Um, no. I opposed it when Walker did it and I oppose it now. Tax surpluses should be given back to the people who pay taxes in the form of tax cuts or refunds. Otherwise, it’s just spending. Taking tax dollars and giving it to people who did not pay the taxes is the entire basis of government spending.
MADISON (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers unveiled an election year plan Thursday that would send $150 refund checks to every Wisconsin resident, bolster funding for K-12 schools and help defray child care costs.
But don’t go spending those refund checks just yet.
Evers’ plan would have to be approved by the Republican- controlled Legislature to take effect. Republican leaders on Wednesday said they want to use the money for a tax cut in 2023 — when they hope there is a Republican governor.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu flatly rejected the proposal Thursday.
‘‘Senate Republicans will not gamble with a projected state surplus to fund Tony Evers’ re-election gimmicks,’’ he said in a statement.