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Campaign Office 6211 W Durand Ave Racine, WI

For Immediate Release May 25, 2012

Campaign Office 6211 W Durand Ave Racine, WI For Immediate Release May 25, 2012 262 260

262 260 8099 @VanWanggaard

Contact: Justin Phillips

Lehman Unveils Anti-Jobs Agenda

John Lehman Reveals Plans to Tax Wisconsin Families

Racine - During the second debate of the upcoming recall election, former State Senator John Lehman (D-Racine) finally unveiled his jobs agenda. Unfortunately, instead of a pro- growth agenda, Lehman laid out a plan, that, through a series of tax hikes, would damage the job creation gains that State Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) has worked hard on during his first 18 months in office.

“Apparently, the nearly $5 billion in tax and fee increases from the Doyle-Lehman days wasn’t enough,” said Senator Wanggaard. “Last night, John Lehman unveiled the same failed agenda that voters threw out of office in 2010: Higher taxes, higher spending, and more lost jobs.”

Lehman’s Job-Killing Proposals outlined last night included the following:

$18 car rental tax – John Lehman reiterated his support for his previous failed plan to fund a KRM line through an $18 car rental fee, indexed for inflation. Increase capital gains tax – Lehman stated he wanted to ‘federalize’ the capital gains tax, which would end the capital gains exemption in Wisconsin. Increase Death Tax – John Lehman recommitted to previous plans to greatly expand the death tax, ensnaring hundreds of family farms statewide. Fully Restore Combined Reporting John Lehman attacked the Legislature’s changes to combined reporting, a massive tax on job creators that hit Harley- Davidson with a $22.5 million tax hike at the same time the company was losing hundreds of jobs.

In addition to proposing these tax hikes, on Wednesday John Lehman twice stated his opposition to the Mining Jobs Bill, which would have created thousands of jobs in Wisconsin, including many union jobs.

“It saddens me that my opponent believes that creating jobs is just a smoke screen. There is no bigger issue in Racine County. This type of tax-and-spend agenda is the exact reason why we inherited a $3.6 billion deficit in 2011,” Wanggaard said. “While Lehman is promoting the same failed polices that lost 150,000 jobs, I remain committed to my pro- jobs polices and moving Racine County forward.” ###

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