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1757, 05 Nov 18

Evers Says he Won’t Raise Taxes

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Evers, it’s that he still isn’t used to people actually listening to what he says. He seems to just say whatever he thinks is convenient to the person he’s currently talking to – apparently unmoored by his previous statements or actual thoughts and intentions. If you believe that Evers won’t raise taxes if he’s elected, I have a bridge to sell you… brand new!

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Tony Evers, who has said he would consider raising the gas tax if elected governor of Wisconsin and has campaigned on ending a tax break primarily benefiting manufacturers, told a newspaper that he’s not planning to raise any taxes.

Evers, the state schools superintendent, is challenging Republican Gov. Scott Walker, with the most recent poll showing the race tied. Walker has vowed not to raise taxes. Evers has been open to a variety of tax hikes while vowing to cut income taxes for the middle class by 10 percent.

Evers planned to pay for that tax cut with $300 million gained by eliminating the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit program, a move Walker has cast as a tax increase on beneficiaries of the program.

But in a Washington Post story published Thursday, Evers said, “I’m planning to raise no taxes.”

Evers spokesman Sam Lau offered little clarity Friday on the contradiction. Lau said that Evers was referring only to his plan for the middle-class tax cut.

“Those details have not changed,” Lau said.


1757, 05 November 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Evers says he will not raise taxes.

    Bill Clinton didn’t have sexual relations with tha woman.

    Nord says he is not liberal…

    Tough to know which one of these gross lies to label as #1 whopper lie of last 25 years.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    If being opposed to an unrepentant liar and serial adulterer in the WH makes me a liberal, so be it.

    If being in favor of education, scientific discovery, and common sense makes me a liberal, I’m all in.

    If being the descendant of immigrants makes me a liberal, I’ll proudly say I am one.

    If wise use of our natural resources, and protecting our planet for future generations makes me a liberal, color me blue.

    If being in favor of free speech, racial and ethnic equality, and freedom of and from religion makes me a liberal, I’ll be one.

    If being tolerant of those with differing opinions, beliefs, and lifestyles makes me a liberal, I am one.

    Most of all I’ll be an American, a Patriot, a Taxpayer, and a Voter.


  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    The most striking of your statements is: You have freedom OF religion, not Freedom FROM religion. Then you say you are for “tolerance”, but then make a statement showing how intolerant you are (demanding you should be free FROM religion.)

    You make me chuckle.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    So you are in favor of forcing religion on those who don’t want it?  That is what I am against, state sponsored religion.  Or in this case, you telling me or anyone else that they can’t be free from YOUR  religion.  In a nutshell, you have always wanted a world of drones believing the same as you, where you are the arbiter of your personalized version of absolute truth.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    When someone says freedom “FROM” religion, they generally mean they have right not to hear any religious message, period, anywhere.

    I heard from a ton of leftists on my door sign PR exclaiming how dare I say “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Easter”, or “shove religion down their throat.”  It’s a holiday greeting, not a bible instruction class!

    You have no right to be free from DIVERSE religious expression, which you sem perilously close to embracing.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    Generally you have your own set of definitions that shape-shift to fit the argument du jour.  You are free to stand on whatever corner you want to preach, but when you tell me or anyone else that you and you alone are the arbiter of the “absolute truth”, I am also entitled to tell you it is nonsense.

    Why can’t you let religion (or lack of) be a personal choice rather than forcing it down the throat of others ?

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    So if I said you are shoving your “godlessness down my throat” in course of normal conversation of ideas, worldview and politics….would that be also accurate?

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    No.  You get to choose, so do I.  But I will defend my right (and the rights of others) from your absolute truth.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Sounds like you are shoving your erroneous worldview “down my throat”.

    Don’t worry, I will defend my right (and rights of others) to absolute truth wherever the godless attack.


  10. jjf

    When someone says freedom “FROM” religion, they generally mean they have right not to hear any religious message, period, anywhere.

    Show me someone, anywhere, who ever said that.

    Believe whatever you want.  Just don’t use government to push it on me, or think you can use government to enforce your view.

    Did I miss Owen’s post about Walker’s new stance on pre-existing conditions?

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    “erroneous worldview”

    That is where we really differ; I don’t care what anyone believes.  You assume everyone that differs with you is wrong.  2/3+ of the worlds population differs with you in a big way.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann


    80-90% believe in God. I agree about 30% are mislead by false god in Islam.

    Because you reject the idea of God alltogether, you are in the super minority of 10%.

    Those that believe in God, but deny absolute truth are it’s as mislead as Islam.

  13. MHMaley

    Recent analysis of non believers indicate their number is rising exponentially .
    That’s an inconvenient fact for those who have picked one religion and God out of the 10,000 + man has invented over the years as the only one that speaks the entire truth .

    In fact , most folks are art heist about all the other Gods except their own.

    Faith is belief without evidence .

    You are welcome to yours even as folks like me see that belief as hooey
    Disguised as all knowing piousness .

  14. Le Roi du Nord


    Less that 1/3 of the world is christian, and surely only a small % of that adheres to your definition of god.  Why must you continue to use false statements of fact when it is so easy to prove you wrong?  It takes seconds to get the relative % of religions of the world from all sorts of sources.  It amazes me that you are so hidebound by ideology to ignore easily obtainable information.  Aren’t you even the slightest bit curious about anything?

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    If you are asking me if I am curious about your particular brand of hedonism….not really curious at all.


  16. Le Roi du Nord

    I asked;  “Aren’t you even the slightest bit curious about anything?

    Try reading it again.  Slowly.

    What continues to amaze is that you make statements that are easy to disprove, and exhibit no curiosity about the subject matter.  Yet you cling to your “absolute truth”.

  17. Kevin Scheunemann

    Oh Nord,

    We’ve played this game before.

    Accurately, quote the statement, in context, you have a problem with and we can talk about it.


  18. Le Roi du Nord


    I did (see above x 2).  I can’t supply a cure for your pathological and willful ignorance.   Carry on.

  19. Kevin Scheunemann

    I said a lot of things above.   I’m not a mind reader into what triggers your emotional fragility.

  20. jjf

    How will Evers be able to pay for everything that Walker didn’t pay for?

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