for them to return the favor with interest.
Lastly you republican freak show operators. When you yell, or put on a bumper sticker or car magnet or anything else that says I/We support the troops in Wisconsin will know it for yet another GOP lie.